From Milan to the Cinque Terre

Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Portovenere, Tellaro.

From Milan to the Cinque Terre

Depart Milan by bike and travel to the sea at Cinque Terre. Six different valleys, six panoramic ridge lines. The Navigli and the Lombardy countryside, the vineyards of Emilia, and finally the sea in Liguria, crossing the Apennines between Piacenza and Genoa.

Steps&stops: Milano, Pavia, Val Versa e Val Tidone, Bobbio, Val Trebbia e Val d’Aveto, Passo Forcella, Borzonasca, Sestri levante, Moneglia, Levanto, Cinque Terre, Porto Venere, Lerici, Tellaro.

Travel Highlights / Our Cinque Terre Bike tours: Pedaling along the panoramic road in our Cinque Terre bike tour is an experience that feeds the soul. At Passo del Termine the horizon is tinged with Mediterranean blue – we're 500 meters above sea, soaring over Monterosso, and it feels like you're about to take flight. This is Italy, people. And it's almost like flying as we follow the silent little winding road, suspended between sky and sea, that will lead us to Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It's the grand finale of this VeloTour that starts with flat roads from Milan, and then alternates between valleys and ridges, taking us to explore one of the most enchanting and wild places in Italy, Cinque Terre.

We arrive in PortoVenere and we cross by ferry the Poets Bay to Lerici, and then riding again for few kilometers to Tellaro, a little village nestled on the reef where rocky Liguria gives way to the first beaches of Tuscany.

The prices of this tour are for 3 nights and 4 days. 
The VAN&GUIDED price (7 partecipants at least) includes:
- presence of a minivan with a bike rack and driver for the round trip transfer and to follow the riders for the entire trip; 
- a cycling guide
- accommodation in double rooms (in 3/4 star hotels or equivalent facilities - farm stay, B&B);
- all dinners and breakfast (Breakfast in the morning will be gauged to meet the needs of a recreational cyclo-tourist);
- energy snack while cycling;
- road-book and GPS tour tracking.
The following are not included:
- meals while cycling,
- extras at dinner,
- any additional options requested from the organization, insurance and anything else not explicitly included above.
The VAN SUPPORT price (8 partecipants at least), includes all the same services, but the cycling guide, meals while cycling, extras at dinner, any additional options requested from the organization, insurance and anything else not explicitly included above.
This tour will run from Friday to Monday. 
The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability.
More details about travel rules

We also provide the BIKE RENTAL service with CINELLI road racing bikes and BIANCHI trekking/hybrid bikes

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This tour will run from Friday to Monday. You can ask for one day less or for a bespoke tour for a group of 6 partecipants, or more.
For more details and costs contact us.


Tour - Day by day


stage 1 - 111km, 1.200m climbing

To Pavia along the quiet country roads through the Milan agricultural park. We cross Ticino and Po rivers arriving to the "wine hill road" in the Versa Valley. From here in the Tidone vally and in the end of this stage Trebbia Valley.


stage 2 - 121km, 1600m climbing

Cycling along the Trebbia Valley and then the Aveto Valley, to climb the Forcella Pass. From here down to the sea of Sestri Levante. Another one climb to Bracco Pass with his really amazing descente to Levanto.


stage 3 - 86km, 1.300m climbing

From the sea up to the panorac road over the Cinque Terre, about 500m climbing. More than 20kn high on the sea, riding between the sea and the sky and in the end down to Portovenere. We cross the bay with the boat to Lerici and from her the last kilometers to Tellaro.


stage 4 - 40km, 350m climbing

We climb to the hill of Montemarcello, 40km and 300m climbing. Before leaving Tellaro to come back to Milan.

This tour will run from Friday to Monday. The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability. 

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Tempo coperto ma non piove. Il gruppo è eterogeneo e per questo stimolante. Attraversiamo la pianura a sud di Milano in direzione Pavia e da qui inizia la magia di questo viaggio. LAappennino pavese e quello ligure attraversati con  le "strade zitte" colpiscono per la loro bellezza, pioggia e vento non possono sbiadire l'emozione di scorci unici, dei momenti conviviali, delle chiacchere e della fatica. 3 giorni ben organizzati, belli ed appaganti.

Danilo D

Beautiful ride! along silent roads, no traffic, in the middle of the countryside and then reach the sea is a truly stunning. Excellent organization and traveling companions sympathetic. It 'worth sweat a bit'!


Good idea from home by bicycle (Milan) and arrive in three days to the sea. It 'easier to do than to say: what lovely streets to reach Pavia and the Apennines, it is top of the hill for the first time in Val Trebbia, and a second La Forcella in the peaks of Val d'Aveto and then ... mare! the Liguria sea.






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