Bike Tour – Along the via Popilia

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The construction of the consular road that runs along the Adriatic coast is linked to the figure of Popilio Lenate, consul in 132 BC, the year in which Popilia was probably opened. The route departed from the Aemilia in Celle di Rimini, to go close to the coastal strip, where it bordered a territory dotted with rural villas dedicated to production. A few miles from Ravenna, the military port of Classe also played an important role as a crossroads, since on the Via Popilia at this point converged the route coming from Forlimpopoli and, starting from the Byzantine era, the Via del Dismano. We will cycle along this ancient Roman road, passing through municipalities and districts bordering the city of Rimini, Rivabella, Mulino Carlotti, Orsoleto, Fornace, Borgonuovo until we arrive in Bordonchio from where we will return on the Riviera through Igea Marina, Bellaria, San Mauro Mare, Gatteo Mare and we will arrive at the Leonardesco port of Cesenatico. Return to Rimini through secondary roads.

€ 75 - with bike rental and guide
€ 60 - with own bike and guide
€ 60 - with bike rental solution Self Guided*
* A bike and a downloadable GPX track will be provided on each smartphone together with a telephone assistance.
When: every day
Time: 09.30 am
Where: meeting point at the Bike Tour - viale Regina Elena 54 - Rimini
Participants: minimum 6 people / minimum 2 people Self Guided solution
Language: Italian, English
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  • Tour organized by Bikelife
  • Distance: 63 km
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Difference in altitude: 237 m
  • Road bikes / gravel bikes (the rental bikes are robust and reliable. If you use your own bikes, we recommend a thorough inspection before starting. In this case you must be completely autonomous)
  • Difficulty level: for cyclists with good technical skills
  • Helmet: not compulsory, but advisable. The helmet is not included. So it is recommended to bring it with you.
  • Your own accommodation or apartment can also be agreed as a starting point. The transport will then be billed separately


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