Italian Passes Cycling Routes

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    Time to go road cycling in the Italian mountains… (Photo by David Marcu, Unsplash)

With some of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world, we think that it’s time to visit Italy and to cycle some Of the best road cycling routes in Italy, cycling the Italian passes. Cycling in the Italian mountains, especially cycling in the Dolomites, is a fantastic experience. Here’s a few great Italian road cycling routes that take on great climbs to make your own Italian cycling holidays bikecation memorable.

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Over time we will build up a collection of classic Italian road cycling routes and climbs for you to follow. Each route will have a downlaodable gpx file, a route description, advice and a google map. All that you need to bring is a sense of adventure and some climbing legs. Italy is a fantastic place to take a cycling holiday, and we believe  that our road cycling routes in Italy are the very best.

Cycling in the Italian mountains is no easy ride, so we will also be giving you useful information to help you to make the most of your cycling trips and to help to keep you safe. Italy is an amazing country and has so much to explore. Cycling In Italy is a passion and the Italian passes are some of the toughest but most beautiful road cycling climbs in the world. It’s an area that every cyclist should visit and our route information pages  will help you to do just that. Take a cycling holiday in Italy and choose a route in the Italian mountains from our selection below.

STELVIO PASS & PASSO UMBRAIL


An epic day in the saddle, cycling the legendary Stelvio pass, descending into Switzerland before climbing back via the Passo Umbrail and a final 20km descent home.

MORTIROLO PASS & GAVIA PASS


One of the toughest days cycling that you will ever have in the saddle, but definitely a great days riding, tackling these iconic Italian road cycling climbs. Def a day to remember.

COLLE DELLA FAUNIERA CYCLE ROUTE


A legendary Italian passes road cycling route, this tough climb takes you on isolated steep roads, testing the best, and rewards you with epic views and a statue of Marco Pantani

PASSO LIVIGNO CYCLE ROUTE


Another tough but rewarding day cycling the Italian mountain pass cycle routes. The Passo Livigno is a long day in the saddle, but the memories will last forever.

TIMMELSJOCH / PASSO DEL ROMBO CYCLE ROUTE


A short distance, but filled with epic views, the Passo Del Rombo of Timmelsjoch is a road cycling route classic among the Italian cycling passes.  Hairpins, switchbacks and a long descent to finish.

LAGO DEL NARET CYCLE ROUTE


A long day on steep mountain roads, isolated and away from things, but rewarded with epic views and an epic descent to follow. Lago del Naret is a classic Italian cycle route.

MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES 


With all loops, an 80+ miles road cycling loop in the spectacular Dolomites in Italy, based on the classic sportive event the “Maratona dles Dolomites”

GREAT ST BERNARD PASS


A classic road cycling route in the Italian mountains, one of the highest paved roads in Italy and a great days climbing,the Great St Bernard Pass is a tough but wonderful days cycling in Italy.

COLLE DEL NIVOLET


A tough mountain climb in the Italian Alps, with limited refreshments but unbelievable views.The Colle del Nivolet is a classic tough road cycling route in Italy.

TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO


A Giro classic climb and one of the most beautiful of Italian road cycling routes in the mountains. .The Tre Cime is a classic and tough road cycling route in Italy that everyone should ride.

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