Many Northern Europeans might not connect to their first and foremost concept of a cycling holiday. Though in these years it grows more and more popular to go on cycling holidays abroad. Especially Central and Northern Italy are just waiting for you to be consumed from your bicycle saddle.
When you come down from your bike in the evening, you are eager to enjoy a well-cooked meal with a glass of local red wine in your chosen trattoria. To rest your weary legs after a day filled with great travel experiences. You are happy to know that tomorrow is waiting another day on Italian roads, filled with the sight of the scenic hilly landscapes, lush valleys, unspoilt hillsides, glistening, dark blue sea water and small cobblestone villages that suddenly appears and invites a break with an invigorating espresso in the shade.
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What type of holiday-cyclist are you?
Are you ambitious and want to create your own tour? Or are you looking for rest and relaxation combined with good exercise? Whatever your wishes are, for your cycling holiday in Italy, In-Italia will help you just the find the travel experience you are looking for. There are basically three different ways to embark on a cycling holiday in Italy with In-Italia:
You take your own bike, and travel/cycle around between different hotels, entirely on your own conditions.
You rent a bike at the hotel where you stay. This method is best suited to those, for whom a cycling holiday most to be a good and relaxed experience. Where you get your exercise while you are exploring the countryside, the sights, the cities and the restaurants of your around your holiday location.
You rent a bicycle with a professional bike-rental and move around between different hotels on your own individual travel. At our website under the link "practical Information" you can find a list of some of the bicycle rental shops primarily in Tuscany, we are aware. You can of course also use these, if you want to cycle shorter trips, and your hotel does not rent out bikes
Italy has many areas where you would love to cycle on your holiday. Most traveling with In-Italia on a cycling holiday, choose to cycle either in Tuscany, Umbria or around Lake Garda. Read a little more about the three destinations below:
This region evokes beautiful memories of the souls of those who have visited it. There are not many ways to get to know Toscana better than to hike or bike. You are able to enjoy and experience every scent and view from close range. Here you find an exceptionally varied and magnificent scenery, and of course it"s exciting for you who are contemplating a cycling holiday. Along the coasts are generally the easiest cycle routes, relatively flat and with a comfortable sea breeze. However, it is also a completely unforgettable experience cycling further inland in Tuscany. To let your eyes glide over the vineyards and the soft, green hills in which the Etruscan villages lie scattered.
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It is not without reason that this picturesque area is nicknamed "green heart of Italy". You have to look far around you, for such a lush, mountainous and hilly nature as found in Umbria, and when it is the season for truffel and mushroom hunting in the forests, you should of course taste the delights of the restaurants. In Umbria, there are both light cycle routes, which are perfect for a cycling holiday with the whole family, and challenging routes for the more ambitious.
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An area characterized by unprecedented natural beauty, fascinating Roman ruins and a number of cozy, charming seaside towns. From the raw mountain landscapes in the north to the lush hills in the south. Embarking on a cycling holiday around Lake Garda will make you experience the Italian nature at its most impressive side. Lake Garda is ideal for touring by bike from hotel to hotel, but there is no reason to stick to the roads along the lake shore. Take advantage of a few detours into the country, where there are many undisturbed cycling trails.
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If you are really an ambitious cyclist, you might want to try out the big exercise and bike race Maratona dles Dolomites which runs in early July in the West of ski resort of Cortina d"Ampezzo . The tour includes some tough climbs, and there are many participants. You need to have to good legs, as there are over 4,000 meters of altitude to climb in the marathon route.