Adriatic Coast

You may not think of the Adriatic coastline of Italy as one of the premier cycling locations in Europe but for years the area has become synonymous with cycling, being the birthplace of Marco Pantani and also of the cycle sportive with the Nove Colli. 

Adriatic Coast

The Adriatic coastline and the Emilia Romagna has been for many years a land of cyclists and it is also the birthplace of the great climber Marco Pantani, who trained in the hinterland hills. Both Rimini and Riccione are located in Emilia Romagna which is the most famous Italian region for exporting food in all the world (for instance Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and ragu bolognese).



Rimini, often referred to as the capital of Italian seaside tourism and nightlife. It has 15km of fine sandy beach with top-rate bathing facilities. The seaside promenade is lined with restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs with the city itself boasting an interesting historic centre, Roman ruins, and museums. 



The less famous twin town of Rimini, Riccione is also one of Italy’s most famous sea side towns offering an abundance of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs much like Rimini. 



With it's vibrant history and evidence of maritime tradition, Cesenatico is now a modern and vibrant tourist destination that welcomes guests from all over the world. It has a huge amount to offer visitors from fantastic restaurants, beautiful coastline and tremendous cycling routes.


Bike highlights

Route highlight

Pass through sixteenth-century villages and fields covered in olive trees, medieval fortresses and gorges that were once strategic landmarks, travelling through charming territories on the border between Romagna, the Marche and Tuscany.

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

The area of coastline is famous for being many athletes training ground and this is mainly due to the huge variety of terrain. This means both rolling terrain and more of a climb centric route can be designed depending on how difficult you would like the riding to be.

Bike best times

Best time to go

The weather along the Adriatic coastline is glorious most of the year but to avoid the crowds that flock to the beach and to the nightclubs in the months of July and August it is best to visit and go riding in either Spring or Autumn. Please also note the sportive Nove Collli in May.

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