BIKE PATHS AND SIGN POSTED ROUTES IN ITALY | BIKE TOURING ITALY
There are several bike paths and routes that are being developed throughout Italy. The paths are being built to support both bike tourist and local commuters. Though the effort is to be applauded, many of the paths are being built by city planners not cyclists, and certainly not travel planners.
There are three types of 'Bike Paths' you will find:
Bike Route: There has been recognized bike routes throughout Italy for years; some are part of the Eurovelo system others routes that have been part of Gran Fondo's and local rides. Many of these routes can be found online. There is an effort to sign-post many of these routes. The bike route is generally on secondary roads, and you ride with the traffic.
Bike Paths (Pista ciciabile): This is the most subjective designation. There are some bike paths that are isolated from traffic and take you from one city to another along a protected path, Trento is the best region for these paths. While other pista cicabile are a mix of isolated paths, secondary roads and city streets.
Commuter Paths: These are paths the local communities have sponsored, and they are generally great paths for local school kids and workers to move between home and work. Many of these paths were built along side narrow roads that have increased traffic over the years. These paths are suited for city bikes but very dangerous for a cyclist.
BIKE TOURING THE BIKE PATHS AND ROUTES IN THE VENETO REGION
- VICENZA TO NOVENTA BIKE PATH
- LAKE GARDA TO VERONA
- VERONA TO VICENZA
- LAKE GARDA TO MANTUA
- BRENTA CANAL | RIVERIA BRENTA
- THE VENETIAN ISLANDS
- THE DONZELLA RING E3
- CORTINA TO CADORE
- VICENZA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA
- PADOVA TO VENICE
- OUTTER WALLS OF PADOVA
- PO RIVER BIKE ROUTE
BIKE TOURING THE BIKE PATHS AND ROUTES IN THE TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE REGION
- MERANO TO BOLZANO
- BRESSANONE TO BOLZANO BIKE PATH
- BOLZANO TO TRENTO BIKE PATH
- VAL DI SOLE BIKE PATH
- VALSUGANA BIKE PATH
- VENOSTA BIKE PATH
- ROVERETO TO VERONA BIKE PATH
- BOLZANO TO CHIUSA
- THE LOWER ATESINA REGION