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Ladies and gentlemen
to your chariots! Pardon, in the saddle! Emilia-Romagna lowlands, tagliatelle and old stations.

50 km of lowland, 50 km of the pure essence of Emilia. A straightforward, undemanding route that crosses a land of nihilists and empiricists, eccentrics and artists, of cordial and angry characters like the moody, Naïve painters of the lowlands who depict the plain. This region is a sort of Italy in miniature, a “super-Italy”. (Edmondo Berselli, Quel gran pezzo dell’emilia).

Let’s pop over for a visit?

Things to see now just a short ride away

Pianifica il tuo viaggio e scopri tutto ciò che c’è da vedere​

Il tracciato gpx comprende anche il percorso da Osteria Nuova a Bologna.
E’ un percorso temporaneo che utilizza strade secondarie e a basso traffico, adeguatamente segnalate e predisposte al traffico cicloturistico internazionale.
Il percorso definitivo passerà più a nord attraverso il Comune di Calderara di Reno, la fascia boscata a nord dell’Aeroporto e il corridoio naturalistico del fiume Reno.

Plan
your trip and
discover everything there is to see

The GPX route also includes the Osteria Nuova to Bologna route.
This is a temporary route that uses side roads with less traffic, is well sign-posted and is suitable for international cycling tourists.
The final route will be further north and will pass through the town of Calderara di Reno,
The wooded strip of land to the north of the airport and the ecological corridor of the River Reno.

Discovering
the “holy gravel”

A dense network of unpaved country roads, bliss for all gravel-loving riders, branches off from this section of the Ciclovia del Sole (Sun Route) . Riding across the farmland you will experience the quintessence of Emilia-Romagna’s agricultural culture, among abandoned ruins, working farms and bales of hay left out in the sun to dry. Cycling in a suspended world where only the modern farm machinery will remind you that it's the 21st century.

The Land

The Sun Route town by town

Mirandola

Pico della Mirandola: The philosopher, who lived in the 15th century and was the most famous of the Pico family, boasted a prodigious memory. His fame came down to us and, still today…

San Felice sul Panaro

A small town that retains the charm of an ancient history, including late medieval architecture, noble buildings and suburban villas from the early twentieth century.

Camposanto

It stands on the left bank of the Panaro river, overlooked by splendid manor houses dating back to the 18th century. The history of its inhabited area originates between the 14th…

Crevalcore

There is an air of rivalry between chefs down in the city because Crevalcore is located between the provinces of Modena and Bologna and, therefore, is in the condition of having a cuisine…

Sant'Agata Bolognese

The first settlement of the current town of Sant’Agata dates back to 1189, when, under Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, a fortification with walls, gates and a moat was built …

San Giovanni in Persiceto

San Giovanni in Persiceto is one of the oldest towns in the area. The original concentric layout of the old town, so-called “Round Town” (Borgo Rotondo), has been preserved until today.

Sala Bolognese

The name is of Lombard origin and was used in the meaning of “noble country house with annexed rural buildings, warehouse for the collection of agricultural products”.

Anzola dell'Emilia

The territory of Anzola, crossed by the Samoggia river and included between the Reno and Panaro rivers, has a very ancient history marked by the close relationship with the water…