Taste of Italy by Bike

Price:From *$2090

7 Days/6 Night

Tour Description

Ride from Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy, through the heartland of gastronomic delights to Parma, famous for its cured ham and cheese. Spend a night in an agriturismo.

DEPARTURE Tuesdays (other departure days may be possible with a supplement)
INCLUSIONS
6 nights 3-4–star accommodation
Breakfast daily & 3 dinners
High quality titanium racing or hybrid bicycle
Roadbook and map
GPS with preloaded tracks
Luggage transfers between hotels
Cooking demonstration
Special culinary highlights and tastings

HIGHLIGHTS
The UNESCO World Heritage porticoes of Bologna
Modena's covered street market
Visit an "acetaia", a traditional balsamic vinegar factory
Overnight stay in an agriturismo, a country hotel with working farm
Loop ride into the Parma hills to the castle of Torrechiara

1

Day 1:

Bologna Arrive and explore at leisure. Bicycle fitting and briefing. Dinner is at a local trattoria. (D)

2

Day 2:

Bologna Enjoy a cooking demonstration, followed by the opportunity for a short loop ride on the hills south of Bologna (25-45 km). (B)

3

Day 3:

Bologna - Modena Follow a rails-to-trails bike path to the fortress town of Bazzano, before heading to Modena (62 km). (B)

4

Day 4:

Modena - Reggio Emilia Continue on along back roads to your agriturismo for your overnight stay. Visit a traditional balsamic vinegar factory (51 km). (B,D)

5

Day 5:

Reggio Emilia - Parma Observe a working Parmesan cheese maker. Ride along bike paths following an old railroad to Parma. (62 km). (B,D)

6

Day 6:

Parma Hills Today's ride will loop to the breath-taking castle of Torrechiara (48 km). (B)

7

Day 7:

Parma Tour ends. (B)

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