Self-guided tour: The oldest University in the world

The oldest university of the world, from the birth in 1088 to the clashes of 1977. “Clerici vagantes”, colleges, traditions: where is the campus (...)

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Overview Location: Bologna, Italy
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: This is a self-guided tour by bike, there are included in the tariff: bicycle, helmet, map, MP3 player.

LANGUAGE: Italian and English

MEETING POINT: Velostazione Dynamo, Via dell’Indipendenza 71/Z, Bologna, under the Pincio terrace.


This Self-guided bike tour has an approximate duration of 2 hours, during which you will follow an easy and enjoyable journey across the town center. We will provide you with a bike, an itinerary with the history of the places you will visit and an audioguide which will explain and entertain you during your ride. You will chose the right bike for you among a great variety of full-equipped bikes, including special bikes such as Cargo-Bikes and bikes for people with disabilities with all the necessary accessories, such as locks, baskets and child's seats. All made in Italy! The service is perfect for families with children too. We also have free maps and our staff is available for tips and suggestions about itineraries by bike and the city in general.

Stops: Velostazione Dynamo, Piazza Scaravilli, Portico dei Servi, Piazza Carducci, San Giovanni in Monte, Basilica di San Domenico, via dell’Archiginnasio, Cattedrale di San Domenico, Piazza Verdi, Velostazione Dynamo.

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 07.30 > 22.30

Sat 07.30 > 22.30

Sun 08.30 > 20.30

Other bike tours are available through our website.

Tour available on-demand. We also offer luggage deposit.
What you can expect The oldest university of the world, from the birth in 1088 to the clashes of 1977. “Clerici vagantes”, colleges, traditions: where is the campus though? A secret trip into the most ancient and extraordinary university of the world, through the medieval city and the city of today. In collaboration with the Historical Archives of the University of Bologna.

Practical information

What's inside

  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Use of lock
  • Map with a complete itinerary that you can put on the handlebars
  • Audioguide with MP3 and headphones
  • City Map
  • Tips
  • Luggage deposit

What's NOT inside

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Departure point:

Dynamo, Via dell'Indipendenza, 71/z, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy


2 hours


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Return details:

Returns to original departure point