Few places can stir emotions quite as intensely as Umbria and, to visit here is to embark on a journey into a timeless world of sun-drenched landscapes, ancient hill villages and some of the friendliest people we've ever met.
This 10-night independent cycling holiday combines scenic, leisurely pedaling through olive groves, sunflower fields, vineyards and apricot orchards with the chance to explore some of the most fascinating towns and historic villages in the country. You'll freewheel along the stately Roman Via degli Ulivi and follow in the footsteps of emperors at the sacred springs of Campello sul Clitunno.
Highlights include the lovely hilltop wine village of Montefalco, 'the balcony of Umbria', and the fascinating historic city of Spoleto crammed with exciting Roman remains including Emperor Vespasian's mother's house, and fascinating original atrium, baths and mosaics. And, of course, no trip here would be complete without spending time in magical Assisi - be sure to visit St Francis' Basilica with its beautifully ornate frescoes and his peaceful forest retreat on Monte Subasio where he used to stroll and preach to the birds.
The hotels we've selected for this holiday are pretty special too, ranging from a stunningly restored ancient hamlet, set in its own manicured gardens, to a panoramic 4-star hotel in Spello with a gourmet restaurant and one of the most prestigious wine cellars we've ever stumbled upon!
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Foligno railway station 17:15 (pick up), then transfer to hotel, 15 mins, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Return to Foligno railway station 10:41 (drop off), transfer provided.|
|Rail Options||Rome Termini to Foligno 15:35/17:15. Return: Foligno to Rome Termini 10:41/12:35.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for prices.|
|Singles||Add $26 per night|
|Other details||Room upgrade from $22 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing a room. Option to rent E-bikes: Add $78 per person, subject to availability|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (6 nights)|