CYCLE ITINERARIES ALONG THE GOTHIC LINE
The offer includes
SPRING: Tuesday 19 March 2024
AUTUMN: Tuesday 03 September 2024
- Half board + après bike buffet from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a tasty lunch after the daily excursions
- filled sandwiches, bananas and water for your cycle rides
- welcome drink, and presentation of the itineraries and cycling groups by the Bike Manager, available daily if required
- bathrobe with soft slippers
- telo Wellness
- 5 excursions a week for racing and touring bikes (Dolce Vita programme) with experienced guides (Wednesday and Saturday are rest days)
- replacement Scott bike in the event of breakage of hired bicycle
- laundry service for your technical gear (laundry net bag € 10,00)
- daily in-house mechanic for small repairs and adjustments;
- 1 tasting of oil, wine and cheese on a farm
- every week we have a barbecue at our house in the country with pizza, spaghetti, grilled meat, wine and desserts
- one 20,00 Euro token to be spent at the cyclists`
The details of the offer
A cycle tour of places of remembrance and historic sites in the Marche and Romagna.
Discover the programme for our “Cycle holiday in Romagna and the Marche along the Gothic Line”.
The most important battle for Italy was fought in the Apennines, to the south of San Marino. The names of Riccione, Coriano, Gradara, Rimini, Pesaro, and Cattolica remain etched in the history of the War. On the one side, there were the allied forces of the British Eighth Army, with soldiers from Poland, New Zealand, Greece and Great Britain, plus the US Fifth Army, with troops from Canada, America, Brazil and India. Opposing them, were the German forces.
Riccione was divided in two, with the Canal Port right on the edge of the Gothic Line. The first Canadian troops arrived in Viale Ceccarini on September 3rd 1944, and distributed sugar, chocolate, biscuits and canned meat to the hungry people of Riccione. In return, the soldiers were given the local “piadina” bread, baked with the little flour that remained in the town. Riccione was liberated on September 18th 1944.
We are adding this extra element to our cycle itineraries with this special one-week tour, visiting places of remembrance, cemeteries, museums, and the sites of some crucial battles. This fascinating experience will both enrich your sense of history and leave you with many evocative memories.
The programme for our “Cycle holiday in Romagna and the Marche along the Gothic Line” includes the following: brief visits to the Ghurkha Cemetery on the road to San Marino, to the Commonwealth Cemetery at Coriano, and the English Cemetery at Gradara; visits to the Peace Museums at Trarivi and Montegridolfo, to the “Quota 204” Monument and the Queen’s Bays Memorial at Montecieco, and to the railway tunnels at San Marino, used to shelter refugees.
Request information for this offer
- Direct response from the hotels
- Quick quote by email
- Dream holiday guaranteed