STAGE 14 – 2020
Massa Finalese / Colorno
Completely flatland stage. Once you have passed the luxuriant and sunny Emilian countryside, you will ride along the Pò river, arriving in Pieve Coriano, place of secret control called “EVR2 route of the Acqua del Po”, where watermelon and melon will be served; these fruits are considered typical summer foods because they are fresh, quench and it restore perfectly all the mineral salts that are lost through sweat.
Here you follow the EVR2 cycle path of the Acqua del Po, which borders the river embankment. The famous embankments were erected to protect the lands against possible flooding of the river. After the town of Guastalla you will cross the birthplaces of: the naif painter Ligabue (Gualtieri village), the writer Guareschi author of the stories about Don Camillo and Peppone (Brescello village); then you will bike till the majestic palace Reggia di Colorno, called the Italian Versailles palace , end of the stage and checkpoint.
Difficulty ⭐ – Distance 120 Km – Partial Distance 1386 Km – Climbing 230 mt. – Total climbing 14784mt
Max elevation: 35 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 490 m
Total descent: -471 m