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Stage 13 - Cervia - Monselice

Stage 13

Stage 13, from Cervia (Emilia Romagna) to Monselice (Veneto), extends over 192 km, mainly flat but with highly challenging sections such as the Muro di Vallorto, the ascent of Castlenuovo and Roccolo, or the Muro di Calaone from Rivadolmo.
Stage 13 Cervia - Monselice
At the start of the 13th stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia, you can breathe in the smell of the sea.

Stage 13 Cervia - Monselice

At the start of the 13th stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia, you can breathe in the smell of the sea.
Pliny the Elder said "Nothing is more useful than the sun and salt", and when we talk about salt in Emilia Romagna, Cervia is undoubtedly at the forefront.
A seaside village on a human and cycling scale, where the production of white gold boasts a tradition spanning thousands of years and preserved in the Salt Museum, closely linked to the Salina di Cervia Park, which can be visited on foot, by bike or by boat on a guided tour.

Salina di Cervia Park

Emilia Romagna is a land of art, nature, motors, food and well-being but also fun. Here you'll find the largest Park District in Europe with Mirabilandia – which sees the Giro convoy go past today – and Italia in Miniatura, the Aquarium of Cattolica or the Aquafan of Riccione. Discover the amusement parks of Emilia Romagna.


The stage of the Giro continues north and passes very close to a treasure trove of art, history and culture. We're talking about Ravenna, the mosaic capital that houses the eight splendid Early Christian Monuments included by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage Sites.

Basilica of San Vitale, Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

Ravenna is also home to the tomb of Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language, who in 2021 will have an entire year of events marking the 700th anniversary of his death.

Murals dedicated to Dante, Ravenna

With wheels pointing north, the 2020 Giro d'Italia runs alongside Ferrara, the city of the House of Este but also the city of bicycles.
Named a UNESCO site together with the Po Delta in 1995, Ferrara has Italy's highest number of bicycles per inhabitant (100,000 bikes for 135,000 inhabitants) and is certainly one of the best Italian cities of art to discover by bike.

Ferrara by bike

After saying goodbye to Emilia Romagna, the convoy enters Veneto heading towards Rovigo, a small medieval town and provincial capital, from which you can reach the oasis of the Veneto Regional Park of the Po Delta in an hour.
The race ends in Monselice, in the Euganean Hills, one of the region's splendid walled cities.
Walking through its streets, you can still breathe the atmosphere of the ancient medieval village and can't fail to be fascinated by its castle.

Castello di Monselice

By bike

The Salt Route, from Cervia to Venice

"Salt Route Bike Trail" is a 278 km route starting from Cervia and arriving in Venice, through the Emilia Romagna and Veneto Park of the Po Delta.

The itinerary joins the Salt Route by sea, an evocative experience with historic boats that evokes the ancient journey along the Adriatic to supply Venice with white gold.
The cycling route progresses between first-class natural areas and reserves (Pinete Ravennati, Foce Bevano, Valli di Comacchio, Oasi di Volano, Bosco della Mesola, Valleys of the Veneto Delta, Venice Lagoon) and takes in the towns and cities of Ravenna, Comacchio and Chioggia, before reaching Venice with a bike and boat ride, between Pellestrina and Lido di Venezia.
n the Salt Route Biketrail site, you can download the entire route in GPX.
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Emilia Romagna by bicycle

For lovers of two wheels and nature, the Ciclovie dei Parchi (Park Cycle Routes) leave you spoilt for choice, with 10 cycle routes from Piacentino to Romagna within 9 regional parks and a nature reserve. Discover the Ciclovie dei Parchi

Ciclovie dei Parchi

From Ferrara to Bologna on the Silk Road. A 62 km route amidst nature and art in the heart of Emilia, between Bologna, the city of a thousand ancient and modern arcades, and Ferrara, the Renaissance city. Discover the itinerary

For the complete list of cycling itineraries suggested by Emilia Romagna Turismo, click here

Cycling Emilia Romagna

Veneto by bicycle

The Veneto Ring is certainly one of the most complete routes to discover the beauty of this region.
An easy 305 km route which, in six stages, starts and ends in Venice, via Chioggia, Padua, Vicenza, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, Montebelluna and Treviso. Discover the itinerary

If, on the other hand, you want to follow the trail of the Giro d'Italia convoy, you'll surely choose the Euganean Hills Ring.
The route is suitable for everyone, and along the 63 km that connect Abano Terme and Este you cycle among art, nature and medieval villages. Discover the itinerary



Those who love combining physical activity with gourmet pleasures are certain to enjoy the Euganean Hills Wine Road, a journey into a gastronomic paradise where excellent products grow from the volcanic soil. The itinerary is dotted with ancient monasteries (San Daniele, Hermitage of Mount Rua, Abbey of Praglia), medieval towns (Monselice, Este and Arquà Petrarca) and splendid villas: Villa dei Vescovi and Villa Barbarigo-Pizzoni-Ardemani. Discover the itinerary.

Abbazia di Praglia, Teolo - Colli Euganei

Abbazia di Praglia, Teolo - Colli Euganei

If you love the sea and contact with nature, then the Donzella Ring is the one for you. This 60 km route suitable for all winds through the Veneto Regional Park of the Po Delta. Here, unspoilt nature is the undisputed star. Discover the itinerary

For the complete list of the cycling itineraries suggested by, click here.