Reaching the spring of Tiber by bike

Reaching the spring of Tiber by bike

The spring of the Tiber is at 1.268 meters above sea level at the slopes of Monte Fumaiolo. It was Mussolini, in 1923, to decide that the sacred river of Rome originated in Romagna and precisely in the province of Forlì, where he was born. Before the dictator moved the border line, the spring was set within Tuscany.

The climbing of Monte Fumaiolo on a bicycle is faced every weekend by many enthusiasts, but that does not mean that it is easy. The itinerary we propose is about 60 km long, begins and ends in Bagno di Romagna.

From the village proceed towards San Piero in Bagno and then up to Lake Pontini and Lake Lungo. There are many directions on the street and just follow them to get in Acquapartita shortly. You’ll always cycle on the state road towards the Incisa Pass (about 819 m) and then to top of Monte Fumaiolo. The last stretch of road has a truly remarkable climb 4 km with a difference of about 200 m which allows to reach 1,408 meters above sea level.

Once you reach the top of the mountain, you can descend to the Tiber spring. The spring is indicated by a statue dating from the fascist period. The area is often frequented by hikers and curious for which there are several restaurants.

The route continues downhill in the direction of Verghereto and Montecoronaro. At this point only 7 km are missing so that we can return to the starting point.