A Mountain Bike Tour from Cesena to Lido di Savio

From Cesena to the Adriatic Sea, pedalling along the River Savio

The trail begins in Cesena, a city featuring notable medieval and Renaissance buildings, and stretches along the River Savio.

The type of road surface can make the excursion challenging, but the possibility of connecting Cesena, one of the most important cities in the region thanks to its position on the via Emilia, with the coast, a popular summer destination, helps overlook small difficulties.

Technical description:
The route is 32 km long and it is designed for mountain bike lovers. Moreover, the trail runs along the River Savio, which crosses the city of Cesena and reaches as far as the Adriatic Sea, up to Lido di Savio.

The trail – completely on flat ground – starts from the centre of Cesena (from the Rocca Malatestiana, to be precise) and reaches various points of interest before developing into a secondary country road that crosses the small villages met by the River Savio.

Points of interest

FOUNTAIN MASINI
FOUNTAIN MASINI

Cesena – In 1589 Francesco Masini designed the new fountain, officially opened in 1591. Made of Istrian stone, the fountain features three steps, which make it rise from the square. Moreover, its richness of minute ornamental motifs shows Masini’s greater propensity to design rather than to architecture.

ROCCA MALATESTIANA
ROCCA MALATESTIANA

Cesena – It is a fortress that was born to defend the city. The one visitors can see now is the third fortification, built a short distance from the ruins of the late Roman and medieval ones. Indeed, the first fortress was located further upstream and was destroyed by a landslide, while the second one, destroyed by a Breton army, was further downstream. Subsequently, Galeotto Malatesta began to build the Fortress which visitors can admire today and which houses the “Museum of Farming Culture”.

MALATESTIANA LIBRARY
MALATESTIANA LIBRARY

Featuring a perfectly-preserved structure and furnishing, this unique library was included by UNESCO in the international register of Memory of the World Sites in 2005. Designed according to the wishes of Novello Malatesta and built by architect Matteo Nuti, it was completed in 1454. The monastic library houses 340 priceless manuscripts in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and was the first civic library in Italy and indeed in the whole of Europe.

LIDO DI SAVIO
LIDO DI SAVIO

Ravenna / Lido di Savio – A seaside resort of the Romagna Riviera. It borders to the south with Milano Marittima while to the north it is separated from the adjacent Lido di Classe by the mouth of the River Savio. It is a town essentially linked to summer tourism.

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Technical data

City of departure: Cesena

Departure: Cesena

City of arrival: Ravenna

Arrival: Lido di Savio

Length (Km): 32

Difficulty: Easy

Discipline: MTB

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 45

Difference in downhill (m): 45

Highest point (m): 25

Lowest point (m): 0

Duration (h.): 3

Cycling: 100

Cities crossed

Cesena (FC)
Ravenna (RA)