Slow or competitive, holiday sports can provide unforgettable experiences and all-over wellbeing
The Riviera and the Apennines are a real paradise for active holidays.
Do you like sporty and healthy holidays? Do you dream of combining a relaxing stay with a slow sports activity? Or are you attracted to challenge and keen on holidays based around major competitions? Either way, the Riviera and the Apennines await with their unique natural scenery for outdoor life and their numerous sports events all year round.
Bespoke services for those who seek sports on holiday
Golf, tennis, Nordic walking, running, canoeing, sailing, cycling: on the Riviera there really is something for everyone. From the classic and timeless to the latest slow tourism trends, assisted by natural surroundings like the pine forest and excellent sports infrastructure. The Batani Group offers exceptional hospitality for sports enthusiasts, with personalised services and an all-round wellness experience.
Cycling and running events
For cyclists, the big dates are the Granfondo del Sale and the Gran Fondo del Capitano, as well as the number-one cycle race in this region, the Nove Colli. Meanwhile, those who prefer walking and running should definitely mark their diaries for the Running In and the Ecomaratona del Sale.
The Nove Colli, on the routes of Marco Pantani
The Nove Colli is a classic Gran Fondo long-distance cycle race, which each year in May attracts thousands of cyclists, both professionals and amateurs from all over the world, to tackle the mountain roads of the Romagnol Apennines. It's a route of 210 km that takes in nine mountain passes, starting and finishing in Cesenatico, on the roads where the great champion once trained.
IronMan: athletes with muscles of steel come to Cervia
September will see the third consecutive IronMan Italy Emilia Romagna event, an extreme competition of swimming, cycling and running (3.8 km sea swimming at dawn and 180 km cycling in the hills inland, followed by a marathon). Following the huge success of last year's edition, the event is already attracting thousands of athletes. In Romagna the triathlon finds a passion for sports and the great lifestyle that distinguishes the area.
Sports fishing, training camps and off-road, the active face of the Apennines.
At Acquapartita lake in the Apennines, home to Hotel Miramonti, there really is a sport for everyone. On the shores of the lake you can practise sport fishing; footpaths, woods and meadows are the realm of off-road cycling enthusiasts, early morning runners and walkers; it's ideal for training camps in preparation for competitions or for professional football training.
Golf: Every possible facility and "Batani Tournaments" for fans of the green
At Batani Golf Hotels, facilities for golfers are designed to make the sports experience as comfortable as possible, without neglecting a healthy diet with locally-sourced products and wellness treatments in La Dolce Vita centres. For enthusiasts of the sport, we offer preferential green fees, booking of tee times, golf passes for playing on more than one course, special Pro arrangements with Emilia Romagna Golf circuits and bag storage. The Batani Group organises and sponsors two golf tournaments in the course of the year: The Batani Select Hotels Golf Cup in Milano Marittima and the Rimini Golf Trophy in Rimini.