From village to village in mb
Distance 30 km
Asphalt stretches 10 km
Dirt track stretches 20 km
- The itinerary begins at the new wooden footbridge in the centre of Rimini.
- From the right bank (north) of the Marecchia River it heads towards the hills on a dirt track along the riverbank as far as the suburbs of the town.
- Just outside the town there is a factory that excavates, crushes, stores and transports river shingle and sand.
- At the end of a short stretch shared with lorries, a more demanding piece begins.
- The earth and river stone terrain makes for a fun ride.
- The itinerary follows the main track. Cyclists should never take the tracks on the left, which lead to the river, unless they wish do some bird watching.
- After almost 8 km there is a clearing with an abandoned crusher.
- The itinerary then leads to the “Mutoids” field (the mutoids are a group of foreign, nomadic artists).
- Beyond the field and the remains of an old bridge over the river, the track swerves right and then heads onto the asphalt road to Santarcangelo.
- Turn left onto the asphalt road for about a km and at the first roundabout turn left.
- At the second roundabout, cross the road and head right on the cycle path that leads to the centre of Santarcangelo.
- Follow the same cycle path for the return journey, cross the Marecchia River over Via Santarcangelo/San Martino dei Mulini Bridge.
- Turn right after the bridge and head right onto the cycle path.
- Cycle towards the sea as far as Rimini.