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Green Tour - Hiking in the Bolognese Hills

Impressive walk that shows the beauty of the Bolognese hills. From Piazza Maggiore, we will hike the hills just beyond the city walls, through the Villa Spada garden, under the spell of panoramas and views of Bologna's historic centre. We will reach the sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, an ancient place of worship and a city's landmark, visible from far away in all directions. The long porticoed path is of unique beauty as the hills that surround it. A guided hiking of considerable charm, which is an invitation to discover and appreciate the hilly side of the Bologna area, an integral part of the city, rich in nature, history and art. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: 24/03 - 2/04 - 7/04 - 21/04 - 5/05 - 19/05 - 8/09 - 22/09 - 6/10 - 20/10 TIMES: 9:15am LENGTH: half-day (return at 1pm) LANGUAGES: Italian/English  MEETING PLACE: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 Attention: On Monday April 2nd, the meeting point will be outside of the Tourist information and incoming services point in Piazza Maggiore INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking guide  Bus ticket USEFUL INFORMATION Walking shoes are recommended. The ability to walk up and down on hills is required. In case of recent rain soil can be slippery. The guide will evaluate and vary the route depending on the terrain conditions and the possibilities of the visit. It's an half day tour. A supply of personal water and a small snack during the course in your backpack (snack, honey, dried fruit) can be useful to accompany the walk. The hiking tour is cancelled in case of heavy rain RATE: € 25.00 per person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Kids Treasure Hunt Tour

Exploring the historical centre of Bologna with your family has never been so fun and easy! Follow the map and participate in a real treasure hunt! This stroller-friendly walking tour will take you around the most beautiful squares and monuments of Bologna, while the kids are busy searching for the symbols of Bologna.  Make their trip meaningful and memorable, while you enjoy the sites with them. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! WHEN: Everyday - upon request   LENGTH: 3 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Guided tour   RATE: € 38.00 per person Minimum 6 adults, free for children under 12 Tour suitable for strollers   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Vespa: around the hills of Bologna

A country ride on a vespa is an original way to discover the charm of the rolling Bolognese green hills. Just a short ride to roll through luxuriant nature and fresh air. This is tour suspended between nature and bustling Bolognese everyday life that brings to mind tastes of times gone by while you visit enchanting country lanes, stunning landscapes, green parks, ancient villas and monuments.   WHEN: Every Sunday   TIMES: 10:30am       LENGTH: 8 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: Travelhoo Agency Via Caduti di Cefalonia 4/b       ITINERARY: Bologna, San Michele in Bosco, 300 Scalini, Basilica di San Luca, Parco Cavaioni, Sabbiuno, Ponte Sospeso di Vizzano, Palazzo de’ Rossi, Bologna   INCLUDED: Vespa 50 rental Helmet, chain and padlock Lunch in a typical Inn Wine Tasting Third-party liability insurance Tour Assistant   RATE per person: € 220.00 (min. 2 - max. 6 people) € 20.00 petrol surcharge € 60.00 individual tour surcharge € 30.00 Vespa 125 surcharge   NOTE:  All vehicles we rent are vintage. They have a manual (gear-shift) transmission and rear brake pedal. We do not recommend renting these scooters for anyone who has never driven one before. Our vehicles use a mixture of petrol and oil from 2% to 4% depending on the model. For beginners, we have Vespa 125’s; they have automatic transmission, are comfortable and easy to drive. Easy at the petrol station: they run on pump-available, unleaded fuel.     CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Trekking in the Bologna Hills

We organize daily hiking through fields, over cliffs and under chestnut trees. Come, discover a landscape that is unchanged by time, where you just might glimpse a wild orchid, other rare plants or shy animals like a wolf or a hawk.   WHEN: Every day on request   Best in Spring and Autumn   TIMES: 9:30am - 5:30pm   LENGTH: 8 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INTINERARY: From Pioppe di Salvaro to Lama di Reno (7 km - 400m total climb)   INCLUDED: Expert guide Bag lunch   RATE p/person: € 85.00 - min. 2 persons   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Vespa Tour

Here’s a unique chance to visit suggestive sites and admire the breath-taking panoramic views of the Bolognese hills on board a charming vintage Vespa. You won’t want to miss tasting traditional Bolognese flavours in one of the oldest Osteria’s in the city; there you’ll sample crescentine, tigelle, typical salami, Parma prosciutto, mortadella, pickles, cheese and drink the local wine. WHEN: Everyday upon request   LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes   LANGUAGES: Italian/English     ITINERARY (100 km): Bologna - San Michele in Bosco - 300 Scalini - Basilica di San Luca       INCLUDED: Vespa 50 rental Helmet, with disposable hygienic liner Chain and padlock Aperitivo Tour assistant Insurance   RATE per person: € 80.00 (min. 2 - max. 6 persons) € 10.00 petrol surcharge € 15.00 surcharge for one-person tour € 20.00 Vespa 125 surcharge   NOTE:  All vehicles we rent are vintage. They have a manual (gear-shift) transmission and rear brake pedal. We do not recommend renting these scooters for anyone who has never driven one before. Our vehicles use a mixture of petrol and oil from 2% to 4% depending on the model. For beginners, we have Vespa 125’s; they have automatic transmission, are comfortable and easy to drive. Easy at the petrol station: they run on pump-available, unleaded fuel.   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.