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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I rode in Rome. But I've been riding in traffic for years (and was younger and more foolish then). The only thing I remember is that the Roman Cobbles trap glass like something crazy.

I'm glad to hear about the bicycle train cars. I was kicked off of a train in the middle of the night (last train for that station) because I was carrying my bike with me (disassembled and compacted down as much as it would go. Should have covered it with a garbage bag and it would have been fine.

Some towns/regions like cinque terre are beautiful. Good paths between the towns, but I think mainly for walking. Perhaps make sure you are comfortable pushing your bike up and down mountain paths. I'm not sure how MTBs have impacted the region. There are also apparently some winding auto roads between the towns.
To be clear. Only Regionale allow bike unboxed. Anything log distance will require your bike to travel as luggage.

Most of Cinque Terre can be traveled by roads but last I was in Italy, there is at least one tunnel where bicycles are prohibited though lots of people still use them. Just like the law requires both helmets and bells but a lot of people ignore both,
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