Cycling from Bolzano to Verona through the Po Delta Park Cyclists on the Veneto Bike & Boat trip Group on the Veneto Bike & Boat trip Cycling group on Sardinia's south coast
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4 of the Best Small Group Guided Cycling Tours in Italy

Explore Italy on an affordable bike holiday with a local guide

Discover the many unforgettable sights of Italy on one of these great guided cycling tours. Explore the region of Veneto where you can admire the legacy of the Venetian Empire and marvel at the floating city of Venice; take a tour of the rugged island of Sardinia; or even do something unusual (but completely worth it!) and go on a bike and sail tour in Tuscany.

These cycling holidays in Italy all come with a professional local guide with years of experience. They'll show you the hidden secrets of their region, from cultural traits to delicious food and wine, as well as help you cycle around the breathtaking Italian scenery. You'll also be accompanied by a small group of like-minded travellers who will provide a warm and social atmosphere for your trip. 

Here we list the 4 best small group guided cycling tours in Italy. You can also check out our list of excellent self guided cycling trips in Italy.

  1. Veneto Bike and Boat Tour

  2. Cycling Veneto

     

    Embark on this magical bike and boat tour in the historic Italian region of Veneto. This region is home to wonders such as Venice, a fairy tale city of unparalleled beauty that really doesn't need an introduction (just experience it!); Mantova, a Renaissance town; the Po Delta area, full of prolific bird life.

    The Veneto Bike and Boat tour starts in Venice and continues through the regions of Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna until the final destination in Mantova. It's an 8 day cycling and sailing tour that's graded as introductory to moderate, so it's fairly accessible by all. One of the highlights of being a bike and boat tour is that you only have to unpack once!

  3. Sardinia Guided Cycle

  4. Cycling group on Sardinia's south coast

    The amazing Sardinia Guided Cycle tour is one of the best ways to explore the rugged island of Sardinia, famous for its white quartz beaches and towering sand dunes. Absorb the romantic natural beauty of the south-western area of Sardinia as you pedal alongside quiet beaches, abandoned mines, and the fascinating SInis wetlands, home to colonies of spectacular pink flamingos.

    Highlights of this 8 day guided bike tour is visiting ancient Phoenician settlements, discovering the golden beaches of Portixeddu and marvelling at the views of cliffs along the coastline. You'll also adore the family-run hotels and country lodges that have been chosen for their charm and character. 

  5. Backroads to Venice: Guided Cycle Tour

  6. Cycle past spectacular scenery outside of Bolzano |  <i>Sue Badyari</i>

     

    The Backroads to Venice: Guided Cycle tour is a highly rated way to explore the area between Italy's Dolomite mountain range and the Adriatic Sea. It's an 8 day cycling tour of a moderate grading, and comes with a small group of other cyclists plus an indispensable local guide. This is what D. Morelli from Australia had to say:

    "This is an excellent cycle tour. Most of the riding is on dedicated cycle paths with no cars and when on roads they are tertiary country roads with little traffic. Great scenery, very good food, hotels mostly very acceptable and the bikes are very good quality. Overall an outstanding tour."

  7. Tuscany Bike and Sail Tour

  8. The majestic tallship, Atlantis

    Now for something completely different: going on a bike and boat tour in Tuscany! While it's perhaps not at the top of your mind when you think of Tuscany, the Tuscan coastline is actually full of culture, history, and remarkable beauty, and most definitely needs to be experienced.

    You will still become immersed in Tuscany's rolling hills, epic architecture, divine food and wine on this unforgettable holiday. On top of that, you'll also get to sail on a magnificent tall ship (the Atlantis) which has giant sails and provides an apt seafaring experience.

 

>> Browse our full range of cycling tours in Italy.  

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