We think that these are the seven most beautiful cycle routes in Italy
to be proposed in view of the milder season in the beautiful country.
Take note and start planning your next pedalling!
1. Alpe Adria – Friuli Venezia Giulia
(see THE CYCLE OF ALPE ADRIA: FROM TARVISIO TO GRADO)
A 180 km cycleway from Tarvisio to Grado, from the mountains to the sea.
Walkable by everyone, without particular difficulties that crosses: Pontebba, Gemona, Udine, Aquileia and arrives in Grado.
Almost entirely on its own location, perfectly signposted, with the possibility of intermobility (buses and trains equipped for transporting bicycles), excellent work of recovery of disused and converted railways, excellent services along the route.
2. Garda – Adriatic
Veneto, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.
It connects Lake Garda, the Mincio and Po rivers and two cities of water pearls of the Renaissance: Mantua and Ferrara, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
3. Lombardia – Valtellina da Colico a Bormio
115 km, three provinces of Lombardy involved: Lecco, Como, Sondrio,
a flat part, the last 25 kilometres uphill.
Starting from the long river Adda and then extending with a job of reconversion of embankments and agricultural fields, up to the upper Valtellina in Tirano and Bormio. The path was created by the four mountain communities of Valtellina, which still manage and maintain the stretches they are responsible for.
Along the entire stretch, cyclists can travel safely and correctly, as they receive useful information on the route and distances from the municipalities they meet along the track, thanks to the presence of 115 stones
The Valtellina path, crosses in the lower Valtellina, the Valchiavenna cycle track that allows the traveller cycle to continue in the direction of Engadina (from Tirano the famous Bernina train starts, UNESCO World Heritage Site) and makes it a European cycle track (geographically speaking).
see Heroic 2016: diary of a slave that Alfonsina Strada was believed to be)
205 kilometre circuit that can be started anywhere.
Marked with specific signs, it winds through the heart of the province of Siena, crossing the Chianti and Brunello lands, the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia; a journey into the essence of the legendary Tuscan landscape; on minor roads, very little used by motorists. A real paradise for cyclists, even those who are not trained, as long as they are willing to spend at least two days in the area.
It was born from the desire to safeguard the White Roads of the Province of Siena that over the years were paved to make them more attractive to motorists, through a Foundation, “L’Eroica” precisely, has encouraged the birth of the cadastre of White Roads of the Province of Siena and with world success, has established the priceless value as a characteristic of the Sienese territory.
A route divided into sectors, in each sector different exercises offer assistance and comfort. Hotels, restaurants, farmhouses, grocery stores, bars and shops are indicated on the site. It represents the true spirit of cycling, bringing the image of Italy in the world.
5. South Tyrol – Brenner Bolzano
100 km: begins at Brenner and ends at Bolzano,
fully paved, maximum slope 1.3% approx.
All on its own premises, perfectly marked by totems with detailed description of the route, monuments, places of interest etc.. and public transport for intermobility, part of the route is a conversion of a disused railway.
6. Bike to coast Abruzzo
131 kilometres all on the plain (apart from short stretches on a slight slope), it crosses the whole region from Martinsicuro to Vasto.
Bike to Coast is a ridge with large stretches of disused railway converted, which touches 19 municipalities in the various provinces, the part to be completed has already been put in place, and is fully funded.
7. La Via Silente – Campania
592 km ring from Castelnuovo Cilento and back, all asphalted roads with low travel.
A cycle-tourism ring that has put all the accommodation facilities and shops in the 59 countries crossed in place.
In addition to the map, the traveler will receive Silentina, a document that attests that the person in possession is traveling along the Via Silente and can benefit from a 20% discount on the reception facilities previously free of charge to the Association. In every place where it will be hosted, the traveller will receive a stamp, until the completion of the Road with the return to Castelnuovo Cilento.
The Via Silente is not just any cycling route, but a system of immersion in the territory, that is, interaction with places and people. The reception will not only be understood as a receptive system, but as hospitality by a people to the wayfarer who at all times can rely on the people of the place and the many associations present that have given maximum availability.