Italy's 14 best cycling roads you need to ride

Picking Italy's 14 best cycling roads among the variety of itineraries of this magic country has been my hardest job ever. Each region, with its features, biodiversity, architectural and natural wonders, is crossed by hundreds of trails and itineraries up on the hills, mountains to then get back to the sea, tumultuous rivers, or quiet lakes... Italy by bicycle offers so many possibilities for a visit... to simplify things and inspire you, we decided to list here Italy's 14 best cycling roads you need to ride.

le strade più belle del mondo

Picking the world's 10 best cycling roads among the many paths and routes on our planet was not easy at all. Every country, on its own, along with its own features, biodiversity and stunning views, offers a very ample variety of tracks on mountains, coastal roads, plains, creating new and incredible adventures in the travellers' minds. To simplify things and try to inspire you, we tried to pick the world's ten best cycling roads you need to ride, choosing among the ones we cycled on...

Molinetto della Croda by bicycle

Prosecco bicycle tour: hills covered in vineyards, glasses and sparkling wine... Cycling in Valdobbiadene is a pleasant up and downhill passing by many wine producers where you cannot say no to a good glass of wine. The Piave river, not far, tells many sad stories when hate didn't spare anyone, even the green island known as the Island of the Deads. A mill, a castle high above, a villa and a long textile tradition: this is not only a cycling itinerary but a real bicycle tour into the living heart of Valdobbiadene and its surroundings.

Panoramica delle 5 terre in bici

Cinque Terre bike tour is an unforgettable experience. Small villages on top of the hills on the cliff above the sea, it might seem impossible to be able to cycle through Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Rio Maggiore. It's actually possible, and it's amazing!

Gorilla Cage cover

Gorilla Cages, Anything Cages, Cargo Cages, Fork Cages... you can call them as you want, but none of them can give a clue about what these things are... It's some sort of cages, made of different materials, bigger than a usual bottle cage but smaller than a rack, to be mounted on the bicycle fork. They are used mainly to carry (on the fork) smaller bags (from 1 to 5 litres) in a bikepacking setup, but we're allowed to mount them on an MTB or a gravel bike... In this article, we're going to analyze the main features and functions of these Gorilla Cages, then I'm listing the 11 best in my opinion.

Cycling documentaries

How many cycling documentaries and adventure do you know? Bicycle is the means that makes us dream of new horizons and seemingly impossible journeys to unknown places; far or near places, but by bicycle and with the right spirit, we will live great adventures. When time is missing or you don't have the opportunity to leave immediately, you can feed your desire for travel by watching some cycling documentaries and films dedicated to the adventures into the wild nature ...

Best summer sleeping bags
Are you looking for one of the best summer sleeping bags? The offer of lightweight, compact and comfortable sleeping bags is getting wider and wider, also because this is one of the most important accessories to hike, camp, backpack or go bikepacking, or simply travel by bike. With some patience, you'll be able to find the right product for your needs, and if you'll trust me, I'll guide you through this process with some advice.
Salar de Uyuni by bicycle
It's waiting for you, while you nervously swallow. It's the widest salty expanse in the world, you're just a bicycle traveller like many others reaching the whitest and shiny surface of Salar de Uyuni by bicycle. You can stop, while thinking you're unable to control your excitement... a dream is becoming true and it just doesn't seem true. You check around you, pick a white chip, you taste it: it's real salt... you didn't imagine it: Uyuni is just in front of your wheels: just keep riding!
Greece by bike

Crossing continental Greece by bike, leaving the Adriatic Sea behind to reach the Aegean Sea coast, wandering through the mountain roads of the Tzoumerka National Park, watching Meteora's pinnacles and sleeping under the starry skies of Thessaly... this adventure is dedicated to whom knows how to admire the mountains at the horizon while eating Mediterranean specialities, to whom loves the steep climbs but at the same time appreciates the plain, for gravel lovers and paved road admirers. This is an adventure about Greece, freedom and bicycle...

