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Italy Bike Tours

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.

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.

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

Why Book With Us?

  • 40 years' creating tailor-made holidays
  • Crafted by experts who love cycling
  • Boutique hotels and gourmet dining
  • Local support in destination
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • Fully serviced hybrid and e-bikes
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

Our Top Tours in Italy

Our cycle team have expertly crafted these leisurely cycling holidays in Italy, filled with gourmet experiences, sumptuous wines and boutique stays. From the hilltop towns of Tuscany to the glistening coves of Puglia, explore the beauty of Italy by bike.

Things to do in Italy

Cycling Italy

Cycling in 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.

Best Cycling Routes in Italy
Italian Food and Wine

Best 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.

Pompeii ruins in Campania and Amalfi

Romantic Ruins

The history of Italy is long, complex, and utterly fascinating with countless eras and empires leaving their marks on the land and architecture. As a result, you’ll encounter many stunning ruins from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and even older civilisations who all called Italy home. From the prehistoric towers of Sardinia to the temple of Paestum in Campania, explore the most famous archaeological sites of Italy by bike.

Cycling Weekends in Italy

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 Flavours of Emilia Romagna tour, visiting cities like Bologna and Parma.

Cycling Weekends in Italy
Cycling for Softies Experts: George

George

Cycling Expert
What our experts say

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.

Our Regions in Italy

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.

We Can Tailor-make
a Holiday to Suit You…

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury cycling holiday weekend in Tuscany to a big adventure in through the Loire Valley, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.