If Tuscany is the heart of Italy, Umbria is its soul. Being rural, it allows for an authentic experience when visiting with plenty to see and do including a wonderful combination of monuments in historic villages and dream-like vistas of bucolic countryside.
Torgiano, Province of Perugia, Italy
Bevagna, Province of Perugia, Italy
Todi, Province of Perugia, Italy
Orvieto, Province of Terni, Italy
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
We recommend to start this tour on a Saturday to see the market in Orvieto held every Thursday morning.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: US $2,250
Single Supplement: US $570
Luxe Accommodation: US $2750
Single Supplement: US $690
Single Supplement: US $500
Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$280
E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.
You’ll stay at Hotel Al Grappolo D’Oro, ideally located in the historical center of this wine village. If you arrive early enough, you can visit the wine and olive oil museums, a short stroll from the hotel before an included dinner at the restaurant here. Your bikes will be at the hotel waiting for you.
Ride Distance: 15 km, elevation gain 187 m.*
Riding east of Torgiano, you’ll make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, Italy’s patron saint and founder of one of the world’s largest monastic orders. The town itself is tiered with pink stone set in a verdant valley with sacred Mt.Subasio as a backdrop. You’ll have the chance to visit the important monuments here with lots of excellent restaurants to choose from. Afterwards, continue along a cycling path to the quaint village of Spello, filled with interesting shops and galleries. In Bevagna, stay at Palazzo Brunamonti, a former palace recently converted into a distinctive hotel in the historical center.
Ride Distance: 44 km, elevation gain 436 m.*
Your cycling route on this day will include options to Trevi and Spoleto. Each are hill-towns seductively medieval in appearance with great restaurants and cafes.
Ride Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 230 m or 71 km, gain 400 m.*
Your ride today takes you through un-spoilt countryside with vistas that look out over much of southern Umbria. Arriving to Todi, you’ll reach the Piazza del Popolo, described as the most perfect medieval piazza in Italy. The Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo houses the pinacoteca and archaeological museum. After dinner, you may want to seek out the Bar Pianegiani which is reputed to have the best gelato in Umbria.
Ride Distance: 37 km, elevation gain 798 m.*
You’ll start the day with a glorious descent and then make your way west. Guide-books describe this road as follows: “With its hill-top hamlets, olive groves, vines, herds of white oxen and miles of deserted roads and tracks, this is the archetype of pastoral lowland Umbria…” Arriving to Orvieto, there is much to see: it is home to one of Italy’s greatest and richest Gothic buildings and also has lots of galleries, (and a chocolate maker we recommend you visit).
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 1054 m.*
You’ll loop to Civita di Bagnoregio, described as “the most perfect hill-town in Italy”. On your way back to Orvieto, do not miss the fascinating underground labyrinth of passageswith caves and archaeological finds.
Ride Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 938 m.*
Departure day. Be sure to spend a final few moments enjoying the delights of Orvieto before you catch your train to your next destination.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
A 19th century residence recently converted into a comfortable 3-star hotel with beautiful gardens and swimming pool.
A charming 3-star hotel, once a noble house belonging to the poetess Lady Brunamonti. Restaurants are steps away.
Located in the historical center of Todi, this small Residenza has been in the same family for five generations. From the windows, terrace and gardens there are outstanding views and the welcome is warm.
Formally a palace, this 4-star hotel is tastefully furnished with lovely common rooms, and is located in the historical center.
This 5-star hotel is a renovated 17th century manor house with thick stone walls, wooden beams, terracotta floors and a great stone fireplace. There is a fine outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant Le Melograne.
Located in the historic centre of Bevagna, this intimate inn and restaurant exudes the genuine warmth of a private home, yet offers the comfort and sophistication of a fine hotel. It’s one of our favourites in Italy.
This luxurious hotel is Todi's best and in fact is the only 4-star hotel in the center of town. The guest rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated and there are several enchanting sitting rooms to lounge in.
An historic hotel, converted from a 12th century Abbey, including a restored cloister and monastery. There is an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts and a restaurant at the hotel. If you wish to go into town, Orvieto is 3 km away and the hotel will be happy to arrange a taxi into town if you wish.
“Overall, it was an incredible experience. We loved it.”
“I just wanted Randonnée Tours to know that my brother and I really, really enjoyed our self-guided bicycle tours through Tuscany and Umbria, Italy it was one of the best, most relaxing vacations I have ever taken. I felt I received real value for the money paid.”
“Asked for and received road bikes. Thanks! This was our second trip with Randonnee, and we enjoyed all of the hotels and thought they were well situated. We particularly liked Bevagna and the surrounding country and were we to take the same tour again, we could consider the longer version of the tour which spends 3 nights in Bevagna. We very much enjoyed the tour and hope to travel with Randonnee again. The cycling was beautiful, with the routes well-planned through varied terrain, mostly quiet roads, breathtaking scenery, and beautiful, historic towns. All in all, great cycling in a spectacular region. The area managers were very nice and helpful in setting up our bikes and giving us their insights.”
“My bike was fabulous! I had plenty of gears for the gory uphills, the wider tires absorbed the roughness of the roads, and the gears shifted like a dream. Very satisfied with our accommodations, the best room was in Bevagna, huge comfy room. I think the best ride was the one to Todi from Bevagna, such beauty. I fondly think of this trip often. The country and the people were so lovely and I had the best time exploring and enjoying the sights, the food, the wine, nature. I was amazed that we could pull together such a trip, Rome included, without any major problems.”
“We have just returned from our tour of Umbria and cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was! We were very satisfied and pleased with the routes chosen, the accommodations, all aspects of the tour… We would not hesitate to make another trip if able. This trip exceeded our expectations in all ways. Thank you so much.”
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