A people of cyclists
Someone’s going slowly along a road by a canal. On a bike of course. There can be no doubt that we’re in Romagna, and the image is the classic one made famous by the films of Zavattini and Fellini.
No official statistics exist on how many bikes there are in this region, for the simple reason that everybody goes by bike.
It’s no coincidence that a lot of cycling champions come from around here. There are physical, cultural and organisational factors, over and above the economic ones, that make this territory especially suited to cyclists.
First of all the variety of routes: in the space of a few miles you go from flatlands to hills and mountains, so bike enthusiasts can choose a whole day trip or a few hours’ spin.
For some years now, particularly in spring, thousands and thousands of bike lovers and specialists have chosen the Adriatic Coast of the Emilia Romagna region as a competition training ground. Professionals, amateurs and beginners find the right pedalling conditions in this area.
The numerous cycling tour events organised here and the cycling schools held by expert professionals offer the chance to select a sports holiday at any time of the year.
Many operators are specialised in the welcoming of cyclists
and their hotels are equipped with bicycle sheds
, small workshops and menus suited to cyclists, as well as informative material about the various routes.
With this guide and its sixteen bike itineraries from the Adriatic Sea to the Apennines
across the provinces of Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini
, the Unione Costa wants to offer its old and new guests an increasingly rich way of holidaymaking. What else? All that remains is to wish you a pleasant stay along the Adriatic Coast.
Display the proposed itineraries clicking the province you are interested in to choose among different routes provided with maps and altimetries.