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Italy Slovenia Croatia
3 Country Cycle
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Siena & Tuscany
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Umbria & Tuscany on a Vespa
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Italian Lakes Cycle Tour - Garda, Maggiore & Como
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Three countries in one week between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. The history of the Republic of Venice provides the background to the entire trip. From glorious Venice, you will cycle the beaches, lagoons and coastline up to the plain of Friuli. Continue to the fascinating town of Trieste and along Slovenia’s 27 km long Adriatic coast stopping at beautiful Koper and Potoroz.

The Tuscan countryside is a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves, ancient forests, and fields of wheat and barley. There are long views over roling hills, many crowned with medieval cities and villages - San Gimignano, Pienza Monterrigioni and Colle Val D’Elsa. A wealth of art and architecture awaits.

Imagine cruising along winding country roads on your Vespa; picture-postcard vistas greeting you around every corner of the Umbrian rolling hillsides. Experience the multitude of colours, fragrances and emotions. Enjoy endless rows of vineyards bearing some of the world's finest grapes. Picture green forests of Holm oaks, beech trees, olive groves, parks, gardens, yellow broom, cornflowers, red poppies and the green of the meadows.

One of Italy’s largest regions, Lombardy lies in the north of the country, sharing a border with Switzerland. Stretching from the alps to the lowlands of the Po Valley, it is home to a wide range of landscapes, including the breathtaking mountain chain with the Valchiavenna, Valtellina and Camonica Valleys.

Pisa to Florence
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Mantova to Venice or V.V
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Gourmet Piedmont by Bike
Self Guided

Biking in Southern Italy - Basilicata & Apulia
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Discover the highlights of the northern Tuscan countryside on this route between two important art cities. Start in Pisa with a visit to its’ world famous monument, the Leaning Tower then head to Lucca with its’ impressive city wall. The area round Lucca is dotted with magnificent villas and manor houses, some open to the public.

Discover the magic of Venice. Then cycle along the Venetian lagoon between Venice and Mantova past Po delta, the Adriatic coast and the walled town of Ferrara through the rural areas of the Italian countryside.

Piedmont is a real paradise for gourmets. Prestigious white wines, delicious chocolate and a sweet landscape of hills covered by neat rows of vineyards, in the distance the majestic circle of the alps. Piedmont is elegance and style. The best example is the town, Turin, which was the first capital of Italy 150 years ago, where the influence of the French style is very evident.

A week of biking between two wonderful UNESCO sites of Alberobello and Matera. Explore Matera’s “Sassi”, a town of rock cave dwellings, numerous cave churches and stone houses. Then ride to the Itria Valley, known as the Valley of the Trulloes due to the thousands of white-washed “trulli”.

Biking in the Lands of Venice

Apulia - Cycling The Heel In the Boot

Bike & Boat Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Naples

Florence to Rome

A wonderful easy ride on almost completely flat cycle paths and low traffic roads exploring the land of Prosecco vineyards; incomparable Venice; island hopping the quaint islands in the lagoon to Chioggia; along the river to Padova; and finally to Vicenza where you will see some of the best Palladian villas.

This is as far south as you can get in Italy. On this tour you not only experience the unique landscape between two seas, but also the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Southern Italy. Even the cultural side is unique: the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Aragonians, Habsburgers and Bourbons have all left their mark.

Discover the magical coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsular and the pretty islands of the Gulf of Naples on this active week of exploration by bike and boat. Steep sided cliffs and ancient villages are waiting to be discovered; pathways infused with the scent of giant lemons that grow there; wild mountains with rock cut dwellings; and lively resorts that still retain the charm of old fishing villages.

This is a journey through three Italian provinces of Tuscany, Umbria and Latium, rich with scenic and art treasures. Discover the culture and outstanding food and wine. Then the glories of Rome awaits!

     

Sicily & The Aeolian Islands

     

The Aeolian Islands rise out of the cobalt-blue sea off Sicily’s north eastern coast. Island hop by a traditional wooden Turkish ‘caique’ through this archipelago of smouldering volcanoes and astonishing beauty, exploring the islands by bike.

     

 

 

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