Categories: Italy

Spring Cycling in Italy

by Jessie Beyer - Monday, February 18, 2019

Start your spring – and cycling season – exploring Italy’s colorful coasts and blossoming countrysides. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to celebrate spring than joining on one of these bicycle tours in Italy.

Bicycling Sardinia – Alghero to Cagliari

The Italian island of Sardinia is renowned for its rich history, colorful handcrafts, and endless miles of undisturbed beaches. Our tour gives you a chance to discover this Mediterranean jewel that is often overlooked by American tourists. Spend 11 days exploring breathtaking coastal roads, pedaling ancient forests, and hiking to ruins that predate Roman civilization by more than 1,000 years – all while enjoying traditional Italian meals and wine. Other highlights are a visit to an excavated Roman town, a fabulous shepherds’ barbecue, and swimming in pristine waters.

A few highlights to look forward to: Quiet country roads, Spectacular mountain vistas, Great food, great coastal bicycle rides, Traditions dating back to pre-Roman times, Cabras Archaeological Museum, guided hike, mask museum.

Spring 2019 *departure dates:

*Interested in this tour but can’t go this spring? Follow the links for additional departure dates!

Bicycling Sardinia – Alghero to Cagliari (11-day)

May 26-Jun 5 – Guaranteed to Go!


Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa

This is it – the classic bicycle tour that we started with back in 1972! We begin in romantic Venice, make stops in the great art cities of Ferrara, Ravenna & Florence, and end on the Mediterranean coast in Pisa. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals from two of Italy’s best culinary regions (Emilia-Romagna & Tuscany), take in local markets, and discover a side of Italy seldom seen by tourists. You’ll also visit “the farm” (it’s been in ExperiencePlus! co-founder Paola Malpezzi-Price’s family for more than 100 years) for a lunch and a close-up look at rural life in Italy. This has been our most popular cycling tour for over 40 years!

A few highlights to look forward to: Gourmet meals; Faenza and the Malpezzi family farm; 2 night stays in Florence and Lucca; Pisa and Tuscany’s countryside; Venice, Ravenna and Ferrara; Guided visit of UNESCO World Heritage Site Villa Badoer.

Spring 2019 *departures dates:

*Interested in this tour but can’t go this spring? Follow the links for additional departure dates!

Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa (12-day)

May 5-16, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!

May 19-30, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!

June 23-30, 2019 –  2 More to Guarantee

Bicycling Venice to Florence (8-day)

May 5-12, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!

May 19-26, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!

June 23-30, 2019 –  2 More to Guarantee


Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily

This bicycle tour of Sicily explores traditional southern Italy and the heart of ancient Magna Grecia. Beginning in Siracusa (Syracuse), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 3,000 years of Mediterranean history you’ll discover the interior towns in the Valle di Noto. You’ll visit four of them, Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Valle di Noto. All four are listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and each one is spectacularly beautiful. Your journey will continue to the coastal town of Trapani known for its seaport and tuna fishing. Explore the medieval village of Erice with its narrow stone alleyways, and the hilltop town of Caltabellotta. You’ll also visit Marsala and sample its fortified wines, and discover some of the finest classical Greek temples still in existence at Selinunte and Agrigento.

A few highlights to look forward to: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valle di Noto, Syracuse, Rural countryside accommodations with pools, Olive oil tasting, Beaches and swimming opportunities, Agrigento, Lunch at Caltabellotta, Guided walk of Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Marsala wines, Erice, Trapani, Archaeological site of Cava d’Ispica.

Spring 2019 *departures dates:

*Interested in this tour but can’t go this spring? Follow the links for additional departure dates!

Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily (14-day)

May 11-24– Guaranteed to Go!

Bicycle the Baroque Towns of Southeastern Sicily (8-day)

May 11-18– Guaranteed to Go!

Cycling Southwestern Sicily’s Ancient Mediterranean Cities (7-day)

May 18-24– Guaranteed to Go!

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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