From Castrocaro Terme to Bagno di Romagna by E-Bike
The bike route extends for 126 km joining two thermal territories: Bagno di Romagna and Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole; through asphalt roads with low traffic content, driveways and dirt paths. It crosses villages with authentic historical and cultural value, picturesque landscapes immersed in the park of Casentino Forests and places of high natural interest such as the fascinating Ridracoli Dam.
3 days / 3 nights
We start from Castrocaro Terme, with its famous spa and pavilion in perfect Art Déco style and two unique jewels, represented by the Medieval Fortress and the Medici “ideal citadel” of Terra del Sole.
We continue by arriving at Monte Paolo, where the path of Sant’Antonio and the path of Assisi cross. We complete our spiritual journey arriving in Dovadola, a village that preserves the remains of the Blessed Benedetta Bianchi Porro. We continue to Predappio, the birthplace of Benito Mussolini.
Dinner and Accommodation.
Mileage: 24 miles (38 km)
We leave the Rabbi valley to head towards the Bidente valley. Arriving in Galeata, we meet here some historical jewels such as the famous Mambrini Museum and the Roman city of Mevaniola. Inevitable a stop at the kiosk that offers a tasty Piadina Romagnola.
We then head towards Santa Sofia, a borderland between Romagna and Tuscany. The route leaves the town behind and arrives in the heart of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, where we discover the Ridracoli Dam. In one of the most fascinating natural sceneries in Italy, the dam is an avant-garde engineering work, completed in 1982 after 13 years of studies; an example of perfect integration between a work of man and the environment. A visit to the “Idro” museum dedicated to water completes our stop.
Dinner and Accommodation
Mileage: 25 miles (40 km)
From the museum, going uphill along a wide forest road, we reach the Vinco pass and turning right, we continue along the ridge that offers us breathtaking scenery. The simple dirt road arrives at Cancellino. Turning right, we find the village of Badia Prataglia. We turn left instead, towards the Mandrioli Pass.
A few kilometers from the Pass, heading towards Bagno di Romagna, we have two options: to continue along the paved road (easy route), or, for the more experienced, to take the path of the Wolf (Passo del Lupo) that descends to San Piero in Bagno, and then arrive at the spa town, the final destination.
Dinner and Accommodation
Mileage: 30 miles (48 km)
After a hearty breakfast we return to Castrocaro by minibus.
Luggage transport is available throughout the tour