Cycling in Lombardy region of Italy

Italy's Lakes District is best experienced by bicycle

Bordered by the Alps and the Po River, Italy’s Lombardy region bridges central Europe and the Mediterranean. The Celts founded Milan around 600 BCE, which under the Romans became Mediolanum or “middle of the plain.” The region’s importance grew with the Roman Empire’s expansion as it was an important crossroads between Rome and other Roman lands.

The 5th century saw Lombardy invaded by the Germanic Lombards, lending the region its name. In the medieval period, Lombardy’s cities, especially Milan, emerged as influential centers of commerce and politics, even as the region fragmented into competing city-states. The Renaissance reaffirmed its cultural prominence, with Milan at the forefront. The Alps, aside from defense, provided trade routes, linking southern and northern Europe.

The 19th and 20th centuries spotlighted Lombardy in Italian unification and industrialization. Its fertile plains supported agriculture, and its cities led Italy’s industrial ascent, aided by its proximity to other European centers.

These contributions collectively underscore Lombardy’s significant role in shaping Italy’s cultural history and its ongoing influence on various aspects of Italian culture and society.

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Lake Como in Italy on this guided bike tour in Italy

Cycling Italy’s Lakes District

Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and a grand finale on the shores of Lake Como!
7 days
From USD$4395
Classic Level 3.5
  • Sep 06, 2024 – Sep 12, 2024
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Finish this guided bike tour of Piedmont on the shores of Lake Como.

Cycling Italy’s Piedmont Plus! Lake Maggiore

A classic cycling tour that combines the best of Italian and French cuisine and wine! Scenic terrain with rolling hills dotted with vineyards and castles.
12 days
From USD$5895
Classic Level 3.5
  • Aug 25, 2024 – Sep 05, 2024
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  • Sep 15, 2024 – Sep 26, 2024
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Italy's Lakes District Plus

Cycling Italy’s Lakes District Plus!

Bicycling the Italian Lakes! Gorgeous landscapes, fabulous food and wine.
11 days
From USD$5995
Classic Level 3.0
  • Sep 06, 2024 – Sep 16, 2024
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Emilia-Romagna is the heart of Italy

Emilia Romagna’s Culinary Delights Plus!

Join ExperiencePlus! on this culinary adventure through Italy’s renowned culinary region with visits to delight your taste buds every day.
12 days
From USD$5995
Classic Level 1.5
  • Aug 25, 2024 – Sep 05, 2024
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Emilia Romagna's Culinary Delights

Emilia Romagna’s Culinary Delights

Join us on a guided bike tour through Emilia Romagna, Italy’s renowned culinary region. You’ll learn about and meet local artisan cheese makers, balsamic vinegar makers and pasta magicians.
8 days
From USD$4395
Classic Level 1.0
  • Aug 25, 2024 – Sep 01, 2024
     Departure confirmed to go!.