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Highlights

Just southeast of Tuscany lies Umbria : Italy's green heart is a wonderful mix of vineyards, olive groves and tiny Medieval villages perched upon the hillside. Stunningly beautiful region waiting to be discovered. cycling through rolling hills dotted with castles, fortresses and watchtowers harks you back to the mysticism and mysteries of the Dark Ages. Visit the well-preserved medieval hill towns harboring splendid Renaissance art and Assisi, where the region's rich history can be found at every turn.

To see

-Orvieto, looming ahead on its strange plateau, crowned by the cathedral of Santa Maria, is considered by one and all to be among the very finest churches in all of Europe
-Civita di Bagnoregio
-Todi and Santa Maria della Consolazione, a magnificent Renaissance church
-Balcony of Umbria: Montefalco
-Assasi
-Deruta

Gastronomy

Wine

Testimonials

PROGRAM

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Orvieto


Arrival in Orvieto. (transfer on your own to the hotel), The city, looming ahead on its strange plateau, crowned by the cathedral of Santa Maria, is considered by one and all to be among the very finest churches in all of Europe. Orientation and bicycle set up in the evening.


Accommodation : Palazzo Piccolomini**** - Orvieto show
Included : phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

Orvieto - Civita di Bagnoregio - Orvieto


Today the bike ride highlight is visiting Civita di Bagnoregio. The town is noted for its striking position atop a plateau of friable volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber River Valley, which is in constant danger of destruction as its edges fall off, leaving the buildings on the plateau to crumble. As of 2004, there are plans to reinforce the plateau with steel rods to prevent further geological damage. The city is also much admired for its architecture, some spanning several hundred years. Civita di Bagnoregio owes much of its unaltered condition to its relative isolation: the town was able to withstand most intrusions of modernity as well as the destruction brought by two world wars. The population today varies from about 12 people in winter to over 100 in the summer.

Distance : 41 Km (25 mi).

Elevation : 649m


Accommodation : Palazzo Piccolomini**** - Orvieto show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-3

Orvieto - Todi


At the end of this unique excursion you will take the customary uphill incline leading into Todi, whose proximity is heralded by the wonderful Santa Maria della Consolazione, a magnificent Renaissance church set amidst shrubs and treetops on the outskirts of town. Todi still has almost all of its medieval walls, and its pristine charm has made it a favorite country home of wealthy Romans and artists, as well as a host of artisans who have enlivened its streets with their shop.

Distance : 45 Km (29 mi).

Elevation : 998m


Accommodation : Hotel Fonte Cesia**** - Todi show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-4

Todi - Trevi - Montefalco


Today is dedicated to the quintessential Umbrian delicacy : the medieval hilltop town. After bidding farewell to Todi, you're off to visit Trevi, which rises up on a hill dominating the plain where the river Clitunno flows, between Foligno and Spoleto.

The destination is The Balcony of Umbria: Montefalco. Extremely tiny, it occupies a hilltop placed so strategically that majestic views are available at the end of every street. Along the way, you breeze past a few isolated rural churches and through a couple of towns too small to even make it onto the map. Among the most important typical products in the city we should absolutely mention the Sagrantino of Montefalco wine. The cultivation of vineyards in this territory, in particular Sangiovese, dates back to the pre-Roman era.

Distance : 46 Km (28 mi) / 66km (41mi).

Elevation : 906m / 1260m


Accommodation : Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa**** - Montefalco show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-5

Montefalco - Spoleto - Montefalco


Along the way, you breeze past a few isolated rural churches and through a couple of towns too small to even make it onto the map. The first big church is Madonna delle Stelle 7km from the departure. Today has very gentle hills and partially flat terrain. The highlight is the visit of Spoleto, within its wooded setting, is the loveliest of the Umbrian hilltop towns. Its urban atmosphere is enhanced by its superb monuments and by the Festival dei due Mondi, Europeas leading arts festival is held in June and July. Come back in time for a wine tasting in Montefalco, the area is famous for the Sagrantino Wine.

Distance : 56 Km (35 mi).

Elevation : 633m


Accommodation : Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa**** - Montefalco show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-6

Montefalco - Bevagna - Mount Subasio Natural park - Assisi - Torgiano


Today is expressly designed to allow you plenty of time in Assisi. You begin with a nice downhill ride into Bevagna But you'll surely want to stop in this picturesque hamlet at whose nucleus is one of the most authentic Romanesque town squares in Italy.

