4.3/5 (3)
7 nights | 20 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1890
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
4.3/5 (3)

7 nights | 20 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1890

Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

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  • Florence to Rome

    7 night guided bike tour in Italy

    On this tour, you'll explore 3 of Italy's regions: from Tuscany through Umbria into the Latium region. From the Renaissance metropolis of Florence through the agricultural countryside to Caput Mundi Rome. You'll enjoy dream landscapes, rivers, and lakes as well as rich history and culinary highlights. This is a guided bike trip into the pulsing heart of Italy.

    Highlights

    • Umbria, the green heart of Italy
    • Impressive Etruscan towns: Florence to Perugia
    • Assisi, city of Saint Francis

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  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival
    At 5:00pm, we meet in the hotel lobby for a guided city walk around the capital of the Renaissance. The rest of the evening is free to spend.
    Overnight in Florence

    Day 2: Florence – Piazzano (22 miles/36 km)
    After breakfast we are leaving Florence by train and reach the fertile Chiana Valley of which beauty already Goethe raved about. On small side streets we pedal southwards. The smooth ridges are often crowned by mighty forts which go back to the Etruscan settlement. One of the oldest and for sure the most beautiful settlements is Cortona.

    This place stretches high above the lowlands, enchanting with an incomparable panoramic view over the Chiana Valley and its tangle of alleyways and squares. We invite you to lunch before we ride our bikes back to the valley. In the afternoon we reach our destination.
    Overnight in Piazzano

    Day 3: Piazzano – Perugia (28 miles/46 km)
    Just like Hannibal with his Punic army, we approach Lake Trasimeno. Soon we roll across the battlefield where he vanquished the Romans in 217BC. Our 16-mile ride along the lake reveals beautiful views on the sea and its islands. In the afternoon we get to Perugia, where we are going to stay the night. Also the nice spa area invites you to relax.

    On a guided city walk we get to know the extraordinary city with its crooked streets and numerous cultural monuments. A special highlight is the underground part among the Rocca Paolina. There is enough time for an aperitif on one of the lively places before dinner in one of the best restaurants in the city.
    Overnight in Perugia

    Day 4: Perugia – Montefalco (24 miles/39 km)
    In the morning, we take the bus to Assisi. Hardly any other town in Umbria has preserved its medieval character as well as Assisi. The highlight of our city tour with a local guide is the Church of St. Francis, decorated with the wonderful frescoes by Giotto.

    In the afternoon, our cycling tour starts with a panoramic route through the olive groves on the flanks of Mount Subiaso to Spello. Situated a little below Montefalco, our secluded accommodation has its origin in the 16th century. The wide parks have the ideal setting for finding relaxation and rest.
    Overnight in Montefalco

    Day 5: Montefalco Loop (10 miles/16 km)
    In the morning, we visit Montefalco. This majestic hilltown offers some of the most beautiful panoramic views of central Umbria, inviting the beholder to enjoy the quiet serenity of the area and we are visiting an oil mill founded by Estruscans. We stroll around the narrow streets before a pleasant descent takes us down the hill on our bikes.

    In the afternoon, we will taste some of the exquisite red wines of the area in one of the numerous vineyards, not far from our hotel, where you can enjoy the amenities of this charming place. We'll spend a second night in Montefalco.
    Overnight in Montefalco

    Day 6: Montefalco – Rieti (30 miles/48 km)
    Our morning route to Spoleto passes mostly on flat terrain. We load our bikes and take an escalator to get to the old town. A round walk takes us through a maze of narrow streets and places to the cathedral and the Ponte delle Torri. After that a bus takes us to a place called Piediluco, situated directly on a beautiful lake. After having lunch, you could even take a refreshing bath before our bikes carry us on southwards.

    Soon we will have reached the border to the Latium region. The landscape seems to be wilder here. Our destination for today is the beautiful city Rieti which luckily was spared from the earthquake in August 2016. As on Sunday, since lunch is included in the tour price, the evening is free to spend. There are numerous excellent restaurants.
    Overnight in Rieti

    Day 7: Rieti – Rome (22 miles/35 km)
    After breakfast a bus takes us up to the Sabine mountains to the Lago del Turano. Craggy cliffs tower high in the air all around the lake. It is hard to believe that we are just a few miles away from the rolling hills of the Tuscany and Umbria region. Passing the little town Castel di Tora, we cycle along the lake.

