Special active tours for privates and groups

To experience Emilia Romagna when and as you want

Walking and Hiking

Bologna -San Luca walking[Private Departure]

Walking Bologna San Luca let you walk along the longest portico in the world. The path is all paved and it takes out from the city to reach the Colle della Guardia hill, rewarding you with great panoramic views. On the way up the guide will tell you the hystory of the portico and then, once at the top you will visit the Santuario della B.V. of San Luca. This church was built by Bologna inhabitants to honour an old bizantine icon of the Vergin Mary, hearth of the sanctuary that is still kept in it: a legend says that it was painted by St. Luc the evangelist himself. This special place is visited still today by many locals led by their faith or just whishing to take an energizing walk. More info: The first stretch is flat for about 2.9Km (1.8 Mls) so we can warm-up. From the Arco del Meloncello crossing the way goes up for 2.3 Km (1.4 Mls) to the top. The terrain is a mix of paved ramps and stable flight of steps. If you prefere it is possible to cut the first section with a public bus ride. After the visit of the sanctuary the guide will help you in choosing an option for the way back among taxi, public bus, touristic train (when running) or walking down. Notes: The sanctuary is under opening times and other visit restrictions due to religious celebrations. Being the time of those events sometime impossible to be known in advance we can not 100% guarantee the access of it.

Bologna Food markets walking [Private]

Bologna food walk is an easy urban walking (Aprox. 4.0 Km/3.0 Mls) with a local tour guide which specially prepared in gastronomy, across food markets and traditional food stores with the aim to discover authentical places and genuine tastes of traditional Bolognese gastronomy. Along our walk you will ear about regional specialities like Parmigiano-Reggiano and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale of Modena, and Bologna typical food like Mortadella, Tortellini, Certosino, and how they are protected and guarantees from imitations. We also will introduce to you the main regional wines, that have wide range of differences, and you will have some chance for small tastings, in respect of your dietary restrictions if you have some. Being this an active tour the pace we offer is dynamic, nonetheless it will be always possible to shop exactly as locals do, and its scenery will be the city centre so you can glance and take photos of the most beautifull artistical monuments and unique architectures to enhance your experience of the Learned, Fat, Red Bologna

Road bike

Bologna Early Ride – Road bike [Private dep.]

Bologna Early Ride is our guided tour for those who want to kick off the day with an energetic ride on a road bike in the early-birds hour. The route will take us between Bologna and its outskirts and its points of strenght are the timing, to beat the rush hour, and the itinerary, choosen to avoid at maximum breaks and ensure a smooth and safe ride. It starts in the city to then leave out of it with an itinerary choosen by the leader according to group preferences, abilities and other issues like weather conditions. More Info: You can either ride your own bicycle if you have it OR rent a road bike with a special price (for more informations send a request from the Bikes page of this website). Distance, speed and pace of the ride will vary according to the partecipants and other factors like weather conditions. Our aim is not to offer a bike competition but an enjoybale and dynamic sightseeing around the Bologna area.