• Granfondo in Emilia Romagna •

Cyclosportives, the so called Italian “Granfondo”, are genuine “festivals of the bike” in which thousands of cyclists participate, from competitive amateurs to experienced cyclists. An opportunity to have fun biking, to share emotions and to discover the area.

 

Granfondo degli Squali

Cattolica (RN) – 17 May 2020

Beautiful Granfondo which offers two charming routes along the Adriatic coast, between Romagna and Marche.
The departure is scheduled for 8:00 AM from the Aquarium in Cattolica, with arrival in Gabicce Monte, within the beautiful Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo.
Cyclists will ride along roads that alternated from green hilly landscapes to relaxing views of the blue sea and the coastal landscape, passing beautiful towns including Gradara, Urbino and Fiorenzuola di Focara.

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Granfondo Nove Colli

Cesenatico (FC), 24 May 2020

The legendary “Nove Colli” is one of the most prestigious races in the world of international cycling. This year, the departure point is once again in Cesenatico, with riders making their way through the Romagna, following two routes which wind through the inland hills, one covering a distance of 205 km for professionals and a 130 km route for the less experienced.
The meeting point is at Porto Canale in Cesenatico at 5:00 AM, with departure at 6:00 AM and with cyclists divided into 7 grids corresponding to different colours, from red to blue, to green, thanks to the colourful race numbers worn by Nove Colli participants.

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Ride Riccione

Riccione (RN) – 7 June 2020

Three routes characterise Ride Riccione: the longest one is 135 km with about 2500 metres of elevation, the medium one, rather fast and fun, 105 km long with 1700 metres of elevation and the last one, the gourmet route, designed to bring people together and have great fun. The refreshments of this last route will be organised in collaboration with the Regional Winery of Emilia Romagna.

The icing on the cake will be the official jersey of the event which all participants will wear, designed by Aldo Druri, the designer who became famous designing graphics for Valentino Rossi.

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Granfondo del Capitano

Bagno di Romagna (FC), 14 June 2020

Bagno di Romagna, famous thermal town in the Romagna Apennines and capital of cycling, welcomes this Granfondo, now a classic given that the race has been running for seven years. The Granfondo is open to all cyclists and offers two routes rich in history, sports, nature and hospitality.
The departure is scheduled for 8:00 AM, with the “pasta party” at Noon at the “Parco dell’Idropinica”, catered by chef Paolo Teverini.

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Granfondo Via del Sale Fantini Club

Cervia (RA) – 11 October 2020

The Granfondo Via del Sale Fantini Club program includes 3 days of events designed for the whole family. As well as the Sunday race from Friday 17 April to Sunday 19 April, there will be many activities designed for visitors and children. A wonderful evening with fireworks on the beach will allow all participants in the event to experience a truly unique finale.

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Ironman di Cervia

Cervia (FC), 20 September 2020

First Ironman of Italy, this event takes place in the “salt city”, Cervia 20 km south of Ravenna. The coastline with very fine sand, the shallow waters and the vast expanse of ancient pine trees provide a backdrop for the 3.8 m swim section, the 180 km bike stage amid the Romagna hills and finally the 42 km running race on a completely flat route between Cervia and Milano Marittima.

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Granfondo Marco Pantani

Cesenatico (FC), 20 September 2020

Weekend dedicated to the pirate of Cesenatico, Marco Pantani. On Saturday the Memorial Pantani will be staged by the professionals while on Sunday all cycling enthusiasts will be able to ride on the GF Marco Pantani roads. There are three routes to choose from varying in length and difficulty.

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Fantini Club White Salt Roads Cycle Tour – 2° Edition

Cervia (FC), 6 September 2020

After an extremely successful first edition, the Fantini Club White Salt Roads Cycle Tour returns on Sunday 6th September 2020 for an end-of-season event among the splendid scenery of the Romagna countryside.
The debut edition last September saw over 350 cyclists from home and abroad.

The ride is open to any type of bike, racing, MTB, gravel or vintage, with three routes of 85, 100 and 128 kilometres. The well-studied route starts from the seaside town of Cervia and crosses the beautiful Cervia Salt Pan Park before winding its way through the inland hills, encountering unexplored villages and unbeaten tracks, with 60 kilometres of white salt roads at the true heart of the Romagna Region.

Fantini Club’s beach location will act as the ride’s start, finish and event headquarters.
Big news are in store for the 2020 edition, such as the exhibition village with the big cycling brands and the many initiatives dedicated to the companions of participating cyclists.

Register for the event on the website stradebianchedelsale.com for a fee of 15 Euros, or 10 Euros for those all participating in the 24th Granfondo Via del Sale Cycle Race.

In addition to the generous race pack and welcome drink, the registration fee includes: three refreshment points along the way, a final Pasta Party (also open to the companions of participants for an entrance fee of 10 Euros each), a medal on arrival and free after-race massages.

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Granfondo del Po

Ferrara

This is an atypical Granfondo characterised by the total absence of climbs, but demanding as a result of the speed and the wind.
The race takes cyclists through beautiful landscapes along one Italy’s longest cycle paths, between Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. A long ride that allows you to spend a weekend surrounded by art, history and sport, and to discover Ferrara with its medieval streets, its Renaissance palaces and its ancient castle, together with the grandeur and beauty of Italy’s most important river.

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Granfondo Davide Cassani

Faenza (RA)

The GF Davide Cassani is a classic in the world of amateur Grandfondos, this year celebrating its 25th birthday.
The competition was originally created with the intent to promote and develop the passion for cycling in young riders, particularly among children and those in the “very young” category.
Over time, the competition has involved all biking enthusiasts and in fact the race hosts hundreds of participants from all over Europe.

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Granfondo 10 Colli Bologna

Bologna

The Granfondo 10 Colli 2019 marks 35 continuous years of history, confirming itself as one of the great classics in the national amateur cycle race calendar. From Bologna to the Modena Apennines, it offers a long 140 km route and a shorter one of 84 km.

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Challenge Riccione

Riccione (RN)

As always, the peculiarity of the challenge of Riccione is the spectacular race routes. In fact, Romagna is able to offer routes which combine technical sections with absolutely incredible scenery.

The swim section will be one lap of 1900 metres; the cycling stage will stop at San Marino (completely new) And finally the run section will astound with a fast track along the seafront.

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• TerraBici. The Land of Cycling •

We are located in Emilia Romagna, region bordered by Veneto and the beautiful cities of Venice and Padua to the North, and by Tuscany, Umbria and Marche to the South, offering charming cities such as Florence, Perugia, Assisi and Urbino.

We are characterised by a concentration of adrenaline, traditions and typical cuisine, captured in the most beautiful tours that touch sites on the Adriatic coast such as Cesenatico, the land of Pantani, and reach all the way to Ferrara and Ravenna, cities of art and history, passing through rugged ascents such as those of Cippo and Carpegna, or the Cimone in Modena.

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