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Cycling around Crema

What makes Crema a place with a high quality of living is the possibility of taking advantage of all those service that can be found in a big city, without losing those typical characteristics of the countryside. Majestic hydraulic works link rivers, creating our unique system of irrigation ditch. For hundreds of meters those canals meet and cross, going on a parallel flow or disappearing in the countryside This overwhelming amount of canals has encouraged the growth of a varied and lush flora, with wide underwood grass areas. This spectacle is complemented by artifacts in brick, stone and concrete, by mighty “chiaviche” (Masonry work for the outflow of water in a watercourse), jumps, bridges, reservoirs and by many engineering solutions arousing wonder and. This wonderul natural area can be seen also by sailing with a kayak instructor on the river Serio and Adda.

The proposed itineraries are:

1 - Santuari del Cremasco:
Riding your bike you will travel the country roads, very ancient origin, going from the main sanctuaries of the country of Crema, who from their birth to their religious value had the role of gathering the faithful in prayer, for this the sanctuaries are always been crossroads for travelers from the Middle Ages.Paintings, plaster, statues and reliefs are intertwined in a slow and meditative atmosphere dominated by the silence of prayer and the surrounding nature. (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pallavicina, Santa Maria del Bressanoro and Our Lady of Mercy of the Marzale)
Price: The cost of the course is € 11,00. The cost of the bike rental domiciled where required is € 28,00 full day, half day € 17,00

2 - Castello di Pandino e Pieve di Palazzo Pignano:
For those who run with the wind riding a bike, this route is for you, a day for those who moved in contact with nature and history, churches, castles and farms, but also gastronomy.The route starts from the city with a mixed course / tarmac for several kilometers along the Channel Vacchelli, arriving at Palazzo Pignano where we start to see the first part of history with the church .Towards Pandino along the way we meet the nineteenth century Cascine Gandini and Cascine Capri, rural buildings that stood out in the areas cultivated and still retain their dignity of rural homes. Our pilgrimage comes to the Medieval Castle of Pandino memory of struggles between patronage and potentates. During the return to the city through a picturesque dirt road going from Torlino Vimercati we arrive in Trescore Cremasco home of our local cheese "Salva” at the store where you can purchase the portions.
Price: The cost of the course is € 11,00. The cost of the bike rental domiciled where required is € 28,00 full day, half day € 17,00

3 - I Fontanili di Capralba e Farinate:
A fascinating journey along the underground waterways that climpse the edge of the lower Po Valley between the springs of cold water and waterways clear surrounded by the verdant countryside of Crema. A 'quiet ramble for all seasons.Fresh water from natural sources, sometimes made out by man, typical of floodplain soils, as much of the Italian plains. The water that comes from springs has a constant temperature of between 9-10 ° C in winter and 12-15 ° C in summer, perfect for cooling off after a nice ride.
Price: The cost of the course is € 11,00. The cost of the bike rental domiciled where required is € 28,00 full day, half day € 17,00

4 - The springs of Cremosano:
In the quiet rural atmosphere, crouching among the trees chasing the sky, sleeping throughout the year a sluggish trickle of water flowing from a spring serene ... It would take a story to tell about the atmosphere of Fontanile Cremosano located in the countryside north of Crema, lying along the low road with little traffic that leads to Cremosano Campagnola. Except for the low road that leads from Campagnola in Cremosano, the fountain is located away from the noise of cars and frantic mechanical movements. A quiet place to relax with a book, a pair of binoculars and a picnic lunch. The shadow of the trees lining the ditch and the picnic area provide a pleasant shade all summer.
Price: The cost of the course is € 11,00. The cost of the bike rental domiciled where required is € 28,00 full day, half day € 17,00

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