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Italy

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Why not dip into Italy with a spin to Turin? Or perhaps you have a leaning towards Pisa, Florence and Tuscany? Pedal from Salento’s coast to beautiful coast in a single day. Delve into the mysteries of Puglia and visit Veneto's lagoon-lands, gliding along on your bike to Venice with its scooping gondolas and skyward-stretching campaniles. Or discover just how dramatic the Dolomites really are along the riverside cycle paths towards Lake Garda and the little lakes, vineyards and castles of precious Piedmont.

Our self-guided cycling holidays and short breaks in Italy feature both linear and circular routes and include hotel to hotel and single centre cycling tours.

Piedmont Star - 'Piccolo'
Single Centre

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Just a little shorter than our IPRC6 Piedmont Star tour, this single centre break based in the historic Canavese area close to Turin invites you to explore tasty Italy at its finest. Sample the ‘Strada Reale dei Vini’ and renowned Piemontese cuisine; pedal off to beautiful shallow lakes and tour where castles tower over outstretched vineyards in the foothills of the Alps. Turin is on the circular tour menu, if you fancy it – our route includes letting the train take the strain on the way there,so you can have a relaxed pedal back. With so much to choose from, it’ll be as natural as Piedmont’s stunning scenery to take time out for a ponder by the pool at your smart Patrican villa hotel.

Accommodation

In the delightful town of Romano Canavese.

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £501 to £606

Turin & Piedmont Star - 'Piccolo'
Single Centre

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Just a little shorter than our ITPR6 Turin and the Piedmont Star tour, enjoy all the splendour of Turin with its royal residences and artistic treasures before pedalling up to the Canavese area which invites you to explore tasty Italy at its finest. Sample the ‘Strada Reale dei Vini’ and renowned Piemontese cuisine; pedal off to beautiful shallow lakes and tour where castles tower over outstretched vineyards in the foothills of the Alps. With so much to choose from, it’ll be as natural as Piedmont’s stunning scenery to take time out for a ponder by the pool at your smart Patrican villa hotel.

Accommodation

In the centre of Turin (1 night ) and in the delightful town of Romano Canavese (3 nights).

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £536 to £646

Salento: From Sea to Shining Sea

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For a glimmer of Puglia’s magic, it’s hard to beat this circular cycle tour which sweeps round the heel of Italy from Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’, to touch first the crystal waters of the Adriatic near Otranto, then the beautiful blues of the Ionian Sea at Gallipoli. Experience the olive greens and flamingo pink of a region whose groves and lakes are rich in flora and fauna and whose vineyards produce more wine than any other area of Italy. This may be the gentlest of our cycling adventures around Puglia, but it remains as full-bodied as the region’s renowned red wines, packing a real punch with its range of impressive castle towns, opulent Baroque treasures and its authentic Italian welcome.

Accommodation

In Lecce (2 nights), Otranto and Gallipoli.

Area Puglia
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £471 to £626

White Towns, Sassi & Trulli

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Carved out of the impressive white cliffs of the ‘Torrent Gravina’ gorge, Matera piles history high, making for an awesome introduction to the mysteries of Puglia and a wonderful brief cycling encounter which includes not just one, but two designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Delve deep to discover more about the Sassi cave-dwellings and churches, then follow the timeless rocky landscapes across to Alberobello, a settlement of 1,500 unique ‘trulli’ houses in the verdant Valle d’Itria. Stay over in style in your own little lime-washed ‘trullo’ before steering your two wheels towards Ostuni, Puglia’s mighty, medieval ‘Città Bianca’.

Accommodation

In Matera, Alberobello and Ostuni.

Area Puglia
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 4
Price per person From £474 to £616

Piedmont Star
Single Centre

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It’s hard to think of a more pleasant patch to discover than Piedmont. This is untainted Italy: outstretched vineyards, towering castles, natural lakes, alpine backdrops and simply great scenic cycling. Let us invite you to stay in style in a very special Patrician Villa, to pedal the royal wine route perhaps and drink in the gentle history of the charming Canavese region close to Turin. Thanks to our range of circular itinerary options, every day is at your very own pace, so why not sneak some time by the beautiful hotel pool too?

Accommodation

In the delightful town of Romano Canavese.

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 6 days and 5 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £581 to £663

Turin & Piedmont Star
Single Centre

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With all the artistic and historic treasures of Turin and amazing flavours of the Canavese, it’s hard to think of a more pleasant patch to discover than Piedmont. Turin is inspirational and its hinterland is simply Italy at its most untainted: outstretched vineyards, towering castles, natural lakes, alpine backdrops and simply great scenic cycling. Let us invite you to stay in style both in Turin and in a very special Patrician Villain Romano Canavese, to pedal the royal wine route perhaps and drink in the gentle history of this charming region. Thanks to our range of circular itinerary options, every day is at your very own pace, so why not sneak some time by the beautiful hotel pool too?

