Cycling is seen as more of a sport than a way of getting around in much of Italy, but as well as racing clubs on the move you’ll see mountain bikes, touring cycles laden with panniers, and people of all ages on shopping bikes, often with a toddler balanced on the cross-bar. Italians in small towns and villages are welcoming to cyclists, and hotels and hostels will take your bike in overnight for safekeeping. Although there’s usually a good cycle shop in most small towns, tyres and wheels for touring bikes (700mm x 28 or 30mm) are hard to come by. On the islands, in the mountains, in major resorts and larger cities it’s usually possible to rent a bike, but generally facilities for this are few and far between.
Getting to Italy
Restaurants in Italy
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