- The variety of landscape: Fascinating itineraries between the Adriatic Sea and the hills will let you cycle on both flat terrain and rolling hills. They vary in distance, elevation gain and gradient and are suitable for three different types of cyclists: dedicated cyclists who practice cycling as a sport, leisure cyclists who like to go on excursions by bike and the mountain bike lovers.
- Cycling is part of the culture: Cycling is incredible popular here. In Emilia Romagna there are cities where the proportion of people using a bike for their daily transport is among the highest in Europe.
- Culture and history: Cycling in Emilia Romagna means breathing the history of unique UNESCO world heritage sites, exploring ancient routes among charming hamlets, fortresses, and abbeys leading through valleys, open plains and forests that are centuries old, through parks and pine forests, criss-crossing hills or following the lively Adriatic coast.
- Ravenna: With no fewer than 8 Christian monuments deemed worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage List, Ravenna is Emilia Romagna's city of mosaics. The masterpieces of this town, a capital of the Byzantine (Exarchate) Empire, bear witness to the wealth acquired over its long history. Highlights include: the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Mausoleum of Theodosius and the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
- Excellent food and wine: Sure, pasta is the Italian national dish. However, Emilia-Romagna is the realm of home-made pasta – or sfoglia, as they call it here: tagliatelle, tortellini, lasagne, only to mention a few. The region is also home to some unique and delicious products, like Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena’s Traditional balsamic vinegar, Parma ham, Mortadella, Coppa, not to speak about Lambrusco, the local red wine, slightly sparkling, the perfect pairing with the regional food.