Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tours
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Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tour
Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tour
Parma to Verona Italy Bike Tour

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Parma to Verona & Venice Bike Tour

Emilia-Romagna & Veneto's Wine & Cuisine

From Parma to Verona, passion is everywhere. In the air. In the water. In the art. Food is prepared with it. Wine is produced with it. The culture is steeped in it. Even the people themselves are famously passionate—look at Romeo and Juliet. And when you experience this place for yourself, you'll be passionate too.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual & Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $4,199 - $4,499 pp dbl occ
($650 for sgl occ)

Parma and verona italy bike tour map
Parma and verona italy bike tour map


Start Parma / End Verona or Venice

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

  • Ride on winding one-lane roads while meandering through the peaceful northern Italian countryside
  • Cook fresh tortelli alle erbette and learn the secrets of Italian cuisine in a private chef-led cooking class
  • Explore captivating World Heritage towns like Sabbioneta, Mantua and Verona—immortalized by Shakespeare
  • Taste wonderful regional wines—including Amarone, Bardolino and Valpolicella—right in their places of origin
Parma to Verona
Parma to Verona
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
Backroads Biking Trips
Backroads Biking Trips
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Ride a scenic bike route from the Taro River along the foothills of the Apennine Mountains | An exclusive tour reveals the opulent living quarters at the Castle of Tabiano | Enjoy an aperitivo on the terrace with stunning views of the Po River Valley and the Parman hills | Visit a small Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese farm in the quaint village of Noceto | A local chef shares the secrets of la cucina italiana during a private cooking class | Take in a bucolic countryside sunset before sitting down to a delicious dinner. 

Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello
Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello
| Casual Hotel

This grand 11th-century castle has been transformed into an elegant hotel offering comfort, relaxation and romance. (pool, spa)

Day 3

Explore ancient Sabbioneta, a World Heritage site known for its impressive theater and Renaissance design | Bike along the placid Po River to UNESCO-designated Mantua, home to grand palaces, magnificent architecture and superb northern Italian fare | Explore the town's fascinating history in the company of an expert guide.

Hotel Casa Poli
Hotel Casa Poli
| Casual Hotel

A sophisticated hotel with modern minimalist style, conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant city.

Days 4-6

Follow the lush Mincio River past serene parks and beautiful villages to Peschiera del Garda, a walled town that Dante once described as a "fortress fair and strong" | Relax at our elegant hotel, a former 18th-century noble residence | Take a stroll through Shakespeare's fair Verona | Pair regional cuisine with Veneto wines | Wind by bike along the Adige River to the foot of the Alps | Relax over lunch at a cantina near the shore of Lake Garda | Ride through renowned Bardolino vineyards, where world-famous wines are produced | Extend your vacation in Venice, our incomparable gateway city.

Villa Cordevigo
Villa Cordevigo
| *Premiere Hotel

Once home to 18th-century nobility, this beautifully restored villa is surrounded by cypress, oak, and vineyards—the perfect place to unwind in the heart of the countryside. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 900 ft. gain
Walking Tour of Mantua (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 1 | 13 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 31 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 9 miles | 700 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.


Our exploration of Parma and the Po River basin traverses Italy's most productive agricultural region. Most routes travel on tranquil farm roads but, on occasion, you can expect to encounter increased traffic as we pass through larger towns that produce gastronomic delights such as prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Of course, the van is nearby if you would like a lift.

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