Overview

We'll begin with a look at the modern distric of Manifattura delle Arti that is nowadays the focus of the hi-tech centre of the city, you will be guided around the history of the medieval harbour of Bologna focusing on the importance of the subterranean canals. In the centre, the Prendiparte Tower, an elegant and well preserved tower,will lead your imagination into the past. The ghetto will clearly show you the importance of the Jewish community in Bologna. Following, a gaze to the Two owers, the symbol of this city: Garisenda and Asinelli Towers. Through the classic porticoes we'll 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 façade of St. Dominic Church, built to contain the remains of the Saint and house of the masterpiece Ark of St. Dominic, by Nicola Pisano, Niccolò dell'Arca, and a young Michelangelo...and much more!

This activity includes:

Professional Art Historian guide - Radio Guide - BIKE - Perfect introduction for first-time visitors - 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. - 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"

    Traveler Reviews

  • “BikeinBO is the Way to Go”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 05, 2018

    We had a great bike tour of both Bologna and Ferrara using BikeinBO in both locations. Our guide for both excursions was Svetlana, who was extremely knowledgeable, great fun and knew the best ways to...

  • “Great way to see the city”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 20, 2017

    Our guide was lovely and what better way to see a city than to do it while getting some exercise? She took us on a scenic tour that captured the major areas of city in a short period of time.

  • “Nice trip, nice guide”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 20, 2017

    Our guide was a nice young woman with a lot of knowledge of the city and it's history. She tuned in on our interests and made it a wonderfull trip

Meeting point

BIKEinBO Bike Rental - BikeTour Shop

On arrival

From the central train station: cross the road Viale
Pietramellara and take the main street Via
dell'Indipendenza, in front of you, on your left. Walk
for 2 minut, We are on the left side near "I portici
Hotel four stars superior"

Things to note

Infant seats are available if requested at the time of booking. There can only be one infant per bike. Please consider and indicate child to adult numbers when booking.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
Family friendly
All necessary equipment included
Led by a local guide

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 3 day in advance for a full refund. Failure to cancel within this time or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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