Tizzano's Hermitage - Marescalchi MTB (Bologna's hills)

A classic MTB ride through Bologna’s vineyards, starting from the village of Ceretolo, in the Municipality of Casalecchio di Reno.
After a few kilometers on a busy road begins the real path, with a climb on a dirt road through vineyards and a beautiful view of the city. During the ascent you pass next to an ancient villa known for its stables. At the top you travel along a scenic ridge and you pass by the Tizzano’s Hermitage from which you can admire Bologna, before going down again towards the main road.

Technical description:
The 11 km long loop path is not particularly difficult, although the few kilometers long ascent on dirt road may be difficult for untrained people. You can still overcome this problem by doing the tour in a longer time and making some stops along the climb.

Technical tips:
No special precautions. Once you start the climb there aren’t fountains or bar on the way, so you should bring water.

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Technical data

City of departure: Casalecchio di Reno

Departure: Ceretolo

City of arrival: Casalecchio di Reno

Arrival: Ceretolo

Length (Km): 11

Difficulty: Average

Discipline: Mixed

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 483

Difference in downhill (m): 458

Highest point (m): 305

Lowest point (m): 10

Duration (h.): 2

Cycling: 100