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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. Starting on the Tuscany borders, this magical, seven night, eight day e-bike tour is a ‘gourmet adventure’ in to the hills and valleys of classic Umbria.
Pedal your way gently along quiet side roads and tracks; travel the ancient 'via Flaminia' highway of the Roman empire; and feast on wondrous Italian fayre and delicious Italian wines.
Our Tuscany and Umbria e-bike tours are the perfect way to discover the rolling hills of the region. Gone are the days of huffing and puffing your way to the top, e-bikes make light work of the undulating terrain leaving you free to take in the spectacular scenery with the wind in your hair.
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Group size: Maximum 8 people plus local leader.
This tour is operated by our preferred local partner
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 villa you’ll be fitted out with your e-bike and briefed on how to use it before enjoying a first drinks and dinner with your group.
Cortona to Montone | Cycle time 2 hours 20 minutes
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 enjoy 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 feast on a fabulous dinner, prepared by none other than celebrity chef, Giancarlo Polito.
Montone to Gubbio | Cycle time 2 hours 50 minutes
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.
Gubbio to Assisi | Cycle time 3 hours
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.
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.
Assisi to Tavernelle di Panicale | Cycle time 2 hours 40 minutes
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.
Tavernelle di Panicale to Cortona | Cycle time 2 hours 40 minutes
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.
We say “Arrivederci” before transferring you direct from Cortona to Perugia, Florence or Rome by train or minibus.
Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.
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.
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.
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 is an elegant historical villa. Its landscaped gardens include a terrace for al fresco dining, a pool and panoramic countryside views.
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.
Guided Group Dates and Prices 2018
Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
|2018 Tour Only Dates||Nights||Adult Price|
|20 October - 27 October||7||£2225|
Guided Group Dates and Prices 2019
|2019 Tour Only Dates||Nights||Adult Price|
|25 May – 1 June||7||£2225||Enquire Now|
|8 June – 15 June||7||£2225||Enquire Now|
|31 August - 7 September||7||£2225||Enquire Now|
|28 September - 5 October||7||£2225||Enquire Now|
Group size maximum : 8 per group plus local leader.
Single Occupancy : £40 per night
5 Day Guided Group Itinerary
We can also offer a shorter 5 day Guided Group itinerary. Please ask ones of our Cycling Experts for more information.
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