Cycling Italy’s Culinary Delights

Price:From *$5089

8 Days/7 Night

Tour Description

Every meal will include extraordinary local dishes made according to tradition. Every day of pedaling will take you on behind-the-scenes visits to castles and world heritage UNESCO sites.

DEPARTURE
INCLUSIONS
7 nights 3-4-star accommodation
Meals as indicated
Cooking demonstration in Bologna
Guided visits of Sabbioneta and Bologna
Special culinary highlights and tastings as specified
High quality 27-30 speed bike
Full van support to carry luggage – and tired cyclists, too!
English speaking bilingual tour leaders
Daily mileage options
Detailed route map

HIGHLIGHTS
Cremona, home to creamy Italian nougat and handcrafted Stradivari violins
Cycling on bike paths along the Po River
Parma cured ham and Parmesan cheese
Gelato University

1

Day 1:

Cremona Bicycle fitting, test ride and welcome dinner. (D)

2

Day 2:

Cremona - Sabbioneta Cycle along the Po River to Sabbioneta. (57 km). (B)

3

Day 3:

Sabbioneta - Parma Head south to Parma, one of the undisputed culinary capitals of Italy. Stroll around the historical centre before dinner. (58 km). (B,D)

4

Day 4:

Parma Hills Another day cycling amidst ancient castles and local traditions. Loop ride to the castle of Torrechiara and lunch tasting cured prosciutto and salami (47 km). (B,L)

5

Day 5:

Parma - Reggio Emilia Stop at a salumificio to see how they make Prosciutto di Parma. Continue along back roads and bike paths to your agriturismo (66 km). (B,D)

6

Day 6:

Reggio Emilia - Modena Observe a working Parmesan cheese maker and stop at a traditional balsamic vinegar factory en-route to Modena. (50 km). (B,L)

7

Day 7:

Modena - Bologna Ride to the fortress town of Bazzano. Continue to Bologna with a stop at the University of Gelato. Guided visit of Bologna and farewell dinner. (67 km). (B,D)

8

Day 8:

Bologna Tour ends. (B)

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