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.
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.
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.