Cycling in the heart of Umbria

€850 (from) / Per person

Cycling in the heart of Umbria

This tour allows you to visit the most famous hill towns of Umbria, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Todi & Orvieto. Your journey will begin in the town of Terontola, easily reachable by train from almost any major city in Italy (Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Naples). From there you will bike along the shores of the glistening Lake Trasimeno until you arrive at the city of Perugia, where you can visit Renaissance masterpieces & taste gourmet chocolates from the local artisan chocolatiers. Just beyond Perugia lies another Renaissance gem, Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Assisi’s magnificent churches & wander the cobblestone streets. Descend into the rolling hillsides, through the gorgeous vineyards & olive groves, & into the natural beauty of Umbria, the “green heart of Italy.” On the other side of the forests, you’ll reach the clifftop town of Orvieto, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. An ancient Etruscan and medieval town, Orvieto has a parallel, underground town carved out underneath it, a subterranean metropolis dug deep into the volcanic rock from the 5th century B.C.

  • 7 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Umbria

Highlights

  • Cortona
  • Trasimeno Lake
  • Perugia
  • Assisi and Bevagna
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Accommodations

Day 1 – Cortona   

Day 2 – Borgo Mandoleto Solomeo   

Day 3 – Perugia   

Day 4 – Assisi   

Day 5 – Assisi Loop   

Day 6 – Todi   

Day 7 – Orvieto 

How does it work

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag & you will find it at your next accommodation.

We book your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 3- or 4-star hotels, boutique B&Bs, or agritourism estates. You will find the vouchers to each hotel in your welcome package.

We supply detailed route notes & maps

The route notes can be in English, Italian, or French. All maps have GPS tracking.

Departure:Cortona
Destination:Orvieto
Included:
  • 7 nights (in 3/4 stars accommodation)
  • All breakfast (dinners on demand)
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • Gps files available
  • Luggage transfer
  • Road book & maps
Excluded:
  • Dinners
  • Tips

Our rental bikes

Our bikes are equipped with plastic water bottle, rear pannier, lock, kit repair, spare tubes, GPS available on demand.

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Arrival in Cortona

Arrival at Terontola railway station and transfer to Cortona. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and bring you the bikes and the informative kit. He will be ready to answer your questions about the tour.

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Distance 50 km

Day 2: Cortona - Borgo Mandoleto Solomeo

Trasimeno lake is known for its olive covered surrounding hills, the lovely villages and the bamboo ridden shores, a resting place for migrating birds. Take a boat to Isola Maggiore where old ladies weave their age-old laces. Discover Montecolognola view point over the lake, Monte del Lago and San Feliciano fisherman village; Spend the night in a lovely country Inn. Cooking class possible.

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Distance 32 km

Day 3: Borgo Mandoleto Solomeo - Perugia

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.

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Distance 42 km

Day 4: Perugia - Assisi

We are now in the heart of Umbria; visit Deruta a famous ceramic makers’ place and Torgiano, Lungarotti wineries home town; if a wine tasting might be dangerous for your safety (!) a visit to the wine museum is advised. Spend the night in Assisi in a lovely Country Inn just outside town within walking distance from the Basilica.

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Distance 50 km

Day 5: Assisi - Spello - Bevagna - Assisi

Today visit this beautiful town with its superb basilica and the Giotto’s frescoes, then ride to Spello a very nice and less touristy small town on the Subasio slopes. You can make a stop in Bevagna on your way back to Assisi. Do not forget to taste the famous Sagrantino wine. Night at the same hotel.

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Distance 40 km

Day 6: Assisi - Bevagna - Todi

Down the central valley along the wine road, visit Montefalco, with nice building and beautiful frescoes from Benozzo Gozzoli. Then cut across the Monte Martani mountains before descending towards Todi a lovely little town perched on the top of a hill. A lovely square and two beautiful churches make it a very interesting stop. Night in an historical palace.

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Distance 44 km

Day 7: Todi - Orvieto

Now that you have grown familiar with Umbrian hills you will get a bit more of them; the last day riding along the twisting road above the Corbara lake to Orvieto, the Etruscan town dominating the valleys from this brown-red cliffs of soft Tufo stone which since Etruscan times has been carved to make tombs and cellars. Supper and night.

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Day 8: End of our service

See you next trip!!

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