Hiking tour on Bologna's hills
Walking tours

Hiking tour on Bologna's hills

Availability: Every day
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English , Italian , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a hiking tour on the hills of Bologna
  • Go in search of the best panoramic spots
  • Take great pictures of the city from above
What to expect

What can you see on Bologna’s hills, and how can you reach them? You just need to join this hiking tour to find it out! Spend three hours walking on the green area that surrounds the city, much loved by the locals, and taking great pictures of Bologna from above.

The hills are a must-go place in Bologna, especially in spring and summer. These are the seasons when the Bolognese go out strolling in the parks, relax and enjoy the mild temperature. The tour will take you to the most wonderful and panoramic spots on the foothills south-west of Bologna.

You’ll meet your guide at Panificio Sponghi, just outside the city walls. Here you'll get some "crescenta" (typical Bolognese focaccia) and "raviole con la mostarda" (crescent-shaped cookies filled with jam), that will relieve your hunger pangs on your way up to the hills. From the bakery shop, you’ll head for the Complex of San Michele in Bosco, an ancient monastery preceded by a terrace from which you’ll enjoy a wonderful view over Bologna.

After visiting the church, follow your guide to the marvelous Villa Ghigi park, stretching over another hill. This 28-hectare park boasts green lawns, cultivated areas and quiet paths, especially appreciated for their silence and lovely open spaces. By crossing the park you’ll get to the last and highest stage of the tour (270 meters above sea level) and then go downhill towards your starting point.

During the hiking tour, you’ll have the chance to catch sight of another important landmark, the Sanctuary of Beata Vergine di San Luca and take a rest in the shadow to taste your snacks too.

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What's included
  • Small-group tour (max 8 people)
  • Certified tour guide
  • Snack at a local bakery
  • Insurance: Third Party Liability
  • On request: Accident Insurance
Where

Via San Mamolo 1, 40136 Bologna BO, Italy

Meeting point:

Panificio Sponghi

What to remember
  • You’ll follow a 10-kilometer route on tarmac, gravel and trail with a climb rise of 350 meters, involving steep ups and downs. That’s why we recommend this tour only to the most trained hikers
  • Please confirm the language of the tour directly with the local operator. You can find the contact information on the voucher after booking
  • This activity requires a minimum number of participants: 2 people for tours in English and Italian, 4 people for the tour in Spanish
  • Don't forget to wear comfortable and appropriate clothes and shoes, and bring a backpack and a bottle of water
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When
  • Every day at 9.00am and 12.00pm
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Provider
BIKEinBO - Bike Rental Bike Tour
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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