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Cycling Italy

What to expect when cycling Italy?

Italy cycling holidays allow you to explore the stunning countryside and world-famous culture easily by bike. It’s no surprise that Italy has produced some of the world’s greatest artworks and a host of respected artists, the country is truly inspiring. From ancient Roman ruins and diverse landscapes to delicious cuisine and passionate locals, every aspect of a cycling holiday in Italy is enchanting.

The highlight for many is the food and wine. Local dishes vary throughout the country; the cuisine is heartier in the north and more Mediterranean along the Amalfi coast. On our cycling trips in Italy, you can visit the wineries of Chianti in Tuscany. Foodies should head to Emilia Romagna to learn how Parmesan cheese is made in Parma and balsamic vinegar in Modena.

Cycle through vineyards and olive groves, delve into the Renaissance art scene in Veneto and take in the spectacular countryside. Our e-bikes are a great way to get around the hilltop towns in Tuscany and Umbria, as well as enabling you to travel further without getting too tired.

We have a range of guided and self guided cycling holidays in Italy. Call our experts today to find out more about our cycling tours in Italy.

Read more about our Italian cycle routes here

What’s Included:

  • Delicious restaurant meals each night
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Unrivalled on the ground assistance
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • Fully serviced bikes, option to e-bike
  • Guided & self guided tours available
  • ABTA & ATOL protected
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Rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see in Tuscany, crowned with hilltop villages. In between cycles, play the connoisseur at a Prosecco or wine tasting, admire the towering peaks of the Dolomites or taste the regions finest delicacies on a Softies cycling holiday.

Cycling Italy

Take in the postcard-perfect views of vine-covered valleys, hilltop villages, cypress-lined Roman roads and the shores of Lake Garda's emerald waters on our cycling holidays in Italy. Have a break when you reach historical sights, scenic viewpoints and wineries, olive oil farms or local delicacy tastings. We have e-bikes for those that would rather conserve their energy for exploring churches, monasteries and sweet villages. Electric bikes offer battery-powered assistance to help you up inclines or allow you to travel further distances.

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Italian Food and Wine

You will enjoy delicious food and wine on our cycling trips in Italy. Our favourite aspect of Italian cuisine is cucina di nonna – the tried and tested recipes passed down through generations of Italians. After exploring the area by bike, start your meal with a small plate of pasta. Then try the fresh seasonal ingredients of vegetables, seafood, meat and grains with a generous douse of olive oil. The full-bodied Chianti red wine is a perfect accompaniment to any dish.

Self Guided or Guided

Self guided cycling tours in Italy are perfect for that extra flexibility, allowing you to explore this beautiful country to your heart's desire. Being in control of your navigation means you can choose to stay longer in your favourite town. Guided cycling tours in Italy offer you the chance to sit back and relax as our expert local guides show you our favourite spots. There's so much to see, but rest assured that you'll be taken to the best hidden gems of Italy.

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When to visit

Our Italy cycling tours run between April and October, which tend to be the drier and warmer months. We can tailor your trip so you aren’t cycling during the heat of the day and still see the sights.

Cycling Weekends in Italy

With gorgeous countryside, ancient cities, and arguably the best food in Europe, cycling weekends in Italy are always an exciting adventure. Travel to the gorgeous and lush Umbria on the Umbrian Experience short break where this 'green heart of Italy' will enchant you. Or perhaps you're tempted by the delicious Emilia Romagna on our A Taste Of Italy tour, visiting cities like Bologna and Parma. 

Read more about our cycling weekends in Italy here

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FAQS about our Italy Cycling Holidays

There are great easy cycling holidays in Italy to enjoy. There’s brilliant gentle terrain in Lake Garda, Umbria, Puglia, Sardinia, Campagnia & Amalfi, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Veneto and South Tyrol. Each has low traffic and dedicated cycle paths which will make your cycling holiday a breeze. 

Our cycling tours in Italy run from April through to October. This is to guarantee the best weather conditions along the cycle routes. In addition, the local landmarks, restaurants and hotels will be open during this time. 

Our expert team will make your cycling holiday in Italy as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

Across all our cycling destinations in Italy we have picked the best hotels for you to stay in. Expect excellent service, top-class facilities and delicious food. A great way to relax after cycling during the day on your Italian cycling holiday. 

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