Visit the Reno Valley and cycle through its fabulous villages: Sasso Marconi and Porretta Thermal Baths. On this self-guided tour, you will discover the medieval castle of Bentivoglio and the impressive hilly vineyards of Vignola. Savor age-old food of Valsamoggia. Pickup is included from a centrally located meeting point in Bologna. The tour includes use of a bike, as well as entrance fees and a roundtrip train ticket.
Route:Sasso Marconi is the village that owes its name to the big cliff that dominates the river Reno, and to Guglielmo Marconi, the scientist that invented the radio and wireless communication. It is worthwhile to visit Villa Griffone in Pontecchio, which houses the scientist’s mausoleum and the Marconi Museum. The "Dè Rossi" palace and the ancient village of Colle Ameno, Sasso Marconi offer many typical foods, like wine, chestnuts and truffles.Porretta Terme is located on the boarder of the Province of Pistoia on the edge of the Bologna Apennines. This little town is also a famous spa destination, famous since the Roman Empire and renowned for its spring waters which contain sulfur, sodium chloride, bromide and iodide. It is the perfect starting place for nature hikes in the greenery of the surrounding hills and mountains.