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: £ 433 $ 691 455 NOK 4550 kr 4200 $ 546 £ 586 $ 934 615 NOK 6150 kr 5677 $ 738 £ 719 $ 1,147 755 NOK 7550 kr 6969 $ 906 £ 852 $ 1,359 895 NOK 8950 kr 8262 $ 1,074
    Single room supplement £ 105 $ 167 110 NOK 1100 kr 1015 $ 132 £ 133 $ 213 140 NOK 1400 kr 1292 $ 168 £ 133 $ 213 140 NOK 1400 kr 1292 $ 168 £ 171 $ 273 180 NOK 1800 kr 1662 $ 216
    Supplement, single traveler £ 117 $ 187 123 NOK 1230 kr 1135 $ 148 £ 171 $ 273 180 NOK 1800 kr 1662 $ 216 £ 186 $ 296 195 NOK 1950 kr 1800 $ 234 £ 219 $ 349 230 NOK 2300 kr 2123 $ 276
    Including dinners £ 93 $ 149 98 NOK 980 kr 905 $ 118 £ 131 $ 210 138 NOK 1380 kr 1274 $ 166 £ 139 $ 222 146 NOK 1460 kr 1348 $ 175 £ 190 $ 304 200 NOK 2000 kr 1846 $ 240
    Spoleto festival  £ 15 $ 24 16 NOK 160 kr 148 $ 19 -- £ 15 $ 24 16 NOK 160 kr 148 $ 19
    DeLuxe Hotels: £ 565 $ 901 593 NOK 5930 kr 5474 $ 712 - £ 795 $ 1,268 835 NOK 8350 kr 7708 $ 1,002 £ 971 $ 1,549 1020 NOK 10200 kr 9415 $ 1,224
    Single room supplement £ 140 $ 223 147 NOK 1470 kr 1357 $ 176 - £ 181 $ 289 190 NOK 1900 kr 1754 $ 228 £ 214 $ 342 225 NOK 2250 kr 2077 $ 270
    Supplement, single traveler £ 169 $ 269 177 NOK 1770 kr 1634 $ 212 - £ 233 $ 372 245 NOK 2450 kr 2262 $ 294 £ 267 $ 425 280 NOK 2800 kr 2585 $ 336

     

     

    extra options

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

    Double room: £ 10 $ 15 10 NOK 100 kr 92 $ 12

    Single room: £ 29 $ 46 30 NOK 300 kr 277 $ 36

    Van support (per day): £ 95 $ 152 100 NOK 1000 kr 923 $ 120  

    GPS rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 250 kr 231 $ 30

    E bike rental:

    5 Day tour:  £ 29 $ 46 30 NOK 300 kr 277 $ 36

    7 Day tour: £ 43 $ 68 45 NOK 450 kr 415 $ 54

    Road bike rental:

    8 day tour

    Carbon Road Bike: £ 129 $ 205 135 NOK 1350 kr 1246 $ 162

    Road bike fork alu/carbon: £ 76 $ 122 80 NOK 800 kr 738 $ 96

    10 day tour 

    Carbon Road Bike: £ 176 $ 281 185 NOK 1850 kr 1708 $ 222

    Road bike fork alu/carbon: £ 114 $ 182 120 NOK 1200 kr 1108 $ 144

    Extra nights (prices are per person/night):

    Assisi (standard): £ 52 $ 84 55 NOK 550 kr 508 $ 66 Single room: £ 76 $ 122 80 NOK 800 kr 738 $ 96

    Assisi: (superior): £ 63 $ 100 66 NOK 660 kr 609 $ 79 Single room: £ 77 $ 123 81 NOK 810 kr 748 $ 97

    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.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Rome.

    Local Travel

    Train from Rome to Assisi, 3-4 hr. Short taxi to your first hotel.

    Climate

    Average high temp in °F for Assisi is 62º in April, 69º May, 77º June, 83º July, 83º August, 76º September & 65º October.

    Recommended

    Including 3-course dinners.

    Remarks

    Road bike available for this tour!

    *This tour also has a ROAD BIKE VERSION with longer distances!


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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Customer Feedback

  • 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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