Little Known Ways to Organize a Cycling Tour of Italy

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Italy is famous for its climate all year round. Enjoying a geography which has a unique combination of hills and beaches, it is a paradise for vacationers.

The country has its share of the active volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, avalanches and forest fires. Despite these conditions, on holiday in Italy can be a wonderful experience.

Here you are 4 of the best destination where do a cycling tour of Italy with your bike:

The Dolomites

They are the eastern part of the Alpine region of northern Italy. The most known towns are Bolzano (Bozen), and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The best way to visit the area is by mountain biking. Departure from Venice then go to Cortina, then go to the west of Bolzano. The best known is the road called "The Great Road of the Dolomites."

The two most famous ski areas are Dolomite Val di Fassa, Val Gardenna. Between these two valleys, it is Europe's highest and largest alpine meadow, the Alpe di Siusi.

It has a few scattered farm houses, the charges of alpine wildflowers and is practically free of cars.

The Abruzzi, the land of natural parks

Located in the centre of Italy and bordered on the east by the Adriatic Sea, Abruzzo is two thirds a mountainous national park.

It is a region blessed with sandy beaches, cliffs, snowy mountains, towns and medieval villages.

The Cinque Terre (5 Lands)

Along the coastline in Rapallo in Liguria, you can see the small villages clinging to the sides of cliffs. This is the area known as the Cinque Terre, the Five Lands.

Each village is basically pretty much like the next, mostly built in a ravine above the shore.

The villages have been declared national park and preserve their historical authenticity, infact all new buildings of any kind are prohibited. The only access is by train and sea.

The five villages, in that order are: Riomaggiore where the hiking trail begins, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare (Red Mountain near the sea) where the tour ends.

Sicily Island

Sicily is the largest island in the south of the Italian peninsula, in the Mediterranean Sea.
  1. It houses the finest wine regions of Italy.
  2. The island has one of the few beauties of nature.
  3. Widely known for its culture, food, and scenic beauty.
The island is packed with a number of tourist attractions, including:
  • The Aeolian Islands (beautiful group of volcanic islands)
  • The Egadi Islands (relaxing islands off the west coast)
  • Ustica (diving center near Palermo)
  • Pantelleria (arab influenced loneliness)
  • Lampedusa and Linosa.
  • Etna, a volcano which is still active.
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