For cycling enthusiasts and amateurs alike, Europe offers some of the most scenic biking routes in the world. You can cycle a 1000-year-old pilgrimage route in Italy, get distracted by Baroque palaces in Vienna, and admire dramatic Baltic seascapes. Here are seven of the most scenic biking routes in Europe.
1. Via Francigena, Italy
The longest signposted cycle route in Italy, the Via Francigena runs from the Great St Bernard Pass on the border with Switzerland to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Once a pilgrimage route, it is over a thousand years old. The route takes riders through Tuscan landscapes and past medieval towns like San Gimignano. In fact, give yourself a couple of extra days just for photo stops, the occasional wine tasting, and to enjoy your grand entrance into Rome.