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 and Lungarotti Winery estate, explore Deruta the pottery town. Two days in Montefalco: wander through vineyards of sagrantino grapes and taste the outstanding Umbrian wines
- 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
Citta della Pieve
Torgiano & Lungarotti cellars
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.
Level: Easy to moderate. Total Distance: 56km/ 35miles
Montefalco & Sagrantino wine
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: 60 km/37,5miles
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
Todi on back road
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.
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
Civita di Bagnoreggio
Castelluccio Palusse - Città della PieveRelais 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.
Palazzo Bontadosi - MontefalcoPalazzo 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 - TodiHotel 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 - OrvietoThe 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.
Price & Inclusions
Cost: Euro 1390 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 350
Six nights in luxury four & five hotels
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
Bike Rental per entire tour
Hybrid bike euro 180
Race bike euro 210
E-Bike euro 210
City Tax each village charges a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 4,00.
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!