Whether you’re drawn in by spectacular scenery, relish the challenge of serious mountain climbs or just want a more active and interesting way to explore the country, our Italy cycling trips are for you. While many flock to the country’s hotspots, you’ll be surprised how quickly you can escape the crowds 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 exploring the mouthwatering culinary scenes in the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Away from the mainland, Sicily boasts miles upon miles of beautiful routes that weave through charming towns, quaint villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From famed food markets to cultural landmarks, you’re never far from an intriguing pit stop on one of our Italy cycling tours…
Italy Cycling Tours
8 DaysfromCAD 3,445
Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)
Cycle from the UNESCO town of Matera through Italy's heel to Lecce
Some of the best road cycling in Tuscany can be found in the north of the region. On this trip we discover the iconic city of Pisa, ride through quiet mediaeval villages and the glorious landscape that connects them and savour a huge range of delicious food and wine. What better way to explore the ‘Bel Paese’ (Beautiful Country)?
Very well organised with two incredibly knowledgeable guides. The Eco lodge at Sungabala was sublime. Max and Rea (the guides) could not have been any more helpful and accommodating to our needs. The cycling itself was tough at times but immensely rewarding; to get the sense of being closer to the wilds rather than viewing from a car window.
This was our third cycling trip with Exodus & it didn’t disappoint. Albania is a stunning country but also very mountainous so a good level of cycling fitness is necessary although there is always the option of an e bike. The scenery is incredible & the local people really friendly- they would often wave & cheer us on as we panted up the hills! We were blessed with great weather although it was very hot in the full sun & it was really Important to stay hydrated. The food was excellent & as a vegetarian I ate really well. The baked cheese was a particular favourite & there was plenty of fish or meat for those who ate it. The accommodation was mixed & varied but on the whole was really good.
This was a great adventure and very good way of seeing a real slice of the country rather that just the tourist hotspots. The trip is full on in terms of keeping moving from place to place and packing a lot into the two weeks – so dont expect a relaxing laid back holiday. The up side of this is that you are constantly seeing new things/places/people which makes for a fascinating time. Dont underestimate the cycling – especially given the heat/humidity – and 100km on a mountain bike is a long day even if you are an experienced cyclist. However, the support is great and seeing the team ready with iced ‘Lemon Lemon’ every 15 to 20km was a very welcome chance to take a break and chat in the shade. The road traffic can be hectic in the towns, so you need to be vigilant for errant scooters/trucks/cows/ dogs etc but the other road users are generally aware of cyclists and give you enough room. Most of the time the support bus takes you in/out of the bigger cities, thereby avoiding the need to ride through the mega busy areas. However, if you are not confident in traffic then you might find some of the riding a bit intimidating.