23. Casalborsetti – Ravenna

The stage will lead from the Adriatic Sea to Ravenna. It is distinguished by crossing the pine forest of San Vitale: for kilometers you will walk on dirt tracks immersed in a splendid and silent forest; then you will find the Mausoleum of Theodoric. No inhabited center on the stage: you need to bring water and food. Those who have stopped in Mandriole can avoid the coast and cross the beautiful Valle della Canna and the next pine forest, following the variant.

Along the canal, take Via Nino Bonnet. After passing the Church of San Lorenzo you enter the pine forest which is crossed on an internal road with the beach on the left; there are several campsites and thus we arrive at the Lamone river. After crossing the bridge, take the cycle path along the right bank of the river for several kilometres. Cross the SP 112, and you arrive at a dirt road where you meet the “Variante Trafila Garibaldina”. Having crossed the footbridge, you enter the pine forest of San Vitale, so called because it was formerly owned by the Benedictine monks of San Vitale of Ravenna. The landscape is fascinating in its wildness, cared for by man just enough to allow its enjoyment. After a while there is a first clearing, where the monks built the first house (“old house”) complete with a fountain; then you cross a canal. After a while there is a large clearing where it is easy to meet free horses. Cross this, and a canal: on the right a large plant to regulate the water (Via Mambelli cart track). Next is the “Benedictine threshing floor of Ca’ Nova”, a large structure that can be visited, where the monks worked medicinal herbs and especially pine nuts. Walking here is like walking in an “earthly paradise”. After a few kilometers we find another large canal. Bypassing another water regulation system, you leave the pine forest. Take the underpass of a link road of the Via Romea (Via Canale Magni); towards Via Romea Nord, cross the canal and take the parking street that runs alongside the establishments of the Le Bassette Shopping Centre. You always walk on the edge of the parking areas of the various establishments. After passing several roundabouts and the railway, you finally find yourself in the Teodorico Park with its original and beautiful Mausoleum of Theodoric. Leaving the Mausoleum area and passing the railway, you are at Rocca Brancaleone. Then you find the Basilica of San Giovanni, near the station and on the right; then you finally meet the historic center of Ravenna, with very important monuments: Via Armando Diaz, Piazza del Popolo, Via IV Novembre, Via Camillo Benso di Cavour, Basilica San Vitale.

  • From airport (BOLOGNA, VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Ravenna FS Railway Station
  • From Ravenna FS Railway Station with START bus route – 25 km
  • Info

Casa della Carità

via Santa Teresa,8 – 48121 RAVENNA

339-5458726 (suor Virginia) 0544-38548 - info@operasantateresa.com- Convenzione

Chiosco La Baracchina

Via A.Grandi – Le Bassette 48123 RAVENNA

Casa della Carità

via Santa Teresa,8 – 48121 RAVENNA

339-5311094 (don Alberto Graziani) 0544-38548 - info@operasantateresa.com- Convenzione

Hotel Ravenna

via P.Maroncelli,12 – 48121 RAVENNA

0544- 212204 - info@hotelravenna.ra.it

B&B Anastagi

via Anastagi 34, 48100 RAVENNA

0544-215290 / 339-3000103 - info@anastagi.com

B&B Al Borgo

via San Mama 53, 48100 RAVENNA

0544-405442 - alborgora@gmail.com

B&B La Rotonda sul Parco

via delle Industrie,16, 48122 RAVENNA

0544-684082 / 335-6318877 - info@bblarotonda.it

Hotel Centrale Byron

Via IV Novembre,14 – 48121 RAVENNA

0544-33479 - info@hotelbyron.com


Via Lanciani,24 – 48122 RAVENNA


Casa del Ciclo

Via Santa Mama,152 – 48121 RAVENNA



Via Santa Mama,10 – 48121 RAVENNA


Pezzi di Bici

Via Maggiore,199 – 48121 RAVENNA



Circonvallazione San Gaetanino,118 – 48123 RAVENNA

393-9790222 / 0544-458936

Cicli di Buono

Via Serra,36 – 48121 RAVENNA


Bike Rental – Coop. S.Vitale (vicino stazione FS)

Piazza Farini,1 – 48121 RAVENNA

0544-37031 / 345-7187028



Via Castel San Pietro 26, 48100 RAVENNA

0544-472241 - ravenna@cai.it


via Luca Longhi, 9 – 48100 RAVENNA

0544 35404 – 35755 - iatravenna@comune.ra.it; turismo@comune.ravenna.it

Tavalazzi Pamela – organizzatrice cammini

via Gramsci, 8 – 44011 ARGENTA-FE

338-6071909 - pamela@studiotavalazzi.com

Place of Departure
Place of Arrival
Length - KM
Emilia Romagna
Uphill Gap
20 m
Downhill Gap
16 m
CAI (Diff.Escurs.)