    Our route continues through cliffy landscape before our bus takes us to Rome. There is enough time for a city walk to the Colosseum or to take an aperitif before we meet for dinner in a typical restaurant.
    Overnight in Rome

    Day 8: Departure
    In the morning we do a city walk through the antique part of Rome. We visit the Colosseum (from the outside) and the Forum Romanum. Our walk ends at the statehouse with a wonderful panoramic view over the city. By noon our trip ends at the hotel. From there you can get to the train station or different airports by public transport or a cab.

    Surface and terrain

    This tour takes place on paved country roads and packed gravel lanes. You'll experience very little traffic, and your guides are always on hand to stop traffic at busy crossings.

    On the second day short tracks with a bit more traffic, otherwise cycling is free nature without any disturbing car traffic. Many flat sections with just short ascents. Only on the sixth day there is a section of more difficult track.


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

    Hotel Albani, Florence
    www.hotelalbanifirenze.com

    Villa Piazzano, Piazzano
    www.villadipiazzano.com

    Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia
    www.brufanipalace.com

    Villa Zuccari, Montefalco
    www.villazuccari.com

    Hotel Quattro Stagioni, Rieti
    www.hotelquattrostagionirieti.it

    Mercure Centro Colosseo, Rome
    www.mercure.it

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start
    Nearest airport and train station: Florence, Italy

    Tour end
    Nearest airport and train station: Rome, Italy

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  • Dates

    May 21, 28; Sep 17, 24, 2022 (minimum 8 participants; *indicates fully booked)

    Prices

    Tour package

    Per person, double occupancy € 1890
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 460

    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike € 180

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage service
    • Guide during the whole tour
    • 5 multi-course dinners with water
    • 1 multi-course lunch with water
    • All visitors and tourist taxes
    • All transfers as mentioned in the tour description
    • All entry fees as mentioned in the tour description
    • Touring bike rental
    • Support vehicle during the whole tour
    • City tours in Florence, Perugia, Assisi, and Rome

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available on this tour and included in the tour costs (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Hybrid touring bikes

    Bikes available on this tour at an additional cost (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Electrically assisted bikes (upon request)*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmet rental is not available on this tour. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Ricard60 October 7, 2019

      Fantastic holiday

      Our trip through Italy was wonderful. Our guides Florian and Nicki looked after us in everyway. Very informative and worked so hard to make our trip memorable. Every hotel was top quality. Every meal delicious and excellent guided tours around Florence, Rome, Assisi and Perusia. This was our first cycling holiday, we we're a bit wary, but we loved it and it won't be our last.

      What was the date of your tour?
      24 sep
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Poetry64 June 22, 2019

      Guide made the trip superior.

      The elderly people on my tour kicked my butt with their level of skill in bike riding.
      The guide was fluent in English and very experienced leading groups, she was fantastic.
      The driver had no problem negotiating small turns with a trailer full of bicycles. He also prepared picnic lunches. The food was superior.
      I feel lucky that the weather was somewhat hot, but no rain.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 8
      How many tours have you completed?
      First time
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Charlie October 1, 2018

      Beautiful Ride.

      Our ride was a wonderful way to see the Italian countryside from Florence to Rome. The riders were similar in skills (7 of 8 retired) and the routing matched our skill set. The guides (furnished by Rotalis) were knowledgeable and accommodated requests from our team quickly and to everyone’s satisfaction. There were a few very short instances where the ride was on busy roadways when we transitioned from one backroad to another. The guides did not rush the transition and were focused on safety during those transitions.

      At each stop things were in place and there was no confusion. Meals and lodging provided by the tour were greatly appreciated.

      If you want to see Italy at a human scale (not at 60 mph), this is a wonderful way to do it. We will go back!

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      This was #2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)