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 Fabien, Thank you very much for your interest. Thanks to the good one to do, the enthusiasm and the explanations of the guide, today the first day we have completed the first stage successfully in spite of being experienced neither at bicycles nor in GPS. Incredible!!! Thank you very much. A greeting Martha (08/2017)
Hi David Just wanted to mention again what a wonderful trip we had along the Loire in Brittany . We loved the food, and the itineraries were just right (...) Cheers Trevor (11/2018)
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence (08/2018)
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)
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)
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)