Designed by the Politecnico di Milano, VENTO is a 679 km long bike path that will connect Venice to Turin. The route winds mostly along the Po River through the Po Valley by touching some of the largest cities in northern Italy such as Ferrara, Mantua and Milan, and countless small food, wine and artisan centers. The idea is to stimulate ecological mobility by creating a green passageway that adequately valorizes the natural and artistic beauties of the area. About 264 of the total kilometers of the cycle track are through parks and protected areas.
Currently, are in a safe condition and ready to accommodate cyclists only a few stratches of the route, for a total of 102 km, which, according to the designers, greatly reduces the total cost of the creation of the track, which is already rather low in itself, to around 80 millions of euros or 118 euros per meter. This task, divided between 4 regions and 12 provinces, would therefore be extremely feasible. Once finished, VENTO would be the longest bike path in Italy and one of the longest in Europe.
From Politecnico it is estimates that VENTO would be able to create 100 million a year that would bring up to 2,000 new jobs in our country. Moreover, not only the large urban centers will be interested, but also, and especially, the local economies usually excluded from mass tourism. Is in rural areas that cyclotourism takes shape and focuses more.