Follow the embankment up to Cremona, the city that is the closest to the river. You will see teams of rowers gliding swiftly on the water and cyclists cycling along the embankment. Here you will also find the first river port, since here the river is fed by the Alpine waters of the river Adda and the streams flowing down from the Apennines and ecomes navigble. Trebbia, Nure, Arda, Parma, Taro: hundreds of streams give their generous contribution to the Great River. Protected by the high embankments, noble looking villages dot the landscape: Viadana, Pomponesco, Guastalla, Gualtieri, with their splendid squares, arcades and town-hall towers.In Boretto you can take a boat along the river take a look at the roofs of the villages sticking out behind the embankment or at the barges gliding slowly amidst the morning fog. Here you can really esperience the river and feel its pulsing life.
You do not need a special bike to cycle along this stretch of the Po River, any bike will do, from mountain bikes to hybrid bikes, to standard bikes or even, for short itineraries, vintage bikes, the big, sturdy black bikes used by rice workers in the past
Food and wine
It is almost impossible to keep track of all the different types of hams and salami aging hanging from the ceilings of big, humid and foggy rooms, such as the culatello, or in airy places, permeated by the the air coming form the Apennines, as it is the case with the most famous sort of ham, prosciutto di Parma