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There’s nothing quite like the beauty and tranquillity of the Italian Lakes. This unforgettable section of northern Italy has inspired countless artists and writers with its majestic bodies of water, soft green hillsides and dramatic mountains.

Transport yourself to another time, another place, as you journey through the natural wonders of this iconic area. Let us take you there – cycling Lake Como, Maggiore, Lugano and Varese, enjoying a selection of stunning lakeside rides through the Lombardy countryside and its enchanting towns.

Yet the mountains soar above the lakeside vistas, providing a range of challenging climbs for even the most experienced cyclist to relish. Marvel at the sheer drama of the mountains as you traverse the Stelvio Pass (with 40 hairpin turns on the Bormio side and 48 on the South Tyrolean side), Gavia Pass and Mortirolo Pass – complete with tunnels, switchbacks and mindboggling drops.

We feature the most breathtaking routes to ensure a hugely memorable cycling holiday in Italy. So, keep your camera handy at all times – you won’t want to miss out!

lake maggiore - lombardy
Navigli Canal Milan Lombardy
pizzocheri pasta
tagliatelle pasta with forest mushrooms


You won’t want to miss out on sampling the region’s mouth-watering food and drink either.

A number of outstanding Michelin-starred restaurants, rustic eateries and bistros await you, where you can order pizzoccheri, pasta with porcini mushrooms and lavarello fish fresh from the lakes.

Surrounded by hills cloaked in vineyards, you can also enjoy delightful wines including Bardolino, Chiaretto, Valpolicella and Amarone.


Italian Lake

Italy’s Italian Lakes region is truly a blessed place! Here you can sample gorgeous landscapes, vast stretches of tranquil water and verdant valleys, all in one action-charged package from CyclinginItaly.

Stelvio Pass and Bormio

The Alpine spa resort of Bormio offers outstanding thermal springs in a tranquil natural setting, with relaxation guaranteed! Yet the ‘mountain of wellness’ also features a host of world-famous cycling routes. The Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo passes offer the seasoned cyclist many not-to-be-missed biking adventures. Not for the faint-hearted!

Lombardy's tour

Stresa (Province of Verbano)
Lake Como (Bellagio)
Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio)



Immerse yourself in beauty, as the rural charm of Italy’s south-west Italian coastline unfolds around you. It’s all here – lemon and olive groves, rugged bays, the timeless allure of Sorrento.


Answer the call of the mountains - ride the Dolomites with us! Tackle some of the most challenging climbs around the world, surrounded by incredible natural beauty and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Italian Riviera

Seize the day as you cycle Italy’s Liguria region, stretching from Tuscany to the south of France. It’s a delight – striking cliffs, turquoise water, multi-coloured fishing villages and rocky coves.


Bring the Italy of your dreams to vivid life with a Piedmont cycling adventure. Give in to the call of imposing mountain bluffs, vine-clad hillsides and spectacular dining in historic towns.


Where better than Tuscany for an unrivalled Italian journey? Discover the best art, culture, history, architecture and landscapes on offer, along with regional dishes and world famous local wines.


Journey to the beating heart of Italy and explore this much-loved central region. Meander through the picturesque hilltop villages, farmlands, wineries and olive groves scattered across this iconic, historic landscape.