Are you down-hill fans? Patrons of trails to discover by mountain bike among imposing medieval fortresses and breathtaking ridges? Or do you love to indulge in more leisurely rides to enjoy the villages, parish churches, and farms where you can stop for a glass of wine or taste delicious cured meats and cheeses? Either way, you are in the right place.
One of the features that makes the Rimini area unique is that in a very short time from the sea you can get to the hills, and you can do it on a bike, thanks to the many routes and bike paths that make everything easily accessible. In fact, there are routes suitable for every type of preparation, from those who want to take a ride to enjoy a different day, to bicycle tourists, to professionals who come here to train among hairpin bends and more challenging climbs.
It is no coincidence that it is here that the network of bike hotels was born, with exclusive services for athletes and amateurs.
Thus, whether you straddle your own racing bike or opt for a pedal-assisted bike rented, traversing Rimini’s hinterland on two wheels becomes an exploration of the nature and history of this surprising corner of Italy. A journey not to be missed because it is capable of revealing truly evocative landscapes and unexpected natural scenery.
Just to give you an example – and to mention one of the routes that certainly deserves it because it is within everyone’s reach – we suggest the beautiful dirt bike path that from Rimini goes up the entire Marecchia Valley continuing – for the more trained – to Pennabilli or even further. This route passing by the Bridge of Tiberius will lead you into the green heart of the valley among hills of vines and olive trees, in a crescendo of fortresses, villages, monasteries that will gradually sprout as far as the eye can see on the tops of the highest peaks. An experience that, in terms of distance covered and preparation, can be modulated on different levels of difficulty and therefore truly within everyone’s reach.
Still in the saddle, but of a motorcycle, you can have as many experiences discovering this territory: it is Romagna de’ mutor , as they say here. On country roads and on hill ridges, amidst greenery and views of the sea, kilometer after kilometer, emotions and adrenaline are multiplied. A must see is the one at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and the one in Coriano at La storia del Sic, a place that tells the world of the unforgettable Marco Simoncelli. Also worth mentioning is the collection of the National Motorcycle Museum, which opened its doors in 1993 in Rimini with more than 250 examples of 55 different makes.
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