Bicycle Tours in Italy: Cycling Italy's Culinary Delights Plus! the Farm

   
 

Bicycle Tours in Italy: Cycling Italy's Culinary Delights Plus! the Farm

BY EXPERIENCEPLUS! BICYCLE TOURS
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2 months ago

DURATION

11 Days/10 Nights

SEASON

May, June & September

RATES

USD 4,850.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 31, 2017
Bicycle Tours in Italy: Cycling Italy's Culinary Delights Plus! the Farm
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Selected as one of the Seven Best Food and Wine Adventure trips by away.com.

On this popular bicycle tour, you'll ride through Italy's premier pasta region. Every meal will include extraordinary local dishes made according to tradition. Every day of pedaling will not only take you on behind-the-scenes visits of parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and wine makers, but also to ancient castles and world heritage UNESCO sites. Visit a vinery before heading to Faenza, where you can purchase some beautiful ceramics to display the culinary delights you'll come to crave and dream about on this tour. History, art, culture, and tradition conspire to make this tour unforgettable!

Highlights: Cremona - home to torrone or Italian nougat, Balsamic vinegar cellar, Parma famous cured ham, Parmesan cheese, Bologna and mortadella, Castle of Montechiarugolo and Torrechiara, Modena, Faenza and its ceramics, Olive oil tasting, Gelato University.

***If this sounds great but you'd like a shorter tour check out our, Cycling Italy's Culinary Delights tour, which shortens this itinerary by 3 days.***

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Single Supplement*: $650

*We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the single supplement rate. This fee will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available this fee will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome To Cremona
Cremona, Lombardy, Italy
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Highlights: Cremona, home to creamy Italian nougat, handcrafted Stradivari violins, and an impressive plaza

Day 2: Royal Court Of Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta, Lombardy, Italy
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Highlights: Bicycling on bike paths along the Po River, Gonzaga summer residence of Sabbioneta, guided tour of town

Day 3: Bike To Parma
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Regal residence of Colorno, quiet country roads, Parma cured ham and Parmesan cheese, World Heritage Site of Parma

Day 4: Loop Ride Into Hills To The Castle Of Torrechiara
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Rest day in Parma: loop ride into the Parma hills to the castle of Torrechiara and a lunch with a view

Day 5: Ride To Reggio Nell'emilia Countryside
Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Prosciutto di Parma making, stay in an agriturismo

Day 6: Ride To Modena
Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Parmesan cheese making, a balsamic vinegar visit in a historical vinegar cellar, World Heritage Site of historic Modena

Day 7: Bicycle To Bologna
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Gelato University, guided tour of Bologna

Day 8: Rest Day In Bologna
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: The world Heritage Porticoes of Bologna, cooking demonstration

Day 9: Bologna To Castel S.Pietro And Shuttle To Faenza
Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Lunch and visit at a winery, ceramic capital Faenza

Day 10: Loop Ride To Brisighella
Brisighella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Bicycle to the medieval village of Brisighella, visit ExperiencePlus! headquarters at "The Farm"

Day 11: Tour Ends In Faenza
Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Highlights: Faenza

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • use of a quality 27-30 speed bicycle
  • 11 days, 10 nights' accommodation
  • all breakfasts, 5 dinners, 2 picnics, 2 lunches
  • cooking demonstration in Bologna followed by light lunch
  • special culinary highlights and tastings listed in itinerary

NOTES

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Total Distance: 420 km (260 miles)

Daily Distance: Average 46 km (29 miles)

What to Expect: An amazing combination of great bicycling and fabulous culinary experiences. Perfect for cyclists who prefer shorter distances and non-hilly terrain. Bicycle paths allow us to enter and exit towns easily.


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