Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You'll Find Flat Rides, Great Food and Wine in Italy's Emilia-Romagna Region

If you think that the Netherlands is the only place for easy, relaxed bicycle rides, think again.  The Art Cities of Italy's Emilia-Romagna are some of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Europe.  Add to that the great food and classic wines of the region and you have a perfect destination for a self-guided bicycle tour.  The cities of Ferrara, Modena, Forli, Cesena, Faenza, and Ravenna all have launched aggressive campaigns to attract bicycle tourists.  The web sites linked to these cities have itineraries, suggestions for lodging, and lots of helpful information for planning your tour.

This region also affords easy access to the foothills of the Apennine Mountains with a little more challenging rides for those who wish.  Add to that a number of "agriturismi" in the region for inexpensive lodging and you are set.  

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