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Tasting and Biking Parma

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Take an easy bike tour from Parma city to a cheese factory to see how the city’s eponymous delicacy is made. Sample three agings of parmesan cheese (12 24, and 36 months), comparing how the flavors develop. Then bike back into town via low-traffic back roads, where you’ll enjoy a lunch of cured meats and wine at a local osteria.
  • Half-day bike tour in Parma
  • Visit a parmesan cheese factory
  • Use of bikes included
  • Lunch, tastings, and local guide included
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What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, 1505
    Piazza Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, 1505, 43121 Parma PR, Italy

    Departure Point: "Cicletteria" near Parma train station Piazzale Dalla Chiesa - Parma

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Amazing time with Davide!
Stacey_D, Aug 2022
Amazing time with Davide! Very knowledgeable about the Parmesan process. This tour was a perfect for our group of two adults and two children ages 12 and 14.
Don’t Sleep on THIS TOUR 10/10
Cady_S, Jul 2022
We had the most incredible time biking through Parma and learning about parmigiano reggiano. It became clear how intentional and seeded in tradition the process of making parmigiano reggiano was and our tour guide was passionate about sharing and teaching us the background and importance. We had a magical time. Our tour guide was very in tune with the needs and temperature of the group and couldn’t have been better. The bike ride was easy and very enjoyable. The luncheon was the cherry on top. The mortadella and Lambrusco was wildly delicious. 10/10 recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you soooo much! Grazie mille Cady
Fantastic way to see Parma and parmesan making
Sarah_R, Jun 2022
Davide was an fun, knowledgeable guide who was passionate about food and cycling. An easy ride to the factory and then a lovely tour through the sights of the centre followed by a delicious lunch. We all loved it.
Time/money well spent
Gillian_S, Jun 2022
Excellent tour! Definitely recommend it, as it was much more than we expected. Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who was a joy to spend time with.
An ideal morning
Peter_N, Jun 2022
Davide is a fanstastic host - super engaging, takes the time to get to know you. The experience itself was lots of fun, informative, and food at the end was lovely. 5 stars.
Just Perfect
Maria_A, Apr 2022
Davide was an excellent guide and the tour is just perfect. If you just get to go to Parma for a day with this tour not only you get to learn how traditional Parmesan cheese gets made, but also you get to taste different cold cuts produced in Parma and you get to know the town riding a bike! I enjoyed it A LOT! Thanks Davide for this experience :) I recommend that if you go in april, go with warm clothing because early it gets pretty cold.
Great experience for all
William_H, Mar 2022
Davide was an excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating of all levels of biking skill. Parma is a lovely city with great food and culture!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Fun and Educational!
Elizabeth_H, Sep 2021
My sister and I loved our time in Parma. We were a little nervous about the bikes and traffic, but David was an excellent guide. He was also SO knowledgeable about the history and importance of cheese in this area. We also enjoyed a wonderful lunch and conversation following the tour. I definitely recommend this tour!
A Perfect Day in Parma
Tina_C, Sep 2021
We had a fantastic day cruising around on bikes with Davide and learning about the Parmigiano-making process. He is very knowledgeable and personable, and we had lots of fun chatting while we pedaled. The tour finished with an intimate tasting of meats and cheeses with chilled red Lambrusco. Perfecto!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Terrific tour
John_S, Sep 2021
We had a terrific time. The ride is easy and we felt safe despite crossing a few roads. A kind and considerate host. The cheese factory tour was fascinating and the tour of the city by bike is a fabulous way to see the sights. We are so glad we did this our first day in Parma. Thank you
Response from Host, Sep 2021
I'm very very happy that everything went good! Enjoy Parma, Italy and your holiday


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