This is one of the hardest and most famous routes we offer. You depart from Rimini to Mt. Carpegna for a total of 115km and an elevation change of 1800 meters. This route takes you along beautiful quite back roads nestled in unspoiled landscape.
Marco Pantani made this route famous by saying "The Carpegna is enough for me". This route was his main preparation for his many victories.
Detail Climb Cippo Carpegna
Total climb: 706 meters
Average slope: 13.5%
We start from our hotel towards the small town of Coriano. The first 10km after starting our ride from the hotel are relatively flat and the perfect warm up for the rest of today’s route. Before we get to Coriano we will face only one notable hill.
After a short descent from Coriano we will pass through Montegrimano and Croce, before arriving in the picturesque town of Montecerignone. From here we have a great view of numerous Malatesta's castles that are situated in the valley. After leaving Montecerignone we will face only one more notable climb before arriving at Monte Cippo. The road is surrounded by fields used for cattle. During this climb you have the chance to experience quite back roads and the countryside that will make you feel miles away from any big city.
Once you get to Monte Cippo, we start from an altitude of 1000 meters. The first two kilometers of this climb are challenging because of an average slope of more than 20%. The overall slope for the Cippo Carpegna climb doesn’t fall below 13%.
While riding on these world famous roads you realize that cycling history was written here. Everywhere you look you see statues and memorabilia reminding of the great races between Mercks, Moser and Marco Pantani. The climb ends on the opposite side of Monte Cippo.
After your descent from Monte Cippo we pass through the towns of Cantoniera, Marecchiese and Novafeltria on the fastest part of this route. A slight descent will help you to ride at higher pace until you arrive back in Rimini.