Come and visit us at the Toronto International Bicycle Show (March 2 to 4, 2018). The Bicycle Show is about what is new and hot in bikes, accessories, clothing and tours for 2018.
The Carpegna climb is best known as Marco Pantani's favorite training ground - and at 11%+ grades for 7km - it was a perfect place for the late climbing sensation to hone his legendary skills. I'd long wanted to ride it for myself, and got the chance this year while visiting the bike Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico.
TOP RIDE: The riding on Italy's Adriatic Coast has long been a favorite of Europeans. Rolling hills, big mountains, and gorgeous coastal flat roads make it ideal for all types of riders. One of the best places to stay is the family run Lungomare Bike Hotel in Cesenatico, a perfect base to explore the region, enjoy the beach, and experience a different part of Italy.
It's the best contest in cycling - Enter to win a one week cycling holiday for two at the Lungomare Bike Hotel in Cesenatico - my favorite bike hotel on the Adriatic. As a loyal PEZ-Fan, you know we love riding in Italy, and by now you've either done it yourself and agree with our fair judgement, or have it on your list.
The Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico offers a top bike hotel experience on Italy's Adriatic coast - daily guided bike tours for all levels through hills, vineyards and olive groves, tough climbs like the Carpegna, packages for gran fondos like the Nove Colle, and Italian hospitality in a family run hotel. Here's a closer look...
As part of my self-appointed mission to discover and share with PEZ Fans the best riding destinations in Italy, I've parlayed 10 years of chasing the Giro d'Italia and its countless hotel nights into a 'reasonable' catalog of travel knowledge. Some hotels I look forward to visiting again, but I also look forward to new discoveries each May. The Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico is one such hotel.