Italy is blessed with an embarrassment of riches with its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture and fabulous food and wine. Considering that cycling is a really popular spectator sport and pastime among the friendly and outgoing locals then Italy is a perfect destination for a cycling holiday.
Cyclists are spoilt for choice, with any number of beautiful regions to discover. From the dramatic Dolomites in the north to the sun-kissed shores of Sicily in the south and the rugged mountainous interior of exotic Sardinia to the west, there are many cycle possibilities for all abilities country wide.
In the Alpine north you can pedal hard amid the granite spires of the Dolomites, an area that always features decisively in the Giro de Italia. You may prefer to take it easier on a dedicated cycle path from the Dolomites down to Lake Garda and on to Veneto. You can cycle between the grand Venetian towns of Verona, Vicenza and Padova, full of Renaissance glory and wonderful cuisine influenced by the ancient spice trade routes from Venice.