Discover the attractions of Milano riding your bike or use your two-wheeled to move around the city in the open air: where and how is this possible? Find out how to rent a bike, with suggestions for a couple of fascinating itineraries.
No bike of your own? Use bike sharing!
If you wish to rent a bike, you will find info on Bike sharing here. It is very easy: all you need is your credit card. You can also buy a daily pass to explore an area at a time.
If you want to cycle among Citylife skyscrapers and possibly bump by chance into some celebrities living in the buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, you can start from Piazzale Giulio Cesare and enjoy the new park as you gaze up at the skyscrapers pointing at the sky: the Isozaki Tower, the Hadid Tower, the Libeskind Tower.
Along the canal banks
Ride along the Navigli: choose one of the three biking routes along the Naviglio Grande, the Naviglio Pavese or the Naviglio Martesana.
Along the route of Alzaia Naviglio Grande, you will get a good look at one of Milano’s nightlife hotspots: but in daytime, along the canal, you will discover corners from the past, enchanting glimpses and enjoy views of the Lombard countryside with its farmhouses, under the magical sunshine that Milano often offers. Leaving from Darsena you can ride out of Milano and up to Gaggiano e Abbiategrasso.
Discover the itinerary from Darsena to Pavia.
Here you can find four itineraries on the Navigli:
If you are looking for a creative neighbourhood, go to the Tortona district: from piazza S. Ambrogio take the biking routes crossing Parco Solari up to Piazza Del Rosario. You will also run into the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia (Science and Technology Museum) in Via Olona, where you really ought to take a break in order to enjoy works by the most creative among all geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci.
Porta Nuova and Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli
One of the routes Milanese bikers appreciate the most is the one leading from Porta Nuova to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. You can leave from the modern Piazza Gae Aulenti and ride through the Bastioni (old battlements from the time of Spanish rule): streets are wide and the context is particularly fascinating.