Discovering the Lands of Canossa

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2 days





The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!



3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.


Hotel Based

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in the same hotel and daily stages.


Day 1: The Lands of Canossa and Parmigiano Reggiano (50 km)
Individual arrival and departure from the Farmhouse just outside Reggio Emilia. The first route will take you to the lands of Canossa, starting along the Crostolo river by following the Via Matildica del Volto Santo. You will leave the Crostolo at Vezzano to start climbing towards Canossa where you can visit Matilde's places. Continuing along the crest you reach Rossena, where another impressive castle, built by Matilde's great-grandfather, dominates the valley since 960 AD. Medieval villages and beautiful views will still accompany you along the route back to the farmhouse. Depending on the opening hours, today or tomorrow it will be possible to visit the farmhouse’s cheese factory to learn all the secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP production (extra charge).

Day 2: Scandiano and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (57 km)
Today's route will take you on not too challenging ups and downs, immersed in the greenery of the first Reggio hills to reach Scandiano with its Boiardo Fortress. You will have time to visit a local vinegar factory (visit by reservation) to discover everything about the ancient art of producing balsamic vinegar, also tasting some different types. A simple ride will take you back to the farmhouse.


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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Visit to the vinegar factory
  • 1 dinner in a farmhouse (drinks not included)

❌ What is not included?

  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 50%
  • From 14 to 29 days before departure
  • 25%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Discovering the Lands of Canossa

  • To discover the Rossena Castle, an extraordinary perfectly preserved architectural gem
  • To visit a cheese factory and learn all the secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano production
  • To visit a typical vinegar factory where Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is produced and taste it in its various types
  • To indulge in an active and at the same time relaxing getaway, with accommodation in a Farmhouse with swimming pool
  • To pedal in the footsteps of Matilde di Canossa, retracing the fascinating history of Emilia Romagna by bicycle

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🙋 Frequently asked questions

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  • What is the cost of renting bicycles?

  • Are rented bikes equipped with accessories like lights or bags?


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