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Emilia Romagna

In Emilia Romagna: 4 stages between wellness and sport

30 September 2022

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If you think that relaxation and physical activity are an impossible combination, you should take a trip to Emilia Romagna: here you can follow an itinerary that combines nature and sport

4 stages that mix thermal spas, a place of well-being par excellence, and cycling, to regenerate not only the body but also the mind.

1. Rimini-Santarcangelo di Romagna: the historic itineraries in Emilia Romagna

Our tour begins in the northern part of Rimini and, more specifically, in Valmarecchia, the ancient seignory of the Malatesta family. 

You ride along a challenging but fun cycle route for riders who enjoy steep gradients.

Relaxation awaits in Santarcangelo di Romagna, a village of good living. Here you will catch your breath, in the shadow of the imposing Malatesta fortress.

2. Poggio Torriana: the balcony of Romagna

The route on two wheels continues in the direction of the rocky spur on which the scenic village of Poggio Torriana is suspended. 

Pay attention to the last 2 kilometres uphill: the gradient is 18%. Unsurprisingly, the stretch is known as Heartbreak.

3. Verucchio: the cradle of the Malatesta family

It’s not time to relax yet. We cycle through the Marecchia Valley, along the river that flows into the sea at Rimini, until we reach Verucchio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, dominated by the Malatesta. 

Then, a foreign stop, but close by: San Marino. Then, you've made it. After this milestone, the road is all downhill. Certainly long and jagged, but still downhill towards Rimini.

4. Riccione: relaxation at the spa

After so much effort, finally a well-deserved rest! 

The wellness routes in Emilia Romagna pass through the Riccione Thermal Baths, which are effective not only for the treatment of various pathologies, but also for detoxifying and purifying the body. With their waters rich in sulphur, iodine, magnesium, bromine and sodium chloride, the thermal springs promote neuromuscular relaxation and have an effective anti-inflammatory regenerative action on joint tissue and cartilage. They therefore prove to be the ideal aid after the sweat of the previous three stages.

Mud baths, treatments and massages fulfil the promise of a tour that started with physical activity and ends with wellness.

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