Cycling Umbria: the Easy Way
From Cortona to Assisi
The easy tours try to give you the best of the area while keeping at the lowest both uphill rides and prices still maintaining our high standards for lodging and assistance.
Holiday TypeCycling Holidays
Activity Level Fairly Easy
> Cortona and Trasimeno
> Deruta and Ceramics
> Assisi and Bevagna
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.
We book your hotels
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.
We supply detailed route notes and maps
At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and GPS maps
- 7 Nights -3 Star Level Accommodation
- All Breakfast and 2 Dinners
- Luggage transfer
- Road Book & Maps
- GPS File available
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CORTONA AND TRASIMENO LAKE
Day 1 & 2 – Cortona
Arrival in Cortona, the small medioeval town that Mayes’ book has made famous. The next morning, after welcome meeting proceed toward Trasimeno lake shores descending soft hills covered by the yellow broom bushes. You will spend the second night at Cristina’s house enjoying an Italian family.
Day 3 – La Corte del Poggio Loop
You can have a rest day with just a loop to Panicale and a cooking class in the afternoon (not included in the price) or an alternative shorter loop to visit Monte Vibiano winery ( 35 km ). You can make a longer loop (50 km) to visit Deruta, famous for its ceramic.
Day 4 – La corte del Poggio – Perugia – 32 km
Your day destination is Perugia, the main town in Umbria, with its fine square and communal palace, its renaissance painting collection, and the Rocca Paolina, the subterranean town . Perugia is also a lively town with shops and fashionable boutiques. Spend the night in town.
Day 5 – Perugia – Assisi – 35 km
We are now in the heart of Umbria; visit Torgiano, if a wine tasting might be dangerous for your safety (!) a visit to the wine museum is advised. Assisi is probably the most famous town of Umbria. Spend the night there in a lovely country Inn.
Day 6 – Free day in Assisi
Assisi deserve an entire day to enjoy and your Inn has a lovely swimming pool to relax. However if you want some exercise we have a half day hike to reach the Eremo delle carceri the San Francis peaceful retreat just above Assisi.
THE HEART OF UMBRIA
Day 7 – Assisi – Spello
We bike in the very core of Umbria: from Assisi to Spello, and, if you haven’t had enough, on to Bevagna the lovely medieval town where each sumer a huge medieval festival is held that feature ancient workshops and costumes. Overnight in Spello.
Day 8 – end of our service
Transfer to Foligno train station to catch the train for the next destination.