Riccione Journals

Cycling the Adriatic

A June 2006 trip to Riccione by goodwillambassador

Quote: Beautiful cycling along the "Italian Riviera" of the Adriatic.

Cycling the Adriatic

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Overview

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Enjoy the 30 miles of beach, sit by the pool, or bike to your heart's content while living la dolce vita!

Quick Tips:

No need to bring your bike - this cycling crazy area has brand new top level bikes for rent.

Best Way To Get Around:

Rent a car so you can explore the surrounding countryside.

Hotel Sarti

Hotel

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This is a wonderful place that strives to treat you like family. It is a 4-star hotel in the European tradition, offering comfortable, well decorated rooms of the size you would expect in Europe. There are suites available for families and the attentive and friendly staff will go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. This area is very popular with Italians and Germans - they speak enough English to get by but that is not a problem. The room rates are for half-board, and the food is outstanding. It is impossible to adequately describe the offerings for breakfast and dinner - all freshly picked local produce, fish off the boat, desserts made daily. You could not ask for a better ex...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2006

Hotel Sarti
Piazzale San.Martino 4
Riccione, Italy 47838
+39 541.600978

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The hotel restaurant is surrounded by windows on three sides, offering you a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea only 200 yards away. Their web site (www.hotelsarti.com) says it better than I can: "The choice of courses is renewed and varied daily, home made pasta follows the Romagna way of cooking and each dish, from hors d'oeuvres to dessert, renews the taste of tradition while adding a dash of creativity and imagination given by Chef Olivio and his team. In addition, and in respect of the high quality of the cuisine, the wine list offers a wide and diverse choice that includes many prestigious labels. A noticeable aspect is given by our service: prompt, profe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2006

Hotel Sarti Restaurant
Piazzale San Martino 4
Riccione, Italy 47838
0541.600978

Walking After Dark

Story/Tip

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There is a pedestrian walking area one block from the sea. This area offers all of the typical tourist items, along with numerous choices of bars offering live music. On occasion there is a live band playing street side which turns the streets into an impromptu dance floor for young and old alike.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2006

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This region is the home of the late great, tragic Marco Pantani. You will see why he became a climbing machine if you decide to travel inland to the mountains. Or, you can ride along the coast and take it easy. Either way, if you are used to being treated like a convict while cycling, you must come here - they treat all cyclists with respect. It will actually take getting used to, but trucks will patiently wait for you to crest a hill before overtaking you. The region has its own well marked bike routes and a detailed map available at the hotels and bike shops. It is a wonderful place!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2006

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Italy has developed a consortium of hotels that cater to cyclists, appropriately called, "Italy Bike Hotels." Riccione is located in the Emilia Romanga Region of Italy. It sits on the Adriatic Coast three hours or so south of Venice. A number of US based air lines fly direct to Venice so you can fly there and take the train; or you can fly to Milan but then you should rent a car - the flexibility of having a car offsets the time consuming connections and the cost of a train ticket. The drive from the Milan airport is around 3 hours on well maintained highways. In the two occasions I traveled here I saw or heard a total only three other English speaking tourists. This area is known by the Germans and o...Read More