Romagna is the ideal location for cycling or mountain biking holidays, as it offers routes with all levels of difficulty, surrounded by amazing landscapes : from the steep slopes of the Apennines – where the legendary Pantani trained – to the delightful hills dominated by ancient medieval castles, then descending to lush valleys with olive trees, vineyards and fragrant fruit trees, and finally “diving into the water” from the top of magnificent headlands overlooking the sea.
The Club Hotel***S in Riccione offers many quality services for an unforgettable Biking Holiday:
- Delicious breakfast buffet
- Packed lunch with sandwiches, fresh fruit and water for cycling
- Afternoon snack after the cycling rides with pasta, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, vegetables, fruit and desserts (service at table)
- Dinner with meat and fish specialties and a wide buffet of appetizers and vegetables
- Water and house wine included at meals
- Typical Romagnola dinner
- Welcome drink with presentation of the itineraries
- Information material and cycling maps
- On request guided bike tours with professional guides
- Lockable bike room
- Service corner with workshop for small repairs
- Special agreement with mechanics and specialized bike shops in the surroundings
- Free Laundry service for bike clothing
Sunday 19 May: STAGE 9
RICCIONE – SAN MARINO
34,7 km Individual Time Trial
‘Sangiovese Wine Stage’
of the Giro d’Italia
7 recommendations for biking safe and fair
Always wear a helmet!
A helmet will protect your head in case of a fall or a collision
The same rules of the Highway Code apply to cyclists: the left side is reserved for oncoming traffic and you may cross the lane line only to overtake.
Ride one behind the other
It is recommended to ride one behind the other and not next to each other in order to avoid hindering the passage of other vehicles. It is good practice to leave a safe distance from the cyclist who precedes you – about 1-2 wheels – to have the reaction time in case of his sudden braking maneuver.
If you wish to overtake the slower cyclists, it is preferable to do it in points with good visibility – being careful to the oncoming traffic and without passing too close to the other cyclists in order to avoid scaring them.
Control your speed
Safety first of all: unexpected obstacles can appear at any time, so match your speed to the situation and be ready to brake!
Cyclists have to observe the highway code, just like drivers!
• Pedestrians have righ of way
• Respect traffic signs
• Don’t forget to signalise any direction change
Last but not least
All these tips are useless if your bike is not in order. Before starting a bike tour, check your brakes, tyre pressure, suspension and gears!
On request guided bike tours with professional guides.
For information: 0039 541 648082