Climb on a bicycle and join us on a fun tour of Ferrara, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its beauty and cultural importance. Ride along the narrow streets, discover the iconic landmarks, and feel the influence of the House of Este dynasty which ruled over the city from 1240–1597. Let this medieval city conquer your imagination!
Bike Tour of Ferrara
We will depart from the meeting point at 9:30 am or 5 pm, depending on your selection, to start our exploration of Ferrara. This ancient city seems to have been taken straight out of a fairy-tale. Our first stop will be at the river Pio, which is the soul of the city.
We continue at the Ferrara Cathedral of Saint George the Martyr (Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire), where we will admire its Romanesque façade covered in intricate engravings. Simply by turning around, we will find ourselves in front of the City Hall where we will learn all about the history of the most influential family in the city – the Este dynasty.
Later, we head into the narrow alleyways of the Jewish quarter to find out what links this community to the House of Este. Then we walk down the Via delle Volte, a street which runs through the medieval heart of the city. As we pass under its beautiful old arches you will hear all about the fascinating history of this magical part of Ferrara.
An obligatory stop on our tour is the majestic Este Castle, which stands out for its four defensive towers and the water moat which surrounds it. This is a genuine medieval fort right in the centre of the city!
We continue the tour at the popular Diamanti Palace, one of the most important constructions from the Italian Renaissance. We will pause here to enjoy the exterior of this building which consists of 8500 marble blocks carved into the shape of diamonds.
The tour ends around 11:30 am or 5 pm, depending on the start time.
- There must a minimum of 2 participants in the group for the tour to take place.
- Children under 13 who come with their own bike pay a reduced rate.
- Children (no matter the age) who don't know how to ride a bike and ride in a child seat along with a responsible adult will have to pay nothing.
|Adults||Children up to 13 years old with their own bike||Babies in a child seat riding with the adult.|
Children up to 13 years old with their own bikeUS$ 32.1
Babies in a child seat riding with the adult.Free
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Headphones to listen to the guide.
Bike and helmet.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Ferrara Train Station