Its diverse landscapes from the Adriatic sea to the mountainous Apennines attracts cycle enthusiasts to ride the RBT bikepacking event in the north-east of italy. 

If you don’t feel comfortable with all the hundreds of participants at other bikepacking challenges, the ROMAGNA BIKE TRAIL might be your thing. With an amount around +30 participants the RBT is rather an informal event among like-minded and still an insider's tip. You definitely won’t leave the event without great chats you had, and probably without making new friends.

The RBT is taking place in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy – the Emilia Romagna. Based around known cities like Bologna, Parma, Modena and Ferrara, the Emilia Romagna is not only known for their incredible food, or their famous cars and motorbikes (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati ...) – it’s mostly its diverse landscapes from the sea to the mountainous Apennines that attracts cyclists to ride this region north of Europe’s smallest microstate “San Marino”.

You can choose between 2 different routes and lengths, at the same time you can choose between a proper bikepacking-race, but you can also plan your trip from a nice beautiful accommodation to another and rather approach the event as a comfortable tour. That way the ROMAGNA BIKETRAIL is worth a trip whatever your preferred “style” might be. If you are looking to combine a short holiday with a great cycling event: think about participating!

In 2017 we sent our friends, the Becker Bros on their Bombtracks and asked them to bring back some impressions, enjoy.

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