Mountain biking trails in Emilia-Romagna

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Emilia-Romagna. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful mountain biking trails.
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The 10 Most Beautiful mountain biking trails in Emilia-Romagna

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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
VIA ROMEA NONANTOLANA ORIENTALE
recommended route Difficulty difficult
89 km
8:00 h
1,862 m
1,400 m
The itinerary makes the route of this ancient trans-Apennine road from the early Middle Ages, which connected Nonantola with Pistoia, accessible to tourists on bicycles.
Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
ART AND NATURE IN THE MODENESE HILLS
recommended route Difficulty difficult
74.1 km
6:30 h
458 m
458 m
From Modena to Vignola on the cycle path that follows the route of the old railway track, passing through historic town centres, before travelling back through the hills and, lastly, along a stretch of the Tiepido Nature Trail.
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Mountainbiking · Italy
THE TWO CAPITALS OF THE ESTE DUCHY
recommended route Difficulty moderate
77.1 km
6:25 h
33 m
170 m
Setting off from Modena Cathedral, we make our way to the Este Castle in Ferrara, where the imposing towers at the four corners still dominate the city governed by the Este family.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
MODENA-VIGNOLA CYCLE PATH AND PANARO RIVER NATURE TRAIL
recommended route Difficulty moderate
58.6 km
4:55 h
300 m
300 m
From Modena to Vignola along the former railway line and back along the Panaro River Nature Trail: immerse yourself in a landscape of willows, poplars, alders and a wide variety of shrubs.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
FRIGNANO’S CASTLES
recommended route Difficulty difficult
88.7 km
6:30 h
1,942 m
2,133 m
A route that winds through villages, castles and age-old woods characteristic of the Modena Apennines.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
HISTORY AND ENERGY ALONG THE VIA BUBULCA
recommended route Difficulty moderate
45.5 km
3:20 h
768 m
700 m
The “Via Bibulca” was a link between the Secchia valley and Tuscany. This itinerary follows the route on more comfortable surfaced roads and old mule tracks.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
MOUNT CIMONE
recommended route Difficulty difficult
77.5 km
5:00 h
2,858 m
2,356 m
You have to climb the slopes of Mount Cimone at least once to understand the vastness of Frignano. The tour we propose is an unmissable experience for every cyclist.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
AROUND VIA VANDELLI FROM LAMA MOCOGNO
recommended route Difficulty difficult
57.7 km
4:30 h
1,289 m
1,267 m
An extraordinary excursion following part of the route of the historic trans-Apennine road commissioned in 1738 by Francesco D’Este, who entrusted the project to Abbot Domenico Vandelli.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
CYCLE PATH THROUGH THE SASSI DI ROCCAMALATINA PARK
recommended route Difficulty moderate
53.5 km
4:00 h
762 m
756 m
An itinerary amidst nature and history along the course of the River Panaro to the Sassi: sandstone spires that provide a home for some unique fauna, including peregrine falcons.
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Mountainbiking · Emilia-Romagna
BARCHESSONI AND MORTIZZUOLO NATURE RESERVE
recommended route Difficulty easy
47.7 km
4:00 h
21 m
23 m
Cowboys and horses: a Maremma amidst the Mirandola valleys. A route incorporating marshy meadows, lakes and nature reserves where the octagonal “barchessoni” farm buildings stand out.

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