Is it possible that the Italians are even more passionate about cycling than the French?

Who knows. What is beyond dispute is that many of the greatest names in cycling history are Italian: Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali and Marco Pantani to name a few. Plus it’s the world centre of luxury bike and bike clothing manufacture.

Cycling in Italy is a dream

The roads are incredible: the Dolomites are mountain heaven, the Italian Alps and Lakes are legendary.

Plus Italian food is world famous, the climate is hospitable and the coffee is excellent.

Time to plan a visit?

Start here: our overview of the best regions for cycling in Italy, where to stay and our pick of Italy bike tours and Italy self-guided bike tours.

Looking for mountains? Get stuck into our guide to the Stelvio region of the Italian Alps. It’s packed with in-depth information on the best rides, where to stay and when to go.

Alternatively, check out our guide to cycling the Dolomites and where to stay while you’re there. Mountain scenery doesn’t come much better than this – but you better like climbing!

Looking for somewhere less mountainous? How about glorious Tuscany? Home to fabulous hotels, landscapes, food and rolling hills.

In the meantime, if you have questions, get in touch, I’m sure we’ll be able to help!


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