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This short break has been especially designed to enable you to gently discover the magnificent Lake Trasimeno set in the great heart of Umbria. Equipped with an E-Bike, we provide you with round trip cycle routes to the best local vineyards, historical sites, churches and castles as well as the best places for lunch. Your accommodation is a delightfully restored farmhouse set amongst vineyards and olive groves with a panoramic swimming pool. As well as cycling you can also go horse riding and book a cooking lesson to learn authentic Umbrian techniques!
What not to miss:
• A visit to the Avignonesi vineyard, one of Montepulciano’s best
• The medieval town of Castiglione del Lago
• Olive oil and wine tasting at your accommodation
• Self-Catering accommodation
• Top of the range E-bikes with pannier bags, water bottles and puncture repair repair kits
• Support from our local representative
• 3 cycle routes with maps, instructions and GPS
• Local support whenever required
• Welcome briefing
How it Works
This is a single centre tour, with stylish hotel accomodation. It’s a perfect choice for those who are looking for the freedom to run their own schedule on the ground. Cycle as much or as little as you like, take in a host of local attractions, or just spend a few days relaxing by the pool. We provide you with bikes, suggested routes and activities and support from our local representative, meaning all you need to do is turn up and relax.
Suggested Cycle Rides
Bike Ride 1 - The Wine Road (26 miles/42km). This gentle round trip cycle heads towards the famous Montepulciano vineyards. The route takes you to one of the region’s best known and favourite vineyards, Avignonesi, which is steeped in history, tradition and of course wondrous wines. The magnificent estate has introduced organic and biodynamic winemaking methods, producing the superb Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. A tour of the vineyard and lunch is highly recommended and can be organised by your local representative.
Bike Ride 2 Lake Trasimeno & Hannibal (12 miles/20km). This ride will take you on a historical route and take in superb views from Punta Bella. You will pass through idyllic Tuscan countryside and the historic battlefield where Hannibal staged his famous ambush of the Roman army in 217 BC. Having conquered the alps, Hannibal set a trap for the Romans in a natural amphitheatre just below Tuoro sul Trasimeno, now tranquil and dotted with silver-green olive groves. Stop in Tuoro sul Trasimeno for lunch on your way back to your Villa, via the ancient dogana (customs) post where a sign reveals a fascinating list of famous people who have passed through the arches.
Bike Ride 3 Around the Lake (36 miles/58km). Today you will cycle around the wonderful Lake Trasimeno enjoying expansive views of the lake as you ride. Taste the local ice cream in Passignano, enjoy a fish lunch in Castiglione del Lago or swim in the warm waters of the lake. You’ll also see castles, olive groves and vineyards.
This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.
These family run self-catering apartments have been developed from a former farmhouse and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. There are 8 apartments to choose from, which share a superb panoramic outdoor swimming pool as well as a smaller pool for children. There are 9 apartments each with its own entrance, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The apartments sleep between 2 and 6 guests, all with extra beds available for larger groups. The family produce their own wine and olive oil and you can book a tour and tasting during your stay as well as use the communal barbecue and table tennis table. La Casa Colonica is set in a secluded location and it is possible to cycle the short distance to Tuoro sul Trasimeno, renting a car is also recommended.
|Tour Only Prices|
|2018 Departure Dates||Nights||Based on||Adult Price|
|October||7||2 Sharing (Ginestra)||£945|
|May, June & September||7||2 Sharing (Ginestra)||£1035|
|July & August||7||2 Sharing (Ginestra)||£1165|
|October||7||4 Sharing (Violetta)||£695|
|May, June and September||7||4 Sharing (Violetta)||£765|
|July and August||7||4 Sharing (Violetta)||£845|
Prices for all apartments are available on request.
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