Cycling Ladakh
Cycling Ladakh is a unique experience. It's something that will change your life. You will be fascinated by the atmosphere, the views, the long and steep passes of this Himalayan Highway Road.
Ciclabile del Danubio
The Danube cycle path is the mother of all cycling paths, and after having cycled some Italian cycleways, this year we decided to face the track from Vienna to Budapest by bicycle. The heat and the effort were pretty challenging, but the joy of arriving let us forget all, giving the strength and the desire for another adventure. Here is our trip journal...
Front racks for bicycle
There are many types of front rack for bike, different in the hold they can carry, the bicycle they can be mounted on and mostly in the use you are going to do with them. In this article, we'll analyze some types and then we are focusing on some bicycle touring front racks.
cycling Corsica

Cycling Corsica, my first solo bicycle tour, was my graduation gift. I cannot deny that the planning was approximate since on Friday afternoon I started figuring out the destination of my one-week trip (it had to be one week long, close to home, cheap and in a place with mild temperature in February too), and on Sunday I left. At the beginning my idea was to cycle on the Danube cycleway: closer to "my" Trentino bit certainly far from my idea of warm climate I wanted... rejected! Next idea: Camargue and the southern coast of France until Barcelona (where I wanted to visit an aunt of mine): too far... impossible to make it! 

Best Gravel bikes

What are the best gravel bikes of 2020? If you are reading this article it is because, most likely, you are deciding to face the big step and buy a gravel bicycle . I will not dwell on what a gravel bike is or why you made this decision because these elements, although worthy of being treated, are not of interest to those like you who have to decide which gravel bike to buy.

Just know that in recent years more and more people have decided to marry this "philosophy" and try an intermediate vehicle between a racing bike and a mountain bike, for traveling or for day trips on the white roads near home. So I decided to do a short (and certainly not exhaustive) research, trying to understand which are the most popular gravel bikes and those that are used with more satisfaction by lovers of dirt roads. Then I recommend the best ten gravel bike models of 2020 .

Cycling Tatra mountains

"Holland - Australia by bicycle?!?" were my only words when we met Rudd and Michele on the side of Lake Bicaz, in Romania, almost five months ago. They were cycling in the opposite direction, on their way to Australia. Rudd, from Holland, and Michele originally from OZ spent their life together in the land of tulips. Now they are retirees and have decided to make their dream come true...

Islanda in bicicletta
Cycling Iceland tour has been realized with Emanuele Battistelli in two weeks, from June 30 to July 14, including the flights. 12 legs plus one "spare", due to the cancelation of the leg to Husavik, in order to gain time for eventual problems during the route.1532 Km nd 11'256 m elevation gain.
Caricabatterie portatili cicloturismo

Which are the best foldable solar panels for bicycle touring? In the XXI century, let whoever can do without technology during a bicycle trip throw the first stone! 

Nowadays, for better or for worse, technology surrounds us and we can hardly do without it, even in bicycle touring. In order to be able to travel in wildlands far from civilization for some days, it is necessary to find an alternative to electricity, to recharge our devices such as smartphones, GPSs, tablets, PCs... One of those alternatives is power banks or, better, foldable solar panels for bicycle touring: let's see how they work and most importantly how many alternatives we have on the market, in order to choose wisely depending on our needs.

Pista ciclabile Val Rendena
At the foot of the Pale Mountains of Trentino there are many Dolomites cycling routes to discover. Under Dolomites of Brenta you find for example a 25 km itinerary allows visiting small villages, lakes, natural and cultural areas by bicycle: it's the Val Rendena Cycle Path, from the artificial lake of Ponte Pià up to Carisolo, in the heart of the valley.
From this basin, the itinerary reaches Tione following the river Sarca to then turn towards North, towards Madonna di Campiglio.
Transilvania in bici in Romania

One of the most interesting areas crossed during our long European bicycle journey called NPJ, No Plans Journey, is a great region of Romania, which reminds us stories of vampires, bears, and wild mountains... yes, you already figured out what I'm talking about. We crossed Transylvania by bikes, in Romania, from Brașov to Sighișoara closing a 900 km (almost) ring up and down on the Carpathian Mountains, really hard but definitely satisfying.

Bici da Viaggio
Buying a touring bicycle is always challenging, especially because we usually travel one or twice a year and it's not easy to face a purchase - besides, heavy - for an item that will mostly live in our basement. Luckily during these last years, the concept itself of bicycle tour has been changing, and along with it, the bikes evolved as well, becoming everyday things.
This allows us to make a more thoughtful choice, and maybe pledge a higher budget for this mixed-use means of transportation. This year too I decided to do a short (and surely not exhaustive) research, trying to understand which are the most popular travel bicycles and which are used with more satisfaction by bike travelers. See below the 12 best adventure and touring bicycles of 2020.
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