Parma is known for being a city of art, music, culture and good food, but not only. In Parma and its province during the summer season you can live very different experiences that combine beauty and good taste with sport and wellness. Parma City of Gastronomy brings together the operators of the territory who thanks to these experiences make the town and the province area the ideal destination for families, couples and groups in search of authentic Emilia with its flavors, its landscapes, its traditions.
The Parma City of Gastronomy tour operators every year prepare organized stays and tours with many different ideas: from gourmet stays with visits to companies that produce the excellences of the area to more adventurous tours with nature excursions, without forgetting of course the personalized proposals to satisfy the everyone’s requests and needs.
Parma and the bicycle have an intrinsic relationship: it is the preferred means by the Parmesans to move quickly and greenly in the city. At the Cicletteria, at the Parma train station, you can rent bicycles to visit the city and bring them back comfortably at the end of the day. It is from the Cicletteria that most of the Bike Food Stories tours begin: together with Davide you will leave to discover Parma and its monuments, going to the plain or the surrounding hills with the Castles, parish churches and companies that produce Parmesan Reggiano, Parma Ham, Colli wines.
On the hills of Torrechiara, dominated by the well-known castle and surrounded by vineyards, Ebike Tour rents comfortable pedal assisted bicycles for those who want to discover the surrounding area independently and organize trips (even at night) with final tasting in the cellar or at the restaurant.
For lovers of strong emotions Giorgio Genovese, guide of the National Mountain Bike Academy, will take you to discover the wonderful paths, of various difficulties, of the Alta Val Taro. Giorgio will be able to advise you and take you to the most beautiful peaks in the area, accompanying you in complete safety. With Giorgio you can participate in the Raida & Magna, bike excursions that end with a final pasta or polenta party.
For those who prefer the traditional excursion, on foot and perhaps in the company of their pets, the Parma City of Gastronomy environmental excursion guides are always available to accompany you on excursions or simple walks in the plains and in the Apennines, with personalized itineraries through woods, paths, rivers and mountain lakes.
Not only bikes or excursions, golf lovers in Parma will also be satisfied: the Golf del Ducato is a wonderful 18-hole course where you can spend a pleasant day discovering this noble sport, relaxing by the pool and enjoying the specialties of the restaurant inside.
And if all sport has tired you, the structures of Parma City of Gastronomy know how to pamper you, make you relax and restore from the heat. Did you know that in Parma there is a dairy with a swimming pool, a B&B with a bio-lake and a castle with independent farmhouses and swimming pool?
Accomodation with outdoor swimming pool
–Agriturismo Ca’ Bianca
–Agriturismo i Quercioli
–Agriturismo Il Canneto
–Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello
–Bertinelli Caseificio con Hosteria
–Grand Hotel Salsomaggiore
–Hotel CDH Parma e Congressi
The bio-lake is hosted at the R&B Sacreterre in the Val Parma.