Cycle tourism: Italy by bike

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A weekend or an entire holiday by bike in Italy is perfect for a holiday in a farmhouse in contact with nature, to enjoy at a slow pace, as well as a bicycle, an ecological and economic mean of transport that allows you to visit the places in a so pleasant way. In addition, the bike is suitable for everyone and is the ideal way to go to the discovery of Italy and its territory that offers itineraries and cycle paths for all tastes. Here we suggest some perfect routes for an excursion on two wheels to enjoy in all tranquility of the wonders of the beautiful country. And if you do not own a bike, on our site you will find a farm with bike rental where you can stay sure to have a two-wheeler available.

Veneto by bike

In Veneto you will be spoiled for choice between bike routes ring, linear, short, long, easy or difficult. One of the most popular routes; famous & egrave; the beautiful cycle path of the Dolomites, built on the path of the former railway. This is an itinerary of about 60km in the heart of the Dolomites, Unesco Heritage of Humanity, almost all on the cycle/pedestrian track which climbs steadily and lightly over the first 45 km then go down in the last 15 km. This is why many of them travel the other way, doing only 15 km uphill and 45 km downhill. The bike path, built on the path starts from Calalzo di Cadore and crosses some of the most important; beautiful locations & agrave; tourist in the area of %u200B%u200BBelluno, discovering pretty villages and architectural beauties.

Lombardy by bike

In the area of Franciacorta in Lombardy , just a few minutes from Lake Garda , there are 5 cycle routes cured by the Strada del Franciacorta for everyone, hikers, families with children and wine tourists . The length of the routes covers a distance of 30 to 40 km for a duration of about 3 hours, through places of naturalistic, landscape and historical-cultural interest.

Piedmont by bike

In the Langhe , in Piedmont , the Grande Traversata delle Langhe is a beautiful path to follow by bike, on foot or on horseback, which runs along the ancient Via del Sale and the Feudatari, joining Saliceto to Santo Stefano Belbo. It is a journey of over 100 km divided into 18 stages that touches villages, woods, ridges and castles of the Alta Langa in a landscape dominated by hills.

Liguria by bike

Near the Ligurian sea, there is a cycle-pedestrian ring route called Maremonti which can be taken from Levanto or from Fremura. Made on the old railway track, the route also touches Bonassola and Framura for a total of about 6 km . Without gradients, it is not very demanding, therefore suitable for everyone and very suggestive for the views that you can enjoy between one gallery and another.

Tuscany by bike

In Tuscany , a perfect area to be visited by bike is that of the Crete Senesi . An up and down hills dominated by isolated farms, cypress trees and medieval villages, crossed by a network of white roads that winds along silent paths between Siena and Asciano. The last stage of the route is 60 km long and goes from San Quirico d'Orcia to Siena , following the old Cassia and then the panoramic via "cross of the mountains". The itinerary is unusually free of demanding climbs and can be followed by all cyclists with a minimum of preparation.

Italy Coast to Coast by bike: from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic

Italy Coast to Coast is a journey of over 400 km divided into 18 stages, which goes from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic , passing through the Marche , Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany . It is a cultural, historical, religious and naturalistic itinerary that winds along central Italy among beautiful landscapes, cities of art, villages, hermitages and unusual places to do by bike or on foot. From Portonovo to Orbetello, from the Conero to the Argentario to the discovery of lesser-known Italy.

Umbria by bike

In Umbria, around the Trasimeno Lake, along its picturesque coastline, there is a ring route that will allow you to get to know its territory from different points of view, crossing the villages and the surrounding countryside. It is a 71 km long path that for long stretches follows the cycle path and in part a promiscuous path. Starting from Castiglione del Lago, it can be traveled without too much effort, perhaps breaking the path with stops in the villages and in the vantage points.

Campania by bike

The Via Silente is a path that crosses a protected area, that of the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni. A long itinerary 600 km and divided into 15 stages, which leaves and arrives at Castelnuovo Cilento and crosses a very rich vegetation among which emerge villages perched on the hills, overlooking the sea or hidden between the valleys. The route runs mostly along paved roads, but there are some dirt and uphill sections for which a hybrid bike is preferable.

Puglia by bike

The Alta Murgia Ciclovia, in Puglia , is an itinerary that can be traveled by bike, but in some places also on foot and on horseback, with a total length of 65 km made up of 7 itineraries that will allow you to enjoy the beauties of the Park. We recommend the stretch that, in little more than 17 km, from the Corato Station reaches the Necropoli di S. Magno, an area of %u200B%u200Bgreat historical and artistic interest.

Sicily by bike

The Altomontana trail is a path that draws a semi-circle around Mount Etna from the south-west to the north-east, at an average height of about 1700 m above sea level. It is a route for the more experienced cyclists that allows you to immerse yourself totally in the nature and history of the volcano, between petrified forests, lava caves, ancient craters, woods and lava deserts in a continuous salts and downs.

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