Cycling along ancient fortifications

The walled cities path

Day 1: Arrival in Cremona and hotel accommodation. In the afternoon visit of the city: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Palazzo Comunale, the Torrazzo, Piazza Roma with the tomb of Stradivari. Visit at the Violin Museum. Dinner in a restaurant partner of "Strada del Gusto Cremonese" and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by bike from Cremona along the Naviglio Civico cycle path for Casalbuttano. Completely on a protected track, it is paved except for a stretch of about 2 kilometers with a natural background in the border of the Naviglio. Arrival at S.Vito and continuation to Casalbuttano. Chance to visit the historic center of the town. Proceed along the cycle path to Genivolta where you can stop for a quick lunch. In the afternoon, continuation from Genivolta to Soncino. Arrival in the evening, accommodation in a family-run bed and breakfast, dinner in a restaurant. Overnight.

Cycling route of about 50 kilometers.

Day 3: After breakfast departure by bike to return to Genivolta, here continue through Salvirola, Izano and San Bernardino for Crema. Total route 20 kilometers. In Crema it is possible to have lunch and visit the city with its walls still preserved, the Cathedral Square and the Civic Museum. In the afternoon at 15.00 departure for Castelleone following the Marzale road, a low-speed road that crosses the towns of Ripalta Cremasca, Ripalta Arpina and Montodine to get to Castelleone avoiding the very busy and dangerous Paullese Road. In Castelleone it is possible to visit the Sanctuary of Mercy and stay overnight in a characteristic 4-star hotel in an old farmhouse with a restaurant nearby. Dinner and overnight.

Cycling route of about 40 kilometers.

Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Pizzighettone via Formigara. Lunch in Pizzighettone and visit the ancient walls with prisons and casemates still perfectly preserved. In the afternoon departure for Cremona. A stop in Crotta d'Adda is recommended to see the exteriors and the garden of Villa Stanga. Continue to Cremona along the waterway with arrival in the evening.

Cycling route of about 45 kilometers.