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Bike tours Cinque Terre – 5 Terre by bike

Cycling Cinque Terre and surroundings with a former professional cyclist: outstanding views, genuine fatigue and local flavors.

Ride by bike along the roads of the “Giro d’Italia” (Tour of Italy), test yourself cycling the most challenging climbs of Cinque Terre and enjoy the most breathtaking views pedaling on the panoramic road of 5 Terre. Discover the beauties of the Gulf of Poets riding with your bike through Lerici and Portovenere, pedal along the back-roads of La Spezia climbing the hills surrounding the town.

PLEASE NOTE the all these tours are designed to make you discover the natural and artistic beauties of this region at your own pace, stop for taking pictures and taste local specialties with no hurry. Some of them are suitable for all, other ones can be cycled by people with some training and practice for cycling. Food tastings are always included to let you experience not only sweat and toil but also the local specialties.

Feel free always to enquire a further customization of the tours, according to your physical conditions, your desires or experience.

Cycling tour of the Gulf of Poets and Lerici – 3 hours

Cycle in relax along the north side of the Gulf of Poets from la Spezia to Lerici. Here visit the village and have a food tasting by the sea. Then proceed inland through the green hills surrounding the area to return to La Spezia.

From € 45,00 per person. Based on 4 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking cycling guide (former professional cyclist) – Food tasting.

Optional: Bike rental (road bikes – e-bikes available) – Lunch – Support minivan – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia. Other departure on request.
  • Duration: 3 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 20 km
  • Elevation gain: 250 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
  • Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level EASY: Routes generally follow roads with little traffic and mostly flat. Max. 40 km per day.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Cycling tour of Portovenere the climb of Campiglia – 4 hrs

Pedal from La Spezia along the south side of the Gulf of Poets as far as Portovenere, another stunning UNESCO site of the area. Visit the village with its characteristic Palazzata by the sea, afterwards start the climb to Campiglia from where enjoy the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre. Here have a food tasting then return to La Spezia.

From € 45,00 per person. Based on 4 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking cycling guide (former professional cyclist) – Food tasting.

Optional: Bike rental (road bikes – e-bikes available) – Lunch – Support minivan – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 4 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 45 km
  • Elevation gain: 850 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
  • Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level CHALLENGING: Routes generally follow flat/hilly roads with challenging climbs.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Cycling tour of La Spezia hills, la Foce, Vezzano, Arcola – 5 hrs

Ride the hills around the town of La Spezia, nothing really challenging but fun for who likes a little sweat, enjoying stunning views from up high and exploring the back-roads of the region with a couple of stops for savoring local specialties. Soon start with the epic climb of La Foce right above La Spezia, then continue with gentle hills in the inland through Beverino, Follo, Vezzano, Pitelli, then return to La Spezia.

From € 72,00 per person. Based on 4 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking cycling guide (former professional cyclist) – Food tasting.

Optional: Bike rental (road bikes – e-bikes available) – Lunch – Support minivan – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 5 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 55 km
  • Elevation gain: 800 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
  • Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level: CHALLENGING: Routes generally follow flat/hilly roads with challenging climbs.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Cycling tour of the Cinque Terre, Volastra, Pignone – 7 hours

Challenge yourself riding the roads of Giro d’Italia, sweat by pedaling the epic climb of Volastra then refresh yourself at the bikers fountain. Admire the breathtaking panoramas of 5 Terre by riding along the high route that overlooks the sea. Take your time to savor local specialties during the bike tour.

From € 75,00 per person. Based on 4 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking cycling guide (former professional cyclist) – Food tasting.

Optional: Bike rental (road bikes – e-bikes available) – Lunch – Support minivan – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia. Other departure on request.
  • Duration: 7 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 55 km
  • Elevation gain: 1650 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
  • Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level: STRENUOUS: Routes generally follow mountain roads with strenuous climbs.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.