International cycle routes

Published on:  | Last updated: 8 January 2020

  • cyclists on the main street in Sterzing (Vipiteno)

    München-Venezia international cycle route

    A 557-kilometre route, the majority traffic-free. It takes you through southern Germany, the Austrian Tirol, and into Italy where it goes through the heart of the Dolomites before reaching Venezia. This route was only launched in 2015, but it looks set to become a favourite.

    Read more: München-Venezia inter­na­tional cycle route

  • Via Claudia Augusta - cyclists climbing towards the Reschenpass

    The Via Claudia Augusta

    An estab­lished and popular route across the Alps. It follows the historic trading route that once linked Augsburg with the Po. Most people use it to go to Verona, although there is a variant that goes to Venezia, and you could also head for the Lago di Garda. About 700 kilometres depending on the option you choose. It’s generally easy — with the option of shuttles to avoid the tricky bits.

    Read more: The Via Claudia Augusta.

  • cyclists on the Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg in Italy

    Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg

    The Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg route takes you the 447 kilometres from Salzburg, through Austria and into Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region, before bringing you to the coast at Grado. Mostly traffic-free, and mostly easy, this is deservedly a popular route over the Alps.

    Read more: Ciclovia Alpe-Adria Radweg

  • Cyclists on the SP76 heading towards the Lago del Predil

    The Julian Alps

    The Julian Alps are shared between Italy and Slovenija. This 361-kilometre route does a figure of eight through the two countries taking in Bled and Bohinj as well as the valley of the emerald Soča river. While it’s mainly on quiet roads, it makes the most of the beautiful traffic-free cycleways on the course of the cross-border rail line that once ran between Tarvisio and Jesenice.

    Read more: The Julian Alps

  • Cycleway in the Südtirol near Brixen (Bressanone)

    The Ciclopista del Sole (eurovelo 7) 

    The Ciclopista del Sole is the Italian section of the Eurovelo 7. It crosses into Italy from Austria before heading south on traffic-free cycleways to Bozen (Bolzano) and Trento. It then heads south to Firenze and Roma.

    Read more: The Ciclopista del Sole (eurovelo 7).

  • the Po near Piacenza

    The Ciclovia del Po e delle Lagune (eurovelo 8)

    The Ciclovia del Po e delle Lagune (Po and Lagoons cycleway) links Ventimiglia near the border with France, with Trieste on the border with Slovenija. It forms part of eurovelo 8. For much of its way through Italy it follows the Po river to the sea where it turns north and follows the Adriatic coast via Venezia.

    Read more: eurovelo 8 in Italy

  • A section of the Ciclovia dei Pellegrini near San Quirico d'Orcia

    The Via Francigena and eurovelo 5

    The Via Francigena is the tradi­tional pilgrimage route that runs from Canterbury in south-east England to Rome. This is Italy’s Camino di Santiago. After Rome you can continue on the eurovelo5 south east towards Brindisi - the tradi­tional point of departure for pilgrims heading for Jerusalem.

    Read more: The Via Francigena and eurovelo 5 in Italy.

Overview map

International cycle routes in Italy. Click on the line for links to the guides (links open in new window).

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