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    „Don Camillo“ & Emilia-Romagna

    Individual Single Tour and Guided Group Tour
    8 days / 7 nights - approx. 330 km

    Enjoy life – with a nice glass of wine, ham of Parma and other culinary delights, highlighted by the flair of the artistic and traditional cities – that is the Emilia Romagna in a nutshell. The country of the large plain of river Po and the northern face of the Apennin belongs to the wealthiest regions of Italy. Our relaxing cycle holiday ensures that you see some of the most splendid cities of the region, as e.g. Verona, Mantua, Ferrara and Bologna: visit the oldest university of Italy, enjoy a menu of the most delicious cuisine of Europe afterwards. This holiday is designed to gratify all your senses! 
    Tour features:
    The route is flat to slightly hilly. You cycle on cycle paths, side roads and sometimes on country lanes. Please consider stronger traffic when entering or exiting cities.

    Tour course:

    Day 1 Individual arrival at Verona
    Handing over of bicycles, tour information, guided group tour: city tour.

    2. Day Verona – Mantua approx. 65 km 
    From Verona you cycle over softly undulating hills into the direction of Lake Garda. We cross the wine-growing area of Custozza and Lugana and follow the course of the Mincio, southwards to Mantua, the city of the Gonzagas.
    3. Day Mantua – Brescello approx. 50 km
    Today we cycle into the „Bassa“ home of famous Don Camillo and Peppone. This part of Italy is characterised by intensive agriculture. We cycle along large fields of melons and sunflowers, kiwi and tomatoes.Today's destination is the town of Brescello, near the river Po. Here the famous film “Don Camillo and Peppone” was taken with Fernandel and Cervi. Even nowadays, 50 years after the premiere, the village breathes the flair of the two endearing squabblers.

    4. Day Brescello – Parma approx. 40 km
    In the morning we follow the Po cycle path to Colorno, a charming village with the summer residence of the Farnese clan. From here the river Parma accompanies us to the city of Parma. Cultural and culinary highlights induce visitors to visit the city of Barilla and Bertolucci. Guided group tour: city tour.

    5. Day Parma - Reggio approx. 50 km
    Today we get a taste of the Apennin, a lovely, slightly hilly countryside is waiting for us to be discovered. On small country roads we cycle near Canossa and finally to Reggio nell'Emilia, home of the famous Parmesan cheese and of the most famous theatre of Italy.

    6. Day Reggio - Bologna approx. 65 km
    Leaving Reggio we cycle to the economical centre of the Emilia Romagna to Modena with an enchanting plaza. The cars of Ferrari, the voice of Pavarotti and the delicious aceto balsamico originate in Modena. Cycling on side roads through sleepy little towns we reach San Giovanni. Here we take the train to Bologna. Guided group tour: city tour.
    7. Day Bologna - Ferrara approx. 60 km
    Leaving Bologna, the capital of the Emilia Romagna on country roads, wending between orchards, we reach Ferrara. The famous Dukes of Ferrara spent a lot of effort to make this town to the most beautiful between Firence and Venice.

    8. Day Individual departure.

    Schedule 2005:
    Guided Tour:

    07.05. / 21.05.
    28.05. / 11.06.
    10.09. / 24.09.

    Individual Tour:
    Journey starts every Saturday from
    30.04. – 28.05.
    25.06. – 09.07.
    27.08. – 10.09.
    Individual arrangements for groups of 8 persons!
    Group tour
    Single tour
    basic price for a person in a double room
    Single room surcharge
    Half board
    not available
    Rental bike
    Additional nights
    basic price for a person
    in a double room

    High season surcharge
    (from 17.06. – 31.08.)

    Single room surcharge
    Verona 3***
    Ferrara 3***
    Our service includes Single tour:
    Personal tour information by Eurobike-host
    Accommodation in choice hotels
    Breakfast buffet
    Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    Train fare San Giovanni - Bologna
    Carefully researched route
    Detailed travel documentation (route maps, route description, points of interest, important telephone numbers
    E - signposting
    Our service includes Group tour:
    Company of a trained tour guide, well familiar with the country
    Eurobike-tour bus during the whole tour
    Accommodation in hotels category 3*** and 4****
    Breakfast buffet
    min. 3-course dinner, mostly in typical trattorias/restaurants
    Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    All entrance fees and guided tours according to programme
    Train fare San Giovanni - Bologna
    Detailed travel documentation
    City tour with explanations e.g. in Mantua and Ferrara
    City tours in Verona, Bologna and Parma