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Cycling Holidays in Italy

We offer a wide range of leisure cycling holidays in Italy, a country with more than its fair share of culture, style and scenery. Choose between the scenic grandeur of the Dolomites, the serene and beautiful Italian lakes, the charm of Liguria and the rolling hills of Piedmont – and that’s just the north of the country!

 

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Further south you can cycle through the vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany, home of the Renaissance and its equally stunning neighbour, Umbria. Take a cycle cruise along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast or explore the remote and mysterious Aeolian Islands. Venture further south still and Apulia – the heel of Italy – offers idyllic Mediterranean cycling.

Of course, this being Italy you are assured of marvelous food and drink wherever you go and a warm welcome from a nation that, besides food, also loves life, family and animated conversation.

We offer 35 cycling holidays in Italy

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Adige River And Lake Garda Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The Adige River cycle path is one of the most enjoyable and scenic leisure-cycling routes in Europe. Starting from the head of the Resia Pass, close to the Austrian border, this idyllic cycle path follows the Adige River as it descends through stunning alpine landscapes past quaint mountain villages and historic towns to Verona.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Amalfi Coast Bike and Boat

Italy / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday along Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast and around the Bay of Naples living aboard a beautiful motor yacht. Vivid colours characterise this wonderful holiday from the electric blue sea to the verdant green coastline and the terracotta roofs of the brightly painted villages. A truly unforgettable cycling holiday.

4.4
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance66 miles/107 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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Bolzano to Venice Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This Bolzano to Venice cycling holiday takes you from the alpine splendour of the South Tyrol, via gorgeous Lake Garda and enchanting Verona, to Venice – the Queen of the Adriatic. This wonderfully diverse itinerary will delight and enthrall offering new and varied sights and experiences each day.

 

4.5
(9 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance211 miles/340 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Family
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Bolzano via Mantova to Venice Bike and Boat

Italy / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This boat and bike cycling holiday combines a 4 day cycling tour with a 7 day cycling cruise. Cycle from the alpine town of Bolzano, high in the awe inspiring Dolomites, via beautiful Lake Garda to the Renaissance city of Mantova in Lombardy.  Here you join your boat for a wonderful cruise and cycle holiday across northern Italy to Venice.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance241 miles/388 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely, Italian cycling holiday starting in South Tyrol at the foot of the Dolomites and following the scenic Pustertal valley. You’ll cycle through pretty, alpine towns and villages, where locals happily converse in both Italian and German. Heading south your goal is the the northern shoreline of glittering Lake Garda.

 

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance140 miles/225 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Florence to Rome Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Umbria – you’ll discover all this and more on this classic Italian cycling holiday. From the birthplace of the Renaissance to the eternal Italian capital this fantastic route will also take you through some of Italy’s most memorable scenery.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Innsbruck to Verona Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This highly enjoyable cycling holiday packs a lot of highlights into a relatively short cycle tour, leading you from the alpine town of Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol, through the Brenner Pass alongside the Adige River, via Trento and gorgeous Lake Garda to the beautiful city of Verona.

4.7
(8 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance165 miles/265 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Istrian Coast Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An enjoyable and scenic cycling holiday north to south along the Istrian coast from Trieste to Pula . Along the way you’ll visit spectacular medieval coastal towns such as Piran in Slovenia, as well as Umag, Porec and Rovinj in Croatia. Leisurely cycling with a pleasant mix of natural beauty and old world charm.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Coastal
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Italian Lakes Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A wonderful cycling holiday through Lombardy visiting the famous lakes of Garda, Como and Maggiore. In between the famous three, you will also take in lesser known gems such as Lake Iseo, Lake Varese and Lake Garlate as well as charming villages and romantic medieval towns.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance174 miles/280 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Lake Garda Single Centre Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Base yourself in the neighbouring lakeside towns of Sirmione or Desenzano for this leisurely Lake Garda cycling holiday. Each day you will enjoy leisurely rides through wonderful and varied countryside visiting charming towns such  Riva del Garda and culturally rich cities such as Verona and Mantua. The perfect combination of exercise, culture and stunning scenery.

3.3
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance174 miles/280 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Mantova to Venice Bike and Boat

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A wonderful, easy-going bike and boat cycling holiday across northern Italy following the Po River from the beautiful, Renaissance town of Mantova in Lombardy to Venice on the Adriatic coast. Enjoy daily rides through tranquil countryside, passing through charming villages and wonderful cities of art and culture.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance130 miles/210 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Parma to Bologna Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Foodie cycling heaven. A leisurely 7 night cycling holiday through Emilia Romagna from Parma, via Modena, to Bologna. Visit the charming cities and delightful countryside that have given the world Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parma Ham, Balsamic Vinegar and Lambrusco wine.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance203 miles/326 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Piedmont Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Piedmont Cycling Holiday leads you through the most scenic and beautiful parts of this celebrated wine region. Rolling hills covered in vineyards stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by charming little medieval villages that are a joy to explore on foot. The slow food movement has its roots in this region and the local food and wine are world class.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Piedmont Leisurely Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This leisurely cycling holiday through Piedmont is a joy for the senses as aside from offering gorgeous rolling countryside with an alpine backdrop, the area is also a renowned bastion of gastronomy. Each charming town or village along the route tempts you to stop and sample their local delicacy, be it truffles, game, chocolate or wine. Great cycling, great food and great wine.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Puglia and Matera Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Spend a night in fascinating Matera, Italy’s oldest settlement, before embarking on a cycling tour of Puglia, the heel of Italy. See the charming Trulli houses in Alberobello and visit the white city of Ostuni. Ride along blissfully quiet, picturesque lanes, flanked by ancient olive groves, orchards and wheat fields. See both the Ionian and Adriatic coasts and marvel at the baroque splendour of Lecce.

