Route ‘Eddy Merckx’

Difficulty levels: easy

Distance: 39.4

Altitudes: 750

Route ‘Eddy Merckx’

The “Eddy Merckx” is an intense and physical route, just like the hunger for victory of one of the world’s cycling heroes. It starts from Riccione and goes to Montescudo, a medieval stronghold of the Malatestas just over 20 km from the Riviera, passing through the vineyards and the Corianese cellars.

Just a few kilometres from the sea, you will be immersed in dirt and white roads with a wonderful and characteristic landscape: vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields. Before arriving in the hamlet of Montescudo you will leave the countryside at the height of a hill on the Gothic line devastated by the Second World War: Trarivi. Then you will be ready to conquer the highest point of the route, 386 meters above sea level.