Our Emilia Romagna cycle resort is based in the seaside town of Cesenatico which is easily reached by train from Bologna. This is a guided cycling holiday where most guests would ride a road bike. We have selected a wonderful four-star hotel right on the beach with its own swimming pool. It is a fabulous location for cyclists, their partners and even families to spend time there. You know in Italy hospitality seems to become second nature and you will soon feel at home in the lovely family-owned and run hotel.
The region around Cesenatico is a great place to ride, a total flat section is all around the town but with 10-12 miles you can be in the hills and Apennine mountains where any amount of challenge can be found. It is also the birth town of Marco Pantani a famous Italian cyclist who had one the famous grand tours of Italy and France along with 46 race victories. There is a museum dedicated to him near the towns train station.
From the hotel, there will be at least 5 guided rides during the week, at least 1 guide will be present but often 3-5 guided rides are possible in peak months. Each night the next day’s rides will be posted on the notice board, each will be at different average speed to ensure everyone can ride in a group which is not too fast or slow for them.
Average speed around 11-12.5 mph, 18-20 km/h.
Easy riding where the pace is not essential. Stopping and site seeing, admiring monuments and historical attractions.
A little faster average speed 12-13 mph 19-21km/h.
Similar to the easy group but for riders a little fitter. Stopping for a coffee in this group is important. For riders who want to get to know the area more.
A group riding at 13-14 mph, 21-23 km/h. You should be more used to riding in a group of cyclists as the pace is now a little higher. You will there have longer riders and start to get well onto the surrounding hills.
In this group the average speed is now typically 14-17mph, rides are longer 50+ miles 80+km. This is for regular cyclists who are not daunted by climbs and descents.
Dedicated to sports or highly trained cyclists, the top is a group that maintains an average speed of 15-19mph, 27/30 km/h, and tackles difficult climbs with routes that reach up to 87 miles 140 km.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Although each week’s riding would be totally different from the previous week here is a typical example of rides which could take place during the week.
During the course of the day arrive at your hotel. During the late afternoon if you rented a road bike you may be handed the bike. This might also be day 2 morning depending on arrival time and logistics. Your evening dinner is a lovely buffet-style meal, with 4 courses.
The cycle tour may include a visit a local farmhouse with a free tasting of typical products such as piadina, cheeses, meats and desserts. The tour also includes visits to typical medieval villages in the surroundings such as Santarcangelo and Rimini, where you can see the Arch of Augustus, Tiberius’ Bridge and the Malatesta Fortress.
A typical cycle route is to Monteleone or Sorrivoli, small medieval villages with old castles where we will have a snack in the square. The landscape is completely immersed in nature, but also offers the vision of the remains of a glorious past. Interesting towns which as Roncofreddo, Montiano and Longiano that are touched by these routes.
A day for Lions! This ride is a special trip reserved for the riders guests with good fitness and provides an early departure by minibus with bike carrier to reach some of the most beautiful places in Romagna and Marche and then continue by bicycle. The tour changes every week, and touches on some of the most beautiful areas such as Carpegna and the Monte Cippo, but also Urbino, the city of the painter Raphael and the Ridracoli dam and the spectacle of nature and the surrounding landscape.
Depart after breakfast.
To Bologna or Rimini airports where we can arrange transfer to the hotel if required, transfers are paid locally. You can also take the train direct from Bologna or Rimini to Cesenatico.
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