Cycling from Bologna to Firenze
Wonderful experience in Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. We will combine cycling to the culture, tradition and food and wine of two of the most beautiful cities of Italy: Bologna and Florence. We will pass through the Appenines to discover the wonder of this land with its historical centers, villages and old churches. It will be exciting tasting famous food and visit Parmigiano Reggiano Factory and winerys. We will visit the most important battlefilds of Italy of the Second War where the Americans, Brazilians and many others nations fought against the German army.
Arrive in Bologna’s airport and a private transfer will take us to the hotel in the centre of Bologna. Free time, small briefing of the tour, dinner in typical restaurant and overnigt in Hotel Orologio.
Bologna / Ponte Rivabella
Distance: 22 km (13 miles) – Altitude: (250 m)
The day will start with a short guided tour of Bologna in the morning and the visit of the ancient medieval markets, where you will have the chance to buy your lunch; in the afternoon bicycles will be delivered and the trip will start with a cycle tour along the historical Reno canal, then riding on across Zola Predosa vineyards, where you will taste 3 quality DOC wines. Then we will head to Ponte Rivabella, where we will reach Admiral Park Hotel and have dinner.
Ponte Rivabella / Montese
Dinstance: 44 km (27 miles) – Altitude: (1200 m)
After breakfast we will start our tour to the mountains of Emilia Romagna. Here we’ll have a beautiful view on te Apennins and on Monte Cimone, wich is the highest peack of the Northern Apennines (2165 metres). Free time in Montese with dinner and overnight in Belvedere Hotel.
Walking tour throw the battlefilds of the Second War
After breakfast a short private transfert will take us in the sites of the battles. We will walk on the ridges up to Monte Belvedere where we’ll enjoy a fantastic view. After the walking tour, we will visit the medieval castle of Montese with its beautiful Museum dedicated to the Second War. Dinner and overnight in Belvedere Hotel.
Montese / Porretta Terme
Distance: 31 km (19 miles) – Altitude: (350 m)
In the morning the tour begins with the visit of Parmigiano Reggiano Factory where we will have an unique opportunity to see how the producers make this famous cheese and as well we’ill do some tasting. We’ll proceed with our tour to Porretta Terme to reach our hotel Helvetia with its beautiful thermal Spa. Dinner and overnight.
Porretta / Pistoia
Distance: 46 km (28 miles) – Altitude: (900 m)
We will cross the Apennines to arrive to the Tuscany side. After that, we’ll do a cycle tour to visit the city. Dinner in a typical restaurant in Pistoia and overnight in Hotel
Pistoia / Firenze
Distance: 45km (28 miles) – Altitude: (0 m)
An easy path will lead us to the capital of the Renaissance. In the afternoon, guided visit of the most important monuments of the city. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight at Hotel Mediterraneo.
Private transfer from Firenze to Bologna Airport.
8 days / 7 nights
The price includes:
- 7 nights in double room in 3*S 4*S hotel with 7 breakfast and 7 dinners
- 6 packet lunches
- 1 visit in typical winery with tasting
- 1 visit in typical Parmiggiano Reggiano Factory with tasting
- 1 guided visit in castle of Montese
- 1 walking tour
- 1 guided tour in the city of Bologna
- 1 guided tour of Firenze
- private transfer from/ to Bologna airport
- staff monitoring daily
- support van for luggage transfer and for water, minerals, cereals bars, sandwiches and fruits
- support for small repairs
- professional cycling guide for 6 days (1 each 20 people)
- daily 24h English assistance
The price does not include:
- air flights
- bike rental (upon request)
- beverages during meals
- hotel room taxes
- anything not quoted above in (see included)
Net price Tour Operator per person in double room:
€ 1050 minimum 20 people
€ 1030 minimum 30 people
€ 1000 minimum 40 people
€ 250 single room supplement
€ 120 bike rental