Unspoiled nature, easy tracks, delicious food, incredible wines, stunning cities and the warm hospitality of Umbria and Tuscany people: THESE AND MANY MORE ARE GOOD REASONS FOR A CYCLING JOURNEY THROUGH UMBRIA AND TUSCANY WITH UMBRIACTION ALL THROUGH THE YEAR !!!
This itinerary is a perfect mixture of nature, art, history, food, the synthesis of Italian Quality and beauty all over the world. Thanks to your cycle you will really enjoy the typical relaxed atmosphere of ancient villages
Arrival in Umbria with your own car or by airplane to Perugia Airport . Arrival or transfer to PIEVE SANTO STEFANO and accommodation in your hotel. Pieve Santo Stefano is a nice village surrounded by Apennines mountains at the border between Umbria and Emilia Romangna. Not too far from here two important rivers originates: the Arno, that flows toward Florence, and the Tiber, the river of Perugia and Rome. If you have reserved bike rental, you will meet our assistance and you will receive your bikes in Hotel together with all details of your journey! Time for a nice relaxing walk around Pieve Santo Stefano
After breakfast you will start your journey. First ride: PIEVE SANTO STEFANO – UMBERTIDE, through San Giustino. KM 72, level easy. Arrival in Umbertide and accommodation in the center of the small renaissance town. Umbertide is situated in the Umbria Valley, along the Tiber river and the city center has ancient roman origins. UmbriAction suggests to pay a visit to wonderful Montecorona Abbey, in the outskirt of the town, under Monte Acuto. It is a wonderful Abbey that dates back to the XI century and has an amazing cripta!
After breakfast you will have your second ride: UMBERTIDE – MARSCIANO via Ponte San Giovanni ( a quarter of Perugia in the valley). Km 67, level easy, flat. From Umbertide you will follow paved secondary roads that will take you first to Ponte San Giovanni. From here you will continue pedaling and discovering beautiful Deruta on your left hand. Deruta is worldly famous for the production of ceramics. The old medieval center is really nice for a stop or even for a snack or a lunch! From Deruta to Marsciano you will be again on the Tiber River Valley. Marsciano is a nice little town where bricks are produced since many centuries. Accommodation in a nice agriturismo.
After breakfast you will take your bike again for the third ride: MARSCIANO – ORVIETO via Todi and the Corbara Lake. This is a wonderful ride of 65 km that will make you discover world famous Todi and amazing Orvieto! Today you have 2 options: 1) a secondary road on the ridge of the hills offering a beautiful view over the lake, the woods and the towns that only has 10 km of gentle ascent 2) if you don’t feel like it you can ride along the dam and the flat road of the Tiber River for discovering Lake Corbara, that is an artificially created lake with the water of Tiber River. Finally you will be in Orvieto, the Etruscan town situated on a large butte of volcanic tuff. Orvieto is famous for the amazing Cathedral and the Well of Saint Patrick, 54 mt deeps! Accommodation in hotel! During your ride, UmbriAction even suggests a detour for visiting Todi. Todi is perched on the top of a 400 mt high hill; you will have to climb for 3 km with 140 mt of difference in level but it really worth; Todi is one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Italy!
After breakfast you will start the fourth ride: ORVIETO – SPOLETO. Again on the Corbara lake Road and from here through a nice valley to avoid any ascent you will reach Spoleto! Km 70, level average. Hard to choose between Orvieto and Spoleto! Two wonderful towns rich in history, traditions, atmosphere and good food! Orvieto is the town of White Wine, the Classic Orvieto, that was the first Italian wine to receive a protection label; Spoleto is the town of Red Sagrantino wine, a strong and really flavoured wine, among the most important 5 wines in Italy ! Hard to choose! Taste to choose! We can arrange for you a visit to one of the most traditional wine estate in Orvieto and another one in Sagrantino Wine road! Arrival in Spoleto and accommodation in the center of the town!
After breakfast you will start your journey: SPOLETO - PERUGIA. Km 80 along the smooth hills of the Sagrantino Wine road and than in Assisi Valley to finally get to Perugia. It is also possible to arrange an overnight in Assisi for visiting the town. Very beautiful itinerary on paved secondary roads surrounded by wonderful old hamlets, vineyards, olive groves and Assisi! Perugia is the amazing and lively capital town of Umbria. The old historical city center is perched on 3 hills dominating the entire valley and dates back to the Etruscan age! Accommodation in the center of Perugia and spare time for visiting the monuments: the underground town called Rocca Paolina, the major fountain, the Cathedral, San Francesco, the Etruscan walls and the gate!
After breakfast, a new ride: PERUGIA – LAKE TRASIMENO . Easy gentle ride that you will personalize according to your need. You can pedal 30 km or even 60 km. In the travel documents you will receive all instructions and suggestions to create your own itinerary from Perugia to the lake shores of Passignano or simply the standard itinerary to follow! It is also possible to stop in a wine estate for a nice wine tasting. Arrival in Passignano sul Trasimeno and accommodation in a cozy hotel in the very center of the old fisherme’s village! Passignano is now a famous holiday destination and there are many Cafés, restaurants and nice shops! This is the final stop of your journey throughout Umbria. It is also possible to extend you stay including one more day in Passignano to complete the ring around the Lake (65km-flat) or for visiting Cortona, the beautiful Tuscan Town (km 35 to go - hilly) –
After breakfast departure for another beautiful ride: PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO – CORTONA . Km 30 with a slope to reach the Tuscan town of 3,5 km with a difference in level of +220 mt. Arrival in the wonderful and famous Tuscan town! Accommodation in your very centrally located hotel; time for visiting the town!
After breakfast you will take your bike and pedal on the valley: CORTONA – MONTEPULCIANO. Two precious gems among Tuscan towns. Montepulciano is also famous for the delicious red wine. Smooth rolling hills and a beautiful landscape will take you to discover the beauty of this place! Old palaces with vista, a traditional warm atmosphere and delicious food are waiting for you in Monepulciano! Accommodation in a country hotel! Km 38 level easy/average ( to get to Montepulciano there is a 3 km slope with a difference in level of 200 mt).
After breakfast you will leave Montepulciano and to get to CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO through Chianciano terme and Chiusi and many other little tiny villages hidden on the hills between Umbria and Tuscany! Arriving in Castiglione del Lago, you will be accommodated in a cozy hotel in the very center of the town with a nice little terrace with lake view! Time for visiting this old town and for relaxing by the lake shores! Km 48, level easy.
After breakfast, departure. It is possible to arrange a transfer from Castiglione del Lago to Pieve Santo Stefano if you have parked you car at the first accommodation. It is also possible to arrange a transfer from Castiglione del Lago to Perugia Airport. Bike drop off in Hotel in Castiglione del Lago!
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Accomodations: Accommodations are in Bed & Breakfast or 3* hotels or country hotels. Breakfast is always included.
Food: 7 breakfasts
10 overnights in double room as mentioned in the program in 3 * hotels or agriturismo, bed and breakfast service,
every day luggage transfer from Pieve Santo Stefano to the end of the journey (1 piece max 20 kg per person),
maps and road books, tracks to be downloaded,
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
meals when not mentioned,
what is not mentioned in the " Price Includes"
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN ANY PLACE. EXTENSION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
VISIT TO 4 WINE ESTATES ( 1 in Orvieto, 1 in Montefalco/Spoleto, 1 around lake Trasimeno. 1 in Montepulciano)
TRANSFER BY PRIVATE CAR TO PIEVE SANTO STEFANO AND TO PIEVE SANTO STEFANO
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST
MEALS: DINNERS AND BOX LUNCH ARE ON REQUEST