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Lonely Planet Knows Italy
With its variety of landscapes, gregarious locals, delicious food and great cycling tradition, Italy is a biking paradise. From spectacular limestone bluffs and elegant resort towns on the Amalfi coast, to top-of-the-world panoramas in the Dolomites and touring historical marvels around Rome, we've chosen the best rides for every interest and ability level. Whether you want to test yourself on an arduous climb into Sardinia's high country or tour languidly through Tuscan vineyards, this guide gives you the best of Italy on two wheels.
In This Guide:
Everything you need to know to get prepared
Bike maintainance tips to keep you on the road
Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way
- 106 days of Italy's finest cycling - including Sicily & Sardinia
- tips on buying & maintaining a bike & where to find a local bike repairer
- elevation charts, extensive route maps
- fabulous food listings & where to stay - from camping grounds to pensiones & hotels
Visit Roman ruins, study the art of the Renaissance, stay in medieval hilltowns or go mountaineering in the Alps. This comprehensive guide to Italy includes a range of options for places to stay and eat, as well as details on getting around the country.