Whether spring training for clubs, guided leisure tours, triathlon or challenging marathons: Emilia Romagna convinces with its diversity. From the Adriatic coast to the Apennines, the region is a through and through fantastic area for road bikers.
The Costa Adriatica region is home of the birthplace of road bike legend Marco Pantani: Cesenatico. Starting in the surrounding area or the cycle pro’s native home, you can explore two routes on which the pro used to enjoy training sessions. But the region is also very popular with cyclists because here you can train all year. The perfect seasons for a road bike holiday here are spring and autumn. The well-asphalted and almost traffic-free roads make everything perfect.
Road bikers with a good level of fitness will be looking forward to tours to neighbouring Tuscany. The ascent uphill to the 1,423 metres high Monte Carpegna is a must for all ambitious cyclists. This is known as the Holy Grail especially among Pantani fans. The coastal villages around Cesenatico and Rimini make this region the perfect destination for your triathlon training.
Culture fans should definitely visit the region’s capital Bologna and the mini state of San Marino after a tour on their bike. San Marino has even been awarded the accolade UNESCO World Heritage site – it is definitely worth a visit.
- Monte Carpegna – the training mountain of Marco Pantani
- 12-month road bike season