Overlooking the Savio valley, Pantani’s climb (Cima Pantani in Italian) recalls the exploits of the “Pirate”, celebrated with a small monument at the top of the climb. Here, the road climbs decisively embracing the slopes of the hill 'Montevecchio' with a succession of hairpin bends and stretches with wide curves, and reaching the decent 15% slope in the central part. Between one hairpin bend and another, the white writing on the asphalt still pays tribute to the Pirate and encourages the exploits of cyclists of every level and preparation. The ascent to the Pantani's climb is preceded by the one at Monte Cavallo, which stands out for its views over the surrounding valleys, up to the plain.
Foto di A.Zanardi
Bertinoro Cima Pantani
- 56,5 km
- Elevation Gain
- 1214 m
- GPX dowload
- Via Badia, Parcheggio - Bertinoro - 44.15134, 12.13341
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Points of interest
Bertinoro - Clock Tower
Given the short distance to the sea, the Clock Tower - which was once much higher – served as lighthouse for the seafarers. Repeatedly restored, nowadays it dominates the heart of the medieval town.
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.
At a height of 385 meters is the Rocca di Teodorano ("Castle of Teodorano") which overlooks the valleys Voltre and Bidente. Its origins date back to the 11th century, even if the building underwent changes and restorations over time, especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Cippo Pantani - Pantani's Peak
The road climbs decisively embracing the slopes of the hill 'Montevecchio' with a succession of hairpin bends and stretches with wide curves, and reaching the decent 15% slope in the central part. On the pass, there is a monument to Marco Pantani and a fountain with drinking water.
Castrum Roversani is a castle of Medieval origin on a promontory at 179 meters above sea level, 7 km far from Cesena. It was conquered by Guido di Montefeltro, the House of Malatesta, the Holy See, the House of Ordelaffi and the House of Malatesta again until 1554.