Cycling through the Province of Ferrara
TOURIST CYCLING ROUTES IN FERRARA
The tourist cycle routes around Ferrara are part of a network of pan-European cycle connections.
From Castello Estense to the famous mill on the banks of the River Po with a handy bike map which rests on the bicycle's handlebars
After Palazzo dei Diamanti and Piazza Ariostea, you cross the green area of the vegetable gardens, between the Jewish Cemetery and the Certosa, then you climb onto the tree-lined embankment of the walls and continue along it until you reach the Porta degli Angeli. The fitter amongst you can continue the bike-ride along the entire route of the town-walls which extends for 9 km.
After crossing the Parco Urbano , thanks to the FE203 cycle-path you arrive at Francolino where you climb onto the riverbank and so reach the Destra Po (FE20): the cycle-path which runs alongside the Po for 120 km from Stellata di Bondeno until it reaches the sea at Gorino.
The destination of this route is the tourist area of Ro, with its floating mill where the grain is still ground as it was one hundred years ago.
Journey time and technical characteristics of route -
Short and easy route suitable for everyone, flat terrain except for the climb up to the bank of the River Po. Mainly on exclusive, completely asphalted, cycle-pedestrian tracks (FE203, FE20), with a short and simple stretch of dirt-track (approximately 1,5 km) on the walls of Ferrara.
The "Il Giardino di Rebecca" B&B is equipped to accommodate cycle tourism or bicycle-lovers with an indoor bicycle shelter service, substantial breakfast, etc…
The “Destra Po” itinerary constitutes the central stretch of EuroVelo route no. 8 from Athens to Cadiz and is also part of the “Lake Garda-Adriatic coast” itinerary, which connects the “Ciclopista del Sole” route with the Lidi di Comacchio, along the rivers in the provinces of Mantua and Ferrara. Finally, the coastal route in the Po Delta Park is part of the European itinerary that leads from Ravenna to Kranjska Gora, in the heart of another important nature area, the Triglav National Park in Slovenia.