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Italy (all)

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

Tours (continued)

Six Passes in the Alps, between Italy and Switzerland
by Marco Buffa, tour started July 1994

One day: Tour 21 July 1994 from 8:00 to 20:20. Pontresina - Zernez - Ofenpass - S. Maria - Umbrailpass - Bormio - Passo Foscagno - Passo Eira - Livigno - Forcola - Bernina - Pontresina, Km 180. Find more of Marco Buffa's tour reports here.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

A Tour of Tuscany
by Duncan Snelling, tour started July 1994
Europe: Italy

See all 2 reports by Duncan Snelling

Marche
by Stefano Gerosa, tour started 1994
Europe: Italy
language: it

See all 3 reports by Stefano Gerosa

Geneva to Venice
by Trevor Warwick, tour started September 1993

In mid-September 1993, a group of five Digital employees set out to ride from Geneva to Venice The planned route was 800km, and had > 10,000 metres of climbing, with pre-arranged hotel bookings at strategic points.

See all 4 reports by Trevor Warwick

Filisur (Switzerland) to Milan
by Christian Flenker, tour started August 1993
language: de

An excellent report, also from a technical point of view.

See all 4 reports by Christian Flenker

Transalp 1993 - from Munich to Lake Garda and back
by Christian Flenker, tour started July 1993
language: de

An excellent report, also from a technical point of view. Die ``Gardasee-Tour'' war meine erste größere 'Radwanderung', die ich mit Peter Steinlehner unternommen habe. Damals gingen wir in die 11. Klasse vom Gymnasium Vaterstetten und starteten uzu dieser Transalp-Tour, auf die wir uns schon lange gefreut hatten. [Diese] euphorische Tourenbeschreibung ist in den Tagen nach dieser Tour entstanden

See all 4 reports by Christian Flenker

Lombardia-Trentino
by Marco Buffa, tour started July 1991
Europe: Italy

Tour 30 July 1991 from 7:30 to 21:00. Breno - Edolo - Passo Tonale - Dimaro - Campo Carlo Magno - Lodrone - Riccomassimmo - Bagolino - Passo Croce Domini - Breno, Km 213.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Isola d'Elba
by Stefano Gerosa, tour started 1991
Europe: Italy
language: it

See all 3 reports by Stefano Gerosa

Alpen: Wien - Luzern
by Martin Wittram, tour started 1989
language: de, en

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Trenta vie attraverso l'Appennino tosco-emiliano
by Alberto Pedrotti, tour started 1989
Europe: Italy
language: it

Yes, we do have the Alps in Italy. But the Appennino has its own fascination, and nothing better than this report can bring it out.

See all 6 reports by Alberto Pedrotti

Albania-Italy Friendship Tour

From June 27 through July 19 [2000] AEDP (Project of Development Education of SOROS Albania) will provide 60-70 people selected from Albania, the Balkans, and the rest of the world with an intense learning experience in Italy and Albania. The tour will promote friendship and understanding between people from a wide variety of backgrounds and demonstrate that ALBANIA is Opening Up to the World.
Participants will bicycle from Rome to Venice in Italy, through Southern Albania and Northern Greece. They will receive guided tours at various stops along the away. A film crew will accompany the trip to produce a video which each participant is required to present in 5 schools upon their return after the end of the trip.

Land-bound circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea

Welcome to the first "wired" human-powered (bicycle), land-bound circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea. The team have concluded their journey, but they are continuing to add reports to this site.

Francis & Sheila' Virtual Alps
by Francis & Sheila

A great photo archive. Each page includes no more than 3 photos, on average, 25,000 bytes. We hope you enjoy them. There is a help page if you are having difficulty viewing the images. The photos are not of printable quality - if you wish to use any of these pictures in a hardcopy publication, please contact us and we will supply a high-resolution file.

See all 2 reports by Francis & Sheila

The Mountain Site
by Jan Jans

A huge collection of altitude profiles of cols and climbs.

Alpenpässe mit dem Fahrrad/Passes of the Alps by bicycle
by Rudolph Holger
language: de, en

Passes in Switzerland, in France and in Italy are described on this site. The most important information for cyclist in figures and texts, of course some pictures and partly historical backgrounds. In addition tips to accommodations, maps and (at the moment mainly german) links.

