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Among Nature and History in FerraraProgram stay 4 days
Price Starting from 395.00€
Starting every day - all the year
A unique tour starting from Argenta. You will cycle throughout full of vineyards's countryside (“vini delle sabbie” or sand wine are the most famous) up to Comacchio with its bridges and canals that remind of Venice. In the eel's capital city you will see the Manifattura dei Marinati Museum, where they still prepare eel. After the Valleys's visit, with the most copious italian colony of pink flamingo, you will proceed towards the north station of Po Delta Park. You will stay for the night near Pomposa's Abbey and Volano's Po. You will proceed towards Ostellato, where you will see orchards and wheat fields of Ferrara's countryside, discovering Este's Delizie up to Ferrara.
Day 1 – ARRIVAL IN FERRARA
Arrival in Ferrara. Hotel accomodation. Bicicles pick up and free time to roam around by bike discovering the most famous streets and squares. We suggest a walk in “campagna ferrarese”, a little country heaven within the city's walls. Optional break at TerraVivabio company, trying nature's products. Free lunch. In the afternoon, visit at Estense Castle with a guided tour, who will illustrate the history and the strangest stories, guiding you room after room from the prisons to the kitchen discovering the Este's family. In the evening meeting with our appointed who will give you all necessary information for your tour. Hotel stay.
Day 2 – FERRARA/OSTELLATO (KM 40)
Breakfast at the hotel and start towards Ostellato. The bagages will be transfered, dependent on us, to the hotel you will reach in the evening. Travelling on low trafic roads, you will cross little burgs and adrmire the famous Belriguardo's “Delizia Estense” and the Verginese's Castle, reaching the bank of Volano's Po. You will arrive at Vallive's coves in Ostellato, a unique freshwater humide area full of white and grey egrets, rich of rushes, water lilies and canes. Hotel accomodation. Dinner and night stay.
Day 3 – OSTELLATO/POMPOSA (KM 30)
Breakfast at the hotel. Left the rooms, start towrds Pomposa. In Migliarino you will access the cycle path up to Migliaro, following then the bank of Volano's Po. You will enjoy Isola Tieni Oasis, island shaped by Volano's flow, where stands out Tieni's Tower, historical building of the XV century, which once was a lighthouse and a customs barrier for navigation tolls. The next stop is Codigoro. Near the abandond Saccarifero factory and the Reclamation's Consortium water-scooping system, stands the Garzaia, that is the Egrets's City, where undisturbed took up residence different spieces of Little Egret, Nycticorax, Grey Egrets and Major White Egrets. Thanks to a sighting little tower you can study, observ and supervise animals, without detriment.you will proceed towards Pomposa's Abbey, one of the most evocative and rich in history places of Po Delta Park: once enclosed island by Volano's Po, Goro's Po and the sea, today fascinating art and culture area, considered one of the most important italian romanic buildings. Founded before the IX century by Benedictines, on a island enclosed by the sea and Po river, it experienced a period of glory, especialy after 1000 d.C. In this period, the property included many delta's area, but also other regions's extended areas. At Sunday, at 11.00 the Holy Mass is officiated. You can visit the cathedral, the refectory and the Capitulary Hall in the Benedictine's complex, or relax on the surrounding green great park. There is the possibility of a guided tour of Bosco della Mesola's Park. At the end, return to the hotel. Dinner and night stay.
Day 4 – POMPOSA/COMACCHIO (KM 45)
Breakfast at the hotel. Start towards Comacchio. From Pomposa to Comacchio by bike, going through the 7 lidos, from Volano to Porto Garibaldi. You will go through the typical mediterranean scrub, lining the Adriatic Sea. First afternoon, arrival in Comacchio. Free time for the visit of the traditional little city, called “little Venice”. Overnight stay in a B&B.
Day 5 – COMACCHIO/ARGENTA (KM 40)
Breakfast at the hotel. After the final visits, departure towards Comacchio's Valley. On the way, you can see the “bilancioni”, traditional houses on piles, used for fishing. Arrive at Bettolino di Foce for a break and a boat trip (elective) throughout the valleys. Proceed to Argenta lining the canals and Ferrara's countryside. Arrive at Argenta and proceed by train up to Ferrara. It is possible lenghten the stay in the city on request.
- 1 overnight stay in Ferrara, breakfast included
- 1 overnight stay in Ostellato, breakfast and dinner included
- 1 overnight stay in Pomposa, breakfast and dinner included
- 1 overnight stay in Comacchio, breakfast included
- Baggages carriage
- Medical and baggages assurance
- Phone support
- Road-book and phone with maps and gps files
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
- Bike rental
- Tourist tax
- Not mentiond meals
- Pomposa's Abbey and Comacchio's museums admittances
- Bosco della Mesola guided tour
- Comacchio's Valleys boat-trip
- Personal extras and everything not clearly mentiond in “Attendence fee includes”