You don’t have to leave your love for cycling at home on your vacation to Italy. The stunning countryside and bustling cities of this great country can also be seen from a bicycle seat with cycling tours. Enjoying bike tours Italy is a very popular activity all over the country. Let’s explore some options for this type of exciting and healthy activity.
If you are a beginner cyclist and want a leisurely trip through southern Italy, you’ll want to explore the region of Puglia. The “heel of Italy’s boot” can be up to a week-long cycling tour that explores the quaint villages, breathtaking coastline and clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic coast. And there are plenty of historical sites such as castles and cathedrals as well as excellent food and wine along the way. Be sure to take in the UNESCO World Heritage site city of Matera and visit the thirteenth-century castle the Castel del Monte. Many of these tours will take you from coast to coast, and you can take in cooking classes, relax on the sandy white beaches and swim in the cool waters. A true escape from it all!
If you are a looking for more of a challenge with an intermediate cycling tour, why not consider a tour of Italy’s lakes? These tours are a hop, skip, and a jump from Milan and have some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Europe. The Wall of Sormano is a steep hill near Lake Como, but well worth the climb. And while you’re there, you’ll want to take a trip to the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel which is said to belong to the adopted patron saint of cycling. There are many villages and towns to explore around Lake Garda where you can see historical sites and castles along the way.
Perhaps you love a challenge and take cycling to the extreme? If this is you, a cycling tour of the Carnic Alps may be a perfect match for you. The Carnic Alps border Austria and have some of the most strenuous routes in the entire country. If you want to climb Monte Zoncolan, there are three routes to choose from. West from Ovaro or east from Priola or Sutrio. From Ovaro, you’ll meet up with the Gorto Valley which is a 10 km trek. Not only is it challenging, but some of its highlights include complex tunnels, steep forested paths, and hairpin turns. This tour is not for the faint of heart!
We've got you covered, whether you prefer bike tours Italy for beginners, intermediates or expert level. Because of the unique and varied landscape in Italy, there are cycling tours and paths for every ability. Be sure to check what your excursion does and does not include. Some tours offer accommodations and meals while others give you the freedom to choose. Whichever one you choose be sure to pack your camera for some one of a kind photographs you will treasure for a lifetime!