This was a trip in place of the usual Mallorca training camp, which in the past has been a combined GOC/CycleOut trip. The base for our cycling was an excellent hotel in Riccione, about 10Kms south of Rimini on the Adriatic coast. It was still most definitely 'off season' so the resort was pleasantly quite, but the sea felt more like the North Sea than something connected to the Med.
These are pictures from the 'medium' cycling group. There was a group of walkers and an easier paced cycling group. All the thanks must go to Peter for his impeccable organisation.
Day 1 - Saludecio and Montefiore Conca
66km, 1100 metres of climbing
Day 2 - Verucchio
69Km, 569 metres of climbing
We called at the Convento di San Francesco, at Villa Verucchio, which has a Cypress Tree reputedly planted by St Francis of Assisi
Day 3 - Pesaro and the coastal road
72km with 645 metres of climbing. We met up with the walking and easy paced cycling group for a BBQ.
Day 4 - Rimini rest day
40Km 261 metres of climbing. Coffee and ice cream in Rimini