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Cycling holidays in Italy are some of the most rewarding out there. Whether you’re drawn in by spectacular scenery, relish the challenge of serious mountain cols or just want a more active and interesting way to travel rural Italy, the variety is huge.
Italy can draw the crowds thanks to its well-deserved reputation as an ideal holiday hotspot, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you can escape on two wheels. Within minutes you could be cycling Tuscany’s serene countryside, delving deep into the fascinating history of the heel of Italy or indulging in the culinary identity of the dramatic coast. Away from the mainland, Sicily boasts miles upon miles of beautiful routes linking up charming cities packed with famous food markets. Cycling holidays in Italy are the perfect way to learn more about the history – you’re never far from an intriguing pit stop at a cultural or historically significant landmark.
One of the best things about cycling holidays in Italy has got to be the food. Cycling gives give you every excuse to indulge in the world-renowned cuisine, from hearty handmade pasta to delicate desserts in Michelin recommended restaurants. Everywhere you go village markets and shops give you the chance to pick up snacks for your day’s ride, chat with locals and get a flavour of the region.
Whether you choose to cycle independently on a self-guided adventure, letting Exodus handle all the logistics and luggage transfers, or join a group of like-minded cyclists and an experienced Italian guide, there are plenty of ways to discover Italy on two wheels.
Get inspired – read Exodus traveller Cheryl’s account of her first self-guided cycling holiday in Italy.