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Cycling-tourism Weekend

Warm weather brings with it great opportunities to take advantage of the mild temperatures and enjoy nature and the outdoors. For those who love biking, the big event is at the end of May on the Riviera, in Cesenatico, home of landscapes famous for the sea on the horizon, the rolling hills, lush pinewoods and the unmistakeable smell of salt.

 


On Sunday, May 22, the legendary Nove Colli” returns to Cesenatico, now in its 46th edition, and a must for those who love cycling. The race has also become the occasion for several exhibitions and events of great interest which liven up the weekend and involve not only fans and competitors, but also a wide audience of spectators and friends who use this opportunity to go sunbathing and taste the dishes of the famous local fish cuisine.

 

The competition starts from Porto Canale of Cesenatico at 6am on a route that from the coast leads to the hinterland hills. This is the most participated-in cycling event in Europe, loved by both professionals and amateurs who want to experience the thrill of a regulation race both in intensity and difficulty, which everyone takes on as they wish and to the best of their ability. This is a race of 210 kilometers that includes going over nine hills, where the route gets its name, and is dotted with great tracks designed for training events and excursions throughout the whole year. This route also has an alternative 130 km version for amateur bikers who are just a bit “lazy”.

 


The “Nove Colli” has also become an opportunity to create a calendar full of initiatives dedicated to bicycles which will make Cesenatico “the two wheel temple”. Before the Nove Colli, on May 20th and 21st, on Cesenatico’s Promenade, the suggestive setting of Piazza Costa will hostCiclo & Vento”, the international cycling showcase where, at about 80 stands, the latest technological and mechanical innovations of the most prestigious bike brands can be found, with a lot of space dedicated to accessories, dietetic products, dietary supplements, sportswear and fitness products. There will also be stands with cycling coaches to offer advice to the cyclists and amateurs, and performances of a very high caliber. With more than 30,000 visitors every year, this festival has become one of the most important two-wheel shows in Europe.

On Saturday, May 21st, at midday in Via Armellini, the 19th edition of the Nove Colli Running”, the 200 kilometer foot race, will start along the same route of the cycling race, and at 6 pm there will be the start of the 8th edition of the Brevetto A.C.P. Randoneé by Night Memorial Dario Beltrambini", a nighttime amateur cycling-tourism event, again on the same route as the Nove Colli, with the finish on Sunday morning, on May 22.

At 3:30pm in Piazza Marconi the 5th edition of the Mini Granfondo Nove Colli, a bike ride over two routes, one 10.2 km long and the other 5.2 km, will begin for kids ages 7 to 14.

For the occasion of the “Nove Colli”, Cesenatico Turismo will offer special packages and amazing deals dedicated to all two wheel fans and their companions with great prices.

 


 

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Last modified May 09, 2016

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