Italy Walking & Cycling Holidays

Discover the ‘Dolce Vita’ lifestyle on one of our walking or cycling holidays in Italy. Our wide range of affordable, active holidays in Italy feature the perfect blend of both cultural and natural treasures to ensure your Italian experience is as unique as the country itself. From the heights of the Dolomites to the colourful meadows of Tuscany and beyond to the rocky and dramatic coastline of Italy's south, take your active holiday in Italy with Walkers' Britain.

Choose from great hiking opportunities in the north of Italy. The chiselled limestone peaks of the Dolomites, with the valleys of Cortina, Corvara and the Marmolada glacier draw on mountain walkers who want a change from the Alpine landscape norm. While on the Alpine theme, the Apuane Alps in northern Tuscany consist of less intimidating limestone massifs rising up to 2,000m. Smothered with chestnut forests and speckled with small villages sitting on terraced vineyards and orchard aprons, this region is great for Italy walking holidays and cycling trips. Alternatively enjoy the delights of the lakeland scenery on a walking trip to Lake Como, along the Amalfi Coast or opt for a short break to the little travelled Cilento region.

Heading for the Italian Islands to the west, you can walk or cycle in Sardinia for a great vacation along the coast and into the mountains of this unique destination with long white sandy beaches and even a flock or two of flamingos at certain times of the year.


 

Explore our unrivalled range of active trips in Italy

From the peaks of the Dolomites to Puglia and the vineyards of Tuscany to the canals of Venice, we offer more dedicated walking and cycling trips in Italy than anyone else.

Great Value & Quality Holidays in Italy

Our active holidays in Italy are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip in Italy will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling in Italy for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Italy offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Flexibility & Choices for Your Italy Trip

Cycling or walking, 2 star or 4 star, small international groups or self guided, land or sea - we can help you discover Italy exactly the way you want.

Travel with experienced mountain guides

Our guided walks in the mountain regions of Italy are led by bilingual, experienced professionals who know the region well. Every guide is first-aid trained and carry appropriate communication devices with them in case of an emergency.


 

Support of local businesses

Whenever possible, we offer hospitality in family run accommodation, purchase food in local markets and dine in small restaurants.

Employment of local guides

We respect and abide by the working standards required by the Italian law, operating with a strategy that involves employees in our decision making process and allowing them to enjoy a profit share arrangement.

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.




Italy Cycling Holidays: From Florence to Rome | UTracks Active Travel
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.