Your Cycling Holidays in Italy

Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria E-Bike Safari

With an expert guide to lead you, you'll be shown Tuscany and Umbria ’s best bits - all made blissfully easy with a power assisted electric bike. Take in the grand views in Italy’s stunning valleys and quaint hill-top villages. Pedal along quiet side roads and the ancient highway of the Roman empire; feast on wondrous Italian cuisine and indulge in traditional wines almost daily.

What not to miss

  • Tuscany's rolling hills and spectacular views
  • A historic tour of the beautiful city of Assisi
  • 360 degree view of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche
  • Cycling through the vineyards of the Knights of Malta
  • A private tour of a genuine Tuscan castle
  • Morning coffee breaks to recharge and indulge in one of Italian's great exports
  • A dinner prepared for you by celebrity chef, Giancarlo Polito

What's included

  • Hotel accommodation 
  • All breakfasts, six lunches and dinners plus refreshments (on guided tour)
  • Bed & breakfast on self-guided tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • Raleigh e-bikes with personalised fittings
  • Helmets provided
  • Bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits
  • Route maps and instructions (GPS on request)
  • Assistance from our rep whenever needed
  • All private tours, events and entrance fees
  • This tour is operated by our preferred local partner
Your Cycling Holidays in Italy

Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria E-Bike Safari

8 Day E-Cycle Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Perugia, Florence or Rome and transfer to Cortona. Set up in the hills of southern Tuscany with spectacular views of the surrounding valley and Lake Trasimeno, the Tuscan jewel of Cortona is where you’ll begin and end your safari. At your hotel you’ll be fitted out with your e-bike and briefed on how to use it before enjoying drinks and dinner.

Day 2

Cortona to Montone: 2hr20 cycle time. After breakfast, begin your journey towards the Tuscany and Umbria border to visit ancient castles of the Niccone Valley, then stop mid morning for a delicious coffee. You'll then get to experience a fantastic private tour of a genuine, traditional Tuscan castle. Enjoy lunch in the Upper Tiber Valley before taking the riverside path and country roads to medieval Montone where you’ll enjoy a fabulous dinner, prepared by none other than celebrity chef, Giancarlo Polito. 

Day 3

Montone to Gubbio: 2hr50 cycle time. Pay homage to Italy’s brave WWII partigiani (resistance) in Pietralunga, stop to refresh with un caffé in the morning, then take a typical workers’ lunch in the piazza-side trattoria. Here, we pick up the trail of St. Francis of Assisi to continue our journey, on which spectacular vistas are abundant. Stopping off to explore the second-largest theatre of the Roman Empire, we’ll then arrive in Gubbio, a pretty town set on the slopes of Monte Ingino, known for its medieval palaces and cathedrals.

Day 4

Gubbio to Assisi: 3hr cycle time. After breakfast on the terrace, ride through the city gate towards the rolling foothills of the Apennine and the Via Flaminia, Rome’s ancient highway to the north. Stop for a coffee break at a lovely cafe, before you savour an unforgettable lunch of typical Umbrian dishes before cycling to Assisi, the birthplace of St.Francis.

Day 5

Rest day in Assisi. Although your e-bike has helped you effortlessly glide up every hill, it’s still nice to rest your legs today, and explore this beautiful town. There is an optional private tour, or you can simply wander the cobblestone streets, drinking in Assisi’s medieval architecture and artistry.

Day 6

Assisi to Tavernelle di Panicale: 2hr40 cycle time. Descend into the broad Assisi valley, heading west, and recharge mid morning at a local cafe. Then head to Cantina Goretti, where you can taste L’Arringatore, the wine of the Pope and a light lunch. The afternoon gentle ride continues towards the rolling hills of Panicale.

Day 7

Tavernelle di Panicale to Cortona: 2hr40 cycle time. A short ride soon reveals the shores and expanse of Lake Trasimeno. Enjoy a delightful mid morning coffee, then lunch in the vineyard with local wine tasting. Then meander back to Cortona via the battlefield where Hannibal routed the Romans in 217 BC.

Day 8

We say “Arrivederci” before transferring you direct from Cortona to Perugia, Florence or Rome by train or minibus.

Your Cycling Holidays in Italy

Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria E-Bike Safari

Accommodation Options

A fine selection of options to choose from

  • Hotel Castello Di Petrata

    Hotel Castello Di Petrata

    4-star

    This ancient fortress of the XIV century has been carefully restored into a lovely chateau hotel. 
    It boasts 20 rooms, a refined restaurant, spa and 50 hectares of beautiful grounds with unique views of Assisi and Perugia. 

  • La Locanda Del Capitano

    La Locanda Del Capitano

    3-star

    Nestled away in the wall village of Montone, La Locanda del Capitano is a small but perfectly formed hotel and restaurant. The restaurant is run by celebrity chef Giancarlo Polito, serving traditional dishes with a contemporary twist of the highest standard.

  • Relais Ducale

    Relais Ducale

    4-star

    Symbol of the town history for being the house of the Duke Federico da Montefeltro, the Relais Ducale, is located in the heart of Gubbio, on the square Piazza della Signoria, considered one of the most beautiful suspended squares of Italy.

  • Villa di Piazzano

    Villa di Piazzano

    Villa di Piazzano is an elegant historical villa. Its landscaped gardens include a terrace for al fresco dining, a pool and panoramic countryside views.

  • Villa Monte Solare

    Villa Monte Solare

    4-star

    Once home to 18th century aristocrats, the Villa Monte Solare sits in the Umbrian countryside, surrounded by olive trees and rolling hills and valleys. Its 25 rooms have period, antique decor and it boasts a wellness centre and deluxe spa, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a gourmet restaurant.

Your Cycling Holidays in Italy

Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria E-Bike Safari

2018 Departure Dates & Prices

2018 Departure Dates  Nights   Occupancy    Basis   Adult Price 
May, June, September, October  7 2 Sharing Guided & Full Board £2225
May, June, September, October 5 2 Sharing Guided & Full Board £1995
May to October 7 2 Sharing Self-Guided & Bed and Breakfast £1485
May to October 5 2 Sharing Self-Guided & Bed and Breakfast £1095

Half Board Supplement (7 Nights): £245 per person

Half Board Supplement (5 Nights): £175 per person

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