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“Via degli Dei” is a historical route through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, in use as far back as Etruscan and Roman times to connect Bologna to Florence.

Starting from Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, the route crosses the ridges and ravines of the Apennines up to Piazza della Signoria in Florence. A demanding route of about 130 km that can be cycled by mountain bike through an interesting natural landscape, rich in historical and religious heritage. Suitable for experienced and trained cyclists.

The route follows the ancient Flaminia Militare road dating back to 187 B.C., several sections of which are still visible. It owes its name to the places that it crosses: Monte Adone (Adonis), Monzuno (Mons Iovis), Monte Venere and Monte Luario (Lua).

Find out more about the stages:

More updated info on the trail HERE.

map Stages

  • 1

    Bologna – Madonna dei Fornelli

    • Lenght : 56.40 km
    • Time: 6 h
  • 2

    Madonna dei Fornelli – San Piero a Sieve

    • Lenght : 42.50 km
    • Time: 4h
  • 3

    San Piero a Sieve- Florence

    • Lenght : 33.90 km
    • Time: 4 h

bar_chart Technical Info

  • Km: 130
  • Stages: 4
  • Regions: 2

Difference in level: +1301m / -1246m

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Technical clothing for cycling


First aid kit

GPS system for orientation

Telephone and battery charger + power bank

The cycle route can be travelled all year round. The best times are most definitely the spring, with its blossoms and mild climate, and the early autumn period.
The summer season, particularly during July and August, is not recommended due to the high temperatures, just as winter is not recommended due to the risk of snow, rain and fog.

Download the GPX track or buy the paper map at eXtraBO.

Credential for collection of stamps upon each stop. You must accumulate 5 stamps for the route to be recognised as completed.
It can be purchased at the eXtraBO info-point in Piazza del Nettuno (BO) or on the official website of the path.

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