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, mystical and sometimes unexplored Umbria. During the approx. 280km of cycling 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 hill top towns will give you an appreciation of why the area is so popular with painters. On mostly back roads 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 Join Florence DAY 2 Train to Arezzo then cycle to Lake Trasimeno (60km) DAY 3 Cycle backroads to historic Perugia (35km) DAY 4 Cycle to Assisi (30km) DAY 5 Cycle to Spoleto through Clitunno Valley (55km) DAY 6 Cycle to Terni/ Narni (35/55km) DAY 7 Cycle to the Sabine Mountains (65km) and train to Rome DAY 8 City tour, trip concludes
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*7 breakfasts, 7 dinners *7 nights 3-4 star accommodation on a twin share basis *bicycle, 21 speed with panniers *luggage transfer *all transfers as per program - bus, train *support van *information pack including route notes and maps *skilled and trained guide throughout *sightseeing tours in Arezzo and Spello *guided tours in Assisi, Perugia and Rome and admissions according to the program