The path is a cycle route along the ancient waterway silk road that in the past connected Bologna to Malalbergo along the following tracks.
The route starts from the ancient (river) port of Bologna (Sostegno della Bova), located in via Bovi Campeggi, and takes its way northbound following the riverside of the Navile Canal.
Along the route you meet the remains of the massive hydraulic structures, which give you back the charm of Bologna watercourses, European capital of silk and crossroad of international trade.
Outside the city of Bologna the landscape changes into the relaxing rural context of the Bolognese Plains, dotted with farms, ancient villas and rows of trees. In Castel Maggiore territory the cycle route passes by the Sostegno di Castagnolo Maggiore.
Around Bentivoglio is possible to take little detours to the local Museum of Rural Culture and to the La Rizza natural Oasis. The pathway goes forward along dirt roads and seconday roads to Malalbergo. It is important to pay attention to cars and other vehicles when sharing or crossing the roads.
Telephone: 0039 051 251886 - 0039 051 0867622
- Nature & Oasis
Monte Sole Bike Group - FIAB
Monte Sole Bike Group
head office: Via Polese, 24 - 40122 Bologna
Ph. 0039 051 251886 - 0039 051 0867622
head office: Via Allende, 22 - 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia (BO)
Ph. 0039 051 797103 - Fax. 051 6523027
Via Emilia Levante, 292 - 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Ph./Fax 0039 051 6255924
Via S. Stefano, 14/D - Bologna
Ph./Fax 0039 051 233337
"La ciclovia del Navile": a booklet with the cycle itineraries published by Monte Sole Bike Group - FIAB Bologna, 3 euros