The beauty of Lombardy by bike

In Lombardy you can find many wonderful cycling routes that allow you to explore the beauties of the territory in the best possible way and also allow you to know the culture of these places.

Today more and more tourists decide to visit the Italian territory on a bicycle. Here are the 5 best bike itineraries in Lombardy to do together or alone to discover a perfect territory for slow tourism.

The Mincio cycle path: from Garda to Mantua

The famous Mincio cycle path is one of the most beautiful cycling routes in northern Italy. This wonderful ride takes place entirely on a paved path away from the traffic that starts from Lake Garda and precisely from the city of Peschiera del Garda. The cycle path follows what was once the route of the railway that connected Mantua and Peschiera and has a total length of 45 kilometers. The track is very easy and well signposted.

The bike path winds along the right bank of the river Mincio to Monzambano. Here you pass on the opposite bank and continue towards Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto sul Mincio. The route runs alongside the river to Pozzolo. From here a variant that leads through the countryside of Mantua leads to the city of Mantua. This beautiful bike path crosses the homonymous regional natural park that offers the opportunity to admire a wonderful view.

By bike in Lombardy: the bike path of the walled cities in Cremona

The cycle path of the walled cities in Cremona is actually a mixed path that flows through country roads, paths and mule tracks. The departure takes place from the city of Soncino in the province of Cremona. This has been voted as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

From here continue along the walls until you reach the village of Genivolta. The first 4 kilometers are on asphalt then begins a dirt track. The road continues through Le Trombe Morte di Genivolta to reach Soresina. After some stretches of dirt road you arrive at San Bassano from where you continue to Cappella Cantone. Finally, you reach another walled city, Pizzighettone, which is also the end of the route.

The Chitò cycle path: by bike in Lombardy in the province of Bergamo.

The Chitò cycle path is a path that develops for a total of 3.5 kilometers starting from Calenzo in the province of Bergamo. One of the most interesting features of this cycle path is that it was built on the site of an old pipeline that brought water to the town for the production of electricity.

After a short descent on the gravel you get over the seat of the pipeline that has been completely covered with earth. The cycle path winds halfway up the valley through the woods. After about two kilometers of journey you arrive at the stone bridge of Chitò. You then go across the valley until you reach a stone bridge in the municipality of Strozza. From here continue for the final stretch until you reach Medega.

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Lombardy by bike: the Franciacorta cycle path

Very fascinating is also the Franciacorta cycle path that leads from Lake Iseo to the surrounding area. Start from Clusane d’Iseo and from here take the cycle path that connects Paratico with Brescia. Continue towards Capriolo on the cycle path and once in the town turn right towards the Castle.

From here continue on a hilly road to a dirt road and then continue to the church of S. Eufemia. Then you enter the village of Colombaro and after the church you turn to return to the starting point. From here you can admire a splendid view of Lake Iseo.

Valtellina path: from Colico to Bormio between lake and mountains.

One of the most fascinating cycling routes in Lombardy is the Valtellina path. It is a cycling route of a total length of 114 kilometers that connects Colico on Lake Como to Bormio in Valtellina.

This wonderful route allows you to explore the beauty of these areas of Lombardy surrounded by green meadows, vineyards and apple orchards. Along the way there are numerous rest areas where you can stop for a stop. In addition, the Valtellina cycle path runs along the railway and in this way you can access the route from different starting points.

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