In the middle there are a myriad of hamlets, villages, villas and castles scattered between the lowlands and the hills, which travelers cannot help falling in love with. The Cistercian Abbey of Valserena in Parma inspired Stendhal in his masterpiece The Charterhouse of Parma, while in Soragna you can visit the Parmigiano Reggiano Museum and the splendid Rocca Meli Lupi.
In Fontanellato, apart from the historic fortress, there is also the largest maze in the world, which in Summer hosts also an interesting electro music festival: a surreal place you simply must see and experience. Then there is Torrechiara with its beautiful castle and Langhirano, the city of prosciuttifici (ham factories).
Before reaching Reggio Emilia and its splendid historic center you cycle through Montecchio, after which you get to Correggio which bears the name of the famous painter.
Lambrusco lovers can cycle through the vineyards of Santa Croce DOP to reach Carpi: Modena and its province welcome everyone.
Between Vignola and Castelvetro you can taste excellent DOP Balsamic Vinegar, the Grasparossa Lambrusco, and the classic Parmigiano Reggiano. Finally, cycling through Nonantola between master villas and Romanesque churches, you first arrive in San Giovanni in Persiceto and then Bologna. The history, the culture and the traditions of this region which continue to enchant travelers from all over the world, are all enclosed in about 100km.
There are so many things to see, do and savor that it would take a fortnight to write about all the beauties of Emilia Romagna. That's why on Cyclando.com we offer you a wide selection of tours lasting from two to nine days, allowing you to choose the stopovers you would like to make, and create your own trip: more art, more food and wine tasting, or more nature? The choice is yours!