Enjoy Assisi as you bike Umbria. Photo via Flickr:Niels J Buus Madsen
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Baslica di San Francesco in Assisi - photo via Creative Commons: Berthold Werner
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Umbria

Italy Bike Tours

Bike in Italy through the country’s "green heart"…

  • This bicycle tour in Italy runs through the green heart of the country (or il cuor verde d'Italia), which is what Umbria is frequently called. Biking in Umbria is perfect for those looking to personally experience this unique and unspoiled region with its endless beauty, unparalleled hospitality and just the right combination of art, nature and culture. As one of Italy's smallest regions, Umbria has long been a secret well kept.

    One of the highlights of this Umbria bike tour is the capital, Perugia, with its spectacular Renaissance palaces, museums, churches and tightly wound shopping streets. Highlights include the beautiful square Palazzo dei Priori, the 15th century Cathedral of San Lorenzo with interesting pink and white stone decoration modeled after the cathedral of Arezzo in 1335, and the Basilica of San Domenico. Equally of note will be the medieval Pilgrim town of Assisi. Many monuments have been erected to honor the famous St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in 1208. One of the buildings honoring him is a World Heritage Site, the Basilica of San Francesco completed in 1253. Assisi is also the site of many pilgrimages.

    Anyone who calls themself a cyclist should experience cycling in Umbria, a jewel of bike tours in Italy.

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  •  5 day7 day8 day10 day
    Standard Hotels: £ 419 $ 660 455 NOK 4398 kr 4060 $ 528 £ 566 $ 892 615 NOK 5945 kr 5488 $ 713 £ 695 $ 1,095 755 NOK 7298 kr 6737 $ 876 £ 824 $ 1,298 895 NOK 8652 kr 7986 $ 1,038
    Single room supplement £ 101 $ 160 110 NOK 1063 kr 982 $ 128 £ 129 $ 203 140 NOK 1353 kr 1249 $ 162 £ 129 $ 203 140 NOK 1353 kr 1249 $ 162 £ 166 $ 261 180 NOK 1740 kr 1606 $ 209
    Supplement, single traveler £ 113 $ 178 123 NOK 1189 kr 1098 $ 143 £ 166 $ 261 180 NOK 1740 kr 1606 $ 209 £ 180 $ 283 195 NOK 1885 kr 1740 $ 226 £ 212 $ 334 230 NOK 2223 kr 2052 $ 267
    Including dinners £ 90 $ 142 98 NOK 947 kr 874 $ 114 £ 127 $ 200 138 NOK 1334 kr 1231 $ 160 £ 134 $ 212 146 NOK 1411 kr 1303 $ 169 £ 184 $ 290 200 NOK 1933 kr 1785 $ 232
    Spoleto festival  £ 15 $ 23 16 NOK 155 kr 143 $ 19 -- £ 15 $ 23 16 NOK 155 kr 143 $ 19
    DeLuxe Hotels: £ 546 $ 860 593 NOK 5732 kr 5291 $ 688 - £ 769 $ 1,211 835 NOK 8072 kr 7451 $ 969 £ 939 $ 1,479 1020 NOK 9860 kr 9102 $ 1,183
    Single room supplement £ 135 $ 213 147 NOK 1421 kr 1312 $ 171 - £ 175 $ 276 190 NOK 1837 kr 1695 $ 220 £ 207 $ 326 225 NOK 2175 kr 2008 $ 261
    Supplement, single traveler £ 163 $ 257 177 NOK 1711 kr 1579 $ 205 - £ 226 $ 355 245 NOK 2368 kr 2186 $ 284 £ 258 $ 406 280 NOK 2707 kr 2498 $ 325

     

     

    extra options

    Supplement to upgrade to Villa Bella Magione with swimming pool located 3 km from lake (only for deluxe version): 

    Double room: £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 97 kr 89 $ 12

    Single room: £ 28 $ 44 30 NOK 290 kr 268 $ 35

    Van support (per day): £ 92 $ 145 100 NOK 967 kr 892 $ 116  

    GPS rental: £ 23 $ 36 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29

    E bike rental:

