Self-guided Cycling / Original tour

Web code IT019

Italy / Umbria

The green and spiritual heart of Italy

In the magical landscape and among the gently rolling hills of Umbria you will find many convents, monasteries, abbeys and churches. You can feel the authenticity of this region when you wander through the streets of the medieval hamlets and villages still untouched. Umbria is a nature work of art and a land of many colours and perfumes, and everywhere streams, rivers and waterfalls accompany the visitors on their search for peace and beauty.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Individual arrival in Assisi, the medieval town, birthplace of St. Francis.

    2. Assisi–Spoleto (50 km)
    This is the most exciting stage of the tour with many possible stops. The first one is Spello, a walled town with a large number of Roman ruins. You’ll reach then Foligno, famous for its two wonderful town squares. The stage ends in Spoleto, a well preserved medieval village.

    3. Spoleto–Todi (60 km)
    Today you’ll cycle among oaks and olive trees as far as Todi, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy, perched on a hill and overlooking the Tiber valley.

    4. Todi–Orvieto (45 km)
    You cycle through small villages in the middle of the nature. A variation of the stage takes you to Lake Corbara. On the last kilometres the white tuff cliff town of Orvieto will emerge from the rolling hills. The Gothic façade of the cathedral of Orvieto is just one of the many unique monuments covering millenniums of history.

    5. Orvieto–Città della Pieve (45 km)
    Today the stage is quite demanding: you’ll cycle through rolling hills, but you’ll be highly rewarded by reaching your destination: Città della Pieve, a medieval village still surrounded by 14th century city walls.

    6. Città della Pieve–Perugia (60 km by bike + 20 km by train)
    You’ll reach the beautiful Trasimeno Lake and pedal along its northern shores till you get to Magione and its castle. From here take a train to Perugia, a splendid old town surrounded by Etruscan city walls.

    7. Perugia–Assisi (35 km)
    You’ll cross the Tiber plain and reach Santa Maria degli Angeli at the foot of Assisi: here many places are linked to the everyday life of Saint Francis. The town will astonish you with its art, monuments and the 13th century Basilica.

    8. Assisi
    Departure after breakfast.

     

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

     

  • Route profile
    • Total length: 295 km
    • Total vertical up: 3,870 m
    • Terrain: 85% tarmac, 15% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: day 2 and 7
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 5, 6


    The level of difficulty of this itinerary is moderate. The route follows mainly the asphalt low traffic roads and each day you will have to climb a few little steep slopes. The stages between Spoleto and Orvieto are the most challenging ones.

    Moderate: hilly areas, numerous climbs and downhill stretches. Suitable for regular cyclists with a good level of fitness.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Assisi is connected with the following airports:
    Perugia: 20 Km, Rome: 200 Km, Florence: 185 Km, Pisa: 250 Km

     

    TRAINS
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. 

     

    You will be accommodated in 3* hotels (with a family-run 2* hotel in Perugia).

     

    All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning. In 2* hotels there may be some cases of accommodation without air conditioning.


    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    • double room is a room with one double bed
    • twin room is a room with two single beds
    • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero’s City bikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models.

    Features (City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore):

    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • comfort gel saddle
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    • ergonomic bicycle grips
    • Speed Lifter system

      

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
    • 1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    • 1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers
    • 1 combination bike lock


    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

    • final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    • luggage labels to be fixed at each piece of baggage, which has to be carried
    • hotel vouchers to be given to the reception of each hotel on your arrival
    • information on the cities, towns and villages of the tour

     

    Girolibero Greens booklets:
    1) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you would visit.
    2) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

  • By your side

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:

    • office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    • emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.
  • 5 Client reviews
    • Sergio

      Departure 21-28 July 2018

      Online from 27 September 2018

      Esperienza che ripeteremmo domani..tappe ben calibrate intorno ai 50 km a giornata, dislivelli anche impegnativi ma godibilissimi
    • Giampietro

      Departure 15-22 September 2018

      Online from 25 September 2018

      Incantevole Umbria, in bici con Girolibero ancora più bella!!!
    • Chan

      Departure 2018

      Online from 04 June 2018

      Our Umbria bike tour was a great success!!
      The landscapes are magnificent.
    • Elena

      Departure 01-08 July 2017

      Online from 13 July 2017

      Bello
    • Emanuele

      Departure 13-20 August 2016

      Online from 09 September 2016

      Faticoso e bello

Tour details

 

from 650 €

8 Days / 7 Nights, 2/3* hotels

Tour type

Self-guided

 

Departures

SA 27.04 - 14.09.2019
Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

 

Seasons

Season 1: 27.04 - 24.05.2019 and 31.08 - 14.09.2019

Season 2: 25.05 - 30.08.2019

 

Price per person

650 € in double room, 3* hotels and one 2* hotel

 

Included

  • 7-nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Maps, Roadbook
  • Luggage transportation
  • Hotline service

 

Not included

  • Local taxes (approx 10 €)
  • Train transfers: Magione–Perugia (approx. 30 min., 6 € per person)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”

 

Supplements

200 € single room
80 € season 2
80 € Girolibero bike
15 € helmet
 
Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
65/90 € in Assisi


Reductions

100 € 3rd person in room

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