A cycling holiday in Riccione represents always a good opportunity to explore new territories, both along the coast that in the hilly hinterland. During your next holiday in the “Green Pearl” of Adriatic coast, you could for example make a bike tour on the roads crossed in the last Giro d’Italia by the champions of cycling, following the run of the stage Urbania-Cesena held on the hills between Romagna and Marche, at a few kilometers from Riccione. Along the run crossed last May from the champions of the Giro, on the Conca’s Valley’s hills to 386 meters altitude, there is the beautiful Montescudo, little town of about 2.840 inhabitants. From Riccione, you can comfortably attain it through 20 kilometers along quiet hill’s roads that will allow you to admire beautiful panoramas.
Anciently called “Tall Rio”, Montescudo boasts of origins referable to Celts and Etruschi, and in Roman August emperor Age, it was also a military station to change horses for the messengers along the road between Rimini and Rome. Subsequently invaded by the Ungaris, Montescudo was contended then between the dominions of the Malatestas and Montefeltros, before becoming dominion of Venice, of the Papacy and of Napoleon Bonaparte, with which lived the period of greater prosperity.
Comfortably attainable with a cycling tour, Montescudo offers to its visitors a lot of interesting monuments, as the whole historical centre, protected by a thick perimeter defences, with the 1300 civic tower, an ancient icebox and a lot of secret passages between the tower of look-out and the fortress. In the near suburbs you can also visit the castle of Albereto, the Romanesque Parish of Trarivi with the Museum of the Oriental Gothic Line and the Church of Valliano with 1400 frescos.
How to withstand the temptation of a so interesting bike tour from Riccione to Montescudo?! Book as soon your holiday in a Riccione Bike Hotel.