Berceto, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Berceto, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is a quaint village surrounded by the Apennines. Known for its medieval architecture and the historic Abbey of Saint Moderanno, it offers a serene escape.
Cycle routes passing Berceto
My accommodation in Berceto
Weeks I stayed Berceto
Wed, 15. Mar 2023
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Windy, very windy. And the first day that I'm not just going up sometimes steep hills, but a proper pass. Not a giant, but not too easy. I got myself some candy and a banana and started. And well, while I was biking already two weeks, I was clearly not fit enough yet to just rush it.

Lucky me though, it was serpentines. And serpentines are a pleasing. One can set easy goals and has natural resting points. And what I accepted in the last few days was, I can push if it is too steep. There's no shame in that, specially when the load is heavy. And that's what I did. Slowly, but steady, I moved up.

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Thu, 16. Mar 2023
EuroVelo 5 - view from Berceto

Cold fresh mountain air. And a long way down. Not the worst start into a day. Great views as well, with still some glimpses of the Alps. I decided to not bike into Parma. I've been there on a different visit and generally bigger cities are not too enticing. A short break in Fornovo di Taro, small town but all the things I needed for a quick break. And an impressive riverbed of the Taro.

Continued further to Fidenza where I got some lunch, actually a big portion of pizza for quite little money. I place myself at some squares and observed again quite some people. Definitely a city which is bike friendly and very little car traffic. Which is always great to see.

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Mood: happy :)