Venice Con Gusto

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6 Day(s)
Easy
135 Miles
avg 27 Miles
Guided

A leisurely and gustatory journey through Italy's Po Valley

In Italy's northern province of Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto, the cuisine is a journey in itself. Tortelli di zucca, pumpkin-stuffed ravioli. Stufato d'asino, donkey stew. Risotto alla cipolla, rice with onions. The soft, ever-present taleggio cheese. Radicchio cooked in different ways. The sbrisolona and pampepato sweets. The peoci, clams from the Venetian lagoon. The piadina, the flat bread made with simple ingredients like flower and water, perfect for a panino. You'll feel like every turn is leading you to an exciting new flavor on this new Ciclismo tour. Best of all, you'll taste the region from the perspective of our most knowledgeable guide - your trip specialist Andrea Marchesini, who always knows where to find food at its best!

This bicycling adventure travels along a delicious route and crossing three regions, ending in the romantic and famous Venice. Appetites will be treated to irresistible dishes from the breadbasket of Italy as we cycle from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the untouristy Mantova along the Po river in Lombardy. We continue in the Emilia Romagna region visiting the cyclist-friendly and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ferrara, famous for its fortress and its medieval atmosphere. The fertile alluvial plain of Emilia-Romagna with its rich agricultural countryside full of fruit orchards and grazing plains is the region where pasta has achieved the status of an art form, where syrupy-rich aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar) is measured in drops, and where Parmigiano Reggiano cheese makers still follow a 700-year old tradition.

The tour will end in the Veneto region, famous for its villas and seldom-touristed fishing villages like Chioggia, called also 'the mini Venice' given its canals and narrow streets. Our last destination, Venice, is the perfect place for a final celebration after a full immersion in the northern Italian culture, history and culinary experience through some undiscovered areas of the bella Italia: andiamo! Forza, forza!


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Tour Location

Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto South Tyrol-Trentino Fruili
From:
Mantova
To:
Venice

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
6 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)
More Options:
Go custom or private|Point to Point|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3995

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
135 Miles
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
June|September
Departure:
3 Jun, 16 Sep 2019

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $600

Inclusions

All Accommodations
All breakfasts
1 lunch
4 dinners

Van support
Expert, bilingual guides
Walking tours of Venezia and Ferrara with a local guide
Wine tasting at Il Brindisi
Explore Parco del Mincio on a fun boat ride
Regional cuisine cooking lesson
Shuttle at the end of the tour
Bike rental equipped with odometer, map case, and seat bags
Ciclismo Classico water bottle
Ciclismo jersey
Two water bottle holders
Map holder on handlebars and a Garmin Edge GPS
Handlebar bag
Tire pump
Combination bike lock
Gel-padded saddle
Choice of pedals
Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers

Exclusions

Helmet

Options

Clipless pedals with shoes
Your own saddle
Any of our tours can be made private
Electric bike, Tandem or Carbon Road Bike

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