Pedal, eat and cook during bike rides in Italy with “Top Chef” participants

If your love of cycling is surpassed only by your love for good food, you can now have both. An Italian cycling holiday co-hosted by American chefs and food critics is offered by Tourissimo.

The week-long tours include the participants and the winners of the “Top Chef” culinary competition program and are tailor-made to meet the needs of cyclists of all abilities.

A tour of June 4 visits the areas of production of some of the most famous foods in Italy, including tortellini, Parma ham, balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The itinerary starts from the castle of Tabiano Terme and continues on the Po plain, the town of Porretta Terme and Bologna.

On a June 12 tour, participants will leave Ferrara, visit the Po delta, Ravenna and Rimini, a tourist resort on the Adriatic Sea.

Price: from $ 3,995 per person, double room; Supplement of $ 300 single. Includes accommodation, meals, guides, activities, guest chef, carbon road bike with GPS navigation and all tourist transfers. Electric bicycles are available at an extra cost. International airfare and tips not included.

Info: Tourissimo, (857) 997-0051