Classic Bologna bike tour
Activities

Classic Bologna bike tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Discover the very best of Bologna by bike with an expert tour guide
  • See the main churches, Piazza Maggiore and the iconic Two Towers
  • Enjoy the ride along the amazing porticoes in Bologna's town center
What to expect

This is the perfect bike tour to enjoy total immersion in the great history of Bologna. Discover the very best of the city in just 2 hours: from the oldest university in the world to the magnificent Piazza Maggiore, you will ride under the Two Towers, one of Bologna's most important landmarks, and along its amazing porticoes.

Starting from the modern district of Manifattura delle Arti, you’ll be guided through the story of the medieval port of Bologna towards the well-preserved Prendiparte Tower. You’ll discover the importance of the Jewish community passing through the former Jewish Ghetto and get to the main symbol of Bologna, the Two Towers.

Cycling surrounded by the porticoes, you’ll reach Bologna’s impressive main square, Piazza Maggiore, where you’ll admire some of the most important buildings in town: Palazzo d'Accursio, the amazing Basilica of San Petronio, the Fountain of the Neptune and Palazzo Re Enzo. Discover the Archiginnasio, the first seat of the University of Bologna, the oldest one in the western world.

You'll then move towards the Basilica of San Domenico, built to preserve the saint’s remains and the seat of masterpieces by sculptors Nicola Pisano, Niccolò dell'Arca and a young Michelangelo. You’ll discover hidden squares and ancient suburbs, thus reaching the extraordinary Piazza Santo Stefano with its Basilica, whose origins go back to the birth of Christianity.

Your tour will end in Via Piella, one of the few points in the city where the water canals that nourished the mills and gave energy to the medieval Bologna are still visible through the famous "finestrella" (little window).

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Certified tour guide
    • City bike and helmet
    • Raincoat (if needed)
    • Earphones
    • Insurance: Third Party Liability
    • On request: Accident Insurance
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-13)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge (on child seats)
    Where

    Via dell'Indipendenza 67/2, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy

    Meeting point:

    BikeinBO bike rental shop (just a few meters from the railway station).

    What to remember
    • Number of participants: minimum 2 people
    • Sunscreen and a hat are recommended in the summer, and gloves, scarves and a cap in winter
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    When
    • Every day at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.00pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    BIKEinBO - Bike Rental Bike Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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