4.6
(5 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance199 miles/320 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Coastal
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Puglia and Matera Deluxe Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Treat yourself to a wonderful cycling holiday in Puglia and Basilicata. Stay in charming and stylish hotels in some of the region’s most beautiful towns. See historic Matera, the charming Trulli houses of Alberobello and the wonderful ‘white city’ of Ostuni. Spend each day riding your well-equipped, lightweight bike along the quiet lanes of this fertile and scenic region.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance286 miles/460 kms
Duration/s7 or 9 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
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  • Gastronomic
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Salzburg to Lake Bled Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from the Sound of Music city of Salzburg through magical alpine valleys to  breathtakingly beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Offering jaw-dropping scenery all the way, this route follows idyllic cycle paths and quite roads, stopping each night in beautiful alpine towns.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance196 miles/316 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Sardinia North Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A magical cycling holiday exploring the many different faces of Northern Sardinia. Be seduced by the turquoise waters and  white sandy beaches of the Costa Smeralda before venturing inland on quiet country lanes, past historic towns and charming villages to the wild and rugged west coast.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance191 miles/308 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
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Sardinia South Leisurely Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Suitable for families and newcomers to cycling holidays, this slow and lazy cycling tour showcases a beautiful stretch of south Sardinia’s coastline. You’ll spend two nights at most of the stops along the way allowing plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic beaches that litter this coastline.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance80 miles/128 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
  • Family
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Sicily – Etna Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided cycling holiday in Sicily circumnavigates mighty and moody Mount Etna, unveiling some of the most beautiful corners of this picturesque island. Along the way you can visit the edge of the active crater, soak up ancient history, sample exquisite cuisine and swim in the warm Ionian Sea.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Wine Lovers
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Sicily – South East Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A fantastic cycling holiday in south-east Sicily, a region that offers real contrasts – from stunning mountain scenery to coastal wetlands. This self-guided cycling holiday takes you to some truly fabulous baroque towns, protected landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance158 miles/255 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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Sicily West Coast Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Escape to Sicily’s wild and wonderful west coast on this get-away-from-it-all cycling holiday. Explore the rugged coastline, staying in quaint and charming properties along the way.  Beautiful beaches, incredible sea views, romantic windmills, ancient hilltop ruins and baroque towns – this tour has something for everyone.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance124 miles/200 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
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Tuscany – Pisa to Florence Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided cycling holiday of Tuscany explores some of the most exquisite, Romanesque locations of this delightful region. Visit Pisa’s famous leaning tower, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace, the most famous spa town in Italy and of course the Renaissance delights of Florence. In between cycle through breathtaking countryside.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance155 miles/250 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Tuscany and Chianti Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday through the heart of Tuscany between historical Siena and Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Immerse yourself in the wonderful Tuscan countryside visiting timeless hilltop villages and tempting wineries. Then choose between a full day sightseeing in Florence or a ride to ancient Tavarnelle.

 

Grade3Moderate
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Wine Lovers
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Umbria Classic Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Explore Umbria by bike. This Umbrian cycling holiday starts in the spiritual city of Assisi before leading you through verdant countryside to beautiful medieval towns such as  Spello, Spoleto and Torgiano. The whole region is steeped in history, tradition and culture. It is also famous for producing delicious cuisine and some truly sensational wines.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance115 miles/185 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Umbria Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A circular cycling holiday from and to Assisi, exploring the wonderful region of Umbria. Spend each day cycling through the charming Umbrian countryside, passing vineyards, olive groves and visiting medieval, hilltop towns. Each night will be spent in delightful, timeless towns or villages where quaint streets, delicious food and superb wine are always on offer.

5.0
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance91 miles/146 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Venice and Veneto Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A cycling holiday taking in Venice and the surrounding countryside including the renaissance towns of Vicenza, and Padua, the Venetian fishing village of Chioggia, the Prosecco Vineyards and the charming riverside town of Bassano del Grappa. An intoxicating combination of culture, history and wonderful scenery.

Grade1Easy
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Venice Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A short cycling break taking in the romantic city of Venice where opulent architecture and iconic landmarks are waiting to be discovered. Your route will lead you along easy cycle paths and lanes to the historic city of Padova and around Venice Lagoon to the coastal fishing village of Chioggia.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance84 miles/135 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Venice to Florence Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This wonderful cycling holiday is book-ended by two of Italy’s most iconic cities. There’s no shortage of art, culture, history and scenery as the route leads you from seductive Venice to charming Chioggia, through the Po Delta to the roman city of Ravenna before heading over the Apennines to the Renaissance city of Florence.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance190 miles/305 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Venice to Mantova Bike and Boat

Italy / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This easy, bike and boat cycling holiday is the perfect way to explore the highlights of northern Italy. From Venice on the Adriatic Coast to the beautiful Renaissance town of Mantova in Lombardy, cruise and cycle through breathtaking scenery discovering magical cities of art and culture along the way.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance121 miles/195 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Venice to Porec Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This popular cycling holiday leads you around the northern shoreline of the Adriatic Sea from Venice, through the Friuli plains into Slovenia and finally to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. A pleasant mix of history, culture, coastal towns and wonderful sea views await on this enjoyable cycle tour.

4.0
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
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Easy:
Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Leisurely:
Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Moderate:
Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

Challenging:
These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple
Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Comfort
Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Superior
A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

Deluxe
High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

theme-icon-familyFamily: Cycling holidays that are suitable for families.

theme-icon-riversRivers & Lakes: Cycling holidays alongside rivers and/or lakes.

theme-icon-coastalCoastal: Cycling holidays that follow a coastline.

theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

theme-icon-ebikeE-bikes: Cycling holidays where e-bikes are available as well as regular bikes.