- Cycling through the superb countryside of Umbria including Lake Trasimeno
- Experiencing the fabulous hill top towns of Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto en route
- Shopping for regional specialties such as Perugina Chocolates, Deruta ceramics and leather handbags in the markets of Florence.
- Enjoying the fantastic cuisine of the region
- Exploring the renowned cities of Rome and Florence
A self guided cycling journey from Florence to Rome exploring the stunning countryside of Umbria. A cycle journey through the 'green heart' of Italy, from the enchanting city of Florence to the nation's capital Rome. The contrasts are very noticeable as you leave behind Tuscany and arrive in the peaceful and mystical Umbria. As you cycle approximately 290km you will see cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and Terni, displaying an incredible wealth of art treasures, which take their visitors back to the Middle Ages. The cities have barely changed over the centuries and the rolling landscape dotted with vineyards and hilltop towns will give you an appreciation of why the area is so popular with painters. On mostly backroads the route winds through the valleys of the Apennines and gentle hills near to Trasimeno Lake. At the end, the Eternal City of Rome awaits you, a fitting end to this exhilarating Italian journey by bike.
Day 1 : Arrive Florence
Day 2 : Train to Arezzo then cycle to Trasimeno Lake (60km/37mi)
Day 3 : Cycle backroads to historic Perugia (35km/21.5mi)
Day 4 : Cycle to Assisi (30km/18.5mi)
Day 5 : Cycle to Spoleto through the Valle Umbra (55km/34mi)
Day 6 : Cycle to Narni (45km/28mi)
Day 7 : Cycle through the Sabine Mountains to Calvi (60km/37mi), then by train to Rome
Day 8 : In Rome, trip concludes
- 7 nights accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes not included, payable locally - allow €10-15)
- 7 breakfasts – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee, tea and juices.
- Bicycle, 21 or 7 speed with pannier and bicycle insurance for theft/damage (27 speed superior bike and e-bike available - supplement applies)
- Welcome briefing
- Emergency hotline and signposting of route
- Information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room booked
- Navigational App access, GPS data is available on request
- Train tickets Florence to Arezzo and Poggio Mirteto to Rome
- Luggage transfers (1 piece - max weight 20kgs)
- Travel to Florence and from Rome
- Lunches, dinners and drinks daily
- Helmet - can be purchased locally
- Items of a personal nature
- Storage of luggage and parking
- Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
- Transfers not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance - mandatory
- Entrance fees
- Hotel taxes (payable locally - allow €10-15 )
- Earn US$ 56+ in travel credits.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Florence to Rome by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 09 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 December 2022, a deposit of 271 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Florence to Rome by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Florence to Rome by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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