From Milan to Pavia by bike
Milan and Pavia are connected not only by an excellent road and rail system, but also by the long Naviglio Pavese, the artificial canal that travels 33 kilometres from Darsena di Porta Ticinese to the historic centre of Pavia until it flows into the Ticino river.
This long straight stretch can be travelled entirely by bike or on foot, thanks to the Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, one of the first Italian segments of the EuroVelo project, a network of cycle paths meant to one day connect all major European cities.
The Alzaia Naviglio Pavese is one of the routes of EuroVelo 5 already up and running in Italy, the so-called Via Romea Francigena cycle route that will connect London with Brindisi, passing through the Lombard capital and the capital of Italy. Experienced cyclists can start from the heart of Milan and reach Pavia along the entire Alzaia Naviglio Pavese. You will be surrounded by nature as soon as you leave Milan and its suburbs. But given the many points of interest along the way, you can also choose a small section of the route, for an out-of-town excursion among places of unique beauty.