Umbria Cycling Holidays
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Your Itinerary


Florence to Rome Self-Guided Cycling Holidays
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £819 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit the cities of Assisi, Perugia, Florence and Rome
• Experience the solitude of the Umbrian villages
• Going by bike is one of the best ways to explore this region
• A tour for lovers of fine food and beautiful landscapes
• An iconic ride from Tuscany to the capital

Cycle Route Profile
You will cycle on a slightly hilly route during the whole tour; in between there are longer flat sections. You will find yourself almost exclusively on field and farm tracks and quiet side streets. Only very short sections are on more trafficked roads, especially when entering or leaving cities.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Individual arrival in Florence

Welcome briefing and bike fitting.

2nd day: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno approx. 70 km by train, approx. 60 km by bike + train journey

In the morning, you will take the train to Arezzo. There, you can visit the beautiful churches and palaces of the city of antiquities and gold. With your bike you will cycle on beautiful trails through the vast plains of the Val di Chiana, constantly accompanied by hill and mountain silhouettes of the southern Tuscany.

You will pass Cortona and you will finally get to Lake Trasimeno, the battlefield of Hannibal against the Romans. Moreover, you will have a gorgeous view of Lake Trasimeno. Tonight, you will spend the night in Passignano.

3rd day: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia approx. 35 km

You will cycle along the lake to Torricella. From there you will continue through open fields, rolling hills and idyllic places to Perugia. Stroll through one of the nicest shopping streets of Italy to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Palazzo dei Priori, or the Arco Etrusco… the Umbrian capital will fascinate you!

4th day: Perugia – Assisi approx. 30 km

After having crossed the river Tiber, it is only a few kilometres by bike to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. However, before you cycle up to the mystical city, you will take a trip to one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of Umbria: S. M. degli Angeli! Immerse in the colourful world of medieval frescoes by Giotto in Assisi.

5th day: Assisi – Spoleto approx. 60 km

Your way leads you along the foot of the mighty Mount Subasio to the still entirely preserved medieval town Spello. Afterwards, you will continue through the Valle Umbra to Spoleto.

Cities, such as Montefalco, Trevi, and Campello can be seen on the surrounding hills. From the more than 80 m high aqueduct you can enjoy a vertiginous view of the Tessino Canyon, Mount Luco, and the Rocca Albornoz (papal fortress).

6th day: Spoleto – Narni approx. 45 km

Between mountains, accompanied by the beautiful countryside, you will cycle to Terni or even a little further to Narni. Do you want to treat yourself?

Terni is known for its excellent pastries and for having the most creative cuisine of the region! Narni and its medieval streets will take you back to ancient times.

7th day:Narni – Rome approx. 60 km + train journey

In the middle of the green heart of Umbria, you will pass huge mountains until you reach Calvi, the last major town of this region. You can still enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Sabine mountains before you take the train to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Rome.

8th day: Departure or Extension of Trip.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You will cycle on a slightly hilly route during the whole tour; in between there are longer flat sections. You will find yourself almost exclusively on field and farm tracks and quiet side streets. Only very short sections are on more trafficked roads, especially when entering or leaving cities.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Florence to Rome tour stays in 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

• Overnight stays in the selected category
• Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
• Personal tour information
• Luggage transfer between hotels
• Train journeys from Florence to Arezzo and from Poggio Mirteto to Rome
• Excellently planned routes
• Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
• Signposting
• Service hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Florence to Rome, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. – 28.04.2017 | 30.09. – 14.10.2017
Arrival Saturday
Season 2: 29.04. – 01.07.2017 | 26.08. – 29.09.2017
Arrival Saturday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £819 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £869 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 4**** and 3*** hotels, in Narni simple but central hotel at 3***-level

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance

This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £819
Single Supplement: From £229

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