Feel like movement, sun and wind? Here are 6 easy bike routes to do in Milan and Lombardy, suitable for everyone!
From Darsena to Lake Maggiore
73 Km from the Naviglio Grande to Lake Maggiore. Leaving from the Darsena and skirting Corsico, Trezzano sul Naviglio and Gaggiano, as far as Abbiategrasso. Here, turn for Cassinetta di Lugagnano and then, for the last stretch to Sesto Calende, follow the Ticino river.
Naviglio Martesana bike path
The Naviglio della Martesana, also known as the Naviglio Piccolo, connects Milan with the river Adda and then with Lake Como. The bike path starts in Cassina de’ Pomm and extends for 30 km, passing through Cologno Monzese, Vimodrone, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Cassina dei Pecchi, Bussero, Gorgonzola, Gessate, Inzago and Cassano d’Adda. The bike path runs along the right side of the canal; on the left bank, instead, there are many villas of Milanese nobles.
A tour in Parco delle Cave
Between dirt paths and asphalt roads, a tour of Parco delle Cave is suitable for all types of cyclists and bicycles. From Via Forze Armate we reach Cava Cabassi; we cross the wet area to arrive at the former Electric Cabin and then to Cava Aurora and Cava Bersagliera. Continue to Trii Baselloni, to continue until Cascina Linterni (here a super recommended stop) and finally Orti Barocco.
From Darsena to Abbazia di Morimondo
The route starts from the Darsena and is entirely flat. Leaving the Porta Genova station, we pass Corsico to arrive in Trezzano sul Naviglio. Continue towards Parco Sud and pass through Gaggiano. When you reach Abbiategrasso, descend towards the first basin of the Bereguardo canal. After leaving the bank behind, follow the signs for Abbazia di Morimondo.
Mincio bike path
The bike path starts from Desenzano del Garda and arrives in Mantova, running all the time along the waters of the Mincio, so it is completely flat. It is about 45 km long, it is possible to rent a bike in Desenzano (reaching it by train)
and take a break in the beautiful villages of Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto sul Mincio.
From Milano to Pavia
One of the most classic itineraries along the Naviglio Pavese, beginning at the Darsena and ending in Pavia. About 35 km long, it winds along a wide, paved and flat road. To cut down a few kilometers, you can also start from Assago (behind Leroy Merlin), while for a cultural break, you can detour to Certosa, a few kilometers from Pavia.