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Cycle through Italy, from the unique city of Venice to Rome, the anncient Italian captial. This exciting challenge takes us south on the iconic canals of Venice, through the rolling hills of Tuscany, to finish next to the awe-inspiring ancient monuments of Rome. Pass traditional Italian villages, striking bell-towers and Renaissance churches on your way through this beautiful country.
It's wonderful cycling country, but not to be taken without training! This trip combines diverse, challenging cycling with a wonderful Italian experience!
Day 1: Meet Venice
Renowned for its beautiful waterways and buildings, enjoy some free time exploring the sights of this wonderful city, before ensuring we’re prepared for our cycling adventure.
Day 2: Venice – Ravenna (Cycle approx.172km)
We leave Venice and head through Italy to meet the River Po - Italy’s longest river. We continue south alongside the huge lagoon of Comacchio to the outskirts of the ancient city of Ravenna.
Day 3: Ravenna – Arezzo (Cycle approx. 156km)
Today our surroundings change from flat farmland to wooded hills. We climb on narrow twisting roads into the beautiful Nation Park area. After some steep hairpins, we’re rewarded with an exhilarating 10-mile descent to the River Arno, which we follow to the historic town of Laterina.
Day 4: Arezzo – Orvieto (Cycle approx. 143km)
We ride further into Tuscany on rolling roads to the picturesque hilltop village of Lucignano, and on to the ancient town of Chuisi. A hilly afternoon takes us past vineyards and into Umbria, descending to the dramatically-situated cathedral town of Orvieto, which sits atop a cliff of red volcanic rock.
Day 5: Orvieto – Lake Bracciano (Cycle approx. 88km)
Our road winds up through the hills as we approach the old town of Bagnoregio. We climb and descend between fields and olive trees, catching glimpses of the blue Lago di Vico below. We continue to the larger Lake Bracciano, a lovely setting for our final evening.
Day 6: Lake Bracciano – Rome; Depart
We ride along the lake’s edge for several miles before heading off southeast, towards Rome. We follow a cycle path that runs along the River Tiber, taking us right into the heart of this ancient city and its most famous sights. A celebratory lunch marks our achievements!