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Italy (all)

This page lists all reports that for Italy including those that involve other countries too.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

A mountain pass safari in the western alps
by Michael Fiebach, tour started May 2012, submitted 30 December 2012
language: en, de

This last spring and summer I was lucky enough to explore one of the world's most popular bicycle climbing areas in the world: the western alps. So I took lots of notes,and many pictures of my bike rides over more than 50 passes and summits.

Some of my favorite memories are these crossings: Col et Tunnel de Parpaillon , Col de la Croix de Fere , Col de la Cayolle

But summits do not have to be that high to impress with their beauty: For example the D32 summit in Utelle, or a ride over Col d'Eze or Colle Langan on the glitzy Cote d'Azure.

See all 8 reports by Michael Fiebach

southern approach to Col du Glandon and Col de la Croix de Fere from summit of Glandon
Laguna veneta spritz tour 2012
by Leo & Kekko, tour started June 2012, submitted 26 December 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it, fr, en

[DOC] Quest'anno per una serie di motivi abbiamo optato per un breve tour in patria non privo comunque di interesse come il titolo e la foto introduttiva sono a testimoniare.

Il nostro solito e collaudato periodo è ad inizio giugno, le scuole sono ancora in attività (Alessio saluta il signor direttore), le giornate sono le più lunghe dell'anno, il caldo quello vero è ancora in rodaggio e per i prezzi siamo ancora in fase low cost.

See all 4 reports by Leo & Kekko

Spritz  !!!
Francia 2008
by Leo & Kekko, tour started June 2008, submitted 26 December 2012
Europe: Italy, France
language: it, fr, en

[DOC] Per un paio d'anni, praticamente ogni domenica mattina durante il nostro giro in bici, il ritornello è sempre stato quello e cioè l'idea di un viaggio in bici che durasse qualche giorno e non solo le quattro, cinque ore domenicali.

Le strade di casa nostra ormai percorse in bici decine e decine di volte cominciavano ad avere l'orizzonte della cyclette in camera e dunque la domanda diventava sempre più martellante " Nemo in Francia in bicicreta ??" (Andiamo in Francia in bicicletta ??). Non ci è voluto tanto tempo per organizzare questo "over 50 tour" con lo spirito del cicloturista o ciclo viaggiatore e cioè con il preciso intento che velocità e media oraria non dovessero essere la nostra preoccupazione. Perché in Francia? Perché l'idea è nata per raggiungere la città di mia moglie Valence (Drome) un centinaio di km a sud di Lyon e perché in Francia si mangia bene e perché in Francia c'è del buon vino e perché in Francia i ciclisti sono veramente rispettati.

See all 4 reports by Leo & Kekko

I compagni di merende
Trieste - Serajevo
by Massimo Armati, tour started August 2012, submitted 8 December 2012
language: it

Trieste porta dell'est. Oltre questo confine finisce l'occidente e ci si immerge in una mescolanza di culture e religioni che convivono da secoli, non senza problemi, una affianco all'altra. Guerre, invasioni e lotte intestine hanno caratterizzato la storia dei Balcani, territorio la cui bellezza stupisce, così come non lascia indifferenti la disponibilità ed il senso di fratellanza con cui si viene accolti. Percorrere a ritroso le strade attraversate dai turchi cinquecento anni prima, visitare i palazzi della dominazione asburgica a Sarajevo, vedere la recente guerra balcanica negli edifici forati dai proiettili o nelle lapidi tutte vecchie di due decenni. Leggi tutto...

See all 6 reports by Massimo Armati

Traveling around the world
by Laia i Marc, tour started 2012, submitted 3 December 2012
language: ca
Lana 2012 Tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started September 2012, submitted 6 September 2012
Europe: Italy

Our travel to Lana: by train and bicycle. Leaving Vienna by night train, which arrives very early in the morning at Innsbruck: 4:17 hrs. Still dark! We ride in night time the old Brenner road. Just beautiful. We experienced a lot of traffic from people sparing the toll for the freeway. But, we earned our award on the downhill of the newly erected bicycle path at the Brenner road down to Vipiteno (Sterzing). Continued riding down the Eisack valley to Bolzano on the bicycle path.

See all 95 reports by Iris Mueck

men at work
Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia in Bicicletta
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started August 2012, submitted 2 September 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

600 km by bicycle in 10 days through Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia. Visited 2 National Parks (Sila and Gargano) and 2 Unesco sites (Sassi di Matera and Trulli di Alberobello).

