Umbria - based in one hotel
Italy’s most breathtaking landscape.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Receival of the travel documents and rental bikes by one of the hotel's employees. In the evening you enjoy a welcome drink on the sun terrace.
Assisiapprox. 50 km
The river Tiber is not many kilometers away. You cycle along the river valley past the shimmering sunflowers and wheat fields. From afar you will then see the dome of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which is a pilgrimage church. It is well worth taking a break here especially if you haven't already. There is a short ascent up to Assisi after the church. The town of Saint Francis lies impressively on the edge of Mount Subasio. Finally, you cycle back down into the Tiber valley back to your luxury accommodation
The typical, Umbrian landscape accompanies you today on your bike tour to Todi. Between the olive groves you keep on getting magnificent views across the Tiber valley. In the spring, the gorse shines vibrant yellow and in summer it is the turn of the sunflowers. In the distance you can see where you are headed for, Todi. Admire the medieval Piazza del Popolo whilst drinking a creamy cappuccino. In the evening you take the train back to San Martino in Campo.
Some might say that Umbria comes across in a cliche way in today's stage. You cycle through golden wheat fields that are only interrupted by lush green vineyards and silver shimmering olive groves. The route gently undulates as you head from village to village. at the well-known Chiorri vineyard there is a wine tasting session waiting for you. But not just fine wine, you will also enjoy a traditional lunch on the terrace with a beautiful view all around you. Afterwards you have only got to cycle a few kilometres to return to your hotel.
There are three cultural highlights making for an entertaining cycle today. Bettona perches majestically like a swallow's nest on a small hill and has a medieval flair with its narrow roads. You also immerse yourself into Bevagna and its ancient history. To top the day off you will visit Montefalco, which is a medieval town surrounded by a wall and that has breathtaking views at the ready for you across the valley. All of these amazing towns that you cycle through today meant that we almost forgot to mention that today's cycle route itself is magnificent... In the evening you return to the hotel by bus transfer.
Today you pedal through olive groves and small Umbrian villages until you get to Lake Trasimeno. It will glisten in front of your eyes and will entice you in for a swim. Enjoy the extensive views of the surrounding area once again with the shining sunflower fields and the lush green vineyards. Take a break in one of the traditional Trattorias that you pass on your way and enjoy the Italian hospitality whilst drinking a good glass of Umbrian Grechetto.
Characteristics of the route
On the stages to Lake Trasimeno and to Todi there are several longer ascents. All of the other day rides are predominantly flat or only have very small ascents. You cycle on wonderful, quiet side roads. Occasionally you cycle on good quality tracks. You only have to cycle on slightly busier roads on short connecting sections.
Hotel: Residenza d'Epoca alla Posta dei Donini 4**** in San Martino in Campo
- Accommodation in Hotel Alla Posta dei Donini 4**** in your selected room category
- Breakfast buffet
- If you book half board, 4 course dinner is included
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Train ride from Todi to San Martino in Campo incl. your bike
- Transfer by bus from Montefalco to San Martino in Campo incl. your bike
- Welcome drink
- Soft drinks from the minibar
- Wine tasting of three wines and traditional lunch at Chiorri vineyard
- Free access to the outdoor pool (open from about May)
- Access to the spa area (reduced price of € 20 per person for about 3 hours)
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- San Martino in Campo or Perugia train station
- Florence or Rome airport
- free parking at the hotel, no reservation necessary/possible: garage €15 per day, reservation is necessary, to be paid for at the time
Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!
Alla Posta dei Donini / Villa Donini
The elegant 4* hotel is located in a quiet location in front of Perugia's town gates. The historic villa is embedded in its own park with many pine trees providing shade as well as its own rose garden, dreamy paths, ancient amphorae and etruscan urns.