cycle from london to italy in easter

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1. Posted by dancetimbuktu (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys just wondering if anyone can give us some advise or share an experince on cycling from london to luca in italy during the easter holidays, me and 2 friends (all 25)are going to take on the task we decided last week which gives 16 weeks to train! I have a dawes galaxy touring bike which im sure iscmore than capable for the job, we havemixed plans about thre route but ive been reading i think it would be very tough going via switzerlandthis time of year ? Snow and very cold arnt realy ideal ! If youve done the trip or know any good links for us to reaserch please share :)


2. Posted by davegtt (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

You are much more likely to get help on a bike forum such as -

Will be doing some bike touring myself next year - heading to Denmark first and just following the coastline til I get bored :) Good luck

3. Posted by tatianaabreu (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I think there isn't much difference (concerning the temperatures) whether you choose to cross the Alps in Switzerland or France (assuming the alternative would be reaching Italy by southeast France). Every year is different, some years we have a lot of snow in Easter and then other years there is no snow at all, so the situation stays difficult to predict. But unfortunately, some higher passes between Switzerland and Italy (for example, the Great St Bernard) stay closed sometimes until late May or early June. But i think it's better if you try to get information about the passes closer to the departure date! In case you'll be crossing Switzerland maybe this website can help you

This seems to be a very interesting trip. Wish you the best of luck :)

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Dec-2013, at 08:09 by tatianaabreu ]