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Bike Tourism in Ferrara

Ferrara

“Ferrara, city of bicycles”: not just a legend, but the reality of city life here. The reason why? Because the pleasure of visiting this beautiful level land like this is unparalleled: it's convenience paired with a leisurely and pleasant rhythm, so you can enjoy every detail of your visit.

Visiting Ferrara and its territory by bike is an absolutely stimulating and healthy way to live a slow holiday, catching details you can usually admire only on foot.

Ferrara is the unquestioned “bicycles city” in Italy and its whole territory is perfectly suitable for long quite rides, during which you will almost never feel that you need a break.

In accordance with this characteristic, we offer tailormade hospitality services for bikers and their friends and bike rental services to let you discover the UNESCO World Heritage city and its artistic, historic treasures.

Among the most intersting cycling itineraries in the city, we recommend that through the Renaissance City and that through the ancient medieval streets to the Jewish Ghetto and its 3 synagogues (each trail is about 4-km long).

Out of town, we recommend the cycling lane along the Valleys of Comacchio to discover the famous local saltworks, but also for a pic-nic or some bird-watching immersed in this amazing ecosystem.

The protected area of Po Delta Park is entirely suitable for cycling and offers enchanting views.

As an alternative to the valleys, there are other paths outside the city, for example the cycling lane going through the wood Bosco della Mesola arriving to the Port of Goro in 1.5 km.

Itineraries:

Between castles and rivers around Ferrara – 3 days ( Ferrara – Ostellato – Pomposa)

A weekend to explore the city of Este, its imposing castle and its precious treasures hidden inside and outside the walls, like the beautiful “delights” that dot the surrounding countryside. By bike, following the Po di Volano, you will come to the sea only to admire the natural riches of the Po Delta Park.

Ferrara and the “Destra Po” - 6 days (Ferrara – Ariano nel Polesine – Mesola – Lido delle Nazioni – Comacchio)

Over the centuries, the Po River has redrawn the boundaries and scenery of this area. From the city of the Estensi, a masterpiece of the urban Italian Renaissance, following the course of the Great River, you will traverse the countryside of Ferrara which was created by the Po and further shaped by man. Riding in the green you will cross a rural landscape that meets the sea and you will admire the magical panorama of Po Delta Park.

Ferrara and surroundings – 4 days (Argenta – Comacchio – Delta del Po – Pomposa – Ostellato – Ferrara)

A unique tour that begins in Argenta, in the countryside of Ferrara, where you can see the precious vineyards that yield the characteristic “wine of the sands”, and continues to Comacchio, capital city of eel, characterized by small bridges and canals. Here we are in the heart of the Po Delta Park wherethere is the largest colony of flamingos in Italy. Finally, following the course of the Po di Volano, you reach Ferrara, jewel of the Italian Renaissance.

Weekend in the Po Delta – 3 days ( Lido delle Nazioni - Comacchio e valli - Mesola – Goro)

The Po Delta is a territory made of water and land in continuous evolution. Its appearance changes constantly, creating a multitude of environments that make it an area of high biodiversity and one of the most important ornithological stations in the Mediterranean. Here is a three-day immersion in the largest wetland of Italy, a precious natural heritage guarded between lagoons, fish farms, forests, beaches, rivers, flood plains.

Cycling in the Po Delta - 7 days ( Lido delle Nazioni - Comacchio e valli – Ferrara – Mesola – Ravenna - Lido delle Nazioni)

To experience the Po Delta, you have to do it slowly, following the rhythm of the river. In fact, the embankments offer pleasant cycle routes. Landscapes vary in colors and scents. They are full of life, where the flight of birds, tremors of wings and birdsongs will provide unforgettable moments in all seasons. This itinerary combines art and history, plus the beauty of the geologically youngest land in all of Italy.

By bike from Lake Garda to the Adriatic Sea - 8 days ( Peschiera del Garda – Mantova – Ostiglia – Bondeno – Ferrara – Comacchio – Delta del Po – Chioggia – Venezia)

This beautiful path connects Lake Garda, the Mincio River, the Po River and two water cities, pearls of the Italian Renaissance: Mantua and Ferrara. The unifying theme of this tour is water. From the lake to the river and finally the sea. Experiencing new places and beautiful landscapes, some of which are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will reach the Po Delta Park, a treasure chest of biodiversity along the Adriatic coast, and finish in historic Venice.

Adriabike Venezia – Ravenna – 8 days ( Chioggia – Venezia – Porto Tolle – Mesola – Lido delle Nazioni – Comacchio e valli – Ravenna)

A fascinating itinerary that allows you to discover the Po Delta in all its extension and wealth, a natural pearl set between two jewels of art and history – Venice and Ravenna. Riding through shallow ponds and on small banks you can enjoy a breathtaking landscape made of earth and water, populated by a myriad of birds: herons, blackwinged stilts, avocets, shelducks, oystercatchers and flamingos.

The “Via Emilia”, through cities, towns and castles - 8 days ( Bologna – Ferrara – Sorbara – Modena – Reggio Emilia – Brescello – Parma)

This is a tour of the soul of the Emilia Romagna region by going through cities and towns full of history, as well as by discovering castles and landscapes untouched by mass tourism. It is a tour in the heart of Italian cuisine, It is a tour that follows the flavors and aromas of typical products such as: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar; fresh pasta; the typical bread of Ferrara; the cured meats such as the best Prosciutto from Parma and Mortadella from Bologna; Let your heart be won by listening to your stomach, and do so by following this itinerary, which dives into the tastiest traditions.

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