On an MTB, through pine forests and salt pans
Itinerary: Cervia, Milano Marittima, Lido di Savio, Lido di Classe, Classe, Ravenna, Punta Marina, Marina di Ravenna, Porto Corsini, Casalborsetti, Anita, Comacchio
Part of a permanent route known as “The Salt Route” (278 kilometres off-road between Cervia and Venice), this itinerary on dirt tracks leads from Cervia’s pine forests to Comacchio. After an initial stretch through the cool pine forests of Cervia and Classe, it crosses the nature reserves of Ortazzo and Ortazzino, before reaching Ravenna after approximately 25 kilometres. We recommend a break here at the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare, to catch your breath and feast your eyes. After this, the itinerary continues through natural surroundings, without ever losing sight of the water until the arrival: first the sea, towards Marina Romea and secondly, the Valleys of Comacchio. Although always flat, we only recommend the 100 kilometres itinerary for those used to spending several hours cycling a day.
Ortazzo and Ortazzino nature reserves
Situated in the pine forest of Classe, Ortazzo and Ortazzino nature reserves are the area with the greatest biodiversity on the entire coast of Romagna. The site boasts the vegetation typical of brackish and sandy areas and is a natural habitat for water birds, such as the black-winged stilt and the little tern, as well as diurnal birds of prey, such as the harrier and the greater spotted eagle.