A bike ride is an escape from sadness (James E. Starrs)

Would you like to discover Italy and its amazing landscape and you also like cycling? Here there are 5 itineraries by bike to spend a wonderful weekend with your family in this country.

itineraries by bike in Italy
Photo by Ben Mater via Unsplash

1. Cycle from Mantua to Peschiera

Discover Po’ Valley and ride for four hours along the Mincio river. This amazing bike path is suitable for everyone. That’s a slow itinerary to learn more about local fauna. You can find along the path many suggestive medieval castles.

Lake Superiore of Mantua
Lake Superiore of Mantua, photo by Serena on Flickr

We suggest an eco-friendly accommodation near Lake Garda to recharge your batteries the day before your field trip, that’s the charming Farmhouse Monte Veneto.

2. From Verona to Vicenza by bicycle

Verona, along the bike path to Vicenza
Top view of Verona, photo by Enrique Ferreira on Unsplash

Discover these two towns in Veneto and cycle near Lessini Mountains and among many Venetian villas. Cycle from the city of Juliet and Romeo to the city of Palladio (a well-known Italian architect). This itinerary is suitable also for families. Moreover, take a break and relax after your riding day in the picturesque Organic Farmhouse Albaspina in Vicenza. It was an ancient country house in the middle of the countryside.

3. Cycle path in Trasimeno

Castiglione - Lake Trasimeno of Lion Rock. Photo by dvdbramhall on Flickr
Castiglione – Lake Trasimeno of Lion Rock. Photo by dvdbramhall on Flickr

If you would like to try something more challenging, you should do the complete tour all around Lake Trasimeno. It’s the perfect destination for those who love Mountain Bike! Enjoy a night stay in the Farmhouse “La Dogana” that is 15 minutes by car from the starting point of the cycle path. You can taste here the traditional dishes and a glass of organic wine while admiring the stunning view on the Lake Trasimeno.

4. Valsugana bike path

We’re moving now between Veneto and Trentino. This path starts from Lake Caldonazzo and ends in Cismon del Grappa near Bassano del Grappa. This wonderful bike path is surrounded by nature and the atmosphere is quiet and suggestive. You can also admire the endless apple orchards along the path.

bike path in valsugana
Top view of Valsugana with Lake Levico and Lake Caldonazzo – photo on Wikimedia Commons

For those who love adventure and want to stay a night near Lake Caldonazzo, we suggest sleeping in the eco-friendly B&B “Casa sul Lago”. Its family environment is waiting for you!

5. The Brenta Riviera by bike, from Padua to Venice

Ride your bike along the Brenta Riviera and discover the countless breath-taking villas in this area. From Pisani Villa in Stra to Valmarana Villa in Mira, it’s a real treasure hunt. This beautiful and elegant 2-hours itinerary is suitable also for children.

 Villa Pisani's garden
Villa Pisani’s garden – photo by be_am25 on Flickr

Do not miss the opportunity to spend a night in the magical Venice, the city of love! Why not stay in a stylish Venetian local house? This eco-friendly bed&breakfast is exactly in the city centre.

Book your green journey now and comment on this article with your curiosities about our itineraries by bike!

Author: Camilla Tecchio

I’m Camilla, 22 years old, student of Linguistic Mediation at University of Trento. Travelling is my passion and being in contact with the nature is my favourite part of every new experience. I believe in sustainability because I fell I need to take care of the environment that surrounds me in any situation, for our common future.
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