In the Emilia Romagna region, in the north of Italy, many of the finest Southern dishes are at home. Delicious wine, balanced balsamic vinegar and hearty parmesan. This cycling tour combines the scenic beauty with the culinary treasures. Regional manufacturers open their doors and so you can experience the splendour of the world, but also culturally this region has a lot to offer. There are castles, art and cities to discover Modena, Bologna and Parma.
Cycle tour - Italy - Emilia Romagna - From Parma to Bologna - Individual - 8D/7N
Italy’s culinary delight
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
1. Day Parma
Your cycling holiday starts in Parma. You have time to explore the centre and capture the Italian charm of this art city with its impressive cathedral.
2. Day Parma – Fontanellato – Parma ca. 57 km
On the first day of cycling you will have the opportunity to stop at a mustard egg in San Secondo to taste the fine Parmesan. Then cycle to Fontanellato to visit the mighty San Vitale Castle.
3. Day Parma – Reggio Emilia ca. 59 km
Today it goes to the home of Parmigiano and Parma ham, which gets a special taste thanks to the special climate. Cycling through pinewood forests, past chestnut trees and over the mountains of Parma, you should visit the impressive Torrechiara Castle. The bike continues to the castle of Montechiarugolo, from which you have a wonderful view of the Enza River. You can reach the city of Reggio Emilia, with its beautiful houses and small streets.
4. Day Reggio Emilia – Carpi – Modena ca. 57 km
Today’s cycling tour will take you through the Po Valley, where you will have the possibility of a number of excursions, starting with the city of Correggio. Then cycle through the vineyards of the Lambrusco di Santa Croce until you reach Carpi. A further 18 km will take you to Modena. Recognised as a world heritage city by UNESCO, it offers many cultural highlights and exudes Italian vitality.
5. Day Modena Rundtour ca. 65 km
The famous balsamico is produced here. You can stop at a manufacturer and participate in a meal. Then cycle to Vignola, the city of cherries and the famous Barozzi pie. On small streets you can reach the town of Castelvetro, famous for its Lambrusco wine.
6. Day Modena – Nonantola – Bologna ca. 68 km
You leave Modena on the cycle path and come along the Secchia through landscapes and vineyards to Nonantola with its beautiful Romanesque abbey from the 12th century. In Nonantola you can taste the delicious balsamico again before continuing your cycling trip to Bologna.
7. Day Bologna ca. 20 km
After a cycling tour of the city, you will have plenty of time in the afternoon to explore this fascinating and beautiful city. The squares with restaurants and cafés invite you to rest and a variety of museums and historic buildings make every heartbeat faster. If you are interested, you can book a cooking lesson.
8. Day Departure
After breakfast it is unfortunately good-bye.
7 Übernachtungen im 3* Hotels und erweitertes Frühstück.
7 Übernachtungen im 3* Hotels
Tägliches erweitertes Frühstück
Radkarte mit detaillierter Radtourenbeschreibung
Reiseunterlagen je Zimmer
01.03. – 21.06.2020 and 06.09. – 08.11.2020
Flat to hilly terrain with easy ascent and descent.
Cooking Class Bologna
min. 2 people 198,00 EUR
min. 4 people 116,00 EUR