Exploring the northern Apennines on skis or by bike
Known as the largest mountain in the northern Apennines, Monte Cimone is a popular winter ski resort. Located in the province of Modena and on the border with Tuscany, thanks to its ski lifts you can reach the summit in all seasons. A cable car connects Passo del Lupo, which is also accessible by car, to Pian Cavallaro, from which you can reach the summit in about one and a half hours. Winding around the three sides of the mountain you can find trails suitable for everyone, at an incline of over 600 metres.
The area is also popular thanks to the Lago della Ninfa tectonic lake that lies on the slopes. Near the lake, surrounded by beech and coniferous forests, you can find a medium-difficulty alpine ski slope, a cross-country ski slope, a snow park and a baby park with inflatable attractions.
From April, the slopes of the mountain are covered in grass and the Cimone Bike Park opens, offering visitors the opportunity to test their skills on tracks of all levels of difficulty through to autumn. For absolute beginners, there is the Easy Rider, which is the easiest trail, while experts who have mastered the bike can brave the more challenging trails.