Top cycling destinations in Italy
A popular area for cycling, Puglia sits in the 'heel' of Italy. The unspoiled rolling landscapes are fairly flat, allowing for relatively easy riding. On a cycling tour in Puglia
you'll ride through quaint whitewashed towns with traditional and unique Trulli houses and olive groves with gnarly twisted trees. The area also features two UNESCO towns - Matera and Alberobello. Matera's Sassi area is famous for its unique cave dwellings, one of Europe's oldest inhabited towns, carved into the rocky outcrop that the town sits on.
Located in the north of Italy, the dramatic, glaciated valleys and alpine pastures feature flat and downhill 'Easy' grade cycle paths, with spectacular views of the mountains. At the foot of these valley systems lie a number of crystal clear lakes, the most famous of which is Lake Garda.
Italy's largest Mediterranean island, Sicily has plenty to explore by bike. Home to highlights including fascinating ancient Greek ruins and Sicilian Baroque architecture, it also has hidden gems to discover by bike such as nature reserves, salt flats and wild beaches. And of course there is the imposing Mount Etna which we cycle around on our Cycle Sicily
small group tour.