By Chris Smith

Monday 19th March 2018

Rimini, Adriatic Coast, Italy


Situated on the Adriatic Coast, Rimini is famous for its beaches. However, being located on the southern tip of the Po Valley with the hills of Romagna within easy reach makes it an ideal base for cycling. Although the hills are located parallel to the coast and don't go above 800m, they are often steep and very frequent! The area has become famous in recent years for its legendary Gran Fondo the Nove Colli which showcases this beautiful area.


Where to Ride?

From Rimini, head inland towards the hills. There are many great routes, with the climbs of Pollenta, Ciola and Monte Pugliano being Bikecation favourites. Marco Pantani used to train and live in these hills and you will certainly need your climbing legs. If you are after an epic day out in the saddle, you can attempt all 205km of the Nove Coli route.

Where to Stay?

You are spoilt for choice for hotels in Rimini, however our pick of the bunch is the Ferretti Beach Hotel. A great value for money bike hotel, located directly on the beach with a magnificent pool and a restaurant that serves large portions of traditional pasta, ideal for hungry cyclists. Contact us for our other personal recommendations.

Where to Eat?

We always find ourselves drawn back to the large portions and excellent food of Ristorante Pizzeria Adriatico. Ideal for a post or pre-ride carb load!

What to do, other than ride?

Other than cycling and spending time on the beach and playing frisby (see below), there are many Roman ruins and points of interest in Rimini, including the Tiberius Bridge.

What Climb not to miss?

Don't miss climbing the Monte Pugliano

What you didn't know about Rimini?

Rimini is the site of the annual Paganello event, one on the world's premier beach frisby tournaments!

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