Soft Cycling on Italy’s Adriatic Coast
Terme Beach Resort is the perfect base for people looking for a short break which includes soft cycling as an activity option. Terme, a white, single-storey wooden property located directly on an 80 meter wide sandy stretch of beach overlooking the Adriatic Sea, offers free cycle hire to all its guests.
This is just one suggested 25 km, self guided cycling itinerary which features pinewood forests, fishing ports, rivers and birds:
Depart Terme Beach Resort in the morning, cycling through almost four km of pinewood forest to the fishing town of Marina di Ravenna. This is the perfect place to stop for a drink before cycling around the town looking at the fishing boats and lighthouse.
From here continue to Marina Romea following a two-minute ferry boat crossing. This part of the trail is through a pinewood forested cycle lane that leads to the Delta del Po Nature Reserve, a renowned bird watching area and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site
A further five km brings you to a bridge which crosses the Lamone River and on to the river’s mouth. Here you will find Boca Barranca, a lovely local bar and restaurant offering great pizzas and coffee.
The cycle lane then continues to Casal Borsetti, a lovely small coastal village famed for its wonderful fresh seafood meals.
After a refreshing lunch, wind your way back through Delta del Po Nature Reserve, cycling along the Lamone River, home to classic Italian fishing huts, before arriving back at Terme Beach Resort in time for some late afternoon sunbathing, a dip in the swimming pool, or a relaxing massage.
The lead in price for a four-night mid-season stay in a sea-view room with two 50 minute massages, two saunas and return airport hotel transfers, is Euros 790 (approx £569) for two people. Flights not included.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
kite and wind surfing
deep sea fishing
stand up paddling
On terra firma there is:
exceptional food and wine featuring local produce
shopping (ceramics are particularly distinctive)
Runners and walkers will be interested to hear that the beach can be walked or run across for 15 continuous kilometres, which translates into a 30km round trip. This is the only place on the Adriatic that this can be done. Other beach activities include horse riding, tennis and volleyball.