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Boston by way: the gothic line bike tour

Historical Landmark Gothic Line

Medium difficulty level itinerary along the Gothic Line (or Green Line), the German defensive line of the Italian Campaign of World War II, where the great Olive Battle (or Battle of Rimini) was fought.
The meeting point for the tour is in at the Villaggio della Salute, where a quick briefing with our certified Guide will take place. This briefing will outline eventual dangers and risks and the required behaviour and performance along the tour, as well as outline safety tips.

22 km total climb rise 700m
Road Base: 50% tarmac / 50% dirt
Suitable route with dry weather. Possible changes depending on the previous days weather.


• Hike • On bike • Private


2 hours + stops on an E-bike 2.5 hours + stops with regular bike


Medium Physical Effort 3/5 Technical level 3/5

Tour departure time

To be chosen

Watch out: In order to join one of our bike tours you need to be confident in your use of a bicycle

Tour program

We will start riding along the county road reaching San Clemente, where we will turn to via Calvanella, also known as the “Boston By Way” and where different battles took place during the II World War. It was in fact the road used by partisans and allies to supply soldiers based in Montecalderaro and Montegrande. It’s a gravel road that quickly raises towards Montecalderaro (568m s.l.m.), where we will visit the remains of a beautiful church partially demolished during the war.
We’ll find ourselves on the higher point of the itinerary and to slowly start our descent reaching Agriturismo Farneto, a holiday farm where you will enjoy a typical aperitif with local products. Here, we will decide toghether whether to go back to our meeting point through a panoramic descent or through the easier “Boston By Way”

Dress code:
Sport and comfortable clothing. Patched trousers, cycling gloves, sunglasses and light jacket are suggested
Technical advice:
Bring a backpack for the jacket, water and food bars
Before the tour please nourish yourself with light and energizing products.

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40120 Bologna
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