I will be doing a trip from Barcelona, Spain to Split, Croatia. I want to ride along the Mediterranean, but need to skip Italy because of time constraints.
What is the best way in terms of climbing, distance, places to stay in the mean time to cross the Alps from around Nice/Monaco to Turin or Milan so I can go towards Venice?
I was planning going along the coast til around Génova and then go north. But maybe the coastline is also too hilly?