Gatteo Mare – proceed towards the mountains, at the “I 2 Ponti” farm hotel follow directions for Sala.
Sala – At the church, turn left for Savignano, at the next two roundabouts go straight on.
Cross S.Angelo and Gatteo Terra (signs for Savignano).
Savignano – At the roundabout cross via Emilia. At the next roundabout turn left, continue for about 1km, then turn right for Canonica (via della Pace).
Canonica – At the end of the road turn right, at the next roundabout turn left.
Continue for Poggio Berni, at the next roundabout straight on for Verucchio.
Ponte Verucchio – After the bridge over the Marecchia River, turn right.
After 1 km you will arrive at the SP (Marecchiese Road).
Bivio S.Leo – Leave the SP258 Road turning left. 4 km of flat road, then uphill.
Leo – After the climb continue to Pugliano, flat, then uphill.
Bivio Madonna di P. – At the crossroads turn right (signs for Novafeltria), downhill stretches with a gradient of 12, 13 and finally 17%. After Maiolo, turn right for Novafeltria.
Novafeltria – Reached after an uphill stretch. Cross the centre as far as the Marecchiese Road (signs for Rimini).
Ponte Verucchio – Turn left, leave the Marecchiese and continue towards Santarcangelo.
Santarcangelo – At the Via Emilia, turn left for Savignano. At the roundabout turn right for Bellaria (km 91). At Villa Torlonia (km 95.5) turn left, after 100 m at the roundabout turn right for Bellaria. Here turn left for Cesenatico on the old Statale Adriatica Road (signs for Ravenna).
Cross San Mauro and continue to Gatteo Mare
Difficulty: the 5km climb that leads to S. Leo.
Suggested ratios: at least 39×25 on the toughest stretches.