Arrival in Torgiano. You'll stay at Hotel Al Grappolo D'Oro, ideally located in the historical center of this wine village. If you arrive early enough, you can visit the wine and olive oil museums, a short stroll from the hotel before an included dinner at the restaurant here. Your bikes will be at the hotel waiting for you.
Distance: 15 km, elevation gain 187 m.*
Bevagna: Riding east of Torgiano, you'll make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, Italy's patron saint and founder of one of the world's largest monastic orders. The town itself is tiered with pink stone set in a verdant valley with sacred Mt.Subasio as a backdrop. You'll have the chance to visit the important monuments here with lots of excellent restaurants to choose from. Afterwards, continue along a cycling path to the quaint village of Spello, filled with interesting shops and galleries. In Bevagna, stay at Palazzo Brunamonti, a former palace recently converted into a distinctive hotel in the historical center.
Distance: 44 km, elevation gain 436 m.*
Bevagna: Next day, begin with a walking tour where a local guide will reveal secret treasures of Bevagna. Your cycling route on this day will include options to Trevi and Spoleto. Each are hill-towns seductively medieval in appearance with great restaurants and cafes.
Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 230 m or 71 km, gain 400 m.*
Todi: Your ride today takes you through un-spoilt countryside with vistas that look out over much of southern Umbria. Arriving to Todi, you’ll reach the Piazza del Popolo, described as the most perfect medieval piazza in Italy. The Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo houses the pinacoteca and archaelogical musueum. After dinner, you may want to seek out the Bar Pianegiani which is reputed to have the best gelato in Umbria.
Distance: 37 km, elevation gain 798 m.*
Orvieto: You’ll start the day with a glorious descent and then make your way west. Guide-books describe this road as follows: “With its hill-top hamlets, olive groves, vines, herds of white oxen and miles of deserted roads and tracks, this is the archetype of pastoral lowland Umbria…” Arriving to Orvieto, there is much to see: it is home to one of Italy’s greatest and richest Gothic buildings and also has lots of galleries, (and a chocolate maker we recommend you visit).
Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 1054 m.*
Orvieto: You’ll loop to Civita de Bagnoreggio, described as “the most perfect hill-town in Italy”. On your way back to Orvieto, do not miss the fascinating underground labyrinth of passageswith caves and archaeological finds.
Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 938 m.*
Departure day. Be sure to spend a final few moments enjoying the delights of Orvieto before you catch your train to your next destination.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
"We have just returned from our tour of Umbria and cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was! We were very satisfied and pleased with the routes chosen, the accommodations, all aspects of the tour… We would not hesitate to make another trip if able. This trip exceeded our expectations in all ways. Thank you so much."
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