River Adda near Airuno

The Sentiero Valtellina

The Sentiero Valtellina cycleway follows the northern section of the river Adda linking the Lago di Como with Bormio in the Alps (110 kilometres).

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The Naviglio Grande (Lombardia)

The Ticino cycleway

The Ticino cycleway is a 93-kilometre cycleway following the course of the Ticino river and the Naviglio Grande. It links Pavia on the river Po with Sesto Calende on the Lago Maggiore. The Naviglio Grande will also take you into central Milano.

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The river Po from the FE20 cycleway

The Destra Po cycleway (Fe20)

The river Po flows from its source near the border with France to the Adriatic coast. This 92-kilometre route goes from the beautiful city of Ferrara to the coast, following the right bank of the river on a high-quality surfaced cycleway along the top of the massive 10 metre-high flood defences along the river’s banks.

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cycleway beside the Adige (Etsch) river near Meran (Merano)

The Adige: from the mountains to the sea

This route takes you from the Alps to the Adriatic (402 kilometres). From the border to Verona the route is almost entirely on tarmac-surfaced traffic-free cycleways. From Verona there is a stretch on roads and the final section the last section through the provincia di Rovigo is mainly on unsur­faced roads – although you could cross the river and follow the river on quiet provincial roads.

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cycle symbol on the cycleway (Ciclabile della Drava) near Toblach

Through Austria along the River Drau from Toblach to Tarvisio

This route takes the Drauradweg cycle route from Toblach (Dobbiaco) in Italy to Lienz in Austria, and then following the Drau (Drava) river on to Villach where it turns back towards Italy and Tarvisio. It links the networks of cycleways in the Südtirol, the Austrian Tirol, Friuli Venezia Giulia region and Slovenija.

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Cycleway along the river Mincio

Ciclovia del Mincio (River Mincio cycleway)

The Ciclabile del Mincio is a 35-kilometre cycleway along the river Mincio linking Peschiera del Garda in the Veneto and Mantova in Lombardia. The cycleway is an important link in the Ciclopista del Sole (eurovelo 7) but is also a very popular day-ride.

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