Next is Spello, not-to-be missed: among the neighboring cities, this is surely the one which preserves the major number of monuments testifying to the Roman era; for example, the town walls, which later became the foundations for the medieval walls, the ruins of the theater and the amphitheater, the thermal baths and the splendid town portals

A short climb up to the Assisi, hometown of Saint Francis, perched on an outcrop overlooking the valley, gleaming soft pink against the dark-green backdrop of wild Mount Subasio. You'll want to explore the city's revered and very beautiful churches, its romantic castle and impossibly narrow streets, visit Saint Mary of the Angels built in the 16th century, it houses the very ancient Porziuncola, a tiny rustic chapel where the saint founded the first Franciscan friary.

Enjoy the downhill form Assisi to valley and 10 miles later you arrive at the beautiful tiny village of Torgiano.

Distance : 54 Km (34 mi).

Elevation : 470m


Accommodation : Le Tre Vaselle***** - Torgiano show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-7

Departure from Torgiano


Departure after breakfast or an optional short bike ride to Deruta. The little excursion allows you to visit the pottery and artistic majolica town. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. Back to hotel where you leave bikes and finish your trip.

You can take a train or a cab to Perugia train station where you can find a train to Rome (about 2h30) and Florence (2h15) or other destination. (Depart on your own).


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

-To get to the start of your Tour (Orvieto), the easiest airport are Rome Fiumicino and Florence Peretola :
-From Fiumicino aiport (Roma) take the train “Leonardo Express” to Roma train station (About30 minutes, start each half hour and is direct). Then take to Orvieto train station (about 1h10). You can now reach your hotel by cab from Orvieto train station.
-From Florence Peretola (Florence) take a bus or a cab to Florence train station. Then Take a train from Florence train station to Oriveto train station (about 2h15). You can now reach your hotel by cab from Orvieto train station.

-Your Tour ends in Torgiano . You can take a train or a cab to Perugia train station where you can find a train to Roma (about 2h30) and Florence (2h15) or other destination.

BIKES


included

Your bike : Hybrid Flat bar

More info

We put together the disc brake for the stability and the reliability of braking and the compact gear with 42 teeth in the back, an advanced gearing concept that helps maintain rider efficiency.

About disc brake we have the advantage of the power – it generate an incredible amount of stopping power, usually far more than is necessary to adequately stop a road bicycle and Reliable, all weather braking.

For the rest is an hybrid with straight handlebars, lightweight with hybrid wheels ad narrow tires for low rolling resistance allowing for greater speed and less exertion when riding on paved road.

Included with your bike rental :

• 1 new bottle

• Helmet

• Odometer

• Lock

• Pump frame

1 Handlebar bag with rain cover containing : Tire levers / 2 Spare tubes / Toolkit

• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request. If you want to use your bike shoes, you should bring your own pedals + pedal wrench : we will be happy to install them on your bike.

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Your bike : Scott E-SUB Cross 10 - Electric Assist Bike

More info

The electric pedal assisted bike is a amazing invention around bike world, electric bikes are regular pedal bikes that provide electric assistance whenever you want it.

We selected the model E-sub cross 10 as the best for our tours: The SCOTT E-SUB Cross 10's newly developed frame ePowered by a new 500wh Bosch Internal battery, will get you where you are going faster and more comfortably than ever before. Throw in wider rims and 47c Smart Sam tires and the result is one sleek speedy and well equipped Cross E-Bike.

Included with your bike rental :

a Big saddle bag & a Handlebar bag containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / Spare tube / Toolkit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Bike charger

• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request. If you want to use your bike shoes, you should bring your own pedals : we will be happy to install them on your bike.

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Your bike : Carbon road bike

More info

With drop handlebars, these bicycles are built for traveling at higher speeds on paved roads, sometimes referred to as racing bikes. Our race bikes are all brand-new, reliable, and well maintained for your ideal cycling experience of Italy. Extremely efficient, incredibly smooth to ride and will take you everywhere with stability after a professional bike fitting session. Race bike with drop handle bar is strongly suggested if you use regularly those bikes !

Included with your bike rental :

• Helmet

• Odometer

• Pump

• 1 new bottle

• lock

• Spare Tubes / Toolkit / Tire levers

• Map holder

NB: "Chaque changement de vélo pendant le voyage peut entraîner des frais supplémentaires."




optional

Your bike : Gravel Scott Addict 20

More info

Bike rental description

New Scott Addict Gravel 20 with drop handle bar, a cyclocross touring oriented , disc brake and wider tires to enjoy the classic strade bianche in Tuscany: Eroica itinerary and Francigena path. Our gravel bikes are all brand-new, reliable, and well maintained for your ideal cycling light off-road experience of Tuscany. Lightweight because of carbon fiber frame, hydraulic disc- brake,these bikes can perform on both the road and off the road.

