Explore small hamlets and towns that have the Adriatic Sea only in the background, and yet are proud of being in the countryside, where everything moves at a different pace than that of the bustling coast with its hotels and beach clubs. Here you can discover areas rich in history and art such as Montebello and its castle, and Saiano with its ancient monastery and church looking down from a spur of rock. And what about visiting Montetiffi, where they produce the traditional pan to cook piadina, or the “Sentiero dei Briganti” (paths of the smugglers), another example of the proud and rebel nature of this region’s people. Another must-see destination is San Leo: the masterpieces found in its parish church and cathedral and the majestic fortress make this place almost magical.
Arrival in the afternoon in the Rimini region. Accomodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Madonna di Saiano / Montebello
Walking time: 3 hours, Elevation: 390 m (between ascent and descent), Distance: 4 km, to which another 4 km must be added if you start from Ponte Verucchio. Note: the Sanctuary is only accessible with a 30-seater bus.
The path that runs along the Marecchia river will take us to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Saiano, then to the castle of Montebello, through the typical Romagna landscape, among vineyards and olive groves. The village will welcome us with its legend and its enchanted views of the valley.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Saiano. Visit to the Sanctuary. Continuation and stop for a snack at the Tenuta di Saiano. Continue to Montebello and visit the village. Return to the hotel around 13:00. Lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 – Scavolino, Monte Carpegna, Pennabilli
Elevation: + 670 m / – 510 m, Distance: 9 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Scavolino, the starting point of the excursion. You will immediately enter a dense mixed forest of deciduous trees. We will have to reach the top by climbing a difficult climb, but the view from the top of Monte Carpegna will be truly breathtaking. From here it dominates the entire Marecchia valley up to the first mountains of the Tuscan Apennines and the Marche. Arrival in the typical and characteristic village of Pennabilli and visit. Lunch during the excursion. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Petrella Guidi / Sant’Agata Feltria
Elevation: + 371 m / – 340 m, Distance: 8 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Petrella Guidi. The route will start from the ancient village of Petrella Guidi and will continue towards Sant’Agata Feltria passing through Monte Ercole. Arrival in the village of Sant’Agata in the early afternoon. Visit of the village, the theater and climb to the castle (external only). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – San Leo
Elevation: + 300 m / -300 m, Distance: 6 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for San Leo. The route will start on a very scenic stretch: Monte San Severino and will gradually arrive at the magnificent Convent of Sant’Igne. Return to the hotel around 1:30 pm. Lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Ponte Rosso / Montetiffi
Elevation: 400 m (between ascent and descent), Distance: 4,70 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure with your guide to Ponte Rosso for the excursion to Montetiffi. The small village of Montetiffi is inserted in a protected natural area, which extends for about 1400 hectares, and is known for being the production town of “Teglie” (special stoves for cooking piadina), an art transmitted by many years from generation to generation. The Roman Bridge is one of the most interesting points along the route. Next to the bridge are the ruins of the old Tornani Mill. Here the river preserves corners of rare beauty, characterized by the presence of jumps and small waterfalls called “Marmitte dei Giganti”, picturesque gorges formed over the centuries by the abrasive action of water and pebbles and which give the landscape a “lunar” character. The climb to Montetiffi is possible thanks to an ancient path carved into the rock, steep and difficult, once used by the women of the village for water supply and to go and wash clothes in the river. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Return to your area
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the group and end of our services.