Ferrara by bike
Ferrara is also known as the city of bicycles, due to bicycle usage by city residents being considered amongst the highest in Europe.
At every city boundary you’ll find the sign “Ferrara city of bicycles” followed by a declaration of adhesion to the European network of bike-friendly cities, called “Cities for Cyclists”, as well as acknowledgement of the city being a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Indeed, town planning within the city walls is considered bicycle-friendly, while cycle lanes and cycle-tourism itineraries of rare beauty span beyond its city walls.
Ferrara is easily to reach by bicycle, too.
Coming from the north, take Eurovelo network ciclovia bicycle route no. 8 (Cadice-Atene), which is called the Destra Po cycle path in the stretch which runs along the river Po from Stellata to the Delta del Po.
When you reach the Isola Bianca nature reserve, between Pontelagoscuro and Francolino, it’s easy to turn onto the cycle path which leads to the “G. Bassani” park, or, alternatively, from Francolino you can take the cycle path which leads to the ring road bike path, which runs by the city walls.
MAP OF THE CYCLE PATHS IN THE CITY OF FERRARA
CYCLING HOLIDAY ROUTES IN FERRARA AND ITS PROVINCE