Included with your bike rental :

• Helmet / Lock / pump / Spare tube / Toolkit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request. If you want to use your bike shoes, you should bring your own pedals : we will be happy to install them on your bike.

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

-6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

-Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included

BIKES

-Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

-Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
-Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

-Orientation in person with our local guide
-Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
-Comprehensive trip literature
-Technical and emergency support available at all times

TRANSFER

-All luggage transfers

Not included


-Airfare to and from the trip
-Lodging before and after the trip
-Drinks
-Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook
-Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1750 €
Single supplement **
400 €
Solo traveler ***
1774 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Scott E-SUB Cross 10 - Electric Assist Bike
315€
Carbon road bike
265€
Gravel Scott Addict 20
315€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Palazzo Piccolomini**** - Orvieto

Set within a renovated medieval building in the heart of Orvieto, Palazzo Piccolomini is a 4-star hotel just feet from the cathedral. Rooms successfully mix classical design with modern comforts. The interior design of Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini features Medieval, Etruscan and Renaissance elements. Here guests can admire the use of soft colors, terracotta-tile floors and historic halls. This unique property provides private parking, TV and reading lounges, an elegant lounge bar and a 16th-century hall, which is also ideal for meetings, conferences and events.
http://www.palazzopiccolomini.it/en/

Palazzo Piccolomini**** - Orvieto

Set within a renovated medieval building in the heart of Orvieto, Palazzo Piccolomini is a 4-star hotel just feet from the cathedral. Rooms successfully mix classical design with modern comforts. The interior design of Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini features Medieval, Etruscan and Renaissance elements. Here guests can admire the use of soft colors, terracotta-tile floors and historic halls. This unique property provides private parking, TV and reading lounges, an elegant lounge bar and a 16th-century hall, which is also ideal for meetings, conferences and events.
http://www.palazzopiccolomini.it/en/

Hotel Fonte Cesia**** - Todi

Todi is a mediaeval town set in the green heart of Umbria, full of charm and traditions. The Hotel Fonte Cesia is set in the heart of this medieval town, just a few steps from Todi Cathedral. It features a typical restaurant. The hotel is the result of the careful renovation of an ancient and noble palace from the 17th century. It consists of 37 bedrooms, 5 junior suites and the restaurant Le Palme. The previous church of Saint Benedetto (13th century), which adjoins the hotel is today the beautiful frame of a lecture hall.
http://www.fontecesia.it/eng/hotel.htm

Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa**** - Montefalco

Palazzo Bontadosi is in the main square of Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria. Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa is a magical combination of elegance, creativity, art de vivre and capacity to travel through time in a new way. Each room is diverse but linked to the others by an invisible harmony. Colors, furnishings and decor distinguish every single room; the utmost care is given to the details of the original frescoes, the decorated high coffer ceilings, the precious hard wood floors and the designer bathrooms. Set inside the 15th-century town walls, the hotel offers an exclusive spa with heated swimming pool.Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa features an art gallery on the ground floor. The spa is in the medieval basement and includes a steam bath and hydrotherapy showers.
http://www.hotelbontadosi.com/eng/

Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa**** - Montefalco

Palazzo Bontadosi is in the main square of Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria. Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa is a magical combination of elegance, creativity, art de vivre and capacity to travel through time in a new way. Each room is diverse but linked to the others by an invisible harmony. Colors, furnishings and decor distinguish every single room; the utmost care is given to the details of the original frescoes, the decorated high coffer ceilings, the precious hard wood floors and the designer bathrooms. Set inside the 15th-century town walls, the hotel offers an exclusive spa with heated swimming pool.Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa features an art gallery on the ground floor. The spa is in the medieval basement and includes a steam bath and hydrotherapy showers.
http://www.hotelbontadosi.com/eng/

Le Tre Vaselle***** - Torgiano

Le Tre Vaselle is in Torgiano, a town surrounded by Umbrian countryside. This 17th-century building offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, plus spacious rooms with original features. Each room at Le Tre Vaselle Resort & Spa has thick stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The spa center includes a gym and sauna, while Le Melogrante restaurant serves traditional Umbrian dishes and fine local wines.
http://www.3vaselle.it/en/