Tag: po 2017

VenTo D10 – Gorino-Adria

As a bonus, we decided to document our way back, as it is also part of the trip and it was full of adventures. The initial plan Before arriving to Italy our plan was to cycle to Codigoro to take the train to Bologna, as this is the nearest train station from Gorino. After a ...

VenTo D9 – Ariano-Gorino

Leaving Ariano We left Ariano with a good taste in our mouths. The two owners of the B&B were really good at their work and very considerate. Breakfast was plentiful and good, and they gave us some fruit and water for the road. Since there were not too many options, we took the fancy B&B ...

VenTo D8 – Ferrara Ariano

Back to Pedaling We woke up early and went to a nearby pasticceria to start the day with a cappuccino and pastries. From there we left Ferrara through the Francolino (Via dei Calzolai) cycle path, all the way to the Argine. Once you get there, it’s a straight road to Ariano. There are not many ...

VenTo D7 – Ferrara

Cittá delle biciclette Ferrara, Cittá delle biciclette (city of bikes), although no more than the others we’ve seen so far, but indeed everybody’s on a bike. From the fanciest Italians to the hippest of youngsters. Life on the road The first thing you need to know when traveling by bike is that the only clothes ...

VenTo D6 – Melara-Ferrara

We left our lovely B&B very early to avoid the heat and got to follow the Argine all the way. Going off-guide Once again we decided to go off the guide and do our own road. Most people follow the south side of the Po, crossing at Ostiglia, but as it was very hot we ...

VenTo D5 – Mantova-Melara

Back on the saddle Today we followed mostly the Bikeline guide instructions. Leaving Mantova was a bit of an adventure as at some point the EV8 was indicated to the left and Bikeline’s road was straight ahead. As we’ve mentioned before, the road indications haven’t been that consistent, so we decided to follow the guide. ...

VenTo D4 – Sabbioneta-Mantova

Sabbioneta We left our hotel (Albergo Giulia Gonzaga). A very good family-run hotel with friendly and helpful staff and, on top of that, they serve a great breakfast consisting of good quality local products. Officially it is a 1-star hotel, though that is probably only because they do not have a pool or something of ...

VenTo D3 – Giornata parmigiana

Bike + Train day After our disco party night with the locals, we embarked on a day trip to Parma. As Sabbioneta is about 6km from Casalmaggiore, we cycled through calm local roads to catch a train to Parma which was a 30min ride. Almost there The whole region is actually a vast network of ...

VenTo D2 – Cremona-Sabbioneta

Day 2 took us 60km from Cremona to the the small town of Sabbioneta

VenTo D1 – Piacenza-Cremona

First day of our cycling trip along the Po The day started when we found a nice traditional bakery for our breakfast and a calm café near Piacenza’s main square. Leaving Piacenza we went over the bridge to the left bank of the Po and started cycling on the path that goes above the river ...