Best time to go cycling in Italy
Get up early so you can avoid cycling in the midday heat and prepare for every eventuality weatherwise, especially when ascending in the Alps or Apennines.
The best time to go on a cycling holiday in Italy is in spring and autumn, when more popular areas aren’t too crowded and it’s warm and dry without the risk of sudden storms. Cycling in May also gives you a chance to catch a stage of the Giro d'Italia so factor this in if you’re a fan of following the pink jersey. The further south you cycle – the Amalfi Coast, Puglia or Sicily, for example – the longer the season extends with Oct offering an abundance of colour as well as comfortable temps before the rain kicks in during Nov. For more tips, see our Italy travel guide.
CYCLING IN ITALY, MONTH BY MONTH
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Andrew Ross, from our supplier Exodus, shares his tips for the best to go on a cycling holiday in Italy:
"The cycling season in Italy lasts longer the further south you venture; our trips in Amalfi and Puglia run from March to October. Two of the best times are in May and September when the weather is generally perfect for cycling but it isnít too crowded in the more popular destinations. The other bonus of May is that you are likely to run into a stage of the Giro at some point!"
More about Italy cycling
Cycling and Italy have been linked long before Signore Wiggo took to his trike and if youíre looking to find out more then read our Italy cycling holidays travel guide.
If youíve always fancied a cycling holiday in Italy but didnít know where to start, donít panic; weíve got cycling in Italy covered from top to toe.
Although Italyís Amalfi Coast has long been a haven for glitz and glamour, itís also provided cyclists with some of the worldís most scenic coastal rides.
Cycling in Puglia has a lot to recommend it: the heel of Italyís boot is flat, as well as dry and sunny.
Cycling in Sardinia lets you explore the islandís magnificent natural beauty while avoiding overcrowded beaches and resorts.
Read our top 10 cycling holidays in Italy and find out where you could be pedalling off to in the not too distant future.
Find out what our Italian cycling experts have to say about where to ride, what to pack and why preparation is the key to successful cycling holidays, in our Italy cycling advice.