No one is alone... Splügenpass - Monte Spluga, from Rudolph Holger's site
Da Trento all'isola di Krk - 13 tappe e 880 km lungo i fiumi di Austria Slovenia e Croazia
by Dario Pedrotti
language: it

Il giro è molto bello e non eccessivamente faticoso. Si trovano delle ottime cartine fino a Maribor (Da Dobbiaco è tutta ciclabile, la Drauweg), un po' meno in Slovenia e Croazia, dove ciclabili praticamente non ce ne sono, ma ci sono parecchie strade secondarie senza traffico. In Slovenia agli uffici turistici si possono trovare cartine della zona decenti (noi ci siamo accontentati di quelle, ma consigliamo caldamente di procurarvi una carta almeno al 200.000, possibilmente con le curve di livello?) e un paio di pubblicazioni interessanti, anche in Italiano, su ``Slovenia in bicicletta'' e ``Le strade secondarie sono più accattivanti di quelle principali''. Aiutano molto. Non fate troppo affidamento sui cartelli segnaletici delle presunte piste ciclabili (``kolesarska pot'', in sloveno) che a volte mancano. Sulla strada che abbiamo scelto noi abbiamo incontrato traffico solo in alcuni punti che non avevano alternative, andando a ficcarci in strade impossibili solo un paio di volte, evitabili.

See all 3 reports by Dario Pedrotti

Between Dolomites and Alpi Carniche: two days ride among great mountains
by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti
Europe: Italy

Two days: Green meadows and scattered masi (wooden small houses for the storage of hay) is the characteristic landscape of Comelico valley; the road continues along the Piave river (mild climb) up to Salafossa mines (closed) and a tunnel puts us on the climb to Sappada. This reach of road is excavated on the rocky side of the valley which here is a very narrow gorge and there is the impressive sight of the Orrido Acquatona in which the river Piave flows on the bottom of the gorge (here very deep and narrow).

See all 2 reports by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti

Via Claudia Augusta
language: en, de

from Donauworth in Germany through Austria to Ostiglia and Altino in Italy includes cycling information

Cycle Odyssey home page
by John and Daniel Gould

On these pages we will show you the cycling pursuits of John and Daniel Gould (from Australia) and our friend Peter (from Japan).Our challenge will be to ride from London to Istanbul through 12 countries in 2 months while having a great time and seeing the sights. Peter should be there to Italy and then its just 2 unless anyone else wants to join us. For father and son John and Daniel the quest will also try to raise money for Odyssey House.

On the Road to Nowhere - Nowhere is the Place
by Glenn and Sheila Ord

A site filled with tours all over Europe, Africa, Asia, and America.

See all 5 reports by Glenn and Sheila Ord

Archivio salite d'Europa/European climbs
by Voronin
language: it, de, fr, en

Tabular data and altitude profiles of mountain passes all over Europe.

Alpen Pass Photo Sketch
by T. Kitamura
language: jp

A photo album of mountain passes in the Alps

Op de fiets
by Luc Oteman
language: nl

Several cycling travel stories and detailed descriptions with profiles of 17 of the most beautiful climbs in 7 different European countries.

Cycling Italy
by Eric McCaughrin
Europe: Italy

Includes Rome-Venice, Amalfi Coast (including a video clip), Genoa-Pisa-Florence, Aosta Valley.

Everything you have ever heard about bicycling in Italy is true. The weather, terrain, roads, and cities are all perfectly suited for bike touring.

See all 5 reports by Eric McCaughrin

Paestum
Madonna del Ghisallo - Cycling Museum in Magreglio
by Marco Buffa
Europe: Italy

For those of you who're planning to go to Italy by bike and specifically to cross Lombardia region near Como's lake, you can't miss such a place: there are many types of reason that can get you to go there.

You know, this is an ascent that from both sides has the last part quite demanding although short: a good test to evaluate your ``grimpeur'' attitude. At the top look at right side of Como's Lake and at the two mountains named Grigne in front of you.

