WHEN TO GO
May-Jun / Sept-Oct
DURATION
6 days / 5 nights
BIKE TYPE
Electric Bike
RIDER TYPE
Level 1 & 2
NUMBER OF GUESTS
Max 8 Cyclists
PRICE FROM
€2.190 / person

Tour
Overview

E-BIKE ADVENTURE IN THE FOOD VALLEY

Delicious food and stunning nature from Parma to the sea

Welcome to the Food Valley, birthplace of world renowned delicacies as Parmigiano Cheese and Parma Ham. Hop on your powerful e-bike and ride from Parma, the Unesco creative city of Gastronomy to Camogli, a charming fishing village on the Ligurian Sea. Taste a myriad of yummy delights, cruise through vineyards and hamlets, conquer the wild Appennino mountains and enjoy a final descend to the Ligurian sea. A feast for your legs, palate and eyes is about to begin. Join the ride!

Tour Highlights

  • Rolling hills and unbeaten backroads
  • The wild Appennino mountains
  • The fishing village of Camogli
  • Parma historical center
  • Medieval hamlets of Castell’Arquato and Vigoleno

Eat and Drink

  • From Emilia: Parma Ham, Parmigiano, Pisarei
  • From Liguria: Croxetti, Trofie al pesto, Focaccia
  • Wine tasting at Cantina il Poggiolo
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What's included:

All accomodations
Luggage transfers
High end e-bike and helmet
Cycling Guides and Support Vehicle
Vago cycling gears
Daily meals and beverages

wine tasting in Parma
ebike tour in Parma

Map

Total distance

320km / 198mi

Total elevation

6.500m / 21.300ft

AVG distance per day

55km / 34mi

Our favourite day

Day 5

Starting

Castell’Arquato

Ending

Camogli

Day by day

Day by day

01 Welcome to the Food Valley

Settle in your cozy Agriturismo and make yourself at ease. When ready, get acquainted to your e-bike with a gentle ride through rolling vineyards, quiet backroads and the charming hamlets of Vigoleno and Castell’Arquato. Tonight we celebrate the beginning of this adventure with a wine tasting at our favourite cellar and a bountiful dinner of local delicacies. Welcome to the Food Valley!

Distance

40km / 25mi

Elevation

800m / 2600ft

Sleep

Castell’Arquato

Eat

Dinner

02 The hills of Parmigiano

Enjoy the hearty breakfast served in the warm hospitality of our Agriturismo. Relax and soak in the rich sights of these rolling hills home to Parmigiano, the most famous cheese in the world. Taste different seasoning in a traditional caseificio before we stop for a delicious lunch at our favourite family run Trattoria. After the ride, linger by the pool before we shuttle to Parma for a visit to the historical center and a refined dinner in the Unesco creative city of Gastronomy. Buon Appetito!

Ride

50km / 31mi

Elevation

1000m / 3300ft

Sleep

Castell’Arquato

Eat

All meals

03 The Castles ride

Time to leave the hills and head to the Appennino mountains. Two mighty castles, Bardi and Compiano, guard the pristine valley of Borgo Taro, the slow food city of good living and capital of the Porcino mushroom. Another feast awaits for dinner. Buon appetito!

Distance

70km / 43mi

Elevation

1400m / 4500ft

Sleep

Borgo Val di Taro

Eat

All meals

04 Liguria

Today we explore the unbeaten Ligurian inland tackling the beautiful Appennino mountains. The charming village of Varese Ligure with its unique “borgo rotondo” is the perfect stop to devour Croxetti, trofie al pesto and many more Ligurian delights.

Distance

60km / 37mi

Elevation

1200m / 3900ft

Sleep

Borgo Val di Taro

Eat

All meals

05 To the sea

Passo del Bocco, covered by a splendid beechwood forest, is the last glimpse of the wild Appenino mountain range. Once on top enjoy the winding descend to the pastel coloured fishing village of Camogli. Relax on the beach, enjoy a delicious slice of Focaccia and toast with a cold beer to celebrate this great cycling adventure.

Distance

70km / 43mi

Elevation

1500m / 4900ft

Sleep

Camogli

Eat

All meals

06 Arrivederci

Time to say goodbye to your Vago guides. See you  soon for your next adventure!

Distance

Elevation

Sleep

Eat

Breakfast

Local restaurant in Parma
Pastel coloured houses in Liguria
Parma ham and other delights

2022
Tours

2022
Tours

May 10 - 15
From €2.190
Scheduled
Oct 06 - 11
From €2.190
Scheduled

OUR BIKES FOR THE RIDE

Ride further with our Trek Powerfly 7, an highly capable electric bike equipped with high end components.

Other
details

Pick up

  • On Day 1 Vago team will meet you at Piacenza train station at 11am. Trains from Milano Centrale depart frequently for Piacenza and journey time is about 55 minutes. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any logistic and planning support.

Drop off

  • Drop off point is Camogli train Station. The station is well connected for travellers heading both north and south. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any logistic and planning support.

PRE and AFTER tour tips

  • The main airports to reach and leave the tour are Milan Linate (LIN), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY). Genova (GOA) is a minor airport but you may consider it if after the tour you’re flying within Italy. In order to minimize the risk of jet lag and enjoy every moment of your cycling vacation, we suggest to land in Italy at least one day prior to the beginning of your tour. Before the tour we suggest to spend some days visiting the city of Milan while after the tour the best options are the beautiful city of Genova (north of Camogli) or the wonderful area of the Cinque Terre (South of Camogli). Please do not hesitate to ask any help or informations.

What's included

  • 5 nights of accommodation at carefully selected hotels
  • Daily meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • At least two experienced local guides
  • Daily route support with cycling guides and support van
  • High end e-bike equipped with flat pack, lights and pedals
  • Vago Cycling jersey to keep
  • Luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events as outlined in the itinerary

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Single occupancy supplement (from €350)
  • Any optional activity not outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed in the “What’s included” section