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Riding in Europe, Alps
by Ray Hosler, tour started 1985, submitted 22 August 2012

The Alps have long been a summer and winter playground for vacationers around the world. They ski, they hike, they ride bikes. What better venue for the Tour de France than the Alps? After many years of reading, seeing, and dreaming, I had an opportunity to see Europe by bike. As a free-lance writer working part-time at Palo Alto Bicycles, I had no commitments. It was 1985. Greg LeMond had nearly won the Tour de France and was competing in the World Championships in Italy. I decided to go see him race. A friend who was familiar with riding in Europe gave valuable advice.

See all 2 reports by Ray Hosler

Riding in Europe, Alps
by Ray Hosler, tour started 1986, submitted 22 August 2012

After my first ride through the Alps the previous year, I had the opportunity to go with a friend, Jobst Brandt, who had been riding in Europe since 1959. We would brave fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in Russia. A plume of radioactive dust blew over the Alps while we were there, so here's my glowing report.

See all 2 reports by Ray Hosler

BIKETRAVEL247 - 1000km in 60 hours on a road bike
by BIKETRAVEL247, tour started June 2012, submitted 17 August 2012

This website is about our latest 1000 km tour through slovenia, croatia and italy. If you want to support, sponsor or donate to help our upcoming 2013 tour from istanbul to odessa - contact us at biketravel247@gmail.com

Tour of the Dolomites
by Richard Evans, tour started August 2009, submitted 27 July 2012
Europe: Italy, Austria

In 2009 I took a tour of the Dolomites. After taking the train from Venice, the tour started in Belluno, taking me to Canazei, Cortina and over into Austria. The tour takes in some famous climbs but also less obvious but just as spectacular passes. The page includes information on the hotels and restaurants that I used.

See all 8 reports by Richard Evans

Passo Valporola
Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
by Jordan Mann and Christian Eaton, tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012

This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.

Cycled to the top of a fortress in Sintra, Portugal.
Cycle Tour in the Po Valley
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started May 2012, submitted 17 June 2012
Europe: Italy

Italy, Italy, why Italy? We live in Munich and Italy is close and yet foreign. It's easy to get there by train with our bikes and its culture will never cease to lure us - its food, language, architecture, flair. We chose this stretch along the Po for its abundance of beautiful towns and cities and May is a perfect time to open the cycling season. On this two-week tour we didn't stick strictly to the Po, but meandered off when a city interested us or we hadn't been there before.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Piazza Duomo in Cremona
Roma - Torino in bici
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started May 2012, submitted 17 June 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bike tour from Rome to Turin. 10 days and about 700 km

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Cammino di Sant'Antonio-percorso Muson dei Sassi
by Fernando Da Re, tour started May 2012, submitted 4 June 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

L'itinerario ciclabile inaugurato nel 2009 parte da Cadoneghe e ripercorre il "cammino di Sant'Antonio" fino a Camposampiero. In realtà il Santo fece questo percorso nel senso inverso: trovandosi a Camposampiero quasi morente, volle giungere a Padova dove morì il 13 giugno del 1231.

The cycle route opened in 2009 starts from Cadoneghe and traces the "journey of St. Anthony" until Camposampiero. In reality, the Holy One did this route in reverse: finding Camposampiero almost dying, he wanted to come to Padua where he died 13 June 1231.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Valli di Comacchio
by Fernando Da Re, tour started May 2012, submitted 15 May 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Percorso in bicicletta lungo le ciclabili FE 425 e FE 417 che ad anello unisce i Lidi Ferraresi attraversando le Valli di Comacchio.

Cycling along the bike path FE 425 and FE 417 that combines the Lidi Ferraresi ring through the valleys of Comacchio.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Tour des Alpes du Sud
by Hubert Becker, tour started July 2005, submitted 16 March 2012
Europe: France, Italy
language: fr

Une balade à vélo très exigeante en 7 étapes journalières, en somme plus de 450 km à travers les Alpes du Sud (France et Italie), des étapes journalières entre 34 et 92 kilomètres. Il y a 16 cols à surmonter, dont 15 sont plus de 2000 m.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

L'équipe sur le Colle dei Morti
Greedy Euro Bike Tour
by Marco Bacchin , tour started 2012, submitted 9 March 2012
language: en, it

Da lì a là is an Italian expression meaning roughly hither and thither, and this summarize my will, my restless temper of changing place every so often. I'm biking around Europe stopping from time to time when my attention is captured by an outstanding recipe a traditional food or a weird one. Pedalling alone is just fine, but together with other cyclists, especially from the country I'll be riding at the moment is just fantastic: less fatigue, more fun. You can get a look at the Euro-Tour map to get a gist of what'll be the route I'll follow in this year. If you're biking in the some zone, or nearby or you're going to start something similar and you'll like to have a ride together, let me know. Get in touch! Sys

