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Long distance cycling · Italy
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  • Das Augustiner Chorherrenstift Neustift liegt an der Brennerradroute Brenner - Bozen.
    Das Augustiner Chorherrenstift Neustift liegt an der Brennerradroute Brenner - Bozen.
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The Ciclopista del Sole connects the entire Italian peninsular and ends on the country's largest islands. From the Brenner Pass to Sicily and Sardinia, from the Alps to the Mediterranean.
moderate
Distance 2,612.5 km
210:00 h
20,000 m
20,000 m
1,379 m
-3 m
The approximately 3,000-kilometre route is a project of the FIAB and is part of EuroVelo 7. It runs mainly on secondary roads and only in a few sections on cycle paths.
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Lisa Burgstaller
Update: November 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,379 m
Lowest point
-3 m

Track types

Asphalt 14.34%Dirt road 1.57%Forested/wild trail 14.11%Path 1.62%Road 67.89%Ferry crossing 0%Unknown 0.45%
Asphalt
374.7 km
Dirt road
41.2 km
Forested/wild trail
368.7 km
Path
42.4 km
Road
1,773.6 km
Ferry crossing
0 km
Unknown
11.9 km
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Safety information

As in many other cases of such long cycling routes, the type of road varies greatly. Only in parts are cycle paths used, most are more or less busy minor roads. This is why we recommend avoiding the high season in summer.

Tips and hints

Bicitalia

Start

Brenner (1,370 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.004722, 11.504969
DMS
47°00'17.0"N 11°30'17.9"E
UTM
32T 690420 5208734
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Destination

Sardinia

Turn-by-turn directions

The Ciclopista del Sole starts at the Brenner Pass and passes through Bolzano, Lake Garda, Mantua, Bologna, the Apennines, Florence, Rome and Naples until it reaches Sicily. Those who want to, end their journey in Sardinia.

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Getting there

The outward journey depends on the starting point chosen. Many cities along the route are connected to the most important railway lines.

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For the return journey, you can rent a car or take a flight or train.

Coordinates

DD
47.004722, 11.504969
DMS
47°00'17.0"N 11°30'17.9"E
UTM
32T 690420 5208734
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Parts of this content were machine translated using Italian as the source language


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2,612.5 km
Duration
210:00 h
Ascent
20,000 m
Descent
20,000 m
Highest point
1,379 m
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