Like every year, again in 2017 our beautiful region will be hosting the Giro d’Italia, the bike tour of Italy!
More specifically the Giro will stop, after a very tough stage in Bagno di Romagna on Wednesday 17 May, then start again from Forlì the following day. At Locanda Camera con Vista we are happy to give the opportunity to our guests to ride their bikes and see up close their favorite professional cyclists. In order to serve you better and give you the most the Giro has to offer, we already tried out the itinerary along the tour that we will follow together with our customers:
Wednesday 17 May
In the morning, after a bountiful breakfast that will provide fuel for our ride, we will leave the Locanda around 9 am for a nice itinerary.
The ride will be mostly on secondary roads that lead to the gates of the town of Predappio, where we will head onto a main road called Strada San Zeno: from here a short climb of about 2 km (Passo delle Forche) will take us to the small town of Galeata, and after 5 km we will reach Santa Sophia. The Giro will go through this small village of the Apennines around 2 p.m., so, in the meantime we will have plenty of time to climb the Passo del Carnaio to admire an extraordinary panorama, and to enjoy our lunch, sandwiches and finger food prepared by the Inn. We will only have to choose the best spot to watch the competitors passing by, it would be no problem at all, because the road to Sella di Raggio is very wide and also the cyclists have to climb the ascent in double grade, that way we will be able to see the participants from up close, while they are committed to the most effort!
After watching the whole caravan of the Giro, we will decide whether to follow them up to San Piero in Bagno, or simply go back to Santa Sofia to shorten the tour of at least 30 km.
Once back at the Inn you definitely deserve to relax with a refreshing swim in the pool and then with a delicious brunch buffet.
Thursday 18 May
On the following morning, we will leave the Locanda at 10 a.m. to go to Forlì to see all the procedure before the official start of the Giro including the presentation of the cyclists, a visit to the Pink Village, il Villaggio Rosa… After the start of the Giro, we will continue our day with an easy ride on a mostly flat itinerary, so we will take it easy, to recover from the hard ride of the previous day. Infact we will take you to Cesenatico, Marco Pantani’s hometown, where we will visit the museum dedicated to the great champion, an exhibit of many of his personal items: Spazio Pantani!