Luxury Bike tour Umbria

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. Cycle through rolling hills dotted with castles, fortresses and watchtowers harks you back to the mysticism and mysteries of the Dark Ages and 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.
Bike tour to Torgiano where you will spend a night in the former home of a noble count, now a 5-star hotel and part of the Lungarotti Winery estate. In the afternoon you can relax by the stunning pool or pedal back to nearby Deruta to visit ancient pottery workshop.
Two days in Montefalco: wander through vineyards of sagrantino grapes and taste the outstanding Umbrian wines. LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

Highlights

  • Soak up the medieval ambience and ancient traditions of charming hilltop towns
  • Taste the splendid wine Sagrantino of Montefalco
  • Delight in hearty ribollita, panzanella, fresh pastas and delicious pastries
  • Enjoy gracious luxury hotels with distinct regional flavor
1

Citta della Pieve

We'll meet you at charming Relais Castelluccio. After the fitting of bikes you're free to explore this delightful hill town Città della Pieve is a town high up on a hill striking for its intense terracotta colour. At the highest point the fortress dominates with its five square towers, while the town centre is Piazza del Plebiscito.
2

Torgiano & Lungarotti cellars

Bike ride from Citta della Pieve to Bettona via Deruta e Torgiano Your first tour wind past cornflower fields and isolated farmhouses, then into a series of gently rolling hills studded with minuscule towns that you'll want to stop and visit. Not-to-be-missed is Deruta the pottery town. Highlight is Torgiano with his Museum of Wine, and just outside of town is one of Italy's most prestigious and modern wineries Lungarotti. For the visitor interested in food and wine, Torgiano is a veritable treasure trove. Few km and you will reach your nice hotel at little borgo of Bettona.
Total Distance: 60km/ 37miles
3

Montefalco & Sagrantino wine

Bike ride from Bettona to Montefalco via Assisi, Spello, Bevagna Today you begin with a nice downhill ride into the broad Upper Tiber Valley, followed by a short climb up to 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, one of the largest Christian basilicas in Umbria
Then continue and visit Spello, the hamlet Bevagna and finally arrive to Montefalco, quintessential Umbrian delicacy: the medieval hilltown. Extremely tiny, it occupies a hilltop placed so strategically that majestic views are available at the end of every street.
Total distance: 55 km/35 miles

4

Spoleto

Circular Bike ride from Montefalco to Spoleto.
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 after 7 km form departure. Today is very gentle hills and part of flat terrain. Highlight is the visit of Spoleto, within its wooded setting, is the loveliest of the Umbrian hill towns. Its urbane atmosphere is enhanced by its superb monuments and by the Festival dei due Mondi, Europe’s leading arts festival held in june and july. Come back in time for a wine tasting in Montefalco, the area is famous for the Sagrantino Wine.
Total distance: 52 km/32,5 miles
5

Todi on back road

Bike ride from Montefalco to Todi via Giano dell’Umbria, Viepri, Castagnola
Back roads are the main roads today, as you wend your way over hill and dale, past the tail end of mountain streams, silent forests and wild mushroom stands. You'll see fewer people today, hear fewer 20th-century sounds and see fewer modern sights than any other day. At the end of this unique excursion you'll 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 favourite country home of wealthy Romans and artists, as well as a host of artisans who have enlivened its streets with their shops.
Total Distance: 40 km/25 miles.

6

Orvieto

Bike ride from Todi to Orvieto via Prodo Castle.
Yet another - perhaps the most glorious - church awaits you at the end of this day, your reward for mastering some pretty steep inclines. Along the way you'll pass several ruined castles which provide a perfect backdrop for a picnic, perhaps based on local salamis, cheeses and breads purchased in the morning.
By late afternoon you'll see Orvieto, looming ahead on its strange plateau, crowned by the cathedral of Santa Maria, considered by one and all to be among the very finest churches in all of Europe.
Total distance: 46 km/28,7 miles
7

Civita di Bagnoreggio

Optional bike tour to this ghost town: striking position a top a plateau of friable volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber valley. Distance 44 km/27,5 miles. Arrivederci
Castelluccio Palusse - Città della Pieve
Relais Castelluccio Palusse has a beautiful, hilltop setting just outside Città della Pieve. Once a noble residence, it now offers classically furnished guest rooms. This unique property has been carefully restored to preserve many of its original features. The grand entrances lead you to the many lounges and halls; including the dining hall.
Relais La corte - Bettona
The Relais & SPA La Corte di Bettona lies in the heart of the old town of Bettona: entrance faces the main square. It was which was originally a medieval “hospitale” for pilgrims and orphans in the 14th century, stretches out within the village in a series of enchanting terraces, solariums, and lookouts that are perfectly equipped and designed for guests seeking a truly exclusive holiday.
Palazzo Bontadosi - Montefalco
Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel and Spa is set in the main square of Montefalco, inside the 15th-century town walls, it offers an exclusive spa with heated swimming pool.Art gallery on the ground floor, the spa is located in the medieval basement and includes a steam bath and hydrotherapy showers.
Fonte Cesia - Todi
Hotel Fonte Cesia is the result of the careful renovation of an ancient and noble palace from the 17th century.The previous church of Saint Benedetto,13th century, which adjoins the hotel is today the beautiful frame of a lecture hall.
Palazzo Piccolomini - Orvieto
The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is remarkable for its beautiful palace created for the pontifical family Piccolomini. The accurate restoration has given new splendour to the different age-long structures; from the refined facade overlooking Piazza Ranieri down to the underground rooms cut into the tuff mass, on which the Etruscan Orvieto rises.

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 1390 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 350

Inclusions
Six nights in luxury four & five hotels
Six breakfasts
Route notes, maps, elevation gain and city map
Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
All Baggage transfers
Pick-up of bikes and gear in Orvieto
Keepsake Cicloposse wer bottle
Sales taxes

Not Included

Bike Rental per entire tour 

Hybrid bike       euro 140
Race bike           euro 180
E-bike                 euro 210

City Tax  each village charges a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 4,00.

 

Optional
Renting GPS for 6 days – 50 euro
We can rent you a Garmin Edge Touring. It works like the GPS navigator you use in your car, only with maps and features specifically designed to help you find your way by bike. We will upload all the route notes and you will have really no problems in finding your way to the next town!

Tour Reviews

17 ottobre 2016

Dear Giuliana- We had a wonderful time on the cycling trip. The maps and route descriptions were excellent and the length of cycling for each day was just right. The hotels were all lovely – central and charming. I think that the route from Todi to Orvieto was my favourite. We got such a great view from up high and it was mostly quiet country roads. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip. It was a pleasure. Regards,

17 ottobre 2016

Thank you very much for making my bike trip in Tuscany so enjoyable. I may try to ride with you in Sardinia next year in late September and early October. You should be very proud of your business and yourselves for being such great ambassadors for your country.

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