    5 Day tour:  £ 28 $ 44 30 NOK 290 kr 268 $ 35

    7 Day tour: £ 41 $ 65 45 NOK 435 kr 402 $ 52

    Road bike rental:

    8 day tour

    Carbon Road Bike: £ 124 $ 196 135 NOK 1305 kr 1205 $ 157

    Road bike fork alu/carbon: £ 74 $ 116 80 NOK 773 kr 714 $ 93

    10 day tour 

    Carbon Road Bike: £ 170 $ 268 185 NOK 1788 kr 1651 $ 215

    Road bike fork alu/carbon: £ 110 $ 174 120 NOK 1160 kr 1071 $ 139

    Extra nights (prices are per person/night):

    Assisi (standard): £ 51 $ 80 55 NOK 532 kr 491 $ 64 Single room: £ 74 $ 116 80 NOK 773 kr 714 $ 93

    Assisi: (superior): £ 61 $ 96 66 NOK 638 kr 589 $ 77 Single room: £ 75 $ 117 81 NOK 783 kr 723 $ 94

    Extra nights in other towns available upon request.

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

Where You’ll Stay

Standard Hotels: 3 star hotels with rooms with private facilities.
DeLuxe Hotels: 4 star hotels and B&Bs with rooms with private facilities. All hotels are slightly higher quality and include more amenities than the Standard hotels. Most hotels have a swimming pool.
Guided tour: 3 * hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 4, 6, 7, or 9 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route briefing on arrival day
  • Tour information packet
  • Route descriptions & maps, including sight-seeing tips
  • GPS tracks (must be requested at least a month prior to tour). We suggest downloading Maps.me on your cell phone
  • Emergency support hotline

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to your first hotel
  • Remaining meals
  • GPS rental (available for supplement of €25 payable on the spot)
  • Local tourist taxes (between 0.80 and 2.00€)
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights available by request.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate–Difficult
Length5–10 days
From455 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrivals possible daily in 2017*
* best period from April 1 through June and end of August to end of October

Skill Level

This Italian bike tour is moderate to difficult on hilly terrain with average daily distances approximately 23 to 43 miles per day. Ride entails some steep climbs.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Umbria Map

This tour can be taken for either 10 , 8, 7,  or 5 days.

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi.
Day 2: Assisi - Spoleto, 36 mi. (58 km)
Day 3: Spoleto - Montefalco - Bevagna - Torgiano, 40 mi. (64 km)
Day 4: Torgiano, day of rest or roundtrip tour to Perugia, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 5: Torgiano -  Passignano, 27 mi. (53 km)
Day 6: Day of rest or roundtrip tour around Lake Trasimeno, 35 or 41 mi. (55 or 65 km)
Day 7: Lake Trasimeno - Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 8: Umbertide - Gubbio, 37 mi. (58 km)
Day 9: Gubbio - Assisi, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 10: Departure from Assisi

DAY 1: Arrival in Assisi.
Individual arrival in the lovely town of Assisi. Your hotel is located about 2 miles outside of Assisi. The start of the cycling trip is close to Assisi, a beautiful pilgrimage town built against the slopes of Mt. Subasio. Its mighty stature of ramparts, towers and roofs of palaces is evident already from afar. Assisi is known for its strong, unbreakable bond with the Saints Francis and Clare. On the day of your arrival, you can explore the town with its little alleys, cozy squares, its famous church, the Basilica of St. Francis and the Roman temple of Minerva on the piazza del Comune. Your overnight stay is in Assisi.

DAY 2: Assisi - Spoleto, 36 mi. (58 km)
This day finds you cycling along the slopes of Mount Subasio to Spello. There is enough time to wander about in Spello, a charming ancient town pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman age. Spello is also called the town of flowers, due to its many colorful little alleys embellished with plants and flowers. It is well-known for its special Flower Festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini. After continuing your journey through the valley, passing Foligno, the route leads up to Spoleto. Your hotel is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto, close to the Roman theatre. 

