Duration: 48 hours
Total distance: 305 km
When: from mid-April to the end of October
This is the Motor Valley, where motorcycling is a real passion. A passion that has always accompanied locals, helping to raise some of today’s stars of world motorcycling, all of whom were born within a radius of a few kilometres or chose to live in Romagna.
It is in search the Riders’ Land that we set off to find the towns and villages where champions like Bastianini and Bezzecchi grew up, as well as, with regard to Rimini where our journey begins, Ferrari, Casadei, Manzi and Rinaldi.
From here, we head to Coriano where Marco Simoncelli was born, before continuing to Misano World Circuit, which is dedicated to the late rider. Not far away is Cattolica, home to Antonelli. Before us is the magical “panoramica”, the legendary road between the sky and sea linked to the epic feats of Valentino Rossi and friends. A short distance away is Tavullia and the Ranch, home to Valentino Rossi, Luca Marini and the Academy boys. This place really is iconic, but we’re ready to leave again for the magical landscapes of this part of Romagna, perhaps reaching Saludecio, birthplace of Migno and Zaccone.
Only after a long ride, crossing some of the most beautiful and hidden inland areas of Romagna and its Apennines, can we return to Rimini, home of Renzo Pasolini, passing by way of the Republic of San Marino, where champions Manuel Poggiali and Alex De Angelis were born.