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My wife and I spent a week in Riccione and had wonderful time. The biking was fanatastic and the food and treatment was exceptional. For around $150 per day for two people, Riccione is an exceptional value. They also cater to non-riding spouses, so everyone is happy. Please contact me for more information or other destinations in Italy. You can read about Riccione below.

We have booked 20 rooms at the Hotel Dory in2012, May 12-19 and September 8-15. 

Biker Bob

Riccione Bike Hotels Offer Cycling Adventure

Cyclists Can Enjoy Some of Europe’s Best Bike Vacations in Italy

Jan 16, 2010 Melissa Adams

Riccione Bike Hotels offer fine cycling touring.  - Melissa Adams/WordGeisha, Ink.
Riccione Bike Hotels offer fine cycling touring. - Melissa Adams/WordGeisha, Ink.

The Adriatic Coast where notables from Fellini to Pantani made their mark, has long been famous for its seaside pleasures, rolling hills, rocking nightspots and fine Italian cuisine. In summer, the little resort between Tuscany, Umbria and Marche is packed with tourists. Lured by sun, sand and traditional Emilia Romagna gastronomy, young and old come to enjoy its sandy beaches, jumping discos and array of family-oriented theme parks.

When vacationers clear out in spring and fall, savvy cyclists flock to the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for some of Europe’s best bike vacations—an outstanding way to combine sightseeing in Italy with the active pleasures of cycling touring. With rates that include meals, wine, guided sightseeing and onsite activities, the city’s accommodations offer some of the best bargains in the region for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

Hotels for Seeing Italy by Bike

Capitalizing on the region’s appeal, more than a dozen three- and four-star hotels have banded together as “Riccione Bike Hotels” to provide a central resource for those interested in touring Italy by bike. All provide a comprehensive range of services including laundry, bike repair and shelter, detailed route maps, knowledgeable guides and healthy cuisine to fuel up for challenging rides. Some offer special package deals and last-minute offfers

While enjoying the opportunity to visit such historic hilltop towns as San Marino, Gradara and Urbino, cyclists are spared the hassle of packing and re-packing between destinations, since their clothes, bike gear and other belongings are stored in one spot. Many hotels offer lightweight, high-end road bikes for rent, making it unnecessary for riders to ship their own bikes to a foreign destination. For best fit, some bring along their own saddles and peddles, which onsite bike mechanics are happy to install for their stay.

Activities for Cyclists and Their Non-Riding Companions

While riders pedal off into the Emilia Romagna hills, their non-cycling companions can enjoy excursions to nearby sights and shopping on renowned Ceccarini Avenue. Before and after rides, they can join cycling spouses and significant others for lavish meals, gym workouts and wellness center pampering.

Some hotels offer transportation to cycling destinations so non-cycling guests can accompany their mates on picnics in the Italian countryside, wine and olive oil tasting, lakeside picnics and other activities. Wines produced in the hills cyclists pedal through are served with many meals.

A Wide Range of Cycling Routes

For cyclists, routes range from flat, seaside panoramas along the Giro del San Giovese to challenging climbs up the “Nine Hills” and numerous inland routes. Varying from under 20 to more than 80 miles (32 to 129+ kilometers), there are rides for all abilities.To recoup after two-wheel fun, cyclists can soothe tired muscles with massages, spa treatments, saunas and Turkish baths.

Lavish Buffets Star Italian Regional Specialties

After a lavish buffet breakfast of fresh fruits and juices, cereal, muesli, wholegrain bread, cold cuts, eggs, cheese and homemade cakes, cyclists set off on their rides with a packed lunch. On their return, they can partake of Mediterranean cuisine at a poolside buffet stocked with pasta, pizza, salads, cold cuts and mountains of fruit. Dinner typically includes such regional specialties as seafood paella, as well as fresh fish, vegetables and homemade desserts.

Discover Riccione at Hotel Dory

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Prices and Amenities for 2012 Dates.