Even if you're not catholic, do enter the little church (free entrance) : it's also a cycling museum. It's up to you saying a prayer before starting the visit as a sign inside suggests. You'll find here the originals used by Bartali, Coppi, Merckx: looking at the Merckx one, see the gear he used ... There's also the bicycle Moser used in Mexico City in 1984 to improve hour record and last, sadly, the Fabio Casartelli's bicycle used in Tour 1995 (Fabio born not so far from here). Again there's a lot of original maillot (pink , yellow, rainbow) belonging to all time champions. Every year on december 24 there's a religious meeting celebrating great champions that are no more here in this world.

For three years ``Lombardia 's Tour'' has been choosen to be the last race of World Cup and even if its path has been changed, it always includes Ghisallo: take the opportunity to ride along a piece of one most popular Italian cyling races.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Lago di Como
Flaminia Minor: da Bologna a Firenze per l'antica strada consolare romana
Europe: Italy
language: it

La Flaminia Minor, ancora oggi oggetto di studio, fu costruita dalle truppe del console romano Gaio Flaminio nel 187 a.C., due anni dopo la fondazione di Bologna avvenuta nel 189 a.C. Questa strada aveva il ruolo importante di unire le aree a nord dell'appennino con quelle a sud, partendo da Claterna (odierna Maggio, frazione di Ozzano) fino ad arrivare ad Arezzo.

Valsugana - Viareggio via Viú
by Alberto Pedrotti
Europe: Italy
language: it

Alberto has ``read all the books'' and writes beautifully (alas, in Italian). This travel story from the Alps in the North-East, West across the Alps, and then South to the Mediterranean on the coast of Tuscany, is a must.

See all 6 reports by Alberto Pedrotti

Un raid indimenticabile
by Lorenzo Arena
Europe: Italy
language: it

A tour of the Alps - 2190 km and nearly 50km gain in 16 days.

Now accompanied by a biggish Photo Album.

Passo Tre Croci
Toscana, Umbria, Marche
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: Italy
language: it

Firenze - Siena - Montepulciano - Assisi - Gubbio - Urbino - Rimini. Km.: 550 - Giorni: 6 - Periodo: Maggio.

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Rain, rain, go away...turning water into wine!
by Rick and Monica Pappas
Europe: Italy

Rick and Monica's plans are stymied by awful weather at first. But they make up for this with a great tour of Tuscany, including San Gimignano, Pisa, and then Trentino and Lombardia. Very nicely illustrated.

San Gimignano is the most striking of the walled cities. It has a skyline of towers built centuries ago that has earned the nickname of ``the Manhattan of Italy''. The town can be seen for miles and miles away and is truly a ``not to be missed'' site. Our maps paid off as we cycled over the seldom used back roads throughout the Tuscan region. We passed hundreds of manicured vineyards. We rode by ancient castles, olive groves and fields ablaze with sunflowers. We enjoyed the hills, the scenic narrow roads and the warmth of the Italian sun. At last the weather had improved!

See all 2 reports by Rick and Monica Pappas

Leaving Turin
by Becana
Europe: Italy
language: it

A small guide to getting out of Torino without being run over by too many cars.

See all 3 reports by Becana

Between Dolomites and Alpi Carniche
by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti
Europe: Italy

A two days ride among great mountains. Green meadows and scattered masi (wooden small houses for the storage of hay) is the characteristic landscape of Comelico valley; the road continues along the Piave river (mild climb) up to Salafossa mines (closed) and a tunnel puts us on the climb to Sappada. This reach of road is excavated on the rocky side of the valley which here is a very narrow gorge and there is the impressive sight of the Orrido Acquatona in which the river Piave flows on the bottom of the gorge (here very deep and narrow).

See all 2 reports by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti

Sardinia by Bike
by Lucio Cadeddu
Europe: Italy
language: it, en

Has a section for on road and off-road tours in Sardinia (Sardegna)

See all 5 reports by Lucio Cadeddu

Patrick Schleppi's Bicycle Pages
by Patrick Schleppi
language: en, fr, de

Extensive data about Patrick's extensive tours in the Alps from 1991 to 2005: includes reports, maps, diagrams... a must-see for the Alpine cyclist. Contains a list of passes in the Alps and the Jura, true stories about cycling, and some pictures.

