Between the Alps and the Po Valley, you’re guaranteed to find your favourite cycling area in Italy’s Lombardy region. The mountainous landscapes of Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, the wine hills of Franciacorta and the flatter terrain further south make every cyclist reach for their bike.
At Lake Garda, you roll – almost float – above the water, while in Franciacorta, you can enjoy the grapes both along the route and in a glass. On Lake Maggiore and in the Valchiavenna, you cycle with incredible views of mighty mountains; in the Po Valley, the cycle paths take you to wonderful river banks.
You can also combine the diverse cycle routes in Lombardy with a bit of culture. Again and again, you’ll pass impressive fortresses, churches or monasteries. As you pedal, you’ll discover lively old towns and charming villages. There's no shortage of enjoyment: you can always squeeze in a well-deserved break for a delicious coffee and ice cream or a long lunch break.
You can find more information about the region here in-lombardia.it/en or here italia.it/en/lombardy.
On the shores of Lake Garda north of Limone, you can ride right over the water. There is a bike and footpath on the steep mountain slopes that rise up from the shore, from which you can look out over the water without any obstacles. The section is part of the Ciclovia del Garda project, a cycle path…
The Lomellina is known for its rice cultivation. The flat landscape is very suitable for cycling and, with only a few meters in altitude, invites you to take a long tour. As you roll through fields dotted with water channels, you'll pass several historical landmarks.
The loop starts at Mortara train station…
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This tour combines culture and nature into an all-round beautiful half-day excursion with just a few meters in altitude. It starts at Lodi train station, which is actually the “new” Lodi. The route takes you along beautiful paths to Lodi Vecchio, i.e. to the "old" Lodi, which was destroyed in the 12th…
On this bike path you cycle from Lago di Mezzola through Valchiavenna to the Swiss border. You cycle through a wonderful mountain landscape and pass places worth seeing, where numerous bars invite you to have a refreshment, including Chiavenna.
It starts at the Adda, which flows into the northern part…
In the forests of Brianza, fun single trails invite you to a beautiful mountain bike ride with manageable vertical meters. The trails are all relatively easy to ride and do not require any special technical skills. They are connected by beautiful paths - sometimes gravel, sometimes asphalt - over fields…
On this route, you'll explore the Po Valley along the Oglio River, which also joins the mighty Po River further south-east. From Rudiano you drive downstream, i.e. tending downhill, to Soncino, where an impressive medieval fortress awaits you.
You always roll along the water through a beautiful shore…
This is a beautiful and relaxing excursion from Mantua along the Mincio River. It can be easily combined with a visit to the city, which, together with Sabbioneta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around the beautiful center are several lakes that make Mantua something special.
From the outskirts you…
On this enjoyable loop, you'll drive through the Franciacorta region, known for its sparkling wines of the same name. The area is also characterized by several monasteries that once owned large estates here and impressive Romanesque buildings.
From the train station in Palazzolo sull'Oglio you do a big…
This fantastic river bike path takes you from Lake Como to the Po Valley. The route begins in Lecco between high mountains. From there you drive south first past Lago di Garlate and then on to the Adda River, which you usually follow in the wonderful shade of trees.
In many of the places you pass it is…
You can discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore by bike, because cycling along the shore constantly opens up new perspectives of the lake and the surrounding mountains. This route takes you from Zenna on the Swiss border to Laveno-Mombello, where you can board a train or ferry.
The first section always leads…
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