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Cycling Tour Emilia Romagna

Self guided cycling Tour Emilia Romagna.
Suggested start day: Mondays. You can start all days except on Thursdays and Fridays.
(NOTE: starting on other days than Sunday and Monday will make some visits impossible).

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Self guided cycling Tour Emilia Romagna

Your start location for this 7 days cycling Tour is Bologna. Home town to the oldest continually operating university in the world. Bologna has a long tradition of studies, gastronomy and arts. Make sure you put this culinary delight on your ‘must try’ list! On this new cycling tour, you’ll ride through Italy’s pasta region. All the meal who here will served include extraordinary local dishes made according to tradition. This cycling will not only be cycling. You’ll also visit castles and world heritage UNESCO sites. Cycling through Emilia Romagna and visit art, history, culture and the traditions of Emilia Romagna. All this makes Emilia Romagna an unforgettable cycling tour.

This cycling Tour is perfect for cyclists who prefer shorter distances and non-hilly terrains. Bicycles paths allow you to enter and exit towns easily. Your daily distances have an maximum of 62 km. The total distance of the whole Tour will be around the 168 and 262 km. Your departure location for this cycling Tour will be Parma. Parma is famous for its art, architecture, music, prosciutto (ham), cheese and the beautiful surrounding countryside. In Parma you’ll find one of the oldest universities in the world. The University of Parma. So on your last day there is enough to visit.

Jump on your bike and enjoy the taste of Emilia Romagna

  • Visit castles and world heritage UNESCO sites
  • Enjoy the great History, art, culture and tradition in Emilia Romagna
  • Cycle through Italy’s premier pasta region
  • Short distances and non-hilly terrains makes this Tour easy to ride
  • Cycle 62 km a day, with a total distance between the 168 and 262 km
Day 1
Check in
Arrive in Bologna and a meeting for bike fitting and briefing. Bologna is the start location for today and Emilia Romagna's administrative capital and, arguably, its culinary capital too. Your optional dinner is at a local trattoria!
Day 2
Loop ride to the surrounding hills
You have an optional cooking demonstration this morning, where you will learn a few secrets from local artisans. You’ll have time in the afternoon for a short loop ride that takes you on the hills south of Bologna, where Partisans were fighting during the Second World War. Total distance; 25-45km (16-28 miles)
Day 3
Ride to Modena
Go on an optional visit of a Gelato Museum and taste the history of gelato, before enjoying great views along the hills. A rails-to-trails bike path will lead you out to the fortress town of Bazzano, before heading to Modena. Don't miss a visit to the historic center of this city. Total distance; 63km ( 39 miles)
Day 4
Ride to Reggio Emilia counrtyside
Before heading out of Modena with your bicycle, you’ll get the opportunity to visit the local covered market that has been selling local products since the Middle Ages: fruits and vegetables. Another culinary mystery is unveiled today on an optional visit at an "acetaia", a traditional balsamic vinegar factory to learn how leftover grapes are transformed into the sweet rich vinegar that can sometimes be worth hundreds of dollars. You’ll continue on along back roads to reach your "agriturismo", a country house hotel with a working farm, where you’ll stay tonight and where an optional dinner can be reserved. Total distance; 51km ( 32 miles)
Day 5
Bike to Parma
Get up early for an optional visit, observing the artistry of a working Parmesan cheese maker on your way out this morning. You'll ride along bike paths following an old railroad. Your destination is a city where your taste buds will not be disappointed. It is, however, a city where the arts flourished also outside of the kitchen: Parmigianino, Corregio, and Giuseppe Verdi are some of the most famous citizens. Enjoy time in the historic center and delight your palate with Parma's signature cured ham (prosciutto crudo) and Parmesan cheese, eaten at an aperitivo or perhaps sprinkled on homemade pasta dishes. Total distance; 62km ( 39 miles)
Day 6
Loop ride into the hills to the castle of Torrechiara
Get ready for your last day of bicycling amidst ancient castles and local traditions! Today's ride will loop to the breath-taking castle of Torrechiara. Dominating the Val Parma, the castle was constructed between 1448 and 1460, devised as an instrument of defense as well as a distinguished home for the count and his lover. This area is famous for its cured prosciutto and local salame--you can have lunch in this historic setting. Total distance; 48km ( 30 miles)
Day 7
Departure day
Time to say goodbye. A good flight back or an pleasnt stay in Emilia Romagna. Your cycling Tour ends in Parma.


  • Bologna Airport lies six kilometres outside Bologna. There are two terminals but there is no train connection with the airport. There are buses that leave frequently to Bologna railway station.

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