The Granfondo Nove Colli needs no introduction: since 1971, it has been attracting amateurs and cycle tourists from all over Italy and abroad. It is a great challenge for everyone: at race pace, it puts the most experienced riders to the test while, at tourist pace, it is a priceless mix of scenic beauty and effort. Here, we propose the first part of the Granfondo way: from Bertinoro, the setting for the first climb of the race, the hills of Cesena Preapennines begin to intertwine, culminating in the legendary and feared Barbotto climb. While emotions run after each other at the rhythm of the pedal, it's easy to find companions, because this route is loved, above all, by cyclists from Romagna.
Bertinoro Nove Colli
- 125 km
- Elevation Gain
- 2270 m
- GPX download
- Via Badia, Parcheggio - Bertinoro - 44.15134, 12.13341
Sunday 2nd May 2021
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Points of interest
City of Wine and Hospitality, among tourists and travellers it is known as the "Balcony of Romagna". The spectacular vineyards that cover many of its hills, are testimony to a very long wine tradition, appreciated since Roman times, today it is consolidated in the "Bertinoro" sub-area that, in particular, offers Sangiovese and Albana wines of excellent quality.
The fame of the church of San Donato is due to Carducci, who often visited the hills of Bertinoro. In the poem "La chiesa di Polenta" the poet recalls the hospitality received by Dante Alighieri from Guido Da Polenta.
Definitely worth a visit to take advantage of the benefits to health and beauty, this unique thermal spa in Italy stands out for the number of healing water springs: there are at least 7 different types, all with beneficial qualities.
Meldola, Ponte dei Veneziani
This is the entrance bridge to Meldola, built in 1508 during the Venetian domination to replace the previous one, it is thought that it probably incorporated the remains of the ancient Roman aqueduct.
Mercato Saraceno is located along the important historical route of the Savio Valley, a natural corridor of communication between the historic Via Emilia and the Val Tiberina. It was founded in the mid-1100s by a certain Saraceno, a member of the noble Ravenna family of Onesti.
Sogliano al Rubicone
The town is known for the production of a particular type of cheese aged in ancient wheat pits, of Malatesta origin, also known as "Formaggio di Fossa di Sogliano PDO".
Savignano sul Rubicone
The Roman bridge over the Rubicon is the most famous monument of the city of which it is the symbol itself. Famous throughout the world for the historic passage of Julius Caesar, who pronounced the famous phrase "Alea Iacta Est" (The die is cast), and marched on Rome.