2-Hour Historic Bike Tour Of Bologna

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30am , 2pm , 4:30 pm During Winter Season (from the 1st of November to the 28th of February), 5.30pm: During Summer Season (from the 1st of March to the 31st of October)
  • Departure Details :
    BIKEinBO SHOP , Central Bologna, near "I Portici Hotel" and the Railway Central station
  • Return Details :
    Shop
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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 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. Traveling by bike to 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 are available on request if advised at time of booking

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

In case of groups of different languages we don't guarantee Spanish as the main language of the tour. The tour will be done in English or bilingual

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A maximum of 15 people per booking

In case of slightly bad weather, the guide will provide raincoats for all customers. In case of really bad weather the tour will be transformed in a Walking tour or rescheduled for another day/time