See all 6 reports by Patrick Schleppi

Patrick Schleppi at the Grimselpass
Voyage en bicyclette de Losone (Locarno) à Palerme
by André Rudaz
language: it

iVoyage en bicyclette de Losone (Locarno) à Palerme via Bologne, Florence, Bolsena, Rome, Naples, Pompei, Paestum, Taormina, Cefalù.

L'idea di questo viaggio è da attribuire a Pietro Angeloni di Golino per degnamente festeggiare i suoi 50 anni. [...]
Il tempo è sempre stato molto clemente, senza pioggia, la temperatura sino in Calabria è stata piuttosto fresca ed il vento generalmente in nostro favore. La foschia e la parziale mancanza di sole ha un po' penalizzato la qualità delle fotografie (in particolare le vedute della Costiera Amalfitana) ma non si può avere tutto!
Man mano che si andava verso Sud il traffico diventava più caotico, il lato stradale meno pulito, i prezzi più abbordabili e la gente più calorosa.

L'idée de ce voyage est à attribuer à Pietro Angeloni de Golino qui désirait fêter dignement ses 50 ans. [...]
Le temps a toujours été clément, sans pluie. La température jusqu'en Calabre a été plutôt fraîche et le vent généralement en notre faveur. Le manque de soleil et une légère brume ont un peu pénalisé la qualité des photos (en particulier sur la côte Amalfitana), mais on ne peut pas tout avoir!
Plus nous nous dirigions au sud, plus le trafic devenait chaotique. Les bords de routes étaient moins propres, mais les prix plus abordables et les gens plus chaleureux. Cela se confirmait, on ne peut pas tout avoir!

See all 2 reports by André Rudaz

By Acquafredda near Praia a Mare
Ciclabile transdolomitica Italo - Austriaca: Lienz - Dobbiaco - Cortina d'Ampezzo - Calalzo di Cadore
by Stefano Lugli
Europe: Austria, Italy
language: it

Ogni descrizione, parola, aggettivo sulla bellezza dell' itinerario sarebbe superflua, essendo questi paesaggi alpini i più fotografati al mondo; mi limiterò solamente a consigliarlo ad un cicloturista allenato!

See all 10 reports by Stefano Lugli

Stefano and Gianluca in Sillian
Blood, Sweat and Tears - Cycling in the mountains
by Luddo Oh
language: en, nl

Reports and pictures from various mountains of Europe, America, and Australia. Partly in Dutch.

See all 4 reports by Luddo Oh

Trails

Travesía de los Alpes Occidentales en BTT (Geneve-Ventimiglia
by Zinaztli, tour started August 2011, submitted 25 September 2011
language: es

Itinerario en bicicleta de montaña con alforjas que sigue la travesía de los Alpes Occidentales, principalmente por su vertiente francesa, aunque los últimos kilómetros son por la vertiente italiana. Toma como punto de partida Ginebra, a orillas del Lago Leman, para terminar en Ventimiglia, en la frontera entre Francia e Italia, a orillas del Mediterráneo. La ruta sigue el itinerario descrito en la guía ''La traversé des Alpes à VTT, du Léman'' la Méditerranée'' de Patrick Bernard, editado por Didier Richard.

Recorremos en Francia: Savoie-Mont Blanc (Genevois, Chablais, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, Pays du Mont Blanc, Beaufortain, Tarentaise y Maurienne), Hautes Alpes (Briançonais, Pays du Guillestrois y Queyras) y Alpes-Haute Provence (Ubaye). Y en Italia: Piemonte-Cuneo (Valle Maira, Valle Stura, Valle Gesso, Valle Vermenagna y Valle Tanaro) e Imperia (Alpi Marittime y Liguria).

