The Raphael Circuit

The Raphael Circuit
Highlights
Difficulty Difficulty Medium
Distance Distance 100km
Elevation gain Elevation gain 1200mt
Riccione > Tavoleto > Urbino > Montecchio > Riccione

This itinerary offers an excellent opportunity to combine the pleasures of cycling with an exploration of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Romagna and Marche countryside. The route is of medium difficulty and covers a total of 100 km with a 1200-metre change in level.
From Riccione, you follow in the footsteps of Raphael to then reach Urbino, a town perched on two hills and ancient capital of the Dukes of Montefeltro. The route is undulating, and after just     11 km you have to climb for 10 km to get to Tavoleto. There is then a quick descent to Casinina, from where it is constantly uphill to Schieti and on to Urbino at 48 km.
For the return trip, you descend towards Pesaro, until reaching Montecchio where you continue for Tavullia. It’s the last climb on this route. After leaving Tavullia, and at 78 km, the going is all on the flat through S. Giovanni in Marignano and Cattolica.
The easy climbs and gentle slopes will allow you to maintain a good rhythm. A 39×23 gear ratio will enable you to manage the various ascents without difficulty.

Hotels nearby this tour

Hotel Queen Mary
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Via Violante del Prete, 93 - Cattolica (RN)
Road Road 40%
MTB MTB 20%
Leisure Leisure 40%
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Hotel Gambrinus Mare
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Via Carducci, 86 - Cattolica (RN)
Road Road 40%
MTB MTB 20%
Leisure Leisure 40%
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Hotel San Marco
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Lungomare Rasi Spinelli, 6 - Cattolica (RN)
Road Road 30%
MTB MTB 30%
Leisure Leisure 40%
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Hotel Ancora
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Via Fiume, 13 - Cattolica (RN)
Road Road 60%
MTB MTB 20%
Leisure Leisure 20%
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Bike Hotel Europa Monetti
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Via Curiel, 39 - Cattolica (RN)
Road Road 65%
MTB MTB 15%
Leisure Leisure 20%
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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.

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