Cycling in the food valley and Castelli del Ducato zone

An unforgetable experience in the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame di Felino, Vini dei Colli Piacentini e Parmensi on other fantastic products.
A visit to these factories will be organized, followed by product tasting.
We will cycle through this magnificent zone enjoying the most beautiful castles in Italy and a visit to Busseto where Giuseppe Verdi spent most of his life.

Cycling in the food valley
and Castelli del Ducato zone

An unforgetable experience in the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame di Felino, Vini dei Colli Piacentini e Parmensi on other fantastic products.
A visit to these factories will be organized, followed by product tasting.
We will cycle through this magnificent zone enjoying the most beautiful castles in Italy and a visit to Busseto where Giuseppe Verdi spent most of his life.
During the week will have overnight accommodation in castles or historical buildings.
One afternoon is dedicated to shopping in Fidenza Village, a number one outlet in Italy with 92 brand shops like Valentino, Armani etc…

Arrive in Bologna Airport, private transfer to Rivalta Castle. Later a guided tour of the castle and dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in superior room in Torre of San Martino Castle.

Rivalta Trebbia / Vigoleno
Distance: 44 km (27 miles) – Altitude: (450 m) – Travel time: 4h

After a buffet breakfast, we start on our cycling tour visiting Castel Arquato and Cardinali winery producer of Vini Doc dei Colli Piacentini (with tasting). Arrival at Vigoleno Castle, followed by a typical dinner and overnight at the Castle of Vigoleno

Vigoleno / Soragna
Distance: 53 km – (33 miles) Altitude: (0) – Travel time: 4h

We leave on a 50 km cycling tour on flat land visiting on the way the town of Busseto where Giuseppe Verdi was born and Villa Verdi where he lived and where his relatives are still living. We proceed to Castello di Polesine Parmense visiting Corte Pallavicina Farm: Michelin Chef Massimo Spigaroli, Culatello di Zibello is produced in the very old cellers. (with tasting). Arrive in Soragna for dinner and overnight in a historical palace hotel Locanda del Lupo

Soragna / Tabiano Castello
Distance: 55 km – (34 miles) – Altitude: (260 m) – Travel time: 4h

After breakfast, we visit the Magnificent Soragna Castle and start on our cycling trip. In the morning we discover the Parmigiano Reggiano Factory. (with tasting).
We continue our way towards the Castles of Roccabianca, San Secondo and Fontanellato. In the afternoon we arrive in Tabiano Castle, where one can relax in a beautiful Spa followed by dinner and overnight.

Tabiano Castello
Distance: 33 km– (20 miles) – Altitude: (460 m) – Travel time: 4h 30min

A wonderfull day cycling in the low hilly region of Salsomaggiore. We return to Tabiano castle for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Tabiano Castello / Parma
Distance: 55 km (34 miles) – Altitude: (230 m) – Travel time: 4h

We leave for Parma visiting the majestic Torrechiara Castle, the factory of Prosciutto di Parma and Salame di Felino where we taste these wonderfull products. The cycling tour finishes in the centre of Parma. Check in at Hotel Pacchiosi followed by dinner in a typical restaurant.

A three hour guided tour of Parma, followed by transfer to Fidenza Village Shopping Outlet (approximately five hours) where one can also have lunch. Return to hotel. Free evening in Parma and return to Hotel Pacchiosi

Private transfert to Bologna airport

Dates 2016
From 16th of April to 23rd of April
From 1st of October to 8th of October

Price per person in double room
€ 4000
€ 550 single supplement

LUXURY CYCLING TOUR

Duration:
8 days / 7 nigths
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The price includes:

  • 7 nights in double room in Castle or Historiacal hotel 4* or 5* with 6 typical dinners (beverages not included)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 packet lunches
  • 1 visit in typical winery with tasting
  • 1 visit in Corte Pallavicino Farm with tasting
  • 1 visit in Parmigiano Reggiano Factory
  • 1 guided tour in Villa Verdi
  • 1 visit in prosciutto di Parma and salame di Felino with tasting
  • 1 guided tour in Castle of Soragna
  • 1 guided tour in Torrechiara Castle
  • 1 guided tour in Parma
  • private transfer from/to Fidenza Village shopping centre
  • 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
  • bike rental for 6 days
  • standard bike for 6 days
  • daily 24h English assistance


The price does not include:

  • air flights
  • beverages during meals
  • hotel room taxes
  • anything not quoted above in (see included)
  • up-grade Bike rental on request various models

Dates 2016:

From 16th of April to 23rd of April
From 1st of October to 8th of October


Net price Tour Operator for person in double room:
€ 3000
€ 550
single supplement


Other dates on request:
€ 3400 minimum 4 person
€ 2800 minimum 6 person
€ 2300 maximum 10 person

If you want information about prices or general question download Castelli del Ducato zone or contact us

If you want information about prices or general question download Castelli del Ducato zone 2016 or contact us