Our bike tours in Italy.
Along small hilly roads lined with cypresses or in the alleys of its medieval villages, Italy will amaze you with its history, the art of living of its inhabitants and its magnificent landscapes. To discover all its charms, there’s nothing like cycling around Italy.
Along the greenways or on the roads of Tuscany, cradle of the Renaissance, Italy invites you to take the time to enjoy the beautiful and good things in life. The numerous wine routes will allow you to discover cities of art steeped in history. The local gastronomy will not fail to delight your taste buds and offer you gourmet stops throughout your stay.
The warm welcome of the Italians is legendary! In the land of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, life is good. The captivating nature did not fail to inspire these famous painters but also offer the inhabitants the resources which make the fame of Italy and contributed to cultivate the art of living in the Italian way. The Mediterranean climate has certainly something to do with it as it configures the landscape and a part of the economy: fields of olive trees as far as the eye can see, citrus fruits, rice, sun-soaked vegetables … No wonder Italian gastronomy has been exported worldwide !
Italy is also a land steeped in history and a true open-air museum. Historical monuments each as surprising as the other jostle to surprise you and make you travel in time. From the Colosseum of Rome to the famous leaning tower of Pisa or through the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, Italy will make you travel through history, from ancient times to the present day.
In the land the car reigns, it’s better to get away from busy roads to ride a bike safely. It is therefore necessary to prepare your bike trip in Italy to take full advantage of cycle paths or roads with little traffic.
The country is working on the development of two networks, EuroVelo and Bicitalia, to improve cycling in this country with such a strong tourist attraction. At the same time, accommodation is increasingly adapting to welcoming cyclists with different levels of service.
If the north of Italy has a rougher and continental climate, most of the country is bathed in a Mediterranean climate, very hot and very dry in summer. It is better to leave in the spring or September to be able to travel by bike in good conditions.
Italy has so much to see that it is impossible to propose an exhaustive list. There remains a few must-sees that will probably require several stays to see:
Dear Nathalie, We are back in Australia now and wish to thank you for organising our wonderful cycling trip Brest to Bordeaux. We finished the cycling part of our travels feeling very positive about Abicyclette and would recommend you highly to other travellers. We were impressed with the professionalism of your company and attention to detail. We felt confident in the ‘back up’ service and really appreciated your help with a few matters. In light of assisting you re future clients we would like to make the following comments: - the equipment (bikes, panniers, helmets etc) was excellent, being of very good quality - reliable and well maintained - our introductory session in Brest was excellent: Sebastian gave us his undivided attention and time, ensuring we were comfortable with the equipment, the route, etc - the GPS was great (...) - the accommodation was generally very good (...) We loved Brittany!! and would love to return!! Brittany is beautiful & perfect for a cycling holiday. (...) Cheers Deb (& Michael) (10/2017)
Hi there I just wanted to thank you for organising our bike tour so thoroughly. It was perfect. You thought of everything and we had an excellent time. Kind Regards Anne (08/2018)
Hi Fabien, Thank you for a most lovely organised trip on the Brest Canal last week with Annick. We live in Somerset UK near Exmoor and we welcome you to visit and stay anytime to cycle our hills!!! We all had a great time and good Hotels food and wine. Yours sincerely. (05/2015)
Hello, We had a fantastic stay. Overall, we are very satisfied and recommend Brittany (...) Eve, Marie, Per-Anders and Ulf What we enjoyed the most: The good weather Pleasant hotel The good food Good equipment, good bicycles (08/2018)
Now that we are home and recovering from jet lag we would like to thank you and Davide for making it such an enjoyable trip despite the rain. The routes were very carefully crafted and gave us good views on safe roads and trails. The GPS was very easy to follow (...). The bikes were very good and performed without problem and the panniers and handlebar bags were the best we have encountered. We think that the combination route that we created with your help gave us good variety in the time we had allowed ourselves. (...) We will certainly recommend Abicyclette to anyone interested in seeing Bretagne on a bike. (...) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Will and Marilyn (09/2017)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)