Dall'Adriatico al Baltico - Da Trieste a Riga 3^ parte
by Massimo Armati, tour started July 2012, submitted 1 March 2012

" The show must go on", non ho alternative, riparto. Gli spazi si dilatano e anche qui, come in Polonia tra un paese e l'altro ci sono 10-15 chilometri di nulla, prati incolti, strette mulattiere sterrate che si diramano verso il nulla, rare mucche al pascolo e camioncini catapultati dalla macchina del tempo. Un chiosco di legno, in centro città è l'unica opportunità che ho per comprare qualcosa da mangiare, In pochi metri quadrati sono esposti i più disparati generi alimentari e non. Sembra il codice fiscale di un supermercato. Esco e trovo quattro bambini attratti dalla mia bici.

See all 6 reports by Massimo Armati

Lombardische Alpen
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2009, submitted 10 February 2012
Europe: Italy
language: de

Eine Pässerunde durch die brescianer und bergamasker Alpen in 4 Tagesetappen über 329 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 98 und 51 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Am Lago d'Idro
Dall' Adriatico al Baltico, da Trieste a Riga seconda parte
by Massimo Armati, tour started July 2011, submitted 8 February 2012

Seconda parte di 2.200 km. in bicicletta da Trieste a Riga

Katovice: un' edicola con esposti quotidiani e cavolfiori (immagino di propria produzione), un tram che si regge a stenti quasi investe un Suv fresco di concessionaria e oltre una strada ciottolata, una zona commerciale degna di qualsiasi città italiana: supermercato, articoli sportivi, bricolage e giardinaggio. Resto senza parole. Noiosa pianura , dove l'unica cosa da fare è contare i chilometri mancanti a Chestokova. segue...

See all 6 reports by Massimo Armati

Tour of the Alps 2011
by Jerry Nilson, tour started July 2011, submitted 5 February 2012

Some of the climbs on this 3300 km tour of the Alps included: Kitzbüheler horn (1996m), Sella di (Monte) Zoncolan (1739m) from Priola, Passo del Cason di Lanza (1557m) (from east), Portes de Culet (1787m) from Morgins, Bäregg (2451m), Lago del Narèt (2313m), Sewenegg (1742m), Pertet à Bovets (1840m), Euschelspass (1567m), Edelweißspitze (2572m), Loiblpass/Ljubelj (old road) (1368m), Telegrafo/Punta Veleno (1156m) and walking up through the woods to Chalets du Charmant Som (1669m).

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

climb to La Foilleuse from Monthey
Via Francigena in bicicletta
by Alberica, tour started August 2011, submitted 2 February 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bicycle tour from Fidenza, (Emilia Romagna), to Rome, along via Francigena. About 500 km with a friend.

Bicycle tour in the French Alps: completing the collection of paved ascents going above 2000 m
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started June 2011, submitted 2 February 2012
Europe: Italy, France

After my previous year, when I cycled up to all of the paved ascents of the Pyrenées above 2000m, for this bicycle tour my aim was to complete the collection of the paved roads above 2000 m in the French Alps. That meant visiting hardly known climbs, like for example Parking du Laus (2110 m) by Lac Allos, or Chalet Laval, Lac Besson (2090 m) above Alpe d’Huez, or the climb to Plan d’Aval and Plan du Lac (2362 m), about which there were no cycling informations on the internet, although it is a wonderful road. Besides these climbs I visited well known cols, passes, where I was indulging in nostalgia. Almost every 2nd day I had few hour long rain, and during the tour I cycled minimum 5 times in rain above 2000 m, but fortunately I was lucky on the „milestone-days”: when I climbed La Bonette (2802 m), Col du Galibier under clear skies and Col de l’Iseran. With cycling up to Courchevel (2030 m) I reached my aim: I cycled up to all of the asphalted roads of the French Alps finishing above 2000 m. The travelogue contains about minimum 15 minutes long videos about each day.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Gábor Györgyi bicycling to Col de l'Iseran from South
Dall' Adriatico al Baltico, da Trieste a Riga
by Massimo Armati, tour started July 2011, submitted 31 January 2012
language: it

Il mare, la mia insegnante di inglese ed Auschwitz. Tre cose che apparentemente non hanno nulla in comune, ma che in realtà sono le basi che hanno fatto nascere questo ciclo-viaggio. Un viaggio dall' Adriatico al Baltico, la visita ad Oswiecim ( nome polacco di Auschwitz) e un salto a Riga, città natale della mia insegnante di inglese. Cartine alla mano, è stato sufficiente tirate una traccia (o meglio una Riga) aggiungere qualche deviazione turistica ed ecco preparato un viaggio.

