Top Attractions in Italy:
# Venice, (Venezia in Italian) is still one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was five hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains.
# Sardinia is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. 1.800 kilometres of coastline, is one of the most popular destinations for people who love aquatic sports and seaside holidays, not only for its natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history.
# Sicily, is a mountainous arid island as an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Many powers have occupied this strategically important area: Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Phoenicians and of course the Mafia.
# Capri, is an island off the coast from Naples. It is a popular place for daytrips. Villages on the island include Marina Grande – the place where you arrive by boat, and Anacapri, up in the mountains, and Marina Piccola which has a smaller port.
# Lake Garda, is located on the border of Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and that’s saying quite a lot.
At the discovery of the Italian Islands for a perfect bike tour
A 8 days self guided Tuscany bicycle tour from April to October
* Day 1: individual arrival in Olbia, transfer in Dorgali
* Day 2: Dorgali – Tiscali – Valley of Lanaitto, return in Dorgali
* Day 3: Dorgali – Gola Gorropu – Dorgali
* Day 4: Excursion and tour in 4×4 over the Supramonte Orgolese, return in Dorgali
* Day 5: Archaelogical itinerary: Domus Janas, the Nuraghi, the Tombe dei Giganti, transfer in Cala Gonone.
* Day 6: Monte Maccione and Scala Pradu, up to the highest pick of the Supramonte. Return in Cala Gonone
* Day 7: Departure in 4×4 for Buchi Arta up to the beach of Cala Luna, cave of the Bue Marino
* Day 8: Transfer in Olbia and departure
Tips for Bike in Florence:
Florence is the most important city of Tuscany, its cycling paths are very good to visit all of its attractions.
The best way to visit the Florence City Center is by bicycle. You can enjoy the landscape, palaces, architectures, arts, people with your bicycle.
The city center is forbidden to cars, so you can go there renting a bycicle.
To park you bike you can use the bike stands all over Florence: In the train station, Piazza Strozzi, Via della Ninna near the San Lorenzo Market, Palazzo Vecchio and large public parking lots.
Top Attractions of Apulia
Gargano’s white rocks have been sculpted by the sea, creating gorgeous natural caves and arcs.
Its mountain roads are curvy and perfect for medium to advanced bikers in search of adventures.
Serious bikers will want to tackle the tortuous road that circles the mountain, with stellar views along the way.
Inland on the mountain is Forest Umbra , a protected beech, oak, and pine forest with trails and campsites.
The wildlife here are only small animals, like roe-buck, fox, badger and wildcat.
The Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest) encompasses over sixty thousand acres, hundreds of animal species and two thousand plant species many normally associated with northern climes.
Monte Sant’Angelo ( here ) has been a major destination for pilgrims over the last fifteen hundred years.
Among them were St. Francis of Assisi and Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.
An adventure tour of the east coast of Sicily island in Italy
Your adventure will be of 6 stages along 8 days/7 nights:
1° Arrival From Catania airport to Palazzolo Acreide, an important village on Iblei Mounts because its San Paolo and San Sebastiano Churches are included in Unesco World Heritage list.
2° Wake up and breakfast. From Palazzolo Acreide bike through Iblei Mounts until Cavagrande Canyon. Here the Cassibile river has created canyon and splendid waterfall where you can have a relaxing bath after hard biking.
After your lunch bag, in the afternoon bike until Noto Antica ruins, an archaeological site of the ancient village of Noto destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. Here you can see necropolis and the rests of the old village.
Return to your accommodation in Palazzolo Acreide.
3° Wake up and breakfast. Bike until Modica. The best thing after a long biking is tasting the Modica Chocolate. You can ask why you can taste it, and I tell you that this type of chocolate is the best because it is made with an old secret Aztecan recipe arrived here during Spanish domination.
Accommodation in Modica Hotel. After dinner visit the centre of this beautiful village. Here you can enjoy the beautifulness of the great village visiting the Dome and the Churches of an ancient atmosphere.
4° Wake up and breakfast. Bike along Irminio river’s valley until you’ll be in Ragusa Ibla, another site included in Unesco. Here visit the centre of the city.
Return to your accommodation in Modica.
5° Wake up and breakfast. Biking until Marzamemi, famous for its tuna fisheries. During the way you can admire almonds fields and cherry tomato cultivation.
Return to Modica through Noto Valley.
6° Wake up and breakfast. Short hike to Vendicari Natural Reserve where you can admire the beautifulness of a rare beach and different types of birds.
7° Wake up and breakfast. Bike to Syracuse. Accommodation in B&B in Ortigia, an Island in the centre of Syracuse. Important place to visit. In this site you will find another ancient scenario: Apollo temple, Greek theatre where have place INDA shows (National Institute for Ancient Drama) and Roman Amphitheatre used for gladiators fights. This is the last evening, and Syracuse will offer to you an unforgettable night walking on Ortigia’s streets.
8° Wake up and breakfast. Return to Catania airport by public bus.
Andrew Skurka’s Top 10 Hikes
Andrew Skurka has hiked the best trails more of this fine country than most of us will in a lifetime. Case in point, last year he walked 6,876 miles (11,066 kilometers), through 12 national parks, 75 wilderness areas, and five major mountain ranges, over seven months during his Great Western Loop hike