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Hike-and-bike maps of Italy

Italy is a republic in southern Europe and has a population of approximately 60 million people. The capital of Italy is Rome and other important cities are Milan, Naples, Turin and Florence. Italy has an area of approximately 301,340 square kilometers and a coastline of 7,600 kilometers on the Mediterranean Sea. The official language is Italian, but there are also many regional languages such as Sicilian, Neapolitan, Lombard and Venetian.

Italy is one of the largest economies in the world and is known for its industries such as fashion, design, automobile production, tourism, wine production and gastronomy.

Italy has a parliamentary republic form of government and is divided into 20 regions, each with its own government and parliament.

The education system in Italy is free and compulsory up to the age of 16. Italy has many prestigious universities, including the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, as well as the University of Padua, the University of Milan and the Sapienza University of Rome.

Italy is famous for its rich artistic and cultural history and is home to many of the world's most famous historical sites, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Italy also has many world-renowned museums and art galleries, including the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Vatican Museums in Rome.

Italy is a member of the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

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The map coverage includes the territory of Italy.
These maps are expressly not topographical maps but maps with terrain contours for the leisure sector.

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22.09.2023

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Where can you find the most beautiful hikes in Italy?

Italy offers many beautiful hikes, from the mountains in the north to the coast in the south. Here are some of the most beautiful hikes in Italy:

  • Cinque Terre: The Cinque Terre coastal hiking trail in Liguria is one of the most famous hikes in Italy. The route runs along the coast and connects the five picturesque villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The hike offers spectacular views of the sea and the sheer cliffs along the coast.
  • Dolomites: The Dolomites in South Tyrol offer some of the most beautiful mountain hikes in Europe. The peaks and mountain passes offer spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. The most famous hikes include the Drei Zinnen, the Seiser Alm and the Rosengarten circuit.
  • Amalfi Coast: The Amalfi Coast in Campania is a picturesque coastal region south of Naples. The walks along the coast offer spectacular views of the sea and the small villages along the coast. The most famous hikes include the Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) and the Path of the Lemons (Sentiero dei Limoni).
  • Sardinia: Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands in Italy and offers some spectacular coastal walks. The most famous hikes include Cala Luna and Cala Goloritze.
  • Gran Paradiso National Park: The Gran Paradiso National Park in the Piedmont region is a paradise for mountain hikers. The peaks offer spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Among the most famous hikes are the Gran Paradiso summit and the Colle del Nivolet trail.

There are many other beautiful hikes in Italy, but these are some of the most famous and popular. It is advisable to obtain information about the level of difficulty, trail markings and traffic conditions in advance in order to best prepare for the hike.

 

Where can you find the most beautiful cycling routes in Italy?

Italy also offers many beautiful cycling routes, from scenic coasts to breathtaking mountainous landscapes. Here are some of the most beautiful bike routes in Italy:

  • The Giro d'Italia: One of the most famous cycling tours in the world, the Giro d'Italia travels through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy, including the Dolomites, Lake Garda and Tuscany. Although a challenging route, it also offers some of the most spectacular views in the countryside.
  • The Po Cycle Path: The Po Cycle Path runs along the longest river in Italy and offers an easy and scenic bike ride through the rural regions of the Po Valley. The cycle path starts near Turin and leads through Cremona and Piacenza to the Adriatic coast.
  • The Via Claudia Augusta: The Via Claudia Augusta is an ancient Roman road, now used as a bicycle route, that runs from Donauw√∂rth in Germany to Lake Garda in Italy. The route passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Alps and offers numerous cultural sights along the way.
  • The Adriatic Coastal Road: The Adriatic Coastal Road runs along the coast from Trieste to Ravenna and offers a scenic bike ride along the Adriatic coast. The route passes through many small villages and offers numerous opportunities for swimming and relaxing on the beach.
  • Tuscany: Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and offers numerous cycle routes through the picturesque countryside. The routes pass through vineyards, olive groves and medieval towns and offer breathtaking views of the countryside.

There are many other beautiful cycling routes in Italy, but these are some of the best known and most popular. It is advisable to obtain information about the degree of difficulty, the trail markings and the traffic conditions in advance in order to prepare as best as possible for the bike tour.