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Cycling Emilia-Romagna’s Culinary Wonders (7-days)

  • 7days
  • Italy

This tour is available on demand.

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Cycling Tours Europe

Guided Cycling Group Tour from Parma to Bologna

Long known as Italy’s premier pasta region, and maybe even its culinary capital, Emilia-Romagna delights in every way – including our palates! On this cycling tour from Parma to Bologna, you will not only taste extraordinary traditional dishes – you will visit Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar makers learning their time-tested methods; sample plenty of artisanal gelato; wonder at ancient castles and world-heritage UNESCO sites; and even have the chance to see the Ferrari museum and factory, from the famous car maker’s hometown of Modena. Two-night stays in impressive Parma and quaint Castelvetro di Modena will allow you to slow down and savor this region, as the locals do. History, art, culture and tradition all come together to make this an unforgettable holiday - and what better way to experience it than from the seat of your bike!

Tour Character: Level 1 cycling

A great tour for novice cyclists in terms of daily distance and terrain type. Bike handling skills are necessary when negotiating bike paths (usually in or near cities and towns). Also ideal for experienced cyclists who desire shorter days on the bike and plenty of time to enjoy the destination, food and activities. We will ride 44-55 km (27-35 mi) per day, over flat to rolling terrain, on paved backroads and bike paths with little vehicle traffic. On some short stretches we share the roads with cars. Experienced cyclists who want longer, optional rides at the end of the programmed ride will have these available (please inquire ahead).

Included in this tour

  • 6 nights lodging in 3-star or equivalent hotels and inns
  • Breakfast 
  • 2 x dinners with local wine
  • Cooking class
  • Parmesan cheese factory visit and tasting
  • Guided visit and tasting at family-run balsamic vinegar mill
  • GPS navigation tracks provided via Ride With GPS (which you can upload to your personal navigation device)
  • Bilingual English-Italian cycling guide
  • Bike fitting and welcome meeting at tour start
  • Support vehicle and driver on most days

Not included:

  • Airfare or travel to and from the tour start and end
  • Bike rental
  • Entrance to museums or other activities not indicated as included
  • Any meals or beverages not indicated as included
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour leader gratiude

If you would like to rent a Hybrid bike (95 EUR), Road bike (125 EUR) or an E-Bike (195 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking

Arrival / Departure:

  • Bologna Airport (BLQ)
  • A private transfer from Bologna Airport to your hotel in Parma - on request
  • A taxi from Bologna Airport to Bologna Main Train Station (Bologna Stazione Centrale)
  • Aerobus-BLQ is the shuttle connecting Aeroporto Marconi to city center and Bologna Main Train Station (Bologna Stazione Centrale). Tickets cost € 6
  • To get to Bologna main train station (Bologna Centrale) you can ge a bus (line 50 or 41) for a 5-10 minutes ride, a 5-minute taxi ride, or walk 10 minutes (your hotel is 800m from the train station)


  • Available for private groups and families - contact us with your planned travel dates, and we will create your private departure.
  • Total distance: 251 km (156 miles). Daily distance: 50 km (31 miles)
  • Minimum 6 people for confirmed tour 
  • Private rooms available upon request
  • Single supplement - 195 EUR
  • Available from March to October. High season in May, June, September and early October (high season fee is 100 EUR p.p)

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