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There’s nothing quite like it: after a day’s cycling (and positively exhausting wine and food sampling), sinking into a luxurious bed ...Read more
Italy’s central regions of Tuscany and Umbria are serene and beautiful with rolling green hills, vineyards, olive groves and sun-baked stone villages. Pedal along Tuscany’s Via Flaminia – once a Roman road over the Apennine mountains to Rome – visit the vineyards of Chianti and stop for a picnic by Lake Trasimeno.
Cycle to charming medieval villages and hilltop towns in the countryside. San Quirico d’Orcia is a walled village in southern Tuscany with Etruscan origins, the 13th-century San Gimignano and Montepulciano are pretty towns made from sun-baked Tuscan stone on the hillside. E-bikes are available to help you on the inclines, so you can save your energy for wine tastings and sightseeing.
The Tuscan and Umbrian cuisine does not disappoint, taste home-made parpadelle, pecorino cheese and fresh vegetables, paired with a glass of Chianti wine. Don’t miss the Italian gelato for dessert, after a morning of cycling and sight-seeing you will have earnt it.
Tuscany and Umbria produce rich olive oil, which is doused on salads, vegetables and meats. After cycling the surrounding hills, dine on Florentine T-bone steak, Umbrian trout, wild boar, cured meats and dishes made with Norcia black truffles, accompanied with vegetables.
Produced in central Tuscany, medium-to-full-bodied red Chianti wine has been produced for over 2,000 years, since Etruscan times. Montepulciano is a rich, medium-bodied red wine that complements pork dishes and red meat. Brunello di Montalcino wine has notes of cherry and plum and pairs well with cold cuts.
Pedal around the charming towns dotted through the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside that have a fascinating history. Assisi was the birthplace of Latin poet Propertius and St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order. Cortona is enclosed with stone walls atop a hill, offering sublime views of the countryside and Lake Trasimeno.
Take a break at ancient castles and fortresses in the Niccone Valley, the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’antimo – formerly a Benedictine monastery – and medieval towns of Montone and Gubbio, which is on Mount Ingino and has views of the Apennine mountains.
Pedal your way gently along quiet side roads and tracks and feast on wondrous Italian fayre and delicious Italian wines on your Tuscan E-bike self guided cycling holiday.
A superb self guided E-bike adventure across a classic Tuscan landscape into the winelands. Starting high in the Tuscan hills, in the pretty town of Cortona, this tour takes you deep into the most enticing Montepulciano wine territory.
Gianna’s, as we affectionally know this guest house in the village of Lisciano Niccone, is a renovated olive oil mill and tobacco drying tower dating from 1750. Offering apartment style accommodation with B&B and half board options. Gianna's is perfect for a short break and people looking to relax and cycle or walk.
There is no better way to enjoy the delights of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside and the Italian lifestyle than by e-bike. This laid-lack tour takes you around the beautiful Lake Trasimeno.
This guided group e-bike tour takes you deep into the most enticing Chianti wine territory - your guide will reveal the region's secrets and recommend the very best local food and wine.
Get off the beaten track and up close to Italy's local history and habitat on this food focused, fully guided, E-bike Safari through the wide open valleys of rural Umbria.
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