DURATION | 8 DAYS / 6 CYCLING DAYS
TOTAL DISTANCE | 368KM / 228MI
TOTAL ELEVATION | 5500M / 18050FT
MADE IN ROMAGNA
This tour will take us through the most beautiful roads between the Adriatic coast and the hinterland of Emilia- Romagna between Riccione and Comacchio.
Aimed at cyclists with a medium but not high level of training. The program takes place in 6 stages for a total of 368 km and 5500 meters of altitude and will offer us days of training and fun, passing through medieval villages and castles and tasting the wonderful Italian cuisine.
7 nights luxe accommodation (twin share) | breakfasts | lunches | dinners | full guide and vehicle support | on-road snacks and supplements | daily pack | kit laundry service | one-time group airport transfer on arrival and departure and in between destinations.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Flights | insurances | bike hire | alcoholic beverages | coffee stops | personal hotel expenses.
Day 1 | March 16 Saturday: Welcome & Delivery of rental bike
Day 2 | March 17 Sunday: Riccione-Pennabilli 68KM/42MI 1675M/5500FT
Day 3 | March 18 Monday: Pennabilli-Bagno di Romagna 46KM/29MI 995M/3264FT
Day 4 | March 19 Tuesday: Bagno di Romagna-Fratta Terme 63KM/39MI 995M/3264FT
Day 5 | March 20 Wednsday: Fratta Terme-Faenza 59KM/37MI 965M/3150FT
Day 6 | March 22 Thursday: Faenza-Argenta 86KM/53MI 815M/2675FT
Day 7 | March 22 Friday: Argenta-Comacchio 46KM/29MI 54M/177FT
Day 8 | March 23 Saturday: Departure
Arrival | Bologna
Departure | Bologna
PRICE PER PERSON
Twin share: EURO
Single occupancy: EURO per night
Day 1 | 16 MARCH SATURDAY | ARRIVAL AT BOLOGNA AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO RICCIONE
Welcome to your Italian adventure. After an airport transfer, we arrive in our home base, sun - soaked Riccione, where you will be warmly met by your guides and hotel staff. We will set up your rental bikes ready for your first ride tomorrow and have the tour introduction before dinner
DAY 2 | 17 MARCH SUNDAY | PENNABILLI
Our bike journey starts from the coast, in Riccione,the jewel of the Adriatic Coast. After a few km the road begins to climb slightly, sure we are heading towards the first hill. The beautiful Verucchio, homeland of the Malatesta family awaits us for the first stop and for a beautiful photo while we admire the view of the entire coast. We continue towards medieval fortress of San Leo, where in the main square we refresh ourselves with excellent coffee and sandwiches. Our arrival will not be far away, just a little more ups and downs and we arrive in the art city of Pennabilli. The first stage is conquered, we check-in into our hotel for the night.
DAY 3 | 18 MARCH MONDAY | PENNABILLI - BAGNO DI ROMAGNA
Fascinating landscapes will open in front of our eyes while we ride to our next destination. From Petrella Guidi the road begins to climb and for a long stretch we will always be in the company of ups and downs immersed in uncontaminated nature. Bagno di Romagna is a famous thermal centre, where we can relax after our ride in the spa and thermal baths, followed by delicious dinner to fuel our next day journey.
DAY 4 | 19 MARCH TUESDAY | BAGNO DI ROMAGNA - FRATTA TERME
Expect more rolling hills to pedal through before we arrive to another famous spa town Fratta Terme. The road passes in a middle of picturesque countryside, vineyards, olive groves and villages perched on green hills. It will entice us to taste the famous piadina romagnola, warm soft flatbread filled with prosciutto crudo, arugula and squacquerrone (local soft cheese) and of course the local red Sangiovese.
DAY 5 | 20 MARCH WEDNESDAY | FRATTA TERME-FAENZA
The bike route from Fratta Terme to Faenza is a scenic journey that takes us through beautiful countryside and quaint villages. It will be the flattest part of our course and should give us plenty of time to visit Faenza in the afternoon. A city famous for pottery making with its beautiful historic center full of small streets, taverns and typical bars.
DAY 6 | 21 MARCH THURSDAY | FAENZA-ARGENTA
Today, on our way towards the Adriatic Sea, we will pedal through the banks of Italy's most famous river Po. The Po Delta is a wetland area where the river meets the sea, and it is an important ecological and cultural site. The delta is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including many species of birds that migrate through the area.
DAY 7| 22 MARCH FRIDAY | ARGENTA-COMACCHIO
Charismatic Comacchio, also called the Little Venice, and nestled in Po Delta lagoon will be our final destination. The town's architecture reflects its long history, with buildings from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods all coexisting in the compact town center. After checking in into our hotel for the last night we can visit its most notable landmarks, such as Trepponti, a 17th-century bridge that spans the canal and connects the historic center with the modern town. Or maybe the Cathedral of San Cassiano, which dates back to the 7th century. Over our final Gala dinner we can make plans for the future adventures together.
DAY 8| 23 MARCH SATURDAY
Time to say Goodbye. In the morning, after breakfast, we group transfer to the Bologna airport with all the memories and recordings from your Italian trip.