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.
Lake Bolsena, Province of Viterbo, Italy
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
8 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
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
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: US $3,025
Single Supplement: US $760
Luxe Accommodation: US $3,525
Single Supplement: US $880
Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$360
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.
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.*
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.*
Bevagna: Today, cycle to Trevi, which enjoys a spectacular view of the surrounding Umbrian countryside.
Ride Distance: 44 km, elevation gain 553 m.*
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.*
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 passages with caves and archaeological finds.
Ride Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 938 m.*
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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 hotel is currently closed so until it reopens we will be booking Palazzo Brunamonti
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.
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.