By Chris Smith

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Riccione, Adriatic Coast, Italy



Riccione has a huge selction of hotels to choose from, and together with Rimini is one of the best-known seaside resorts in northern Italy. The town dates back to Roman times and is a popular family seaside resort in the summer. However in the off-season there is a thriving cycling community here and a great choice of hotels with specific facilities for cyclists.


Where to Ride?

Riccione is a great base for your rides - the only disadvantage being that as a coastal town most of your rides will start with a bit of climbing. Our recomendations would be to head west out into the hills. Almost every small road is a gem, but seek out the Monte Pugliano and the Colle del Barbotto as two highlights. Once you escape the coast, the roads become very quiet and the rolling countryside is beautiful. For some route options, click here.

Where to Stay?

Riccione has many great hotels. Our favourite is the Hotel Sari - located centrally and on the beach front, you have everything you need a short walk from the hotel. The hotel is also very well equipped, with a bike room, mechanic station and snack bar specifically for cyclists. Contact us for more personal recommendations.

Where to Eat?

Riccione has so many great restaurants. Our favourite, if you like seafood, is the restaurant Zi Rosa. 

What to do, other than ride?

Other than cycling and spending time on the beach, we recommend a day in one of the water parks, or take some time out shopping on Viale Ceccarini.

What Climb not to miss?

Don't miss climbing the the Monte Pugliano and the Colle del Barbotto

What you didn't know about Riccione?

Riccione has ancient origins that can be traced back to the Neolithic Era, ascertained by findings of remnants of farming villages dating from the 2nd millennium B.C.

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