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Three regions road bike tour

A 5 or 8-day cycling tour
Assisi - Spello – Spoleto- Montefalco - Bevagna - Perugia - Trasimeno lake - Umbertide - Gubbio

A road bike tour through Umbria, Tuscany and Marche

This is the right tour for racing bike enthusiasts. It is for those who would like to discover Umbria and Tuscany in all its aspects, thanks to this perfect combination of nature, history, hospitality and local traditions. You cycle along quiet asphalted roads and enjoy the best of Umbria!

cortona in tuscany

The Umbrian landscape consists of rolling hills covered with woodland, vineyards and silver-green olive groves alternated with colourful fertile valleys. The nature in the North of Umbria becomes more rough and unspoiled. Here friendly hills change into a mountain landscape with scenic views of the Apennines. However, everywhere after the tranquillity of nature you will find friendly, lively little towns with atmospheric town squares surrounded by monumental palazzos, little alleys and many impressive churches and castles that will take you back to a time long-gone.

Tuscany landscape road cycling

The tour has also a short version of 5 days starting in Assisi and ending at the lake.

Three regions racing bike tour

DIFFICULTY: 3/4

For who like challenging rides in a rolling hilly terrain. It is a tour for bikers with experience and a good physical condition. Hilly and mountain terrain with steep climbs and daily significant km/mi to cycle. Cycling on asphalted road, for the bigger part quiet country roads. This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years old, because the terrain is too hilly and tour too strenuous

Average daily distances:

Longer routes vary between 90 – 115 km

Shorter routes vary between 45 – 65 kms.

Total km 5 day tour minimum 248 km / 154 mi – maximum 284 km / 176,4 mi

Total km 8 day tour minimum 390 km / 242 mi – maximum 466 km / 290 mi

  Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 4


DEPARTURES:
Self Guided: Daily from March till 5 November.

Guided: On request


PARTICIPANTS: 1 or more people. 


Start / Finish: Assisi / Assisi


Code: C 004 UMB

Prices

From € 353,00

Daily program of

5-day / 4-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.
At the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in *** or **** star hotel near Assisi old town centre.

Day 2 | Assisi – Spoleto - Montefalco – Bevagna - Torgiano

Today you can choose between two routes: a longer route or a shorter route. Today’s bike is dedicated to the valley of Spoleto, also named the Valle Umbra. Both routes end in Torgiano, which in medieval times was a fortified village and is situated on a hilltop above the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber. Interesting to visit are the wine museum and the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste their excellent wines. Overnight stay in *** hotel.

The longer route passes through the entire valley. The terrain is varied from flat to hilly. You pass many small characteristic towns, like Montefalco, built on a hilltop and famous for its excellent wines, and Bevagna with its medieval square.
Distance 104 km / 64,6 mi
Highest point 446m – lowest point 195m
Total ascent 950m
Total descent 1040m

The shorter route also passes also the small medieval towns. Leaving your hotel you start your journey through the valley of Spoleto, passing Spello and Foligno, then your route goes up to Montefalco; also called ‘the balcony of Umbria’, because of its fantastic panorama. Artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino decorate the Franciscan church, now a museum, with magnificent frescoes from the 15th and 16th century. The next town you will visit is Bevagna, whose characteristic medieval square still hosts two Romanesque churches.
Distance 68 km /42,2 mi
Highest point 450m – lowest point 205m
Total ascent 668m
Total descent 885m

Day 3 | Torgiano - Passignano on Lake Trasimeno

Today you cycle through fantastic Umbrian scenery. You will bike through an undulating landscape with now and then a steep climb to conquer, but in the end to be rewarded with a magnificent view of Lake Trasimeno. You will pass small, typical Umbrian ‘borghi’ built on a hilltop such as Castiglion del Fosco, Pietrafitta and Panicale, which has still a good preserved 13th century Palazzo del Podestà. Your overnight is Passignano that lies on Lake Trasimeno. It has a nice beach with swimming pool and lively bars. Hotel *** or Hotel *** with a swimming pool
Distance 80 km / 49,7 mi
Highest point 401m – lowest point 164m
Total ascent 1150m
Total descent 1140m

Day 4 |Tour around Lake Trasimeno

Today you can have a rest day or cycle around Lake Trasimeno. It is the fourth largest lake in Italy, surrounded on three sides by a backdrop of gently rolling hills covered with olive trees. On the side facing Tuscany, a wide open plain stretches out. You will cross this plain going to the Tuscan town of Chiusi, which has an Etruscan origin. After your visit, you return to your hotel at Passignano for another overnight.
Distance 100 km / 62,1 mi
Highest point 396m – lowest point 255m
Total ascent 897m
Total descent 892m

Day 5 | End of the tour after breakfast

After breakfast, the tour is finished.

Daily program of

8-day / 7-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.
At the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in *** or **** star hotel near Assisi old town centre.

