Umbria - From Orvieto to Torgiano

Just southeast of Tuscany lies Umbria: Italy's natural heartland. It is a stunningly beautiful region waiting to be discovered, with a wonderful blend of vineyards, olive groves and quaint Medieval villages perched upon hillsides.
Start your journey in Orvieto, home of the beautiful Santa Maria Cathedral, and its surrounding area before cycling on to Todi, a charming and still vibrant medieval town.
Cycle on to Montefalco where you will enjoy the vineyards and delicious wine. One of your final stops is Assisi, St Francis’ town. Make sure to spend time wandering around its narrow streets and beautiful churches.
Cycling through rolling hills dotted with castles and fortresses, take time to enjoy the well-preserved medieval towns harboring splendid Renaissance art. Umbria’s rich history can be discovered at every turn!

Price from : 1590 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Umbria
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Orvieto, Umbria

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. Orientation and bicycle set up in the evening.

Day 2 :   Cycle loop around Orvieto

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 691 Meters 

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.

Day 3 :   Ride from Orvieto to Todi

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1117 Meters 

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.

Day 4 :   Cycle from Todi to Montefalco

Option 1 : 29 Miles - 46 Km  Option 2 : 41 Miles - 66 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 906 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1129 Meters 

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.

Day 5 :   Round-trip ride to Montefalco

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 572 Meters 

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.

Day 6 :   Visit Assisi

Distance 1 : 33 Miles - 53 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 354 Meters 

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.

Day 7 :   Leave Umbria

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.

Average / Day : Distance : 51.00 Km / 31.67 Miles - Elevation gain : 794.83 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is remarkable for its beautiful palace created for the pontifical family Piccolomini at the end of the 16th century, above of the preexisting medieval buildings.


Day : 3

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.Within the walls of the hotel you can sense the history of this quiet town together with the friendliness of its inhabitants and its excellent service.Giulio and Laura Parma


Day : 4, 5

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.


Day : 6

Al Grappolo d'oro is an old nineteenth century residence that has been recently restored in the medieval hear centre of Torgiano. The hotel has got 15 bedrooms equipped with every confort and bright lobby with fireside, a pool surrounded by a vast garden from which it is possible to see the panorama of vineyards, green hills of Perugia, Assisi and other centres of artistic, historical and cultural interest. Just a few steps from the hotel is the restaurant Siro, where it is possible to taste the typical food of Umbria's cooking.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

FLAT BAR - ( or equivalent)
Hybrid bike - Standard
INCLUDED

Hybrid bikes blend the characteristics of race bikes and mountain bikes. Hybrids typically have the flat, straight handlebars that provide a fairly upright sitting position and are designed to reduce shoulder and neck fatigue.

Our hybrids are lightweight, with road wheels and narrow road tires for low rolling resistance allowing for greater speed and less exertion when riding on paved roads.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's 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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1590 € 350 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental Included



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory