Cycling holidays in Italy

THE DOLCE VITA IS REAL! IT’S ONLY A PEDAL AWAY!

Picturesque landscapes, lush meadows, fragrant cypresses, a steaming plate of delicious pasta, a crispy pizza, a deliciously refreshing aperitivo, noisy children running across a piazza and cooking ‘mammas’. Is this what you think of when you think of Italy? Would you like to sit in the middle of this scene with a good glass of red wine? Then get on your bike and dive into the fantastic world of “Dolce far niente”.

The most beautiful cycling destinations in Italy

Vineyards in Treviso

Italy – the land of many faces

Close your eyes for a little moment and imagine pedalling your bike through the mighty mountains of South Tyrol. Not for you? Perhaps you are floating through the dreamy vineyards of Veneto? Also not for you? How would you like to pass by the flourishing rice fields of Piedmont? Or take a cycle tour in enchanting Tuscany? Discover the region on Lake Garda, or the picturesque landscape of Umbria by bike? Or cross the Austrian Alps with one of our cycle tours along the Alpe-Adria cycle path? It’s a difficult decision to make! But all of these areas have one thing in common: perfectly organised cycle tours! Experience Italy from a completely new perspective – from the saddle on an active cycling holiday. Our all-round service allows you to concentrate exclusively on the essentials: your holiday!

Cyclists in front of panoramic mountain view

South Tyrol

South Tyrol, the autonomous region of Italy, combines the best features of Austria and Italy. This unique blend may be what attracts so many visitors. That’s exactly why a large number of our most popular cycling tours start or end in South Tyrol. Discover the majestic mountains on our cycle tour from St. Moritz to Bolzano or Innsbruck to Bolzano or start from here to the south. Bolzano – Venice or Bolzano – Verona are among our bestsellers. Or would you rather discover the charm of South Tyrol with a centre-based tour? The Bressanone or South Tyrol - based in one hotel tours give you the opportunity!

 

  • Further information and cycle tours in South Tyrol can be found here!

 

Lake Garda

Italy’s largest lake has been attracting tourists from all over the world for several years! The pleasantly warm climate and unique Italian charm appeals not only to water sports enthusiasts and beach lovers, but also to active holidaymakers and cyclists. The south of Lake Garda has proved to be the perfect starting point for our Lake Garda centre-based tour. From Sirmione or Desenzano, discover the beauty of this area. Many of our other cycling tours stop at Lake Garda. How about the tour from Lake Resia to Lake Garda? Or Bolzano – Venice? North or South – Lake Garda is always wonderful!

Church in Venice

Veneto

Veneto is a particularly interesting area, home to famous cities such as Verona, Venice, Padua, Treviso and Vicenza. But this beautiful region isn’t only famous for city tourism. Veneto is an important winegrowing region. The favourite drink of millions worldwide comes from this region – Prosecco. Where this wine is grown, there are also picturesque vineyards and dreamy hills, the perfect landscape for unforgettable cycling! Discover the highlights of the region on the Venetian tour or let us show you the area on one of our centre-based tours with the Abano Terme, Prosecco or Bassano del Grappa centre-based tours? You can’t go wrong with one of these!

 

  • Want to see more? Here you can discover even more cycling in Veneto!

 

View of vineyards

Piedmont

Piedmont – it’s unknown to many and perhaps even underestimated, but it has a lot to offer! For foodies this region has long been one of Italy’s hidden gems. Die-hard Piedmont fans are of the opinion that you have never truly experienced Italy if you have never seen the flourishing rice fields of risotto rice, caught a breath taking view over the Barolo area and drank a glass of heavy red wine while enjoying the truffle delicacies the chefs of Piedmont have created. Discover Piedmont on the Piedmont Tour or in the enchanting Villa Matilde centre-based tour or cycle from Turin to San Remo. You will not be disappointed!

 

  • Discover all the information about cycling in Piedmont and more here!

 

View over hilly landscape

Tuscany

There’s a reason why Tuscany attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year – that image you paint of Italy in your head is definitely of Tuscany. But it is not only the beautiful landscape that is responsible for the popularity of the region. Centuries of culture, fantastic food, atmosphere, unmistakable fashion, outstanding wines and stunning cities do their part to make Tuscany the number one region in Italy. Experience the highlights of Tuscany on the Tuscany Tour, discover the Tuscan coast by bike or explore the unspoiled nature of the Maremma!

