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Cycling Tour Emilia Romagna

Self-guided cycling Tour Emilia Romagna 8 days – 7 nights
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-day 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 300 and 350 km

Luggage transfer option: €310 for 1-4 travelers

Your luggage will be transported from one hotel to the next. The luggage is normally collected from 09.30 at the reception of the hotel and is delivered at the following hotel by 15.00 hrs. Please use the luggage tags provided by Cycle Europe on all your luggage being transferred. Please have your luggage ready before the driver comes to collect it, otherwise, you may have to pay a local taxi for the service. Please consider that the luggage is not insured during the transport. You need to have your own insurance. Do not leave valuables or fragile items in your luggage. Normally, the luggage transport service cannot be used by participants to skip the cycling stage. In case you need help to skip the cycling stage, please contact our emergency number and we will arrange it for you.

Day 1
Check in Bologna
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: 63 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.
  • Daily distance: 63 km (39 miles)
  • Elevation gain: +212 m (695 ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotel Estense, or similar.
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!
  • Daily distance: 60 km (37 miles)
  • Elevation gain: +374 m (1227ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotel Estense, or similar.
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.
  • Daily distance: 47 km (29 miles)
  • Elevation gain: +219 m (720ft)
  • Accommodation: Agriturismo La Razza, or similar.
Day 5
Reggio Emilia loop ride - 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.
  • Short option: 22 km (12 miles) with +102 m (330 ft) elevation gain.
  • Long option: 57km (35 miles) with +801 m (2650 ft) elevation gain.
  • Accommodation: Agriturismo La Razza, or similar.
Day 6
Bike to Parma - Distance 63 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.
  • Daily distance: 63 km (39 miles)
  • Elevation gain: +291 m (955 ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotel Button, or similar
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!
  • Daily distance: 48 km (30 miles)
  • Elevation gain: +240 m (755 ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotel Button, or similar.
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!

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  • Starts every Sunday. Other start days are available on request (extra fee applies). Please note that starting on certain days of the week will make some visits (such as museums or tastings) impossible.
  • Solo traveler departures are also available (only one person on the departure), with a supplemental fee of €370. This fee includes the cost of the single/double room supplement, as well as a GPS unit with the pre-loaded routes.
  • Group Discounts are available for 4 or more participants booking together on the same departure!
  • 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.

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Price per person starts from 755 euros based on double occupancy; minimum 2 participants per departure.
  • 7 nights in 2-,3- and 4-star hotels and B&Bs of similar quality
  • All breakfasts
  • Access to smartphone app with preloaded tracks and digital roadbook
Bicycle rental
  • Aluminum hybrid: €130
  • Premium Titanium road or hybrid: €170
  • E-bike (hybrid with straight handlebar): €255
  • Tandem: €295 (priced per bike, for 2 cyclists)
  • Tag-along or kid trailer: €80
  • Pannier rental: €40 per set (2 side bags per set)
  • Single supplement €240
  • Luggage transfer option: €310 for 1-4 travelers
  • Travel to and from the tour start and end
  • Bike fitting and welcome meeting
  • Luggage transfers (see optional pricing)
  • Entrance to museums or other activities
  • City hotel tax (€2 to 5 per night per person, to be paid locally by the traveler)
  • Any meals or beverages not indicated as included
  • Any type of insurance (medical, trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, bike rental)
  • On the self-guided tours, detailed tour information and route navigation tracks are provided through the free smartphone app Ride With GPS - our "digital roadbook" - which includes daily routes, maps, elevation profiles, and ride descriptions; schedules and hotel itinerary; cultural and sightseeing information, visit suggestions; emergency numbers and more, all stored in one organized, easy to use app. Downloading the app content also allows for offline mode navigation. Participants can also upload the routes to their own GPS device, and even print the detailed route notes before leaving home.
  • GPS device rental, as well as a printed roadbook, are available at an optional extra fee:
  • GPS device rental: €50
  • Printed roadbook: €45 (second copy of printed roadbook €15)




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