Self-Guided Cycling Trips in Emilia Romagna
We may be partial to our own “home” region, but we think Emilia Romagna is one of the best places to take a self-guided cycling tour. Here are 5 reasons why:
- The landscape is as diverse as the towns. Flat, rolling and hilly is all available. If you want to pedal some hills like the pros, join us in the Appenines and test out your endurance. Looking for some gentler rides, join us in the foothills and ride through vineyards and clay hills. Do you prefer flat paths, there are extensive networks of bike paths in and out of many of the cities in Emilia Romagna as well as beautiful levy roads along the Po River that are as flat as a pancake!
- The food. Known for its culinary history, this region is home to places like Parma, where Prosciutto and Parmesan come from as well as Balsamic Vinegar, the best gelato and hands down some of the best pasta traditions in Italy.
- The art cities of Emilia Romagna have something for everyone. Plazas with cafes and bars, small restaurants, fascinating cathedrals, castles and city halls as well as medieval walls. Most of these cities have roman origins and their history can be felt when you walk through the streets. From the lesser known towns of Cesena, Imola, and Faenza to the better known historic cities of Modena, Parma, Ferrara and Ravenna you have plenty to visit.
- Cycling is part of the culture here. With past champions as well as every person’s cousin, grandma and daughter on a bicycle, the people here are used to seeing cyclists on the roads and in towns.
- We have 4 different self-guided cycling itineraries that spend time or pass through this beautiful region. Check them out below.