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Cycling Tour Emilia Romagna

Self-guided cycling Tour Emilia Romagna
This tour is available from March 1 to October 31

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Self-guided cycling Tour Emilia Romagna

Your start location for this 8 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 meals here will be served to 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 visiting the art, history, culture, and 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. Bicycle paths allow you to enter and exit towns easily. Your daily distances have a maximum of 65 km. The total distance of the whole Tour will be around 300 and 350 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 make this Tour easy to ride
  • Cycle around 55 km a day, with a total distance between the 300 and 350 km

High-Season surcharge (May-June, September, and early October): a €100 per person surcharge is applied on high-season departures. If joining an existing, confirmed departure date, the fee may be waived – please inquire.

Day 1
Check in
Arrive in Bologna, Emilia Romagna's administrative capital and, arguably, its culinary capital too. Home to the oldest continually operating university in the world, Bologna has a long tradition of studies, arts, and gastronomy. Speaking of gastronomy, Bologna gave birth to mortadella, vulgarly distorted abroad as "bologna," although the fresh, artisanal mortadella has nothing to do with processed ham! Make sure you put this culinary delight on your 'must-try list! Lots to see and explore in this beautiful city. Come early and book a genuine cooking class at a renowned cooking school or enjoy dinner at a local trattoria!
Day 2
Ride to Modena - Distance: 64 km
Leave Bologna on its city bike paths to get to the first hills where great views reward you after a short climb. A rails-to-trails bike path leads you out to the fortress town of Bazzano, before heading to Modena. Don't forget to visit the historic town center of this city with the marble-covered cathedral and its Ghirlandina bell tower.
Day 3
Modena loop ride - Distance 60 km
Take time to explore Modena today by climbing up the bell tower or visiting the Palace of the Duchy. Alternatively, enjoy a ride to the foothills of the Apennines along quiet roads and bicycle lanes. Visit the picturesque town of Castelvetro with its fortified historical center and balsamic vinegar production. If you are a car fan, Modena is the home of Ferrari and other historical brands so there are museums and exhibitions you can indulge in!
Day 4
Cycle the Reggio Emilia countryside - Distance: 47 km
Before heading out of Modena on your bike, we suggest a visit to the local covered market that has been selling local products since the Middle Ages: fruits and vegetables, but also gourmet selections of Lambrusco wine, Amaretti cookies, truffles, cheese, and Prosciutto, and of course traditional balsamic vinegar. With your senses alighted by the sounds, sights, and smells, you will visit the lovely Acetaia Cavalli estate, where the family has been producing the highest quality balsamic for over a hundred years. An easy ride today will lead you along back roads to tonight’s very special stay - an agriturismo country house hotel with a working farm, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar production, vineyards and winery, and more, within a wonderful natural setting.
Day 5
Reggio Emilia loop ride on the hills - Distance: 22 km or 57 km
read for the hills today on a ride to Canossa Castle ruins, where the Holy Roman Empire Emperor Henry 5th had to show penance to the Pope, waiting in the snow barefoot at the gate of Matilda's castle for three days before Matilda, countess of Canossa, convinced the Pope to open. Alternatively, for a shorter loop ride follow the bike path to Reggio Emilia for a visit to this bustling, pretty town.
Day 6
Bike to Parma - Distance 65 km
Your destination today is a city where your taste buds will not be disappointed, Parma! Famous for its culinary traditions, the arts also flourished outside of the kitchen in this lovely city: Parmigianino, Correggio, and Giuseppe Verdi are some of its most famous citizens, and their influence is present to this day. The city is still an important cultural and artistic center. Explore and enjoy the historic center, and delight your palate with Parma's signature cured ham (prosciutto crudo) and Parmesan cheese, eaten as an aperitif or sprinkled on homemade pasta dishes.
Day 7
Torrechiara Castle loop ride - Diatance: 48 km
Get ready for your last day of bicycling amidst ancient castles and local traditions! Today's ride will loop to the breathtaking Torrechiara Castle. 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 salami—taste them in this historic setting!
Day 8
Departure day
Your cycling tour ends in Parma. Now with a refined palate, shop well and take some recipes home to try in your own kitchen!


  • Bologna Airport lies six kilometers 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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  • High-quality titanium racing or hybrid bike
  • Bike fitting and briefing
  • Gps with preloaded tracks
  • Roadbook and map
  • Lunches
  • City taxes
  • Single supplement + €175 (in a single room)
  • Solo travelers pay + €215 (in a double room for single use)
  • Electric bike upgrade
  • Room upgrade options
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  • Aluminum hybrid: €120
  • Premium Titanium road or hybrid: €160
  • E-bike (hybrid with straight handlebar): €240
  • Tandem: €280 (priced per bike, for 2 cyclists)
  • Tag-along or kid trailer: €80
  • City hotel tax (€2 to 5 per night per person, to be paid locally by the traveler)
  • Half-board €215




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