Chances are, you’ve got into cycling at some point over the past few years. Cheap, healthy and quicker than public transport? There are definitely a lot of positives. And it’s not just a great way to get around cities: it’s a lovely way to spend a holiday, too.
Enter the Via Verde dei Trabocchi. This brand-new cycle route is being built on an old railway line along Italy’s Adriatic coast. That means the 42-kilometre path will remain mercifully flat as it winds down from Francavilla al Mare to the charming city of Vasto.
Along the way, you can expect to take in historic ports, quaint fishing villages, unspoilt beaches, loads of places to grab good food, and all sorts of wildlife, too. Appropriately, cycling fans can also find the Museo Marco Pantani (dedicated to the legendary road racer) in nearby Cesenatico.
Keen to give it a go? The Via Verde dei Trabocchi is due to open in spring 2022 – and you can find out more here.
While we’re here: have you heard about this epic bike path that will let you cycle all the way around Lake Garda?