Log in Register Your Wanderlust 0. From gentle rides from one vineyard to the next, up to spectacular mountain climbs, Italy offers something for cyclists of all levels … and inclinations!
Tuscany offers something for cyclists of all levels. Beginners, or those wanting to set a leisurely pace can hire bikes in many of the small towns, such as Lucca where cars are largely banned. Cycling through sunflowers in Tuscany Shutterstock. Further outside of the town, serious cyclists can head towards the Apuane Mountains where the terrain is marked by steep hills and valleys and criss-crossed with challenging routes for mountain bikers. Alternatively, Crete Senesi, in the south of Tuscany, offers trails for all levels among its lunar-like landscape.
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Puglia, in the south of Italy, is well known for its sunny weather, pretty white-washed towns and villages and incredible food and drink. The road to Ostuni in Puglia Shutterstock. Or, for the more hard core cyclist, the Grand Tour of Pugliastarting in Lecce, gives a flavour of everything the region has to offer. The Italian Lakes offer some of the most stunning scenery in the country, combining views Places to cycle snow-capped mountains with picturesque lake-side towns and of course the deep, sparkling waters.
Lake Garda offers something for everyone; located between the Alp and Dolomite mountain ranges, it enjoys diverse scenery ranging from low-lying countryside in the south to pine-covered cliffs to the north. There are Places to cycle flat cycle trails around the lake and more complex paths further towards the mountains.
Hill cyclists will want to head to the spectacular Dolomites that overlook the lake. The Dolomites West-East cycle route has a variant that includes a stretch along Lake Garda, including a spectacular descent on the old Strada del Ponale.
Sardinia Sardinia is a great option for more experienced cyclists who are looking for a challenge. The mountains in the north are perfect for adventurous types looking to explore.
It "Places to cycle" five different itineraries that cover most of the island, with comprehensive details on Places to cycle and estimated time needed.
The Italian Riviera is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for cycling. The path is easy to ride, and no cars are allowed. Cycling the Ligurian Coast Shutterstock. Looking for something a little more challenging?
Cycle the entire Ligurian coast. This kilometre cycle tour takes you though the entire Italian Riviera — through glamorous seaside resorts to the World Heritage sites of Genoa known locally as Genova. Sign up today for free and be the first to get notified of "Places to cycle" articles, new competitions, new events and more!
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