Accommodation

In the centre of Turin (1 night) and in the delightful town of Romano Canavese (4 nights).

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 6 days and 5 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £621 to £703

Bolzano to Verona

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From Kaffee und Kuchen to Prosecco e Prosciutto – this tour offers a taste of two cultures linked by the most amazing scenery. Much of the route has the dramatic Dolomites as backdrop and uses dedicated cycle paths along the River Adige from sophisticated Bolzano (or Bozen - the capital of German-speaking South Tyrol) towards romantic Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere vineyards, orchards, even a ferry trip the length of Lake Garda take centre stage. The cycling in this part of Italy is mostly flat, although there are some climbs, but we provide route tips on how to avoid the biggest ones!

Accommodation

In Bolzano, Lake Caldaro/Ora, Trento, Sirmione/Desenzano and Verona (2 nights).

Area Dolomites
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Weds to Sat
Tour Duration 7 days and 6 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £713 to £813

Piedmont Star - 'Grande'
Single Centre

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With so many perfect panoramas, hilltop castles, royal palaces, delightful little lakes and vineyards and tempting Turin (and hotel pool) too, here’s a Piedmont Star that gives you just that little extra time to discover what makes this tasty corner of Italy really shine. Stay in style in a very special Patrician Villa, sample the renowned Piemontese cuisine perhaps and sip your way down the’ Strada Reale dei Vini’. Our range of circular itinerary options, puts plenty of superb scenic cycling on the menu and every day is firmly at your very own pace.

Accommodation

In the delightful town of Romano Canavese.

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 7 days and 6 nights
Tour Grade Grade 3
Price per person From £636 to £720

Turin & Piedmont Star - 'Grande'
Single Centre

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With so many perfect panoramas, hilltop castles, royal palaces, delightful little lakes and vineyards and tempting Turin (and hotel pool) too, here’s a fantastic opportunity to both tour and stay put, allowing you just that little extra time to discover what makes Turin and this tasty corner of Italy such a treasure. Stay in style in Turin centre then tour up to a very special Patrician Villa in Romano Canavese, sample the renowned Piemontese cuisine perhaps and sip your way down the’ Strada Reale dei Vini’. Our range of circular itinerary options, puts plenty of superb scenic cycling on the menu and every day is firmly at your very own pace.

Accommodation

In the centre of Turin (1 night) and in the delightful town of Romano Canavese(5 nights).

Area Piedmont
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 7 days and 6 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2-3
Price per person From £683 to £779

Trulli Amazing Puglia

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Start your pedalling holiday through Puglia in style, with a magical stay under the conical roof of one of the unique trulli houses in Alberobello, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Cycle through rolling vineyards and olive groves in the lush Valle d’Itria, en route to discover the lavishly Baroque treasures of Ostuni, ‘Città Bianca’, then let the train take the strain to Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’. Back on two wheels, fortified settlements line your route near the Adriatic coast where flamingos grace the calm waters of ‘I Laghi Alimini’ just north of the Aragonese castle at Otranto. Before returning to Lecce, a pedal across Italy’s heel leads to fashionable Gallipoli by the Ionian Sea, brimful of more Baroque treats, beautiful beaches, bars and seafood restaurants.

Accommodation

In Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce (2 nights), Otranto and Gallipoli.

Area Puglia
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 7 days and 6 nights
Tour Grade Grade 3
Price per person From £682 to £894

Venice, Veneto & Vaporetti

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Venice is a true carnival of bustle and colour at any time of year. Gondalas and vaporetti, towering buildings and tiny alleyways, one amazing architectural eyeful. Take your fill on this tour and pedal on to explore the piazzas of Rovigo and Palladio’s Vicenza, plus surrounding soft Euganese hills and green riverside routes before savouring the local flavours of Bassano del Grappa and the pleasures of Prosecco country. More must-sees on the menu include Adriatic beaches, Asolo’s fine frescoes, charming clustered villages, castles and Kings - don’t miss the giant live chess games at Marostica’s Piazza Castello! The cycling in this part of Italy is easy, mainly flat or gently undulating with a few steep, but short, climbs.

Accommodation

In Mestre (2 nights), Sottomarina/Chioggia, Rovigo, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Treviso.

Area Venice & Veneto
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 3
Price per person From £734 to £801

Treasures of Tuscany

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Pisa, Lucca, Firenze – the famous places on this tour just seem to flow like Chianti being freed from the bottle! Visit the lands of Leonardo; the inspiration of passionate Puccini and cheeky little Pinocchio too. Riverside routes and country lanes introduce undulating vineyards and stunning vistas, grandmasters and gallerias, transforming every unsuspecting piazza, ponte or palazzo into Tuscan treasures all of their own.

Accommodation

In Pisa (2 nights), Lucca (1 night), Montecatini Terme (2 nights) and Florence(2 nights).

