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Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy - Biking - Overview

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Tour Snapshot
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Optimal Season: April-October (July and August can be hot)
Area: Umbria
Begin In: Sansepolcro
End In: Spoleto
Tour Type: Biking
Avg. Daily Distance: Main Routes 21 miles

Long Routes 35 miles

Terrain: Flat, punctuated with occasional hills
Roads: 97% asphalt
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Overview

"Nel Cuore Verde d'Italia..." In the Green Heart of Italy, art and history abound. This self-guided biking tour takes you to mystical monasteries, churches with outstanding frescoes, and fabled medieval hilltowns. Our itinerary starts in Sansepolcro (actually in the very southeast of Tuscany) and follows the Upper Tiber Valley south before heading to the beautiful medieval town of Assisi. Entering a tributary valley, you will pass among Roman and medieval villages, areas famous for their olive oils and wines, arriving finally at the stunning medieval town of Spoleto.

The long flat stretches of this tour, high concentration of pavement, and relatively short distances on the Main Routes make it perfect for weekend riders. More fit riders will love the optional longer routes with steep climbs up to hilltop towns. A guaranteed pleasure either way!

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate - Most days include long stretches of flat riding and a few short, steep climbs to hilltop towns. Please note our biking tours do require you to deal with basic bike repair issues such as changing a flat tire or replacing a derailed chain.

Equipment:

You have the option to bring your own bike, or to rent a high-end Cannondale and Viner aluminium 27-speed touring bicycles with drop-down or upright handlebars. Each bike includes a front or rear handlebar bag, water bottle, lock, cycle computer, repair kit (including a spare tire), and pump. You can choose to have standard pedals or (if you plan to bring your own pedals and shoes) we will remove the pedals entirely.

Maps, route directions, and Portable Media Player are included in the tour cost.

Accommodations:

Accommodations consist of three-star hotels and B&Bs. We spend a lot of time finding hotels with local charm, friendly proprietors, and excellent locations. If you would like to upgrade, we will reserve your room in a nearby four-star establishment when possible or upgrade your room in the initial hotel when not. For some nights in small villages no upgrade option is available and the upgrade price below reflects this.

For this tour, the upgrade price below includes five nights in an upgraded hotel.

Price:

All prices below are in US dollars, per person, for a minimum group size of two. The Base Price for all adventures includes a Pre-Departure Packet, double occupancy accommodations in three-star hotels, breakfasts, welcome meeting with our in-country staff, luggage transfers, maps, route directions, and an emergency support phone line. Dinners, lunches, personal expenditures, and transportation to and from the tour are not included. See our Pricing Page for full details on our Base and Supplemental prices and information on travelers going solo.

Adventure Prices
Base Price:$1,850
Supplements:
Hotel Upgrade:$360
Single Room Supplement:$420
Bike Rental:$200

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