Which is Italy’s most visited region? Tuscany? Lazio? The lakes? No it’s the Veneto. The Veneto has something for everyone: there’s Venezia obviously, and then the Veneto is home to some of the most dazzlingly gorgeous parts of the Dolomites, and then there are a fistful beautiful small cities from Verona, to Vicenza and Padova to lesser-known gems like Montagnana with its medieval walls, Treviso, Vittorio Veneto and Feltre.
When it comes to cycling there’s plenty of variety from accessible cycling through tranquil wetlands and waterways, to exploring the winegrowing areas of the ‘PreAlps’ and full-on mountain climbs through the Dolomites with some of the great iconic climbs of Italian cycling history.
In this section:
- an overview of cycleways and cycle routes in the Veneto
- a guide to useful websites and other resources
- a interactive map and list of campsites
- a listing of campsites with contact details and weblinks.
- the Lunga via delle Dolomiti is a traffic-free cycleway running from Toblach (Dobbiaco) in the north to Pieve di Cadore in the south via Cortina d’Ampezzo. It would be my nominee for Italy’s most beautiful cycleway;
There are three international cycle routes that pass through the Veneto
- The Ciclopista del Sole (eurovelo 7)
- the Via Claudia Augusta shares a a long section of traffic-free cycleway north of Verona with with a branch ending near Venezia
- the eurovelo 8 which follows the Adriatic coast before turning west and following the river Po.
- Islands and Lagoons of the Adriatic Coast
- The Adige: from the Mountains to the Sea
- East to West through the Dolomites
- The Dolomites (West-East)
- Lakes of Lombardia and Piemonte (starts on the Veneto-Lombardia border)
My Veneto Pinterest board
Central Italy earthquake: how you can help
If you've been moved by the reports about the recent earthquake in Central Italy and you would like to help the people of Amatrice, and the other towns and villages in the area hit by the earthquake, please consider donating to the Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross).
Here's the link to the donation page: Croce Rossa Italiana earthquake donation page (in English with payment by PayPal)