ITINERARY: Discovering the Marecchia Valley


ITINERARY: Discovering the Marecchia Valley


Marecchia Valley is located in the hinterland of Rimini in the southern part of Emilia Romagna; along the Marecchia river from Casteldelci (bordering Tuscany) to the border with the Republic of San Marino. Marecchia Valley is a territory extremely rich in known and hidden beauties, so we decided to show you this itinerary divided into two parts **.

Our offer include:
Superior room with overnight stay in our Dorelan beds
Rich sweet and savory international breakfast
Free Wi-fi
Free parking subject to availability
Use of brand new electric bike with pedal assist, suitable for all ages and any physical condition
Kit bag on request with tablet inserted in the appropriate compartment on the bike, containing audio guide of the route and Google Maps app
Rich appetizer in our hotel on return from the itinerary

** The project is by Dr. Lino Casini, biologist and environmental consultant. All contents of this page, photographic material and audio guides are protected by copyright and unauthorized appropriation is forbidden

Itinerary No. 1 – Right Bank of the Marecchia River

The fluvial systems represent, in Rimini’s region, the few territorial areas that still possess a certain degree of naturalness. In fact, in this part of Romagna, there are not many areas of a certain extent that present well-preserved natural environments that can host, in different times of the year, a rich wild fauna. Most of these areas are located in the high-hill area of ​​the province, while others fall in the territorial areas of the water catchment areas of the main rivers, first of all the Marecchia.

Time required for cycling: 2-2.30 hours outward; 1.30 hours return
Recommended equipment: binoculars and telescope
Itinerary text version: download PDF
Audio guide: part 1part 2

Itinerary No. 2 – The Herons Lake

The lake that we propose you to visit is part of a system of artificial wetlands located in the Marecchia riverbed between Rimini and Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna. Among these basins, the Incal System lake, from the name of the dealership firm of the excavation activities, is certainly the most interesting, even if its ornithological importance depends above all on the presence of the vast system of wetlands located in that portion of the river. In fact, lakes of the former quarry, ponds and watercourse create an environmental mosaic in which the different species of waterfowl find diversity of environments and resources, with the possibility of creating many ecological niches.

Walking time: Walking tour around the lake from 1 to 2 hours
Recommended equipment: binoculars and telescope
Itinerary text version: download PDF
Audio guide: part 1part 2

Ideal period: April/May | September/October

Price: 65€ per person per day

Due Date: 30/12/2020