Cycle Italy's Via Francigena Enjoying the scenery en-route to Asolo |  <i>Rob Mills</i> Biking around the Dolomites, Italy Cycling the Parenzana Rail Trail Cyclists in the streets of Bolzano |  <i>Rob Mills</i> A typical village on the Via Francigena between Siena and Rome Cycling in Umbria Cycling the Via Francigena between Aosta and Pavia
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Self-Guided Cycling Holidays in Italy

Discover the many delights of Italy at your own pace on a self-guided bike tour

Discover the ‘Dolce Vita’ lifestyle on one of our self-guided cycling holidays in Italy. Italy's diverse landscapes offer cyclists a plethora of options for exploring this charming country at handle-bar level. 

From the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany, to the olive groves and sun-drenched beaches of Sardinia, or even a stage or two of the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage trail, our self-guided cycling holidays in Italy offer independence, flexibility and the choice of travelling any day you like at your own pace. We also supply bikes suitable for the terrain of your chosen trip.

Ancient history and Roman ruins, romantic cities and rustic villages, world-famous cuisine, rich culture and mind-blowing natural beauty - it's easy to see how Italy has gained its reputation as one of Europe's premier bike holiday destinations. There's so much to see and do here that the hardest part of your trip will be choosing an itinerary! Our exciting cycling journeys are designed to get you deep into the heart of incredible Italy.

Find your Italy trip


Self-Guided Cycling Specialists in Italy

We have have been operating active self guided holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Italy at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Italy

Our well priced cycling trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your bike holiday in Italy.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling by bike.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.



Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+39

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.