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Your Cycling Holiday in Tuscany & Umbria

E-Bike | Exploring the River Tiber

The Tiber valley runs from Mount Fumaiolo, on the Tuscan border with Emilia Romagna, through the Valtibertina and onwards through Umbria, to Rome and the Tirreno sea. On this tour, we show you the Upper Tiber valley as it wends from Sansepolcro, a town with rich artistic heritage, to Assisi, the home of St Francis, and onwards to the wine country of Montefalco. The cycling on this route features a lot of traffic-free cycle paths, which, coupled with the included e-bikes, makes this an excellent tour for those looking for an easy, stress-free ride through the beautiful Tuscan landscape.

What not to miss

  • Enjoy traffic-free cycling along the banks of the Tiber
  • Take in the views of Assisi's spectacular skyline
  • Explore the wine country of Montefalco aboard an E-Bike

What's Included

  • Fully serviced electric bikes, water bottle and accessories
  • Bed & breakfast basis as standard
  • 3 & 4 star accommodation (unless otherwise stated)
  • Tour information pack upon arrival
  • Detailed navigational material, often including GPS maps
  • Local support whenever needed
  • Flights and transfers not included as standard but available on request
  • Full financial protection through ABTA and ATOL
Your Cycling Holidays in Tuscany & Umbria

E-Bike | Exploring the River Tiber

Day 1 | Arrive at Perugia or Florence

Transfer to your first hotel in Sansepolcro and settle into your first hotel before your welcome meeting and bike fitting.

Day 2 | Optional Round Trip: Lago di Montedoglio | Distance: 24mi/39km

Sansepolcro is a town that begs to be explored, and we recommend doing just that after breakfast. The atmosphere is tangibly Tuscan and remains unspoiled by the tourist touch. After a coffee in the square, it’s time to get accustomed to your Raleigh e-bikes. We suggest an easy ride out to the photogenic landscape of Lagi di Montedoglio, the perfect spot for a mid-ride picnic.

Day 3 | Cycle Sansepulcro to Montone | Distance: 34mi/55km

It’s time to move hotels and begin your journey south. The day starts by picking up the river Tiber and the purpose-built cycle path that runs alongside it, offering an easy ride southwards into Umbria and to the charming hilltop town of Montone. On the way, we suggest a visit to Citta di Castello, a great spot at around the halfway point of the ride for a break and some lunch and a strong Italian coffee, our favorite fuel for cycling! The destination for your ride is Montone, a small, picturesque hilltop town and one of Umbria’s best kept secrets.

Day 4 | Cycle Montone to Assisi | Distance: 33mi/53km

Today starts with a long freewheeling descent, from Montone’s perched position back to the banks of the Tiber at the town of Umbertide. From here the route hugs the river all the way into Assisi, a spectacular town that announces it’s presence from a distance, with stunning views of the vast monastery of St Francis. Glide up to the town aboard your e-bike in time for a stroll before dinner.

Day 5 | Rest Day

There is simply too much to see, taste and learn about in Assisi to fit into a single day, so today we planned a rest day to help you make the most of this amazing spot. Watch as pilgrims wander by on St Francis Camino and soak up the latent spirituality of the place.

Day 6 | Cycle Assisi to Montefalco | Distance: 15mi/25km

Slip away from Assisi and the slopes of Monte Subassio and coast down into the valley once more. The route picks up the River Topino, a tributary to the Tiber and takes you along its banks into Bevagna. Bevagna, the best place to stop for a lunch break today, is an exception in this part of the world: a town built on the valley floor! Montefalco awaits just a little further down the road and a rich glass of red wine awaits.

Day 7 | Optional Round Trip: The Wine Loop | Distance: 9mi/15km

For those looking for one last ride aboard their excellent e-bike, we have a great little ride available for the final day that takes you riding through the glorious vineyards surrounding Montefalco. At less than 10 miles long, you’ll have plenty of time to stop and taste as you go along and plenty of room in your panniers to bring a bottle or two back with you.

Day 8 | Departure

After your final caffè latte this morning, we say “Arrivederci”. Trip extensions available on request.

Your Cycling Holidays in Tuscany & Umbria

E-Bike | Exploring the River Tiber

  • Hotel degli Affreschi, Montefalco

    3 star

    In the heart of Montefalco, Hotel degli Affreschi effortlessly combines ultra-modern rooms with the original features of its historic site to offer guests a memorable stay in the heart of Umbria.

  • Hotel Finca de la Florida, San Bartolome

    This authentic hotel is designed in a rural farmhouse style and situated in the heart of vineyards with comfortably appointed bedrooms. The hotel benefits from a palm tree lined outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant surviving locally sourced food.

  • Hotel Fortebraccio, Montone

    3 star

    A newly renovated property that sits juts outside the medieval walls of Montone. The views from the hotel, particularly from the swimming pool, are enchanting and typical of this part of the worlds verdent landscape. An on site restaurant combines international and regional inspiration with fresh ingredients to offer a rich and varied menu.

  • Hotel la Terrazza, Assisi

    3 star

    A wonderfully located hotel, sat in a peaceful spot in the hills of Assisi, a short walk from the historic city centre and magnificent monastery. The building is made from a beautiful pink stone from Mount Subasio, that looks spectacular at sunset.

  • Relais Oroscopo, Sansepolcro

    3 star

    Relais Oroscopo is a charming 19th century building, just 15 minutes on foot from the centre of Sansepolcro. Inside you will find traditional Umbrian decor and a typically warm welcome. Outside there's a lovely shaded terrace and a large pool, perfect for a refreshing post-cycling dip.

Your Cycling Holidays in Tuscany & Umbria

E-Bike | Exploring the River Tiber

Tour only | 2020

2020 Dates Nights Adult Tour Only Price Board Basis  
4th April - 31st October 5 £995pp Bed & Breakfast Enquire Now
4th April - 31st October 5 £1,085pp Half Board Enquire Now
4th April - 31st October 5 £1,135pp Indulgence - Bed & Breakfast Enquire Now
4th April - 31st October 5 £1,345pp Indulgence - Half Board Enquire Now
4th April - 31st  October 7 £1,135pp

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4th April - 31st October 7 £1,280pp

Half Board

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4th April - 31st October 7 £1,395pp

Indulgence - Bed & Breakfast

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4th April - 31st October 7 £1,685pp

Indulgence - Half Board

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Tour only | 2021

2021 Dates Nights Adult Tour Only Price Board Basis  
3rd April - 30th October 5 £995pp Bed & Breakfast Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 5 £1,085pp Half Board Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 5 £1,135pp Indulgence - Bed & Breakfast Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 5 £1,345pp Indulgence - Half Board Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th  October 7 £1,135pp

Bed & Breakfast
 

Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 7 £1,280pp

Half Board

Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 7 £1,395pp

Indulgence - Bed & Breakfast

Enquire Now
3rd April - 30th October 7 £1,685pp

Indulgence - Half Board

Enquire Now

*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.

Your Cycling Holidays in Tuscany & Umbria

E-Bike | Exploring the River Tiber

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