Two fascinating areas with beautiful castles. You will learn about the culture, the exceptional wines of the Colli Piacentini and fantastic gastronomy.
You ride on winding roads along tranquil hamlets, through the flat country Parmesan and valleys with beautiful nature.
You can also choose during the last days of cycling for trips across hills with breathtaking views.
Day 1: Arrival at your accommodation address, located near the town Niviano. The farmhouse has an excellent kitchen that far into the region known well. Evening dinner.
Day 2: Niviano - San Pietro in Cerro, 52 or 64 km
You pass many and often very attractive medieval castles, including those of the picturesque hamlets and Altoe Paderna. On flat roads and tranquil villages along the route leads you on to Corte Maggiore. This originally Roman city was ever built according to the rectangular street plan. Your trip ends in San Pietro in Cerro. Here you will stay in an authentic castle outbuilding.Day 3: San Pietro in Cerro - Polesine Parmense, 49 or 63 km
The day begins with a visit to the castle towns Caorso and Monticelli, you can choose to visit Cremona, hometown of Stradivarius violin maker and composer Monteverdi. However, in the medieval square the highest bell tower in Italy, Il Torrazzo. Through the town of Villanova fruit you will cycle to Sant'Agata, where the villa of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi state. You will stay on the edge of a village, on the banks of the Po, in a beautifully restored address. Here is the famous "Culatello di Zibello 'manufactured. Here you have the evening choose from several dining options, including the associated Michelin-starred restaurant.Day 4: Polesine Parmense - Fontanellato, 50 km
In the cozy town of Busseto please visit the special Teatro Giuseppe Verdi. You will cycle along the birthplace of Verdi, then Parmense is due to the atmospheric towns Soragna and San Secondo, with their imposing castles. You stay in Fontanellato, right in the historic center and opposite the beautiful Rocca
Day 5: Fontanellato - Castell'Arquato, 60 km
The trip takes you today on winding roads along some old abbeys, including the 12th century Chiaravalle della Colomba. After a well deserved break in Fiorenzuola the hills come into view. You cycle on an undulating ridge with beautiful views, towards the medieval Castell'Arquato. This hill town to admire, including a Romanesque basilica and the beautiful Rocca Viscontea. Many historic buildingsDay 6: Castell'Arquato 39 or 48 or 62 miles
After the pleasant town Lugagnano you can opt for an easy ride. This takes you through the valley of the river Chiavenna, along hamlets where life seems to stand still. In Vigolo Marchese be admired. A beautiful Romanesque church For participants with climbing experience is one beautiful Heuvelrit. This takes you to the old Valeia Romana, an archaeological park with the remains of a Roman city. EventuallyDay 7: Niviano, 37 or 67 km
Even today you can choose easy ride or a trip through the hills. Along the way you get more times the ability to create the route. Longer or shorter The hill trek takes you to the castle town early Gropparello, the route further leads you through a beautiful area with beautiful views and a valley of natural beauty. After visiting the pleasant Ponte dell'Olio cycle to Grazzano Visconti, an interesting old hamlet and also a nice ending to this wonderful cycling. Evening including dinner.Day 8:. After breakfast your package ends.
* Optional extra:
Tour from Niviano, 51 km.
After you have crossed the river Trebbia, you pass through an area with many old castles and villas.
From the green hills you descend towards Agazzano. Here you can relax on the largest square in the province of Piacenza.
After visiting the 13th century Rocca Luretta cross the river and you will arrive at the rustic situated Castello di Lisignano. The beautifully situated castle of Rivalta has a unique medieval hamlet. Evening dinner.
INFORMAZIONI: Prices 2013 (per person):
7 nights o.b.v. 5 x Bed Breakfast, 2 x Half Board: € 695,00
Single room supplement: € 190,00
Additional extra comfort: € 60,00
If necessary: bike rental: € 60,00
Option: extra day tour from Niviano, o.b.v. Half Board: € 65,00
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