Have we piqued your interest?

 

  • Here you will find all information about our cycle tours in Tuscany.

 

Wheat field next to the cycle path

Umbria

Umbria – the heart of Italy and the only region that is not bordering either the sea or another country! It’s no wonder Umbria is also known as the green heart of Italy. The region is known for its lush green hills and unspoiled valleys and

mountain landscapes. On our cycle tour from Florence to Rome, you will experience the charm of this region up close – Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Lake Trasimeno – one beautiful place after another. Or would you rather enjoy the lush Umbrian countryside? Then the Umbria centre-based tour is just right for you!

 

  • Click here for more information about cycling in Umbria!

 

More popular cycle tours in Italy

BY ROAD ALONG THE AMALFI COAST, IN SARDINIA OR SICILY
The town of Positano

The Amalfi Coast

Discover the picturesque Amalfi Coast by bike. With its idyllic fishing villages, shimmering in all the colours of the rainbow, the roads along the rugged shores and the beautiful beaches, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top destinations. Hardly anyone can say they have explored the Amalfi Coast by bike. Take the opportunity now and book our fantastic cycle tour to the Amalfi Coast today!

Flamingos

Sicily

Could there be another place more Italian than Sicily? Beautiful landscapes, Mount Etna, interesting villages and authentic cuisine attract tourists from all over the world to the largest island of the Mediterranean. Spend a wonderful time on the sunny island and book a breath taking South East Sicilian cycle tour!

Coast

Sardinia

White sandy beaches, a turquoise sea reminiscent of the Caribbean, green valleys, lush vegetation and picturesque villages – this is Sardinia! Beautiful roads on the coast, but also inland attract more and more cycle tours. Discover the Sardinia cycle tour or the Northern Sardinia tour and be enchanted by the charm of this island!

Bike and boat in Italy

Do you want to take a cycle tour, but don’t feel like re-packing your bags every day? But you also don’t want to stay in the same place for a week? Then why not check into a floating hotel and take a trip by bike and boat? Selected ships of the highest standard serve as your hotel and restaurant. You go by bike - the hotel will follow and your suitcases stay in the same place for a week. Why not take to the Amalfi Coast, from Mantua to Venice or Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.

 

Here you will find more trips by bike and boat in the south of Europe!

Cycle tours in Italy for families

No compromises should be made on holiday! There should be something for every member of the family, no matter what the age group. Fun, adventure and activities for the kids. Culture, cuisine and atmosphere for the adults. Which country is better for this than Italy? Here you will find perfectly developed cycle paths, which are also suitable for the littlest members of the family. Active holidays with children? The fun is practically inevitable! Get involved and start the adventure! Meran – Lake Garda, the Etsch cycle path for families or maybe the South Tyrol cycle tour for families? Let our tour specialists advise you!

 

Useful information about a cycling holiday in Italy

Italy's climate

The climate in Italy offers something for everyone: from the mild mountain climate in South Tyrol, to the subtropical climate in Calabria! The Italian Alps are characterised by very cold winders, so our transalpine cycle tours start in the late spring months. A little further south, in the foothills of the Alps from South Tyrol to Lake Garda, there is a much milder climate – relatively warm seasons are not uncommon here. If you go a little further south still, after Liguria, Veneto or Piedmont, you will encounter the typical Mediterranean climate. It gets hotter in southern Italy as you travel to Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily or Sardinia. But luckily only in summer. In spring, we benefit from pleasantly warm temperatures! Perfect for a cycle tour!

Italiy's cuisine

Eat like a God in France? Those who say that have obviously never eaten in Italy. The variety of Italian cuisine knows no bounds. Each region offers us not just one or two, but a whole range of wonderful dishes. Perhaps you like the hearty cuisine of South Tyrol, which is similar to that in Austria. Or do you rather prefer the fantastic dishes that Piedmont’s cooks conjure up with their famous truffles and typical Arborio risotto rice? Not to mention the delicious fish and seafood from Liguria, Veneto or Tuscany. No matter which region of Italy you speak about, each one can offer its own very special cuisine. Bad food is almost impossible in Italy!