The evocative setting of Porretta Terme, in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, is a place to be discovered, full of suggestive routes with breathtaking views, an ideal destination for cycling tourism enthusiasts and nature excursions. The cycling season lasts until late autumn thanks to mild temperatures, crystal clear air and colorful nature.
The Hotel Helvetia Thermal SPA, thanks to the partnership with Mezzini Bike, allows you to rent latest generation electric mountain bikes, delivered directly to the structure. On request it is possible to be accompanied by specialized guides.
Dirt tracks in the middle of nature will lead you to pedal through meadows, woods, small rural roads, villages and countryside. Traveling one of these paths by e-bike with the whole family or friends can be a fun and unforgettable experience, in full contact with nature.
Some itineraries retrace the Gothic Line and the places of memory, or go to explore Etruscan archaeological sites.
Others are instead directed to the discovery of ancient villages or enchanted places with unique architecture, a wonderful example is the Rocchetta Mattei in Riola di Vergato. Still others, allow you to enjoy the pristine beauty of the Suviana and Brasimone Lakes Regional Park , which extends around two large basins built starting from the early twentieth century for hydroelectric purposes. Mixed woods of oak, beech and coniferous trees form the spectacular front of the Cinghi delle Mogne and are inhabited by protected species such as deer, roe deer, wild boar and fallow deer.
Retrace beautiful stretches of the ancient Via della Lana e della Seta, which through villages, peaks and valleys connects two historical centers of great value: Bologna and Prato.