Historical and naturalistic itinerary in the footsteps of the origins of our most famous Malatestian castles.
Staying in a quiet and valuable place, we will enjoy rugged and wild landscapes that will accompany us from stage to stage showing us the beauty of a simple and usable nature
We’ll set off from Riccione by bike and head to the ancient village of Verucchio, through the countryside inland from the coast, where we’ll stop to admire beautiful panoramic views over the Marecchia Valley and the coast of Romagna.
From Verucchio, we’ll continue to ride towards San Leo, admiring the town’s famous, charming mediaeval fortress, which we’ll reach after a long, but gentle climb.
We’ll visit the centre of the old town, which clings to the rocky spur, as well as the castle and Romanesque church. Then, we’ll set off once again towards Secchiano, where we’ll spend the first night.
For the second stage we’ll climb to the ancient Republic of San Marino, along a route that’s uphill all the way, but we’ll tackle it at a slow pace so that we can enjoy the scenery and nature around us.
Once in the old town centre, we can visit it at leisure, either by bicycle or on foot and admire the spectacular panoramic views it affords and its historical buildings that bear witness to the centuries of history of the oldest republic in the world!
Our return will be all downhill as far as Riccione.
Some of our region’s best typical dishes and delicious wine will complete the experience!
|The week programme:|
|SATURDAY||Arrival in Riccione and check-in at Hotel Dory
6.00 pm Welcome cocktail and information to participants
7.00 pm Welcome Dinner
|SUNDAY||9.30 am Touristik bike tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 40/50 kms (Dolce vita group)
7.00 pm Dinner
9.30 am Touristik bike tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 40/50 kms (Dolce vita group)
|TUESDAY||8.30 am Riccione - Secchiano (Romagna) 51 km
4.00 pm Arrival in Secchiano and check-in in country house
7.00 pm dinner
|WEDNESDAY||8.30 am Secchiano – San Leo - Riccione (Romagna) 51 km
4.00 pm Arrival in Hotel Dory
7.00 pm Typical Tuscan Dinner at the restaurant of Hotel Dory
|THURSDAY||9.30 am Touristik bike tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 40/50 kms (Dolce vita group)
7.00 pm dinner at Hotel Dory
|FRIDAY||9.30 am Touristik bike tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 40/50 kms (Dolce vita group)
7.00 pm “Flavours and Pleasures” sample dinner
9.00 pm Photos and Prize-giving ceremony