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Top Reasons Why You Should Choose A Cycling Tour In Italy

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We’re all about the picturesque views and relaxing bonding experiences at Hooked On Cycling & Walking, and Italy’s allure for cyclists or adventurers can be best summarised as a desirable blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and culinary delights. With our fantastic guided and self-guided tours around Italy and wider Europe, you can embark on a journey that will not only challenge your cycling abilities – but also captivate your senses and enrich your understanding of the country in question. Create memories that will last a lifetime and read ahead for a wide array of top-tier tour options in 2024 and beyond!

Unforgettable Trips

Italy’s diverse terrain caters to cyclists of all levels, from those who enjoy a casual day out on the road, to competitive cyclists who love the thrill of a challenging experience. This variety makes the Western European nation an ideal destination for both beginners and seasoned riders. From the gentle rolling hills of Tuscany to the challenging mountainous routes of the Dolomites, Italy offers a diverse range of landscapes that promise unforgettable cycling experiences as standard.

Explore the serene countryside of Chianti – or challenge yourself with the exhilarating climbs around Lake Garda. With a variety of carefully curated routes, Hooked on Cycling & Walking ensures that every cyclist can find a route that suits their preferences and abilities, with something for everyone, regardless of age or personal preference.

Take In The Sights

A cycling tour in Italy isn’t just about the bike ride; it’s a memorable experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this magnificent setting. Cycle through ancient Roman ruins, mediaeval villages, and vineyard-dotted landscapes while breathing in the aroma of freshly brewed Italian coffee. Explore the charming towns of Florence, Siena, and Verona, and soak in the architectural wonders or artistic masterpieces that dot the Italian countryside. With Hooked on Cycling & Walking, you’ll have the opportunity to savour the Italian way of life and create lasting memories beyond just the cycling trails, with your trusty bicycle the perfect way to navigate from A to B.

Guided or Self Guided?

Whether you prefer the independence of a self-guided tour or the expertise of a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Hooked on Cycling & Walking offers both options to cater to your specific preferences. Opt for a self-guided tour for a more flexible and personal experience, allowing you to set your own pace and explore Italy at your leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided tour to benefit from the insights and expertise of experienced local guides, who will no-doubt enrich your journey with their in-depth knowledge of the region. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that your cycling adventure in Italy will be meticulously planned and supported by a team dedicated to ensuring your comfort and enjoyment.

Families And Couples

A cycling tour in Italy isn’t just for solo adventurers; it’s an experience that can be shared with loved ones. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a memorable family trip, Italy offers something for everyone. Looking to unwind? Cycle along the breathtaking Lake Garda with your partner, taking in the stunning vistas and enjoying romantic evenings filled with delectable Italian cuisine and fine wine.

For families, the gentle trails of Tuscany provide a perfect setting for bonding over shared adventures and creating lasting memories amidst the rolling hills and vineyards. Hooked on Cycling & Walking ensure that your cycling tour in Italy is not only thrilling but also an experience that strengthens the bonds with your loved ones.

Stunning Locations On Offer

Rest assured that we have a great range of tours offering superb value for money. Where possible we always try to seek accommodation for our tours in family-run hotels and guest houses where the owners care about your trip, and often will show great interest in your day’s activities. Take a look through the following trip selections, each with varied skill level requirements and activity plans!

Lake Garda

Take in the beautiful settings of Lake Garda on this Italian cycling holiday. Visit assorted historic towns with breathtaking mountain scenes as your backdrop, and as you head North, expect scenic views of the mighty Dolomites – a haven for those who enjoy assorted activities. Finally, you can enjoy the stunning views from Monte Baldo before descending back to your start point close to Verona – home to many ancient buildings and most famously, Romeo and Juliet’s balcony.

West Sicily

Travel through some of the most stunning natural scenery that Sicily has to offer within this fantastic cycling tour.  The Sicilian way of life centres around rich food and fantastic wine, which there will of course be opportunities to sample! You will cycle through untouched countryside passing many vineyards, coastal saltpans and ancient ruins – including the Doric Temple and Amphitheatre at Segesta. Also touring Mozia, Marsala and Selinunte, Finally, you will progress onto the village of Sciacca on the coast where your journey comes to its conclusion.

Turin To San Remo

Just like with the classic cycle race from Milan to San Remo, this trek allows you to head from the Alps to the Sea. The beautiful route is popular for all the right reasons, with famously fantastic views and the enticing experiences. The way in which the culture, the scenery and the cuisine are connected on this tour is truly unique and will provide you with daily surprises.

Venice To Florence Cycle Tour

Touching down in both Venice and Florence, this fantastic bike tour also includes an array of undiscovered and attractive landscapes. This cycling holiday takes you far away from the tourist crowds, with different destinations waiting to be explored by you. Take a break in the morning and enjoy a cup of cappuccino in one of the cosy cafes on an attractive piazza. A wonderful trip awaits!

South West Coast of Sardinia

Sardinia’s south-west coastline is a wonderful region to take a cycling holiday. This biking vacation follows the fantastic coast of Sardinia – which is the least populated on the island. The recognisable coastline includes some fine beaches, while forests cling to the slopes of the hilly landscape. The best-preserved ruins are at Tharros, strategically positioned on the southernmost tip of the Sinis peninsula and Nora, a Roman harbour town. Make the most of this postcard-perfect region with friends or family.

Hooked On Cycling & Walking: Lake Garda Cycling And Italian Cycling Tours

At Hooked On Cycling & Walking, we have developed cycling and walking tours throughout Europe. Now we have over 160 unique tours to select from! Committed to providing the very best pre-tour, on tour and after tour service, our local teams have all been with us many years and, so we know they are all totally dedicated to providing a first-class on tour service. We always consider responsible tourism, so our teams are all local to the tour! Contact us today for a detailed breakdown of the options we provide for keen cyclists and those looking to branch out.

About the author

I have worked for Hooked on Cycling & Walking since 2007 and love to travel and explore. I like to get outdoors and take my two young boys with me and hiking/cycling is enjoyed by all of us.

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