DAY 3: Spoleto - Montefalco - Bevagna - Torgiano, 40 mi. (64 km)
Biking through a slightly undulating landscape, you will see Montefalco already from afar but to reach this you must first conquer a steep climb. The town is also named the 'balcony of Umbria' due to the wonderful views. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 15th and 16th century frescoes by artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known  for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g , produced on the sunny hill slopes around the town, and of course it is almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars.  From Montefalco, it is all down hill to Bevagna. Here, the medieval square with its two Romanesque churches is a favorite meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the village.  After one last hill you will reach Torgiano, at the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). Your hotel is in the quiet town centre.  Be sure to  visit  the wine museum and the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste their excellent wines

DAY 4: Torgiano, day of rest or roundtrip tour to Perugia, 22 mi. (35 km)
Today you can cycle to Perugia if you desire. Perugia dominates the Tiber Valley from a high, irregular and rough hill, this, together with its aristocratic Renaissance palaces, churches, museums and many galleries, will make a lasting impression. Again, you will spend the night in the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

DAY 5: Torgiano - Passignano​, 27 mi. (53 km)
On the fifth day, you'll cycle through a rather hilly landscape and finally end with a magnificent view overlooking the Lake and its islands. Just outside the little fishing town of Passingnano, you will find your hotel.

DAY 6: Day of rest or roundtrip tour around Lake Trasimeno, 35 or 41 mi. (55 or 65 km)
Today you can take a day of rest in the beautiful lake region or cycle around the lake passing the little towns of Passignano and  Castiglione del Lago. Also very much worthwhile would be to visit one of the islands by boat.

DAY 7: Lake Trasimeno - Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
During this next stage, you will cycle central Italy through unspoiled scenery to the quiet little town of Umbertide. The center is dominated by a majestic tower - remains of the Castle of 1385.

DAY 8: Umbertide - Gubbio, 37 mi. (58 km)
On this day, you will reach the medieval town of Gubbio, situated on a high plain. Worthwhile to visit are the palaces as well as the Roman theatre and the monastery of St. Ubaldo, which is built 827 meters high and can be reached by cable car. Your overnight stay will be close to the historical center.

DAY 9: Gubbio - Assisi, 37 mi. (60 km)
At the beginning of this last leg of the Umbria bike tour you still have some hard climbing to do, through a rolling still-life landscape, but after that you have a well-deserved easy descent to Assisi. Cycling through the centre of this little town you will pass its most important monuments, like the Basilica of St. Francis, the temple of Minerva and the basilica of St. Clare. 

DAY 10: Departure from Assisi.
Individual departure from Assisi following breakfast.

8 Day Tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi
Day 2: Assisi - Torgiano, 43 mi. (68 km)
Day 3: Ride to Perugia, 21 mi. (34 km) or day of rest
Day 4: Torgiano - Passignano, 27 mi. (53 km)
Day 5: Passignano -  Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 6: Umbertide - Gubbio, 37 mi. (58 km)
Day 7: Gubbio - Assisi, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 8: Departure from Assisi

7 Day Tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi 
Day 2: Assisi - Spello - Foligno - Casco dell’Acqua or Bovara, 16 mi. (26 km)
Day 3: Round trip to Spoleto, 27 or 32 miles (44, or 51 km)
Day 4: Casco dell’Acqua or Bovara - Bevagna - Montefalco (optional) - Torgiano, 34 miles (55 km)
Day 5: Round trip of Perugia, 15 miles (24 km) or Torgiano, 20 or 29 miles (33 or 47 km)
Day 6: Torgiano - Assisi, 15 miles (26 km)
Day 7: Departure

5 Day Tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi
Day 2: Assisi - Spello - Foligno - Spoleto, 36 mi. (58 km)
Day 3: Spoleto - Bevagna, 22 or 25 mi. (35 or 40 km) 
Day 4: Bevagna - Torgiano - Assisi, 32 mi. (51 km)
Day 5: Departure from Assisi

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  • J. Wark 1 year ago

    All hotels were great except Hotel Magione. We were the only guests and I don't think they wanted us there. The breakfast was not up to snuff and there was NO English station on the TV. Given the level of difficulty of the hills, the bikes were very heavy (steel) especially when we had to walk up hills. Ok for flat but not hilly. We loved the restaurant near the hotel in Togiano and went twice. Unfortunately, we did have rain......

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