• 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 del Po

Ferrara – 24 March 2019

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) – 17 March 2019

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 tra Valli e Delizie, città di Portomaggiore

Portomaggiore (FE) – 31 March 2019

The former “Granfondo Comacchio e le sue Valli”, falls in the group of 6 non-competitive events that make up the “Giro dell’Appennino Bolognese e delle Valli di Comacchio” circuit.
The “Giro dell’Appennino Bolognese e delle Valli di Comacchio” is characterised by “French departures”, allowing cyclists to start off freely within a specific timeframe, riding safely without the dangers of crowding and falls typical of competitive Granfondo starts. That which prevails is the desire to ride surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and the panorama offered throughout the province of Ferrara, along quiet roads, far away from city traffic.

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Ride Riccione

Riccione (RN) – 16 June 2019

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 le cime di Romagna

Cervia (RA) – 7 April 2019

The objective of the event is to enhance the Romagna territory, allowing riders and fans to discover and appreciate challenging climbs including Passo Peschiera, Passo Eremo and Monte Busca or unique landscapes of the hinterland such as Tredozio, Modigliana and Rocca San Casciano.

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Granfondo del Sale Selle Italia

Cervia (RA) – 3-5 May 2019

The Granfondo del Sale is suitable for all cyclists, thanks to the 4 different types of routes that embrace the sea, the hills, the climbs and the descents, a long race covering a distance of 174 km, a medium 118 km race, a short 77 km race and a 40 km “gourmet itinerary”.

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Granfondo degli Squali

Cattolica (RN) – 10-12 May 2019

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), 19 May 2019

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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Granfondo del Capitano

Bagno di Romagna (FC), 9 June 2019

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 10 Colli Bologna

Bologna, 28 April 2019

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), 5 May 2019

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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Ironman di Cervia

Cervia (FC), 21 September 2019

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), 21-22 September 2019

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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• 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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