Ruta eminentemente montañera que coincide en muchos momentos con los tres grandes itinerarios transalpinos (Grande Traverse des Alps GTA-GR 5, Via Alpina y Route des Grandes Alpes) y con otros senderos de largo recorrido (GRP Littoral du Leman, Tour des Portes du Soleil, Tour des Fiz, GRP Tour du Pays du Mont Blanc, GRP Tour du Beaufortain, GRP Tour de Haute-Tarentaise, GR 57 Tour du Mont Thabor, GR 58 Tour du Queyras, GR 541, GR 56, GR 6, GRP Tour du Chambeyron, Percorsi Occitani, Via de la Sale y Alta Via Monti Ligure).

Se visitan algunos grandes macizos montañosos (Mont Blanc, Vanoise, Ecrins y Queyras) junto con otras zonas menos conocidas (Chablais, Giffre, Montagne d'Anterne, Beaufortain, Tarentaise, Iseran, Maurienne, Thabor, Grand-Briaçonais, Vallée de la Cerveyrette, Durance, Parpaillon, Ubaye, Viraysee, Mary, Haut-Piemont, Valle Maira, Valle Stura, Haute Roya y Liguria).

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Camino de Santiago desde Roma (Francigena-Domitia-Tolosana-Camino Francés)
by Zinaztli, submitted 29 January 2011
language: es

Camino de Santiago realizado en bicicleta de montañiendo de Roma (12 de junio) hasta Santiago (31 de julio). He seguido los siguientes itinerarios:

  • La Vía Francigena, en Italia, desde Roma hasta Montgenevro. Itinerario señaternita di San Jacopo. El itinerario pasa por las regiones: Lazio, Toscana, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria y Piemonte.
  • La antigua Vía Domitia, en la actualidad Sendero de Gran Recorrido GR 653D, que comienza en el Puerto de Montgenevro para conectar en Arles con la Vía Tolosana-Chemin de Arles. Itinerario señation Française de la Randonnee Pedestre FFRP. El itinerario transcurre por la Provence-Cote d´Azur (Hautes Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Vaucluse y Bouche du Rhone).
  • El Camino Francés del Mediterraneo o Vía Tolosana, en la actualidad Sendero de Gran Recorrido GR 653D. Comienza en Arles, pasa por Montpellier y Toulouse (de la que recibe su nombre), para cruzar los Pirineos y entrar en Españomport. Después de recorrer el Camino Aragonés, conecta con el Camino Frances en Puente la Reina. Itinerario señation Fçnçaise de la Randonnee Pedestre FFRP. El itinerario transcurre en Francia el Languedoc-Rousillon y Midi-Pyrenees, en Españrra.
  • El Camino Francés en Españe la Reina. Realizado en bicicleta de montañ20 al 29 de Julio dentro del viaje de Roma a Santiago. El itinerario transcurre por Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León y Galicia. Desde Santiago continua hasta Muxía pasando por Fisterra (30 y 31 de Julio) finalizando a orillas del Atlántico en la Costa da Morte.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Alpi Bike. Travesía de los Alpes en BTT (Trieste-Ventimiglia)
by Zinaztli, tour started July 2009, submitted 14 December 2009
language: es

Travesía de los Alpes de este a oeste, que une Trieste y Ventimiglia . Circula Cinco países: Italia, Eslovenia, Austria, Suiza y Francia. Los macizos montañosos más conocidos de los Alpes: A. Julianos, A. Cárnicos, Dolomitas , Adamello-Pressanella, Ortler, Engadina, Bernina y Bregaglia, lagos de Como y Maggiore, Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, Monviso, Alpes Marítimos y Mercantour. Recorrido realizado en solitario en 43 días (del 4 de julio al 15 de agosto de 2009). Son unos 2.100 kilómetros y cerccerca de 60.000 metros de desnivel (media diaria: 50 km. y 1.400 m.). Coincide en muchos tramos con al Vía Alpina, Alta Vía Cárnica, Tour del Monte Rosa, Tour del Mont Blanc, Alta Vía del Valle de Aosta y Vía de la Sale. Cruza collados por encima de los 2.500 metros (Tarscher Pass, Stelvio, Cassana, Turlo, Salati, Bettaforca, Nana, Malatrá, Chavannes, Chivasso, Longia y Sibolet). Cicloturismo de montaña en estado puro. El sueño de todo biker de atravesar todos los Alpes.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

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