Protected areas, Natura 2000 network and Forests

cycling through the parks

Cycling routes within the protected areas of Emilia- Romagna

What the Region does

Logo CicloviaThe “Ciclovie dei Parchi” are 10 cycling routes within the regional parks and nature reserves. The different paths allow you to enjoy wonderful land-scapes in the hills and plains while discovering not only the beauty of nature and the environment, but also history and architecture.
These “Ciclovie dei Parchi” are intended for all cycling enthusiasts, but also for the less experienced cyclists. They are mapped out with varying degrees of difficulty and can be ridden for the most part by mountain bike, but in some cases also with a normal bicycle. The technical data provided for each bicycle route describes all relevant information in order to choose the most appropriate itinerary: length, gradient, degree of difficulty, travel time and useful contacts.
The different bicycle routes are also accessible by train with a path “to the park” marked by specific signage, which departs from the nearest railway station and arrives at the gates of the protected ar-ea.

SAM_0145.JPGThrough the Ciclovie dei Parchi project and the Alta Via dei Parchi, Emilia-Romagna Region promotes nature conservation and the valorization of the whole regional system of protected areas, also by development of sustainable tourism models. Furthermore, the Region approves and funds the interventions proposed by the managing bodies of the Parks and coordinated the various actions of the project Alta Via dei Parchi, for example:

  • realization of a coordinated signage (coordinated image manual – Ciclovie dei Parchi – available on-ly in Italian);
  • production of disseminative and promotional material (depliant, guide, hiking maps, hiker note-book); 
  • organization of events.


Protected Areas, Forestry and Mountains Development Department Regione Emilia-Romagna Viale della Fiera 8, 40127 Bologna
tel. 0039 051.527.6080/6094 fax 0039 051.527.6957
E-mail: certified
Certified e-mail:

Maria Vittoria Biondi  

Tel. 0039 051.527.6978

Learn more

  • The 10 cycling routes of the "Ciclovie dei Parchi" all the information on the paths
  • Guidelines (pdf10.9 MB) for a coordinated visual identity – Ciclovie dei Parchi.  The common graphic design for signage, decors and promotional material (available only  in Italian)


  • Leaflet "Ciclovie dei Parchi" A guide to the cycling routes in the Emilia-Romagna protected areas
  • The guide "Ciclovie dei Parchi" A guide to the cycling routes in the Emilia-Romagna protected areas
  • Roadmap "Ciclovie dei Parchi" 10 practical portable sheets including all the information

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