2-Hour Bike Tour Of Bologna

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 am all year 2:00 pm until the 31st of October 2018 5.30 pm until the 31st of October 1:30 pm from November 1st  4.00 pm from November 1st.
  • Departure Details :
    Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Set off on your adventure to discover Bologna? Bologna by bike is the perfect solution to immerse yourself into the great history of Bologna, the heart of Emilia. Your journey around the city exposes the beauty of the arcade-lined streets and the secrets of the medieval town along with a skilled tour guide, in an easy-to-ride city surrounded by prominent landmarks.
You will see the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, right next to the historic Piazza Maggiore. Riding towards Giardini Margherita, you can enjoy the tranquility and flexibility of a two-wheeled tour.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at the bike rental store, near the train station, and take off on an easy 10 km (6 miles) bike ride through historic Bologna.

Beginning with a look to the modern quarter of Manifattura delle Arti, now the focus of the hi-tech centre of the city, you will be guided around the history of the medieval harbour of Bologna with a focus on the importance of the subterranean canals in Bologna. Arrive at the Prendiparte Tower, an elegant and well preserved tower, to lead your imagination into the past.

The discovery of the ghetto will show the importance of the Jewish community in Bologna, and then a gaze to the two owers, the symbol of this city: Garisenda and Asinelli Towers.

Through the classic porticoes you will reach the main square, Piazza maggiore. This airy, open space is lined with the city's most important buildings: Palazzo d'accursio, the seat of the city council, the majestic San Petronio Basilica, the elegant Fountain of neptune and the imposing Palazzo re enzo. Discover the Archiginnasio, seat of the University of Bologna, Europe's oldest university.

The bike tour continues to the beautiful romanesque faade of St. Dominic Church, built to contain the remains of the saint and house of the masterpiece Ark of St. Dominic, by Nicola Pisano, Niccol dell'Arca, and a young Michelangelo.

A mandatory stop is at the Complex of Santo Stefano, seven religious buildings surprisingly interconnected whose origins go back to the dawn of Christianity.

To conclude the bike tour, you will look to one of the mystery of this amazing city: the canal to power the medieval mills for the production of the silk is still visible through a little window in Via Piella; the reason why Bologna is also called "a little Venice".

Inclusions

Professional Art Historian guide

Radio Guide

2 hours bike tour of Bologna with a specialized local guide

Tour of the top attractions of Bologna in a few hours: the Two Towers, the main square Piazza Maggiore with the fascinating unfinished San Petronio Basilica, the Fountain of Neptune, the Complex of Santo Stefano, and then cycling until the Giardini Margherita.

Hear interesting stories about Bolognas rich history and culture from your knowledgeable guide

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Bike and helmet rental included

Insurance included

Exclusions

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

The infant price is for a bike-seat attachment. There can only be one infant per bike. Please consider infant to adult ration when booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 13.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. With slight rain the tour is confirmed and all customers will receive a raincoat for free. If the weather is such as to impede riding a bike the tour will be transformed into a walking tour or rescheduled.

A maximum of 15 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Oct-2019

    This was an easy ride with lots of breaks for historical explanations of beautiful bolongna.. loved It and a great way to start exploring!

  • 30-Sep-2019

    You cover a lot of ground in Bologna because you are on a bike. There are a couple of breaks during the ride where you'll have a chance to explore. The guide knew her history of Bologna. They provide radio and headset so you can hear the guide while on the bike. The bikes are easy to ride and it is a relatively flat bike ride. I definitely recommend as something different than a walking tour.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    We did this bike tour at the very start of a short holiday in the centre of Bologna. It's a great way to quickly spot the key attractions and to generally get a feel for the layout of the city. It's gentle cycling, and so much easier than trudging around the city on foot in the heat. Our guide, Giuseppe, was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Thank you!

  • 24-Sep-2017

    Great tour around Bologna stopping at the sites to hear the history of the city. It lived up to our expectations.
    Would thoroughly recommend it.
    Peter and Ann
    Kidwelly

  • 24-Sep-2017

    We rode with Francesco who was an excellent guide with a thorough knowledge of Bologna and Italian history. The bike tour was 2 hours and we were given all kinds of information about where to spend our time after the bike ride. The ride took us through all of the downtown sites and important sites. It was not a difficult ride at all and my wife and I felt very safe riding along the streets.

  • 13-Aug-2017

    A good relaxing way to see and learn about the town.

  • 12-Jul-2017

    Our guide tour was really good. She took us through all of bologna's city centre and was very kind and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour to bologna visitors. Biking in Bologna's city centre was an amazing experience! Thank you!

  • 24-Oct-2016

    Amazing bike tour! Amazing guide! Amazing city! One of our favorite spots in Italy and so ideally seen by bike!

  • 14-Aug-2016

    This tour was perfect to have a first view of Bologna after a long flight from the US. It promotes physical activity and generates energy. Linda is absolutely a great tour leader: Dynamic, easy to talk with, professional and knowledgeable.

  • 03-Jul-2016

    Apart from the hot weather, the bike ride was pleasant and the guide was well informed. Would recommend it to other tourist.