ADRIATICA IONICA RACE is a multi-stage race for professionals cyclists included in the UCI International Cycling Federation calendar, which includes the participation of World Tour teams, Professional teams, Continental teams and National teams (the competition is categorized as UCI 2.1 and in the future the possibility of transforming the event to a National teams only race will be evaluated).

The choice of the routes and altimetries will be carefully selected in order to balance the overall difficulty and to ensure all athletes and teams a fair and impartial race. The project will develop year after year as regards the duration of the competition, the route and the destination.

The race, starting from the Veneto region, will initially end in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Subsequently, it is planned to overcome the Italian borders by crossing the neighboring countries within the European Union and those about to become one until they arrive in Athens.