See all 6 reports by Massimo Armati

Bicycle tours on steep and wonderful ascents of Tirol & South Tirol (with videos)
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2012
Europe: Austria, Italy

In May, 2011 I visited Tirol & South Tirol to cycle up to few ascents going above 2000m which I missed and hadn't already cycled. I returned to the wonderful Passo Gardena, which was the 1st pass above 2000m for me, where I cycled 15 years before. AFter Sella I climbed to Rifugio Gardeccia (1949 m), which was Giro d'Italia stage finish 2 days later, and finished the day with the similarly steep, Pampeago / Zischgalm (2000 m). On my last day I visited one of the hardest ascents of Austria, Idalpe (2320 m) with its 13-17% steep kilometers and finished the day with the hardly known mountain road to Belpiano / Schöneben (2105 m), which is situated by the Lago di Resia, not far from the Italian border. I arrived at the camp at 2 am, after cycling the last 2 hours in rain, but feeling well: during the 4 days I cycled up to another 6 new climbs for me and remained only ca. 35 pieces to have the complete collection of the Alps above 2000 m.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Passo Gardena, western ascent with the view to Sassolungo
Radtour um den Mont Blanc
by Hubert Becker, tour started July 2010, submitted 25 January 2012
language: de

Eine Rundfahrt um den Mont Blanc in 7 Tagesetappen über 500 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 49 und 126 Kilometern

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Col de Grand St. Bernard
Radtour Mallnitz - Bozen
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2004, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Austria, Italy
language: de

Eine Fahrt vom kärntener Mallnitz in die Hauptstadt Südtirols in 4 Tagesetappen über 309 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 59 und 100 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Am Staller Sattel
Dolomitenrundfahrt IV
by Hubert Becker, tour started May 2009, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: de

Eine Pässerunde durch die Dolomiten in 4 Tagesetappen über 203 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 68 und 31 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Dolomitenrundfahrt III
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2011, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: de

Eine Pässerunde durch die Dolomiten in 4 Tagesetappen über 338 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 55 und 127 Kilometern

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Dolomitenrundfahrt II
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2011, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: de

Eine Pässerunde durch die Dolomiten in 4 Tagesetappen über 329 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 78 und 92 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Dolomitenrundfahrt I
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2011, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: de

Eine Pässerunde durch die Dolomiten in 3 Tagesetappen über 175 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 53 und 65 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Simbruini in bicicletta
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started September 2011, submitted 8 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bike tour in 1 day from Rome to Simbruini Mountains. About 60 km alone in september along Citerno Lake, Passo della Sella (931 m), and vollage of Fiuggi

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Via Salaria in bicicletta
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started November 2008, submitted 8 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

120 km alone in winter, 2 days bike tour from Rome to small village of posta, along Salaria Road, an ancient roman street.

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Norcia in mountain bike
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started December 2011, submitted 8 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bike Tour around Norcia, small village in Umbria, with a mountain bike. About 20 km easy but very nice.

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Pantalica in bicicletta
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started August 2011, submitted 8 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bike Tour of 90 km in one day, around Panatalica and Anapo Valley, in Sicily. Alone and with a folding bicycle.

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Sud Italia in Bicicletta
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started August 2011, submitted 8 January 2012
Europe: Italy
language: it

Bike Tour in South Italy, from Naples to Cosenza. About 500 km alone with a special folding bicycle.

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

Short tour of southern Tuscany
by Richard Evans, tour started June 2010, submitted 30 December 2011
Europe: Italy

I undertook a short tour of southern Tuscany in June 2010, starting in Montepulciano. The page describes the four days of touring, providing maps and photographs of the area. For those wanting to combine picturesque cycling with stays in beautiful towns and great food, it is an excellent choice. I've provided some information on the hotels and restaurants I used. I would highly recommend the trip, although perhaps shortening some of the days to allow more time to explore.

Route: Montepulciano - Montalcino - Massa Marittima - San Gimignano - Pisa

See all 8 reports by Richard Evans

By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
by Tandem Nostrum, tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
language: es

Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.

Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.

Grecia
Via Francigena 2011
by Paul Love, tour started September 2011, submitted 24 December 2011

This is a description of our 30 day (almost 2000 km) trip from Canterbury to Rome, on the Via Francigena by tandem. We found our way using paved roads on a diagonal route from Calais passing through Arras, Reims, Langres to Besancon. We crossed into Switzerland at l'Aubusson and St. Croix. One of the highlights was the 42 km climb over the Grand St. Bernard Pass from Martigny, Switzerland into Italy. The route then took us through the Val d' Aosta and south eventually to Pontremoli, Lucca, Siena, Montalcino, Bolsena, Bracciano and into the heart of Rome via the bike path along the Tiber River.

In a nutshell

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