A 3-day bike tour on the Roman military road connecting Bologna to Florence
Bologna and Florence are only about 100 kilometres apart, but many are the natural landscapes that can be seen along the path that separates the main city of the Emilia-Romagna region and the cradle of the Renaissance.
Thanks to our 3-day off-road tour along the path of Gods you’ll get to know them riding on a mountain bike. Joining this experience allows you to combine sport, culture and excellent cuisine as well as explore a lesser-known part of Italy.
• Green tour • On bike • Private tour
3 Days Itinerary 1st stage: Bologna - Madonna dei Fornelli (50km 1400m climb rise) 2nd stage: Madonna dei Fornelli - San Piero a Sieve (40km 1000m climb rise) 3rd stage: San Piero a Sieve - Florence (50km 1000m climb rise)
Challenging: Physical Effort 5/5 Technical level 5/5 (There are plenty of routes that can be chosen. If you’d like an easier itinerary, please contact us!)
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Watch out: In order to join one of our bike tours you need to be confident in your use of a bicycle
You’ll meet your guide at our travel agency, right in the heart of Bologna. Starting from this renowned landmark, in a 3-day time you’ll get to the centre of Florence by crossing the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano chain, separating Tuscany from Emilia-Romagna. Riding on gravel and trail and partially on tarmac you’ll find yourself on the ancient track of the so-called Way of Gods. This hiking path was re-discovered by a group of Bolognese hikers in the 90s, but dates back to the Roman time. It was then called the Flaminia Minor and used for military purposes; re-opened in the Middle Ages, this road helped increase the trades between Florence and Bologna. You’ll have the opportunity to spot some of its remains along the path, which you’ll often share with trekkers.
Our experienced guides agree on the fact that the best way to complete the tour is to divide it into three stages and to take them in your stride, enjoying the mountains, its silence and colours. Pedaling on the green Apennine paths you'll find yourself in the middle of a lush nature and pass by important traces of the past. To increase your stamina, you’ll also taste the fresh and genuine flavours of the Tuscan and Emilia-Romagna cuisine in the restaurants you’ll find along the way.
Important info: the tour can be 100% tailor-made and is available from April to September. You can rent a trekking e-bike if you wish to ride on tarmac.
Mandatory equipment: helmet, full finger cycling gloves, wind-stopper or waterproof gilet or jacket (depending on the season), sunglasses (we suggest medium/clear lenses), rucksack with hydration systems, energetic bars (we schedule lunch stops along the way), 2 spare inner tubes, 2 Co2 Tire Inflator Cartridges or pumps
Suggested equipment: rear led light (if rains are predicted), bike shoes with suitable soles for walking, sunscreen cream.
Notes and suggestions
Before starting, check the bicycle and be sure that the tires are in good condition and the brakes and shifter work correctly. Check and set the suspension too.
The sequence and the number of visited highlights may be subject of last -minute changes
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