Area Tuscany
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Sat & Mon
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 3
Price per person From £717 to £807

Venice to Mantua
Bike & Boat - Ave Maria

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With its unique labyrinth of canals, ‘calles’ and ‘campiellos’, vibrant Venice is one truly a-mazing city. But hop across its stylish beach islands, head inland along the Veneto waterways from the flamingo lagoons and fertile plains of the great Po Delta and you’ll be rewarded with rich and relatively undiscovered Renaissance cities with palazzi and piazzas by the score. Make the comfortable, all-Italian barge, ‘Ave Maria’, your floating home on a really relaxing trip from Venice to magnificent Mantua, cycling out on  self-guided (guided also an option), gentle, scenic, circular or linear routes to discover everything from the cheesy secrets of Grana Padano and colourful fairground carousels to ancient Adria and the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage city site, Ferrara.

Accommodation

On board the barge, Ave Maria, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning. 

Area Venice & Veneto
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1024 to £1438

Mantua to Venice
Bike & Boat - Ave Maria

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Here’s a bike and boat tour with real Po-tential. Delight in the magnificent island city of Mantua on the Mincio, then explore the wide valley of the great River Po on its final journey to the Adriatic Sea, before one last spot of island hopping up the coast to the flamboyant watery world of Venezia. Also designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fine Italian Renaissance cities of Mantua and Ferrara are real undiscovered gems and together with the lush green landscapes and flamingo lagoons of the fertile Po Delta create the perfect prelude to that colourful carnival city of grand canals and gondolas, Venice. Make the comfortable, all-Italian barge, ‘Ave Maria’, your floating home and pedal out on all sorts of gentle, scenic, circular or linear routes under the Italian sun. The cycling is self-guided, but following a tour leader is also an option if you prefer. Either way, everything is yours to discover at your own pace, from cheesy secrets of Grana Padano, colourful fairground carousels and celebrity-favoured beach resorts to herons in their hundreds and Adria’s ancient roots as a sea port.  

Accommodation

On board the barge, Ave Maria, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning. 

Area Venice & Veneto
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1024 to £1438

Venice to Mantua
Bike & Boat - Vita Pugna

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Venice, Ferrara and Mantua – three architecturally awesome cities; each one designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; one do-before-you-die classic and two truly unsung jewels of the Italian Renaissance. Explore them all at your own pace on a really relaxed bike and barge adventure along the Venetian lagoons and waterways around the Rivers Po and Mincio. Make the comfortable, small barge, Pugna Vita, your floating home and pedal out on all sorts of gentle, scenic, circular or linear routes under the Italian sun. The cycling is self-guided, but following a tour leader is also an option.  Either way,  everything is yours to discover from the cheesy secrets of Grana Padano, colourful fairground carousels and celebrity-favoured beach resorts to colonies of flamingos, herons in their hundreds, Adria’s ancient harbourland roots and the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage city site, Ferrara.

Accommodation

On board the small barge,  Vita Pugna, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities. 

Area Venice & Veneto
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £907 to £1157

Mantua to Venice
Bike & Boat - Vita Pugna

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Join Italy’s longest river on its final journey to meet the Adriatic Sea – it’s a bike and boat tour with real Po-tential! Start with the island city of Mantua, just north of the great River Po in the middle of the River Mincio and cruise and cycle along the waterways to that most famous island city of all time, Venice. A visit to Mantua and Ferrara - both undiscovered city gems of the Italian Renaissance and designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites – together with the lush green landscapes and flamingo lagoons of the fertile Po Delta create the perfect prelude to that colourful carnival city of grand canals and gondolas. Make the comfortable, small barge, ‘Vita Pugna’, your floating home and pedal out on all sorts of gentle, scenic, circular or linear routes under the Italian sun. The cycling is self-guided, but following a tour leader is also an option if you prefer. Either way, everything is yours to discover at your own pace, from cheesy secrets of Grana Padano, colourful fairground carousels and celebrity-favoured beach resorts to herons in their hundreds and Adria’s ancient roots as a sea port.  

Accommodation

On board the small barge, Vita Pugna, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities. 

Area Venice & Veneto
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £907 to £1157

Puglia: From the Sassi Caves to the Salento Coast

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Puglia’s just magic for a cycling holiday. There are the spell-binding ‘Sassi’ cave-dwellings in the rocky north; the mysterious ‘trulli’ houses of Valle d’Itria; mighty castle towns watching over rolling vineyards and olive groves or clinging to the coast, not to mention scores of beautiful Baroque treasures all basking close to the crystal waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. Enjoy some really great time on two wheels exploring the coast and countryside of the heel of Italy from Matera and Alberobello to Gallipoli and Lecce, the Florence of the South.

Accommodation

In Matera, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce (2 nights), Otranto and Gallipoli.

Area Puglia
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 9 days and 8 nights
Tour Grade Grade 4
Price per person From £830 to £1124

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