Italy is emblematic of the Mediterranean. Its long arm juts out into the sea towards the African continent. The Romans brought together the whole region and put their capital at the centre of their empire. They exported their way of life wherever they went. It shaped not just the history of the region but also the different cultures that can be found throughout it today. This is true as much for its architectural influence as for its culinary and religious influence.
  • Certified EuroVelo Route
  • Developed route with EuroVelo signs
  • Developed route
  • Route under development
  • Route at the planning stage

EuroVelo 8 – the Mediterranean Route dissects northern Italy from east to west and a cycle trip along all or part of this section of the route will allow you to get a real understanding of this part of the country. The route combines major cities, ancient regional towns and verdant countryside – there is something for everyone.



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National Coordination Centre


The Italian cycle tourism portal, offering interactive maps and information about all long-distance routes in the country.

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