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Parma to Verona & Venice Bike Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

Emilia-Romagna & Veneto's Wine & Cuisine

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

Activity Levels 1-4

Casual & Premiere Hotels

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 your family experiences this place for yourselves, you'll be passionate too.

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Start Parma / End Verona or Venice

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


  • Ride with your family on peaceful one-lane roads while meandering through the winding northern Italian countryside
  • Cook fresh tortelli alle erbette and learn the secrets of Italian cuisine in a private chef-led cooking class
  • Explore fascinating 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
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The Backroads Experience
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Take a scenic ride 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 family 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 majestic palaces, magnificent architecture and superb regional 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 historic hotel, a former 18th-century noble residence | Take a stroll through Shakespeare's fair Verona | Pair regional cuisine with Veneto wines | Follow the Adige River to the foot of the Alps | Relax over lunch at a cantina near the shore of Lake Garda | Bike through renowned Bardolino vineyards, where world-famous wines are produced | Extend your family journey in the inimitable gateway city of Venice.

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.

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

* Includes shuttle.
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

What's 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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