Romagna is the land of the magical Pantani, on whose hills thousands of cyclists have been competing in the Granfondo Nine Hills race for almost 50 years. People from Romagna have cycling in their blood, and the most enthusiastic tourist cyclists love this region precisely because it is charged with a passion for two wheels.
Within a range of 40km, amateur and professional cyclists have the opportunity to put themselves to the test, training and having fun in the stunning setting of a landscape where the plain briefly leaves space for the Romagnola hill. The streets offer itineraries that are PERFECT FOR ALL KINDS OF SPORTS, but also for those who wish to pursue different passions, such as enogastronomy, history and culture, or simply nature.
On the seat of a racing bike or a mountain bike, from Cesenatico it is possible to reach various INTERESTING DESTINATIONS, such as the nearby pine forests of Zadina and Pinarella, the spectacular Cervia salt mine, or the Foce del Bevano national reserve towards the Ravenna.
If you wish to tackle the hills by bike to train without worries, you can book an "Expert Guide". One of our cycle tourist guides will accompany you to suggest the most suitable itinerary for your legs.
Tours by bus
If you embrace the philosophy that "holiday = relaxation", you can dedicate yourself to exploring the surrounding lands and the riches of the backcountry in the most comfortable and convivial way possible - on a guided bus tour. You will discover enchanting landscapes in the most effortless way possible, so that you can devote youreslf entirely to exploration.
The way of the mountain bike is firmly rooted in the history of Romagna. There are numerous dirt-tracks and down-hill roads, which are easily reachable. If you love the thrill of adrenaline even on holiday, you will find something to "get your teeth into".
Novecolli between history and paths
In Romagna, between fairytale scenarios and the usual hospitality, a race that puts any athlete to the test, even the most prepared, but that undoubtedly gives unforgettable emotions.
The first Nove Colli was born from a group of friends and a great passion, it was May 19th at 5 am and the pioneers of that adventure were only 17. The start? From the historic location of the Bar del Corso, then home of the association. The story begins! The nine hills today is divided into two different routes for two levels of difficulty, the 205km and the 130km with a maximum gradient of 18% on the legendary Barbotto.
Route: It starts from the canal port of Cesenatico covering the first 28 km with very high averages (over 40Km/h) taking advantage of the trails of the other cyclists, arriving at the first climb, the one to Bertinoro. And then on to the legendary nine hills.
Many related events were born, such as the Nove Colli Running and the Mini Grandfondo dedicated to children. Come and discover the pleasure of being immersed in the nature and landscapes of Romagna, challenging yourself to reach the finish line.
Facilities for cyclists
DOLCI HOTELS are, first and foremost, SPORTING ESTABLISHMENTS, for everyone who loves open-air activities and active holidays in general. Here, you can experience a sporty holiday with all the facilities and comforts of an all-inclusive hotel.
Among the MOST UNIQUE FEATURES are the hotel gym, the possibility of booking personal massages, and transport to and from the airport with included bike. And if you have planned trips and excursions, the hotel can offer you a "Ready-to-Go" box, with fruit and water to consume during your excursion or an "After-Trip" snack to revive yourself once you return to the hotel.
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"At the Table with Sport" menu
The Sportsman's Breakfast:
Rich international buffet: inviting sweet and savoury dishes, brioches and bacon with eggs, fresh seasonal fruits and hot drinks. Milk, cappuccino, espresso and americano. The right mix of ingredients for facing every activity with the right amount of energy.
Every day a rich buffet of pasta with a meat or vegetarian sauce. Vegetables are always available on the buffet - indispensable for the right dose of vitamins. We love to use fresh and seasonal ingredients for our recipes, and give you a treat at the end of the meal with a generous desert portion.
The Sportsman's Dinner:
A menu that includes several courses with a selection of meat and fish specialities, both for the first courses as well as the second courses.
Cesenatico is the perfect departure point for visiting the backcountry by bike. More than thirty itineraries are available for you to enjoy as a group, on your own or with a guide. Possibility of renting Garmin GPS devices for a completely independent excursion.
Dolci Hotels know the athlete's needs very well. For this reason, our cuisine offers completely flexibility with regards to the sports and nutritional needs of our guests.
Evocative and panoramic, the hiking itineraries on offer can be tackled by foot, by bicycle or by mountain bike. You will take unforgettable photographs to remember your "not just sea" holiday!
Not just cycling...
The perfect gym for your fitness.
In Dolci Hotels, you can remain in shape without noticing it, with a swim in a pool followed by a work-out in the gym. The SEMI-OLYMPIC POOL is equipped with evening lighting, for training that knows no timetable. The GYM offers every kind of equipment: weights, micro-weights, bench, exercise bikes and cardio-fitness machines. Maintaining your level of training will be very easy, and you will return home more in shape than when you left!
In our fantastic park-pool we have also found space for fun, thanks to a tennis court and five-aside pitch, which are also illuminated for evening competitions. The TENNIS COURT can host singles and doubles and you will have no need of equipment, as we can provide everything you need. The FIVE-ASIDE PITCH, used frequently by groups, often hosts daily tournaments organised by the hotel, based on the requests of guests.
Affiliated with the sports fields of: Villamarina 1.5km - Ponente 2.5km - Gatteo Mare 3.5km
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