Castles and Pilgrims trekking tour

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A delightful history-themed route, offering the chance to admire medieval castles, Romanesque churches dating back over a thousand years, and a marvellous mid-mountain landscape, all accompanied by fabulous typical cuisine and the wonderful wines of Emilia Romagna. We will also be finding out the secrets behind Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar, which of course we’ll be sampling at the end of our visit to the factory. When the trekking is over, we’ll have the chance to relax in a picturesque spa resort, in a hotel complete with wellness centre.

Castles and Pilgrims trekking tour

A delightful history-themed route, offering the chance to admire medieval castles, Romanesque churches dating back over a thousand years, and a marvellous mid-mountain landscape, all accompanied by fabulous typical cuisine and the wonderful wines of Emilia Romagna. We will also be finding out the secrets behind Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar, which of course we’ll be sampling at the end of our visit to the factory. When the trekking is over, we’ll have the chance to relax in a picturesque spa resort, in a hotel complete with wellness centre.

Arrive in Bologna’s airport and a private transfer will take us to the hotel in the centre of Bologna. Free time, typical dinner, and a small briefing of the tour. Overnight in hotel Orologio.

Bologna / Basilica di San Luca / Bologna –Distance: 10 km (6 Miles) –Altitude: (180 m) Time (indicative): 3 h
Walking tour in the beautiful centre of Bologna and in the largest porch in the world to arrive to the wonderful Basilica of San Luca. We will see the fantastic view of the old city. Free time in the afternoon and dinner in typical restaurant. Overnight in Hotel Orologio.

Vignola / Acetaia Sereni –Distance: 10 km (6 miles) – Altitude: (200 m) –Time (indicative): 3 h 15
Private transfer for visit the splendid Rocca di Vignola, fol- lowed by an easy walk alongside the Panaro River, before finding out all the secrets behind Traditional Modena Bal- samic Vinegar in a splendid factory, where we will have the chance to taste some vinegar aged for 25 years. The dinner menu will include specialities made with Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar. Overnight Agriturismo Acetaia Sereni.

Villabianca / Montalbano di Zocca – Distance: 20 km (12,5 Miles) – Altitude: (850 m) Time (indicative): 6 h
A splendid day in the Sassi di Roccamalatina Regional Park, including a climb up the marvellous cliffs and a visit to the finest hamlets, castles and parish churches in the Park. We will be sleeping in the ancient fortified village of Montalbano, in what was once the parsonage, where a dinner of typical local produce will be served in front of centuries-old stone hearths. Overnight in Locanda la Canonica.

Montalbano di Zocca / Montese –Distance: 18 km (11 Miles) – Altitude: (760 m) Time (indicative): 6 h
Along our way we will have the chance to admire three al- luring medieval castles, attesting to the importance of these places, nestling in a marvellous landscape. We will have the chance to discover the fantastic world of the Gea Gorge, with its age-old mill, and we will also be visiting the Historical Museum of the Rocca di Montese, dedicated to World War II. Overnight in Hotel Belvedere Montese.

Montese / Gaggio Montano – Distance: 16 km (10 Miles) – Altitude: (530 m) Time (indicative): 5 h
This route runs along a ridge, and will take us up to the peak of Mount Belvedere, where we can admire fabulous views out over the surrounding valleys. Because of their strategic importance, these places were fortified right from Roman times up to the days of the German troops fighting in the Second World War. Along the route, we will be able to admire ancient walls and a huge number of trenches and other signs of the Great War, as well as the marvellous landscape.

Gaggio Montano / Porretta – Distance: 10 km (6 Miles) Altitude: ( 180 m) – Time (indicative): 3 h
From the Gaggio Cliff, we will head along the Reno Valley to the renowned spa centre of Porretta Terme, where we will be able to relax in the hotel’s spa wellness centre.

Private Transfer to the Bologna airport.

Dates 2016:
From 28th of May to 4th of June
From 27th of August to 3rd of September


Price per person in double room
€ 1800
€ 200 single supplement

bologna art hotelsBologna Art Hotels – Bologna
acetaia sereniAcetaia Sereni – Marano sul Panaro
alla canonicaAlla Canonica – Montalbano di Zocca (MO)
hotel belvedere monteseHotel Belvedere – Montese
antica canonicaHotel Ristorante Antica Canonica – Gaggio Montano
helvetia hotelHotel Helvetia Thermal Spa – Porretta

TREKKING

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights


The price includes:

  • 7 nights in double room in 3*S 4* hotel or farm holidays with breakfast
  • 6 packet lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 guided visit in castle of Montese
  • 1 guided visit in the castle of Vignola
  • 1 guided tour in the city of Bologna
  • private transfer from Bologna airport to Bologna
  • private transfer from Bologna to Vignola
  • private transfer from Porretta to Bologna airport
  • staff monitoring daily 24h
  • walking guide for 6 days


The price does not include:

  • air flights
  • bike rental (upon request)
  • beverages during meals
  • hotel room taxes
  • anything not quoted above in (see included)

Dates 2016:
From 28th of May to 4th of June
From 27th of August to 3rd of September


Net price Tour Operator per person in double room:
€ 1350
€ 200 single supplement


Other dates on request:
€ 1500 minimum 4 person
€ 1220 minimum 6 person
€ 870 minimun 12 person

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