Tuesday, April 16, 2024

on two wheels through the most fascinating cycle paths


From Trentino to Veneto, Puglia and Calabria: in the saddle along the routes of the most beautiful Italy

The arrival of summer increases the desire to immerse yourself in nature. There is no better way to do it than a bicycle or a motorcycle. On two wheels you can go out to discover the wonders of our country and enjoy trips on secondary roads with little traffic that offer relaxation and enchanting views.

From north to south of Italy, I cycling and cycling routes already completed or in the process of being completed are numerous.
The main ones are found in the north-central, in particular in Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia Romagna, with the Destra Po cycle path. Also to the south there are suggestive routes such as Versilia, Salento and a large part of Puglia. , the Abruzzo coast. Let’s get to know some of the most fascinating bike paths together.

140 km around Lake Garda

To understand the charm of the road just think that much of the itinerary has been completed in the air on the water and runs the entire circumference of the Garda lake. The long way 140 km, to be completed by the end of the year, goes through Lombardy, Veneto to Trentino.

A route that offers impressive views. following the natural slope of the terrain and that allows you to travel in complete safety, protected by a curved steel railing that follows the profile of the track without obstructing the view. There the track is 2.5 meters wide, lit up at night and has a part dedicated to pedestrians.

The bike path along Lake Garda

The currently feasible section is a few kilometers starting from the Hotel Panorama in Limone sul Garda, in the province of Brescia, to reach the border with Trentino. This section of the trail was built above the lake and offers an unrivaled naturalistic spectacle throughout the distance.

Strada della Forra, Gavia Pass and The Hundred Days Road

Staying on Lake Garda we found a road route for motorcyclists known internationally, so much so that the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it “the eighth wonder of the world.”.

And the Strada della Forra which includes the localities of Limone sul Garda, Voiandes and Voltino.
Tremosine However, it is the point where the most extraordinary section of the road is located, built at the beginning of the 20th century: the road starts from its port.

The peculiarity that makes this path unique is that it rises in the heart of some kind of canyon, whose caves and cavities they are hollowed out by the action of water. A steep lane with mountain tunnels and hairpin bends offering a lovely view of the lake and adjacent peaks. Currently this magical snake that motorcyclists love so much is waiting to reopen as soon as the disaster that occurred last December is resolved.

San Boldo Pass and the Hundred Days Highway

Another interesting motorcycle route is Gavia Pass, on Stelvio National Park (Trentino Alto Adige, Lombardy).
The itinerary is one of the most evocative of our highest mountains and has a long 75 km from Ponte di Legno in Livigno (Sondrio), one of the highest municipalities in Italy on the border with Switzerland. Another unique route, with its five galleries, is the San Boldo Pass with the Hundred Days Road that unites the from the Treviso side to the Belluno side, on Veneto.

Cycle path Valle dei Laghi (Trentino)

It is a beautiful route, almost completely flat, suitable for families with children and accessible with a stroller.
The track begins in the area of Lake Garda west of Torbole, near Linfano, where the river Sarca flows into the lake. Directly connected to the Riva – Torbole – Mori bike path runs along the river, at the foot of Mount Brione and reaches Terlago via forests, olive groves and vineyards and characteristic peoples.

Cycle path Valle dei Laghi, Trentino

Here children can have fun in the beautiful playground that is located near a large parking lot.

Cavallino Treporti (Venice): in June the first section of the longest cycling / pedestrian route in Europe

Cavallino Treporti is a city on the Adriatic Sea suspended between the sea and the Venetian lagoon. It offers unique landscapes, characterized by bars, brackish water puddles me miles of beaches, whose waters have boasted of Blue flag.
A municipality that, in addition to being the second beach in Italy by number of appearances, from next June it will also be able to boast of cyclist / pedestrian sticking out of the longest water in Europe.

Cycle path Via Pordelio Cavallino Treporti (Venice)

The works, which are progressing at a good pace with 7 mobile works, will allow, with the start of the 2021 season, to cover the first section of 3.5 km in the Pordelio. The itinerary will offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and fully enjoy the characteristic landscape of the lagoon with its barene, flora and fauna. In addition to being able to admire the skyline of Burano, the island of Sant’Erasmo and Venice with the unmistakable San Marco bell tower that rises above the water.

Cavallino bike path
Cavallino cycle path (Venice)

A one-of-a-kind track that once finished, it has a route of 7 km, of which 4.9 are cantilevered. The project, with an investment of 12.9 million euros, is being developed from Cavallino to Cà Savio and then continues to the Punta Sabbioni Pagoda Lighthouse.

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Ebenezer Robbins
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