6 days/5 nights, with 5 of days cycling



Can start any date between March and November


Moderate


Classic Accommodation: 
US$1750    

Single Supplement:

US$450

     
Luxe Accommodation:
US$1950
Single Supplement:
US$500

 

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  • 5 nights hotels 
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer on Day 3 from Tabiano to Sabbioneta with bikes (approx 1 hour)
  • Use of a hybrid bike and accessories 
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Getting there: Parma can be reached from Milan, Venice, or Bologna by train. The hotel in Tabiano can be reached by taxi. 
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Italy

Parma to Verona Cycling 6 Days

The Veneto region of Italy is one of Europe’s treasures troves, boasting lovely biking between charming cities including Parma, Mantua and Verona. Each of these towns is filled with art, monuments and great restaurants (hey, it’s Italy), and arriving by bike after a day pedaling along river-side paths and fertile farmland is simply divine.


      



Tuscany Cycling 8 Days

Day 1
 Start your trip from just outside Parma, the riverside city synonymous with fine food - Parma ham, Parmesan cheese & Lambrusco wines. Parma was recently awarded a Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy (the first city in Italy to receive this honor). But in addition to gastronomy, there is much else on offer - this compact city has a wealth of artistic, theatrical, musical and historical interests. Stay at  Antico Borgo di Tabiano, a castle in the countryside.
Ride Options: 47 km; 630m gain


Day 2
Today’s ride passes through two beautiful villages of Soragna and Fontanellato. There will be an opportunity to visit an organic farm for a cheese making demonstration and tasting before the ride back to your hotel. There is an option on this evening for a cooking course (additional fee).
Ride Options: 55 km; 325m gain or 66 km; 525m gain

Day 3
Today begins with a transfer to a small village part way between Tabiano and Mantua to make the riding distance more manageable. In the Unesco World Heritage Site of Sabbioneta, visit the Teatro all’Antica (one of the first purpose-built theatres in the world). Afterwards, follow the Oglio and Po Rivers to the charming village of Mantua, the second World Heritage site of the day. Stay at Casa Poli, a lovely hotel in the center, steps to restaurants and cafes.
Ride Options: 65km; 250m gain or 75 km; 288m gain

Tuscany Cycling 8 Days Day 4
Your route today winds through the Parco del Mincio following the Mincio River Valley. Have lunch in the lakeside village of Peschiera del Garda and then continue to the Valpolicella wine region, where the Luxe option stays at the fabulous 5-star Relais & Chateaux property Villa Cordevigo; the Classic hotel option is a wine makers inn nearby.
Ride Options: 65 km; 380m gain (to Cordevigo) 

Day 5
Start the day with an easy sweep downhill towards Bardonlino and then a flat ride towards Garda.  There is a hilly option into the hills above Lake Garda, where splendid views reward your effort (and a great lunch spot near the town of San Zeno di Montagna).
Ride Options: 26 km or 55 km; 850m gain

Day 6
Depart. You can reach Verona train station by taxi from the hotel.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

"We had a fabulous trip! The weather was perfect and the scenery never censed to be breathtaking. The bike routes were challenging in terms of hills but very pleasant because of the lack of traffic and the never-ending views. The accommodations were all good and got progressively better as we went. Same for the meals. It was an unforgettable trip."

- B. and M. Hole


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