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CYCLE ITINERARIES ALONG THE GOTHIC LINE
March 19 2024

Valid from 19/03/2024 to 19/03/2024

Hotel Dory and Suite
CYCLE ITINERARIES ALONG THE GOTHIC LINE<br> March 19 2024

CYCLE ITINERARIES ALONG THE GOTHIC LINE
March 19 2024

from € 95 / per person, per day with half board

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A cycle tour of places of remembrance and historic sites in the Marche and Romagna.

Discover the programme for our “Cycle holiday in Romagna and the Marche along the Gothic Line”.

 

The most important battle for Italy was fought in the Apennines, to the south of San Marino. The names of Riccione, Coriano, Gradara, Rimini, Pesaro, and Cattolica remain etched in the history of the War. On the one side, there were the allied forces of the British Eighth Army, with soldiers from Poland, New Zealand, Greece and Great Britain, plus the US Fifth Army, with troops from Canada, America, Brazil and India. Opposing them, were the German forces.

Riccione was divided in two, with the Canal Port right on the edge of the Gothic Line. The first Canadian troops arrived in Viale Ceccarini on September 3rd 1944, and distributed sugar, chocolate, biscuits and canned meat to the hungry people of Riccione. In return, the soldiers were given the local “piadina” bread, baked with the little flour that remained in the town. Riccione was liberated on September 18th 1944.

We are adding this extra element to our cycle itineraries with this special one-week tour, visiting places of remembrance, cemeteries, museums, and the sites of some crucial battles. This fascinating experience will both enrich your sense of history and leave you with many evocative memories.

The programme for our “Cycle holiday in Romagna and the Marche along the Gothic Line” includes the following: brief visits to the Ghurkha Cemetery on the road to San Marino, to the Commonwealth Cemetery at Coriano, and the English Cemetery at Gradara; visits to the Peace Museums at Trarivi and Montegridolfo, to the “Quota 204” Monument and the Queen’s Bays Memorial at Montecieco, and to the railway tunnels at San Marino, used to shelter refugees.

This offer include

  • Half board + après bike buffet from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a tasty lunch after the daily excursions
  • filled sandwiches, bananas and water for your cycle rides
  • Aqua Wellness Area SPA
  • Storage for 150 bikes with video surveillance
  • Fitted workshop and washing area
  • 5 excursions a week for racing and touring bikes (Dolce Vita programme) with experienced guides
  • Bike manager available every day
  • Three minibuses for rescuing cyclists and offering mechanical assistance
  • More than 150 detailed cycle-touring routes and 15 routes for MTB with detailed road book
  • Laundry for washing technical gear (laundry net bag 10,00 €)
  • Daily in-house mechanic for small repairs and adjustments
  • Oil, wine and cheese tastings on farms
  • Barbecue at our country house in Vecciano, with typical products
  • Themed culinary evenings at the hotel
  • a rich program for accompanying persons with boat trips, excursions, tastings

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