Until Fontanelice, the elevation profile of the Santerno Cycle Route makes for easy riding (the average gradient is only about 1%), in this part “family friendly” of the route.
From Fontanelice to Castel del Rio, instead, there are alternating climbs and downhill sections, some of them pretty steep (gradients can reach 20%). This last stretch of the Santerno Cycle Route is ‘sportier’ and more demanding, so here you’ll need to be fit! This last part of Ciclovia del Santerno, defined “professional”, will be object of maintenence and riqualification: some traints could be closed for this reason. Maintenence works should end before the end of June 2022.
Of course,cyclists taking on the route with e-bikes can enjoy all the great views without having to worry about the more challenging climbs.