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Here a quick summary of what I've learned touring Italy by bike.

 

 

Adventure Travelers have different needs and requests in respect to the other "mass tourists"

 

A - Apply for your passport at least 3 to 4 months prior to your travel date.

 

B - Look into picking up travelers insurance and question your medical insurance about coverage while traveling to Italy.

 

C - Check and Confirm your flight, accomodation and customs.

 

D - Pack light. Casual outfits for sightseeing and daytime, and pack a few dressier outfits for dinning in the evenings.

 

E - Be sure to contact your tour company and confirm your itinerary, baggage transfers and meals

 

 

Some things I've learned from this trip

 

  • If you have to transfer your bike with you by train be sure:

    • To buy a ticket for your bike

    • To know which trains actually allow bikes

    • To know which car the bike will go in

    • Trains don't wait in stations for very long

  • Breaking away from a group bike tour is the only way to see Italy!

  • Take care of equipment to take with you

  • Verify if there are bike services along the trip

  • Verify if there are super markets along the trip

  • Verify if you can put your bike in a garage

  • Make sure that you drink enough water

 

If you like you can read the complete trip report here

 

 

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