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.

Location

Torgiano

Torgiano

Day 1

Bevagna

Bevagna

Day 2+3+4

Todi

Todi

Day 5

Orvieto

Orvieto

Day 6+7

Lake Bolsena

Lake Bolsena, Province of Viterbo, Italy

Day 8+9

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

8 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
Luggage transfers
Local guide in Bevagna for a walking tour
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Can start any date between March and November
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

9 days / 8 nights, with 7 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Torgiano / Lake Bolsena (transfer to Orvieto)

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate/Challenging: 20-40+ miles daily. You spend two nights in two locations, so you can take time off from cycling on some days.

TERRAIN

4 days gently rolling & 3 days are moderately rolling with some hills

COST

Classic Accommodation: US $2,060
Single Supplement: US $595

Luxe Accommodation: US $3,200
Single Supplement: US $805

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting There Arrive via Rome or Florence (2 hours away from either by train). Torgiano is 15 km south of Perugia and can be reached easily by taxi on arrival at the train station. Your information package will provide information about getting to the tour start. The trip finishes in Bolsena, (22 km from Orvieto) which is on the Rome-Florence train line (1 hr. 45 to Florence & 1 hr. 20 to Rome). There are some 14 trains per day and we give you the flexibility to take whichever one suits your schedule.You hotel can arrange a transfer for you back to Orvieto for 15 euros per person.Or they could arrange a transfer back to Rome Airport or downtown for 50 euros per person.

1

Day 1

Torgiano

Arrival in Torgiano. 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.
Ride Distance: 15 km, elevation gain 187 m.*

2

Da 2

Bevagna

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.*

3

Day 3

Bevagna

Bevagna: Begin with a walking tour where a local guide will reveal secret treasures of Bevagna. This afternoon, cycle to Trevi, which enjoys a spectacular view of the surrounding Umbrian countryside.
Ride Distance: 44 km, elevation gain 553 m.*

4

Day 4

Bevagna

Today, your cycling route will take you to Spoleto, a beautiful medieval town.The ride is flat on quiet lanes that follow canals across the valley.
Ride Distance: 70 km, elevation gain 386 m.*

5

Day 5

Todi 

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 archaelogical musueum. 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.*

6

Day 6

Orvieto

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.*

7

Day 7

Orvieto

You’ll loop to Civita de Bagnoreggio, described as “the most perfect hill-town in Italy”. On your way back to Orvieto, do not miss the fascinating underground labyrinth of passages with caves and archaeological finds.
Ride Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 938 m.*

8

Day 8

Lake Bolsena

This ride will include lots of descending and you’ll arrive to Lake Bolsena in time to relax and enjoy the vista. The hotel offers optional cooking courses and boat excursions to Isola Bisentina, a secret and formerly inaccessible island previously owned by two popes.
Ride Distance: 20 km, elevation gain 477 m or 55 km, gain 636 m.*

9

Day 9

Departure day. Your hotel will arrange a transfer to Orvieto at your convenience.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Classic

Hotel Al Grappolo D'Oro, Torgiano

A 19th century residence recently converted into a comfortable 3-star hotel with beautiful gardens and swimming pool.


Palazzo Brunamonti, Bevagna

A charming 3-star hotel, once a noble house belonging to the poetess Lady Brunamonti. Restaurants are steps away.


San Lorenzo Tre, Todi

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.


Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto

Formally a palace, this 4-star hotel is tastefully furnished with lovely common rooms, and is located in the historical center.


La Riserva Montebello, Bolsena

Ideally located near Bolsena, the hotel has an amazing view of the lake and is surrounded by woods and lush vegetation. This agriturismo produces wonderful organic chestnuts, honey, kiwi-fruits, oil and wine. Swimming pool.


Luxe

La Tre Vaselle, Torgiano

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.


L'Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna

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.


Fonte Cesia, Todi

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.


La Badia di Orvieto, Orvieto

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.


La Riserva Montebello, Bolsena

Ideally located near Bolsena, the hotel has an amazing view of the lake and is surrounded by woods and lush vegetation. This agriturismo produces wonderful organic chestnuts, honey, kiwi-fruits, oil and wine. Swimming pool. Straight Talk: this hotel is more an agriturismo than a luxury hotel so would not compare to the other hotels on this tour.


Trips starting at
US $2,060

Tour Reviews

June 9, 2019

“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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