Traffic-free cycleways

Published on:  | Last updated: 10 March 2017

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Ciclabile delle Dolomiti

Ciclabile delle Dolomiti (Südtirol-Veneto)

The Ciclabile delle Dolomiti (formerly the Lunga Via delle Dolomiti) is possibly Italy's most scenic cycleway with some gorgeous views of the Dolomites. It follows an old railway line for 64 kilometres from Toblach (Dobbiaco) through Cortina d'Ampezzo in the heart of the Dolomites, to Calalzo di Cadore.

Read more: Ciclabile delle Dolomiti (formerly the Lunga Via delle Dolomiti)

Cycling Riviera cycleway (Liguria)

The Cycling Riviera (Liguria)

A 24-kilometre cycleway along an old railway line on the Ligurian Riviera dei Fiori around San Remo. Short, but defin­itely sweet, and you can always do it both ways.

Read more: The Cycling Riviera

FVG1 (Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg): cyclists crossing the the Fella river near Roveredo using an old railway bridge

FVG1 (part of the Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg)

The FVG1 (part of the Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg) has a long section of high-quality traffic-free cycleway along the old rail line via Tarvisio near the Austrian border.

Read more: FVG1 Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg

Ciclabile Val di Sole (Trentino)

The Val di Sole cycleway (Trentino)

The Trentino offers possibly the best selection of cycleways of any Italian region. The 34-kilometre Val di Sole cycleway is a great example.

Read more: The Val di Sole cycleway (Trentino)

Bridge on the Val Rendena cycleway (Trentino)

The Val Rendena cycleway

The Val Rendena cycleway (Trentino) is another of Trentino's great little cycleways (also 34 kilometres) in the Brenta Dolomites. You can combine it with the Val di Sole cycleway.

Read more: The Val Rendena cycleway.

Burano, laguna di Venezia

The Ciclovia delle Isole (Veneto)

This cycleway takes you island-hopping along the eastern fringes of the venetian lagoon. Watch fishermen cooking their breakfast on a harbourside barbeque. Find a place to leave your bike and take a traghetto into the main island of Venezia - or explore some of the other islands like Burano with its houses painted in gorgeous colours.

Read more: Ciclovia delle Isole.

Vinschgau Radweg, looking down towards the Vinschgau (Val Venosta)

The Vinschgau cycleway (Südtirol)

The Vinschgau cycleway (Vinschgau Radweg or Ciclabile della Val Venosta) runs for 78 kilometres between the Lago di Resia (Reschensee) on the border with Austria to and Meran. A beautiful and deservedly popular cycleway, it is also part of the Via Claudia Augusta inter­na­tional cycleway.

Read more: The Vinschgau cycleway

Cycleway in the Südtirol

The Pusterbike cycleway (Südtirol)

The Pusterbike cycleway (Südtirol) runs through the Pustertal (Val Pusteria) in Italy's German-speaking region of the Südtirol (Alto-Adige), which as you'd expect has its own distinctive character and atmosphere.

Read more: Pusterbike cycleway (Südtirol)

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).

Read more: Sentiero Valtellina

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.

Read more: Ticino cycleway

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