Get ready to go!
This section provides useful suggestions and information.
Make good use of them and plan your bike holiday in Romagna in the best possible way!
How to get there
Arriving by bike
Romagna is linked to several cycle paths and trails. Coming from the north-west you can choose Eurovelo 5 (the Via Francigena) and then connect to Eurovelo 8 which crosses Ferrara. If you come from the north-east you can reach Romagna along the Ciclopista del Sole (part of Eurovelo 7) and then join Eurovelo 8 near Mantua. Alternatively, you can take the Ciclovia Adriatica, the cycle path from Trieste to Puglia. This last route is also recommended for those arriving from the south.
Arriving by train
The national railway network makes it easy to get to Romagna, even with high speed trains. The main stations of Ferrara, Ravenna, Rimini and Cesena are in fact linked to numerous routes coming from both north and south. If you are travelling by bike, remember that you can only get on national trains with your bike stored in a special bag.
Arriving by car
The A1 Milan-Naples motorway connects Romagna with the most important Italian motorways coming from the north and south: in Parma with the A15 coming from La Spezia, in Modena with the A22 coming from Brenner, in Bologna with the A13 coming from Padua-Venice and the A14 Bologna-Bari.
Arriving by plane
Rimini Airport is linked to a number of Italian and European cities. Alternatively you can choose the nearby airports of Bologna, Parma or Venice – the latter 120 km from Ferrara.
Single emergency number 112
Fire Service 115
Forest rangers 1515
Hospitals and first aid
Via Aldo Moro 44124 – Ferrara
+39 0532 236111
Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital
Viale Vincenzo Randi 5 – 48121 Ravenna
+39 0544 285111
Via Carlo Forlanini 34 – 47121 Forli
+39 0543 731111
Maurizio Bufalini Hospital
Viale Giovanni Ghirotti 286 – 47521 Cesena
+39 0547 352111
Viale Luigi Settembrini 2 – 47923 Rimini
+39 0541 705111
When you cycle in Romagna you must respect the rules imposed by the Highway Code. There are also a few suggestions we advise you to follow, regardless of whether they are compulsory by law. Therefore, to ride safely in Romagna you must always:
- wear a helmet
- keep on the right
- cycle on a cycle path if available
- use lights at night
- signal any turning point by means of your arm
- do not cycle on motorways and bypasses
- do not cycle on the wrong side of the road
- wear high visibility clothing
(especially in autumn/winter and at night)
- bring a spare inner tube and repair kit with you
Weather conditions and suggested apparel
With an average annual temperature of 19° and only 92 days of rain per year, Romagna can be visited by bike in every season. To live an unforgettable experience, however, we suggest you choose the areas close to the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines in the summer months to enjoy more pleasant temperatures and prefer the plain and coastal areas in spring and autumn. In order to be always ready to face the weather conditions, we suggest you take the following precautions:
- light apparel
- rainproof jacket
- plenty of water (and mineral salts)
- warm apparel
- rainproof jacket
- calorie-rich snack
What age are the routes in the "Bike & Family" category suitable for?
Our itineraries are suitable for children aged 5 or over. Distances of under 20 km can even be tackled by younger children, but in this case, we recommend taking along a trailer or tow bar for when they have a drop in energy or no longer want to ride their bicycles. Remember: on hot days, take plenty of water with you and get the children used to drinking regularly.