Like every year, spring knocks on your door to remind you that it is time to get the bike out of the garage and say goodbye to the cold winter.
So how about a beach cycling holiday in Italy?
In April and May the Italian sea is already deep blue with countless beaches where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest after a bike ride.
Get out your summer clothes and pack your case as we will take you away from the cold grey winter for spring to discover the best Italy Bike Hotels.
The beaches in the main tourist resorts of the Venetian Coast are all Blue Flagged (including Bibione). What strikes you most about this place in spring is the wide golden sandy beach which gives you a sense of tranquillity and serenity at first glance. But you do not want to come on holiday just to enjoy this? Cycling routes start from Bibione for all types of bikes: mtb, gravel, racing bikes and even hybrid bikes. The gradients are shallower and wind alongside the canals and lagoon fish “farms”.
From the Maremma lidos to the border of Liguria and then onto the island of Elba. You can enjoy the beaches of Tuscany in between dips in the deep blue sea and cycling among the picturesque Mediterranean scrub. The cycling routes for racing bikes that we recommend are the ones which go around the whole of the island of Elba or those which wind through Val di Cornia. The bikers, instead, will be spoilt for choice with the trails of the Nature Reserve of the Bandits of Scarlino in Punta Ala (capital for Enduro) or in the Bike Park of Capoliveri.
In one’s mind, the Adriatic coast is all about getting a suntan, beach parties and renowned nightclubs. For bike enthusiasts, it is a highly desirable destination to start the cycling season off on the right foot. The route that you definitely have to choose and cannot miss out on your personal wish list is the Panoramica, a long natural terrace which goes from Gabbice to Pesaro with a series of uphill and downhill stretches, curves and counter curves, hills all around where you can find maritime pine trees, fragrant lindens and the last broom shrubs to flower. But above all, tackling Carpegna, the ascent of Marco Pantani.
The beaches and sea of the Abruzzo coast have a special allure as well as the the old fishing villages and the prominent Gran Sasso. A little further away in the Teramo area, the landscape is all hilly and from here you can find both the sea and the gentle countryside. Among all the regions in Italy, perhaps Abruzzo is the one that can offer the most diverse range of cycling routes: From the Blockhaus ascent and Campo Imperatore to routes starting from the hinterland to the coast. In short, Abruzzo is ideal for everyone. Only you can choose!
A narrow strip of land with huge mountains dominating the sea and many winding trails through the hills. But do not be fooled by the name. Here in Liguria they call them “Promontories” but they are actually real ascents which have marked the history of the Spring Classic, the Milan-San Remo. The colour of the sea is truly remarkable, it reminds you of emeralds and every hairpin bend will be an experience which will make you want to do it again and again.
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