“You can’t be sad while riding a bicycle”
Going around Italy through bicycle is an amazing experience and less difficult that what you think. In Italy, in fact, there are several cycling itineraries easily accessible. Here below you can find the selection of the best we did.
From Venice to Mantova
The path stretches across the canals which link the Venice Lagoon to the Po and the Mincio, with a practically non-existent drop. The tour starts from Lido di Venezia and slowly slips along the islands that separate the lagoon from the sea; after, it reaches Chioggia with its typical fish market, the Po Delta with its pink flamingos, until Adria. From here, it proceeds along Canal Bianco until the Mincio and, finally, Mantova. To be completed in 5 days.
From Bolzano to Verona
The path has a slight negative slope which allows to cross long distances without be tired. The cycle route follows the Adige’s path, between vineyards and embankments. Along the street you will be able to see Trento and Rovereto; Verona, then, will welcome you with its Castelvecchio Bridge and its Arena. To be completed in 2/3 days.
The Valtellina Cycle
Over 114 km, following the river’s path among high mountains and a green valley. It is the path that links Bormio to Colico, with a direct contact with the unique landscape and with the Adda. The bicycle can be rent in loco and then be returned during one of the main areas during the path.
From San Candido to Lienz
With its length of 44km, it it is crossed from the Italian village towards the Austrian town it can be done by everybody, with a negative drop of 500 meters. The landscapes which alternate themselves along the path are typically made of mountains with chalets, grasses and larch woods. It can be completed in 4/6 hours.
Ciclovia dei Fiori
The Ciclovia dei Fiori is located in Liguria, between Genova and Ventimiglia. It is a path that wings itself along the amazing cycle pedestrian track which born on the outlined route of the old rail between Ospedaletti and San Lorenzo Al Mare. Made for everyone, it touches the neighbored beaches.
Maremonti Cycle Path
Again Liguria, there is another cycle path which winds itself along the route of an ancient rail. It is the “Maremonti Cycle Path” which goes from Levanto to Framura. Along the path there are several openings and balconies which allow to stop and have a look at the landscape.
Ciclabile dell’Acquedotto Pugliese
It is a path of 500km. The itinerary winds itself among the two historical aqueduct’s pipes: the Principal Canal, which goes from Caposele to Villa Castelli and the Grande Sifone Leccese, that from the end of the first one reaches Santa Maria di Leuca. It is a narrative path which talks about one of the most impressive hydraulics opera made in Italy. To be done in 7/9 days.
Ciclovia del Sole
Who would like to experience an incredible path from the Brannero to Sicliy can cross the Ciclovia del Sole which is long 300 km. the main characteristic of this path is that, most of time, it didn’t follow a cycle track. From Brennero, it descends along Valle dell’Isarco, then to Val d’Adige, the Garda Lake, Mantova, Bologna, the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Florence, Rome and Naples until Sicily.