Home to some of our favourite Italian food, the culinary adventures are as extraordinary as the scenery in this region. Following an ancient route, we will pedal flat farmland and riverside paths from Verona to Mantua to Venice. We’ll stop to explore Emilia and perfectly preserved Ferrara before culminating the trip in the famously renowned city of canals, where the gondola ride to dinner may forever transform your sense of wonder.
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Rendezvous in Verona and begin your ride along a flat path by the Lazy Adige River into the countryside, surrounded by the vineyards of Custoza. Enjoy lunch in a romantic trattoria hidden along the Mincio River Bank.
Ride through the National Park of the Po River and towards Le Grazie, a beautiful convent by the lake. Set out on a guided tour of Palazzo Te, explore Mantua and have dinner at your leisure.
Start your day biking on one of the longest bike paths in Europe, keeping the Po River on our side, ride next to timeless villages and medieval fortresses. This afternoon, enjoy a pasta-cooking demonstration and a stroll around the streets of Ferrara during an expert-led tour.
Today we exit the mighty city walls of Ferrara by bike and head into the flat countryside of its namesake province. Stop at Este Castle to learn about the production of balsamic vinegar and enjoy the afternoon in the lively city center of Ferrara.
Pedal along the banks of the Adige River to Chioggia, a coastal town by the sea. Stroll among the canals before boarding a local ferry for a short ride into the lagoon and the utterly traditional island of Pellestrina. Our ride ends at the northern side of Lido Island where we'll enjoy the Venetian "skyline" over refreshments. Arrivederci!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.