Gravel Experience

Is there a better way to discover a territory than by bicycle?

If you ask us, the answer is No!

The bike is the ideal means to venture into the lesser-known corners of a territory, those you couldn’t reach otherwise.

From this deep conviction, Valmarecchia Gravel Experience is born.

Valmarecchia is a gem in the heart of Romagna. It is the valley traced by the passage of the Marecchia River and extends almost entirely in Emilia Romagna, although it touches Tuscany (Badia Tedalda), the northern part of Marche, and a part of the San Marino territory.

This valley seems designed for gravel biking!

We were born and raised here, pedaling on these roads for a lifetime, and we have always seen the same amazement in the eyes of friends who pedaled with us for the first time in this territory.

That’s why we want to invite you to experience our roads as if you were “one of the family” and discover the unexpected paths of Romagna.

3 routes, a whole day ahead, no stopwatch.
Just you, your bike, and the road.

Cagliostro – 55km, 700 meters elevation gain
Suitable for all, with no particular technical difficulties. Also suitable for e-bikes. The route will pass through SanLeo, one of the most spectacular fortresses in Italy. Dante Alighieri, St. Francis of Assisi, and the eclectic and controversial figure known as Count of Cagliostro passed through here.

Tonino – 105km, 1600 meters elevation gain

This is where things get serious. The route requires good training and decent riding skills. Nothing extreme, but it demands some endurance. The track will pass through some of the most charming villages of Romagna, connected by marvelous paths hidden among the hills. The route pays homage to Tonino Guerra, a poet, writer, and internationally renowned screenwriter who won an Oscar with Fellini’s Amarcord, passing through Pennabilli and Santarcangelo, the places he called “home.”

Valmarecchia Gravel Experience – 150km, 3,200 meters elevation gain

The track that will let you discover the entire valley. Amid medieval villages, ancient white roads, wild ridges, and ancient woods, you will cross countless different landscapes. It will seem impossible to encounter such a variety of scenery along the same route. It will be tough, but we guarantee it will be worth it.

Program

Payment

Mandatory registration (no payment required in advance).
Payment must be made on the day of the event.
Payment and Gift Bag pickup on Saturday afternoon (time to be defined) and Sunday morning at:

Collina dei Poeti Santarcangelo

Via Gavine 97, Spinalbeto, 47822
Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy

 

Prices and Options

Track + Gift Bag + 1 refreshment + aperitif at the Collina dei Poeti Park
Euro 40

Track + Gift Bag + 1 refreshment
Euro 20

Vineyard aperitif for non-riding participants
Euro 25

 

 
  • Free reserved parking for cars
  • Exclusive departure and arrival location
  • On the Valmarecchia Gravel Experience and Tonino routes, a guide will start the ride at xxx o’clock. If you don’t want to follow the track, you can join the group led by Mirco and Roberto.
  • Possibility to rent an E-Bike for the Cagliostro route
  • Possibility of a city tour in Santarcangelo with a guided visit of the village for accompanying participants (reservation required) and lunch in the center

Any other questions?

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