A ROMANTIC CYCLE RIDE
DIFFICULT KM 64 - 3 HOURS
Riccione - Gradara - Pesaro - Riccione
The path today is not very long, but it is proposed to considerable difficulties for climbs and descents that are planned. We go to some points, such as Gradara, panning from Pesaro, and Gabicce Monte, amply justifying the title that we gave. From the Palazzo del Turismo of Riccione we, on the sea, towards Cattolica and here we take the road that rises gently to the hilltop of Gradara. Country surrounded by walls and towers, beautiful medieval forms until Rocca, famous also because recalls the tragedy of moving Paolo and Francesca, narrated by Dante in The Divine Comedy, and where the visit is always recommended.
It goes to Pesaro, ancient city with a beautiful old town and modern bathing equipment. Indispensable pause in the vast Piazza del Popolo, with the Palazzo Ducale fifteenth century, and turn around the mighty fortress Constance (1487). Now it's largely uphill pan that rises to Gabicce Monte. A short detour to see the charming park with the Imperial Villa (1400-1500), and after the delicious Fiorenzuola we are at the top.
You can rest for a few minutes, even to enjoy the panorama of the sea, the Riviera, hills and mountains. This is a place that will never forget. There is now a beautiful descent on Cattolica forward with some attention. And back in Riccione, at the end of a cycle and demanding rich colors and emotions, a "pedal romantic" without a shadow of doubt.