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Emilia-Romagna Cycling Tours

What to expect when cycling in Emilia-Romagna?

The north-eastern region in Italy is a delight for Italian food enthusiasts, the birthplace of Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiana Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and tortellini. Our Taste of Italy cycling holiday starts in Bologna, then continues through Modena – famous for its balsamic – and Emilia Reggio – where Parmigiana Reggiano is made – to Parma, which is where Parma ham gets its name from. 

Call our experts to find out more about cycling Emilia Romagna.

Our Highlights:

  • Dine at the family-run Hosteria Giusti
  • Walk Bologna’s porticoes and Two Towers
  • Admire Parma Cathedral’s intricate frescoes
  • Experience the region's many famous dishes
  • Visit the capital of the Roman Empire


Bologna has plenty of attractions to keep you busy between indulgent meals. Pedal between the Piazza Maggiore, the Fountain of Neptune, Basilica di San Petronio and the leaning Two Towers. Those who don’t suffer from vertigo should climb the Asinelli tower’s stairs for views over the lively city’s rooftops. Bologna’s historical porticoes weave through the city and you can walk the 3.5km to Basilica di San Lucas under cover.

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Dine on excellent cuisine in Parma, followed by an evening at Teatro Regio, where classical music and opera concerts are performed. Cycle at your leisure around the city, stopping to wander around Parma Cathedral’s frescoed ceiling and octagonal pink marble Baptistery and the Pilotta Palace that houses the National Gallery.

Emilia Romagna Cuisine

After a day's cycling, there's nothing better than a good meal. Eat like a king in Emilia Romagna’s fantastic restaurants, start with an assortment of salumi and local mortadella paired with a sparkling red Lambrusco wine from the region. A must have is the classic tagliatelle al ragù – Bolognese with tagliatelle – topped with aged parmigiano and paired with a fine Italian red wine.

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  • Cycling Holidays in Emilia Romagna

    Classic | A Taste of Italy | Self Guided

    A self guided cycling tour from Bologna to Parma through a stunning region of Italy where history, art, culture combine with fantastic food - to provide an unforgettable Taste...

    • Bologna & Parma
    • Cooking demonstration
    • Gelato tasting & museum
    • Historic Modena
    • Parma ham & Parmesan cheese
    4 or 7 Nights
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Emilia Romagna

    Classic | Riding Real Romagna | Self Guided

    Start in Ravenna - once the capital of the Western Roman Empire - and cycle through the Romagna region all the way to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. Easy, flat rides...

    • 3-star and 4-star hotels
    • Heartland of homemade pasta
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Sangiovese red wine
    • Byzantine mosaics
    6 Nights
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Flights and transfers available
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FAQs About Our Emilia Romagna Bike Tours

Emilia Romagna is one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, with a wealth of culture to explore. The cycling here is leisurely, allowing you to enjoy wonderful views whilst travelling to delicious restaurants.

Our Emilia Romagna cycling tours operate from April to October, encompassing the summer months when restaurants and attractions will be open. The beautiful weather this time of year is also wonderful for cycling.

Our expert team will make your Emilia Romagna cycling trip as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

On our Emilia Romagna cycling holidays, you’ll be staying in our favourite, hand-picked hotels. These range from charming family run inns to stunning Italian manors. You’ll always be greeted by a warm welcome and some delicious dining experiences.

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