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Italy's multi-faceted landscapes provide the ideal backdrop to the perfect walking or cycling holiday in Italy. Explore picturesque villages perched on Tuscan Hills, challenge yourself on an adventure amongst the limestone peaks of the Dolomites, or enjoy a fine wine whilst looking out over the Mediterranean on the Amalfi Coast.
Self guided walking or cycling holidays in Italy are the perfect way to discover the food, wine, churches, culture and people as you wander or peddle, at your own pace, through an unmatched landscape. Learn more about the best time to visit this amazing country here.
If you are looking to go walking or cycling in Italy, the season stretches from March to October. The high summer months of July and August can be incredibly warm in Italy however, so while you are almost guaranteed sunny days, we would suggest that March-June or September-October are the best times to head to Italy for an active adventure.
Italy shows amazing diversity between its regions. Each region has an intensely proud tradition and culinary history and is intensely proud to show it to visitors. In the north, you have the mighty Dolomites in Trentino and the foodie heaven of Barolo in Lombardia. The centre is dominated by Tuscany and Umbria (Tuscany's quieter, but equally beautiful cousin) with the beautiful Amalfi Coast situated just south of Rome, in Campania. Then in the south, there are the stunning coastal beauties of Puglia and Sicily. Everywhere in Italy is worth visiting, but in these gems, you will find the best combination of natural beauty, food, wine, customs and culture.
You can fully explore one of these regions by bike or on foot in around a week. We would always recommend adding on some time to visit the amazing cities close by as each deserves some time spent exploring them and their rich history.