In the heart of Umbria

This tour allows you to visit the most famous hill towns of Umbria, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Todi and Orvieto. We tried to keep it as easy as possible, yet featuring the best Umbria can offer. Of course, not to miss the main hill towns you will be obliged to a few climbs; we have, however, limited them as much as possible and tried to make them worst their while. We have chosen Terontola as an arrival point because it is an important railway station with easy connection to the whole of Europe

Note
3 weekly flights directly from Stansted to Perugia


Highlights of the tour
 
Cortona
Trasimeno lake shores
Perugia subterranean town
Giotto's frescoes
Sagrantino wine

Practical information
 
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Meals: 7 breakf. 3 suppers
Mileage: 240 km
Daily average: 40 km
Grade: Medium

Day by Day program
Accommodations



CORTONA

Day 1 –Arrival at Terontola railwaystation and transfer to Cortona.Our representative will meet you at your hotel  and bring you the bikes and the informative kit. He will be ready to answer your questions about the tour.

 

 


TRASIMENO LAKE

Day 2 -Cortona/Corte del Poggio - 45km Trasimeno lake is known for its olive covered surrounding hills, the lovely villages and the bamboo ridden shores, a resting place for migrating birds. Take a boat to Isola Maggiore where old ladies weave their age-old laces. Discover Montecorognola view poin over the lake, Monte del Lago and San Feliciano fisherman village; Spend the night in lovely country Inns. Cooking class possible



PERUGIA
Day 3 –la Corte del Poggio/ Perugia - 32km Your day destination is Perugia, the main town in Umbria, with its fine square and communal palace, its renaissance painting collection, and the Rocca Paolina, the subterranean town . Perugia is also a lively town with shops and fashionable boutiques.Spend the night in town.


ASSISI
Day 4 - Perugia/Assisi - (42km) We are now in the heart of Umbria; visit Deruta a famous ceramic makers' place and Torgiano, Lungarotti wineries home town; if a wine tasting might be dangerous for your safety (!) a visit to the wine museum is advised. Spend the night in Assisi in a lovely Country Inn just outside town within walking distance from the Basilica

BEVAGNA

Day 5 - Assisi/Spello/Bevagna/ Assisi (50 km) Today visit this beautiful town with its superb basilica and the Giotto’s frescoes, then ride to Spello a very nice and less touristy small town on the Subasio slopes. You can make a stop in Bevagna on your way back to Assisi. Do not forget to  taste   the famous Sagrantino wine.  Night at the same hotel.

 

TODI
Day 6 – Bevagna /Todi - (40 km) Down the central valley along the wine road, visit Montefalco, with nice building and beautiful frescoes from Benozzo Gozzoli. Then cut across the Monte Martani mountains before descending towards Todi a lovely little town perched on the top of a hill. A lovely square and two beautiful churches make it a very interesting stop. Night in an historical palace.


ORVIETO


Day 7 – Todi/Orvieto -(km 44) Now that you have grown familiar with umbrian hills you will get a bit more of them; the last day riding along the twisting road above the Corbara lake to Orvieto, the etruscan town dominating the valleys from thits brown-red cliffs of soft Tufo stone which since Etruscan times has been carved to make tombs and cellars. Supper and night.

 

Day 8 -  End of our services with departure from Orvieto railway station to your next destination

 

 

 

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