|Difficulty Very hard|
|Elevation gain 1550mt|
It’s your turn now, climbers: a 114-km route with a 1550-m change in level, starting and finishing at Torre Pedrera. You’re on the flat till Santarcangelo, and then climb gradually for 8 km, through Ciola and as far as Sogliano. Proceed downhill towards Ponte Uso, where the longest and hardest climb begins, a stretch of about 20 km through Monte Tiffi and Perticara. The first 2 km are very strenuous, with maximum inclines of 15%; if you’re not in top form, you should use a 39×26 set-up, to preserve your legs till the descent at 56 km.
The ascent to Perticara is regular, but long, ideal for practising repetitions. The smooth descent will take you quickly towards Ponte Verrucchio, from where the road goes uphill again for 3 km to Verrucchio, but if you’re dedicated climbers, you’ll take it in your stride. You continue towards San Martino, where you can breathe a sigh of relief: conditions are all in your favour till you get back to Torre Pedrera.
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.