Italy is a cyclist’s paradise and rightfully so. Its variety in terrain, wonderful weather, sign-posted trails, historical sites and scenic routes are all that a seasoned or novice cyclist could wish for. Let your memorable cycling journey begin while perusing our best-of-the-best bike tour packages.
Italy is one of the most scenic countries in the world. From the lush hills of Tuscany to the sunny cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Florence’s historical beauty to the majestic mountain landscapes of the Dolomites, Italy boasts magical landscapes that never fail to take your breath away.
One of the many benefits of cycling tours through Italy is the cuisine. Pairing your day excursions with the wines and delicacies of the area are sure to leave you in awe. It’s with these bike tours that one stumbles upon the hidden gems of Italy, the quaint towns and culture off the beaten path. A venture on two wheels opens up a world of discovery at the arms of the Italian country.
The possibilities are endless as far as location, terrain and cycle level are concerned. You can choose to do your tour guided or unguided, in season or out of season, solo or in a group, with a rental bike or your own. There are numerous options to choose from to tailor-make your bike tour to your specific needs.
Variety of Tour Types and Packages
Guided Bike Tours
Join a group of fellow cyclists as our guides remain with you on a bike and in the van and road support that never leaves your side. With the flexibility to enjoy the vacation at your own pace, you can to skip the afternoon ride and head directly to the spa or take advantage of extra rides to spots you fancied the most. Most of the accommodation combines authentic charm and modern comforts for a memorable lodging and wonderful meals food & wine is part of the cycling tour culture.
Self-Guided Bike Tours
Discover the best destinations in Italy on your own, by bike, without having to join a group but without having to lug all your possessions around on your back all day. Marked maps for five or six glorious days of bike touring over hill and dale, through one enchanting hill town after another, past miles and miles of classic vineyards and silvery olive groves. Our route note road book is very detailed and GPS are available. Our secret routes keep you away from traffic and, except in a very few brief stretches, you’ll avoid the roads most cars use. Every evening you’ll breeze up to your hotel, where you’ll find your bags already waiting for you.
One Day Bike Tours
Go on invigorating bike rides on paved back roads that cut through some of the most picturesque countrysides in Italy. You will never forget the sheer joy of the ride, the beauty of the vineyards and farmhouses, and the delicious homemade meals in local trattorie, washed down with some of Italy’ss most “noble” wines. Day trips are private and on request. Everything is customised for accommodation and cycling level to your individual tastes and needs. Van support, bike guidance and transfers are provided.
Culinary Bike Tours
Each day the bike ride has a special destination that will satisfy your palate – a wine tasting in the cellar, a pecorino or mozzarella cheese and olive oil tasting in a farm. It is a total immersion in Italian food culture. You will come home inspired, not only with new recipes, but also with the enthusiasm to cultivate these lessons into your lifestyle. After you have worked up an appetite, you will be fed very well! Most days include a hands-on cooking class or a visit to taste local food artisan. Dining-out experiences range from a simple osteria, to a family trattoria, and an elegant restaurant.
- Flat and easy gently rolling hills.
- No strenuous activity.
- You should be in good health and ready for full days of travel and fun outdoors.
- This level is perfect for people who cycle for fun and have a fairly good level of cycling fitness whether it be at the gym or commuting to work and back.
- Gently rolling terrain, some hills.
- Entry-level skills recommended.
- Prepare for your trip with regular conditioning at least two months before departure.
- This level suits the fit and extremely active person who cycles and exercises regularly during the week.
- May involve high altitudes and challenging conditions.
- Prepare as you would for a moderate trip, but intensify your program for specific benefits.
- This level is suitable for an avid cyclist who enjoy a fast pace and cycles up to at least 160km a week.
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