Italian Riviera


The Italian Riviera is a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean coastline in northern Italy, just above the knee of this boot-shaped peninsula. This sunny itinerary gives you the option of a seaside route, mainly between Diano Marina and Viareggio, or a steeper, more challenging inland route. On the way, you will pass through Gênes, birthplace of the explorer Christopher Columbus, and have the opportunity to visit Cinque Terre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its beautiful, multicoloured villages spectacularly perched atop steep cliffs. The final leg of your trip will take a more cultural turn as you leave the coast and pedal toward Pisa and Florence. Italy’s many charms will leave you in awe!


Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+ et 5

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 487 km • Long route: 853 km

Jour 1 - Arrival in Nice and transfer to Diano Marina (1.25 hr).
Jour 2 - Free day or looped route via Trinita, Borganzo, Diano Borello, Diano Castello, Imperia. Looped route via Pontedassio, Borgomaro, Pantasina, Port Maurice San Lorenzo al Mare, Sanremo (28 to 70 km).
Jour 3 - Diano Marina, Marina di Andora, Albenga, Ceriale, Loano, Pietra Ligure, Noli, Savona. Looped route via Moglio, Villanova d’Abenga, Cenesi, Zuccarello, Vecersio, Torrano. (67 to 109 km).
Jour 4 - Savona, Celle Ligure, Varazze, Cogoleto, Aranzano, Pegli Pinasco, Genova. Looped route via Pero, Alpicella, Sciaborasca, Lerca (48 to 66 km).
Jour 5 - Genova, Nervi, Pieve Ligure, Recco, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante. Looped route via Uscio, Gattorna, Ferrada, Cicagna, Carasco or round-trip via Portofino (53 to 73 km).
Jour 6 - Free day or looped route via Cardini, Casarza Ligure, Masso. Looped route via San Bernardino, San Pietro Frascati, Moneglia (33 to 56 km).
Jour 7 - Sestri Levante, Mattarana, Pogliasca, Borghetto di Vara,  Padivarma, La Spezia, San Terenzo, Lerici. Looped route via Pignone, Parc National de Cinque Terre (72 to 99 km).
Jour 8 - Lerici, Montemarcello, Marina di Carrara, Forte dei Marni, Viareggio. Looped route via Luna, Vallecchia, Gragnana, Carrare, Massa, Pietrasanta (50 to 84 km).
Jour 9 - Viareggio, Montramito, Massarosa, Massaciuccoli, Filettole, Montuolo, Pontasserchio, Pise. Looped route via Stiava, Fibbiano, San Martino in Freddana (47 to 62 km).
Jour 10 - Free day or looped route via Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia, Calambrone (48 km) or looped route around Pise via Giuliano Terme, Massa Macinaia, Calci, Gabella, Mezzana (58 km).
Jour 11 - Pise, Ghezzano, Caprona, Calcinaia, Pontedera, Montecastello, Palaia, La Serra, San Miniato. Looped route via Partino, Montefoscoli (62 to 77 km).
Jour 12 - San Miniato, La Dogaia, Empoli, Castellina, Montelupo Fiorentino, Ginestra, Mosciano, Florence. Looped route via Bobolino, Montespertoli, Baccaiano, Cerbaia (51 to 67 km).
Jour 13 - Free day.
Jour 14 - Departure on September 16: transfer from Florence to Rome (3.25 hrs).
Departure on October 3: transfert from Florence to Venise (3.25 hrs).
Jour 15 - Transfer to airport and flight back to Montreal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, bagage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in three or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • bus transfer;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Departures May 23 and September 16: Montréal-Trudeau/Nice > Rome-Fiumicino/Montréal-Trudeau
Departure October 3: Montréal-Trudeau/Nice > Venise–Marco-Polo/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included):
$3425 (departure from May 23 to June 7)
$3635 (departures from September 16 to October 1 and from October 3 to 18)
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.