Crossing the Alps from Luzern (Switzerland) to Milano (Italy)

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  1. hannahs

    hannahs New Member

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    Hello!
    I'm new to long- distance tours but my friend and I are planning our route from London to Venice.

    I got a bit stuck when it came to crossing the alps. We really want to avoid tunnels infact I was told you're not allowed in them anyway. Could anyone suggest a good cycling route for this leg of the journey?

    We are planning on doing 50 miles or less per day for this part of the journey!

    Many thanks
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. I think you can follow one of the many Bronze Age, Roman, or Medieval trade routes ...

    If you don't have to go through Milan, then I think you may want to head into Austria & then follow an historical trade route from Salzberg into Venice via Innsbruck & the Brenner Pass (to name one of many North-South routes) ...

    I think there was a North-South trade route through Torino (Turin) ...

    • AFAIK, Hannibal crossed the Alps somewhere to the North of Torino.
     
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