Day 2 | Assisi – Spoleto - Montefalco – Bevagna - Torgiano

Today you can choose between two routes: a longer route or a shorter route. Today’s bike is dedicated to the valley of Spoleto, also named the Valle Umbra. Both routes end in Torgiano, which in medieval times was a fortified village and is situated on a hilltop above the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber. Interesting to visit are the wine museum and the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste their excellent wines. Overnight stay in *** hotel.

The longer route passes through the entire valley. The terrain is varied from flat to hilly. You pass many small characteristic towns, like Montefalco, built on a hilltop and famous for its excellent wines, and Bevagna with its medieval square.
Distance 104 km / 64,6 mi
Highest point 446m – lowest point 195m
Total ascent 950m
Total descent 1040m

The shorter route also passes also the small medieval towns. Leaving your hotel you start your journey through the valley of Spoleto, passing Spello and Foligno, then your route goes up to Montefalco; also called ‘the balcony of Umbria’, because of its fantastic panorama. Artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino decorate the Franciscan church, now a museum, with magnificent frescoes from the 15th and 16th century. The next town you will visit is Bevagna, whose characteristic medieval square still hosts two Romanesque churches.
Distance 68 km /42,2 mi
Highest point 450m – lowest point 205m
Total ascent 668m
Total descent 885m

Day 3 | Torgiano - Passignano on Lake Trasimeno

Today you cycle through fantastic Umbrian scenery. You will bike through an undulating landscape with now and then a steep climb to conquer, but in the end to be rewarded with a magnificent view of Lake Trasimeno. You will pass small, typical Umbrian ‘borghi’ built on a hilltop such as Castiglion del Fosco, Pietrafitta and Panicale, which has still a good preserved 13th century Palazzo del Podestà. Your overnight is Passignano that lies on Lake Trasimeno. It has a nice beach with swimming pool and lively bars. Hotel *** or Hotel *** with a swimming pool
Distance 80 km / 49,7 mi
Highest point 401m – lowest point 164m
Total ascent 1150m
Total descent 1140m

Day 4 |Tour around Lake Trasimeno

Today you can have a rest day or cycle around Lake Trasimeno. It is the fourth largest lake in Italy, surrounded on three sides by a backdrop of gently rolling hills covered with olive trees. On the side facing Tuscany, a wide open plain stretches out. You will cross this plain going to the Tuscan town of Chiusi, which has an Etruscan origin. After your visit, you return to your hotel at Passignano for another overnight.
Distance 100 km / 62,1 mi
Highest point 396m – lowest point 255m
Total ascent 897m
Total descent 892m

Day 5 | Passignano - Umbertide

Also today you can choose between two routes to Umbertide
The longer route passes Cortona in Tuscany
A very nice ride through the valley of the Tesse brings you to Cortona. This lovely Tuscan town is built on a hilltop. Leaving it you will cycle over a ridge through mountainous terrain with magnificent views over the surrounding mountains.
Distance 87 km /54 mi
Highest point 396m – lowest point 255m
Total ascent 1390m
Total descent 1545m

The shorter ride is through unspoiled scenery to the quiet little town of Umbertide. A steep climb brings you to Castel Rigone from where you will have a magnificent view over the lake. Then a final lovely descend into the Valley of the Tiber, will lead you to Umbertide, whose town centre is dominated by a majestic tower, the remains of a castle dating back to 1385. Your overnight stay will be just outside Umbertide in a country house with swimming pool.
Distance 45 km /28 miles
Highest point 704m – lowest point 240m
Total ascent 780m
Total descent 650m

Day 6 | Umbertide - Gubbio

Today, cycling through mountainous scenery, you will reach the fortified hill town of Gubbio. It is a beautiful tour through the green hills of the lower Apennines. You visit Montone, a quiet little town built (482m) on a hilly ridge, situated between the Lana and Carpina streams, which are both tributaries of the Tiber. Then it is going slowly uphill to Pietralunga with its old partially, walled-in centre and the Long bards’ Castle (8th century). You will pass Cagli in the region Le Marche and from there you arrive at Gubbio, where you will stay in a *** or **** hotel in the centre of town.
Distance 95 km / 59 mi
Highest point 765m – lowest point 240m
Total ascent 1632m
Total descent 1382m

Day 7 | Gubbio - Assisi

On this last cycle day of the tour, you will cycle through again a green hilly landscape passing quiet mountain villages. The first stretch begins with a steep climb, but after that, the road undulates gently until it brings you to the bottom of a valley. The last stretch brings you through characteristic little villages and cycling over Mount Subasio finally, you will see Assisi from afar, built on a spur of this mountain. Overnight in a *** or **** star hotel
Distance 70 km/ 43,5 mi
Highest point 830m – lowest point 328m
Total ascent 930m
Total descent 975m

Day 8 | End of the tour after breakfast

After breakfast, the tour is finished.