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Venice Con Gusto

​A leisurely, gustatory journey through the Po Valley

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Our comprehensive itineraries are a one-stop-shop for all the delightful details of our carefully crafted tours, including:

  • A thorough daily itinerary
  • Details for exact accommodations
  • What to expect
  • Travel planning tips

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Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.

  • 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

What’s Included

  • 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

Pedal Options

  • Flat pedals
  • Half-toe pedals (without straps)
  • Toe cage pedals

What’s Not Included

  • Helmet
  • Optional: clipless pedals with shoes
  • Optional: your own saddle
  • All Accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners

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 flatbread made with simple ingredients like flour 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, 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 less-touristy 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 cheesemakers 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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