A cycling tour in the centre of Italy discovering beautiful cities that are rich in history along a mountain route that is far from traffic with a cycling guide and a supporting van.
Gubbio and Perugia are the cities we will sleep in. We will admire Lake Trasimeno and visit the towns of Cortona and Arezzo in Tuscany from where we will set off to return to Riccione by minibus.
The tour leaves from Urbino, where we will arrive by minibus from Riccione, transporting our bicycles, right away we will visit the old town, which many of our guests already know, then we will head down towards the Furlo Gorge, where we will have our first break for refreshments before climbing towards the Scheggia Pass and descending towards Gubbio, an ancient Medieval town, where we will have dinner and spend the first night.
The second leg will take us from Gubbio to Assisi, the town of Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of Italy, which we will visit before arriving in the town of Perugia with its wonderful historic centre. In Perugia we will have dinner in a typical restaurant and stop for the night.
During the third leg, from Perugia to Arezzo, we will ride along Lake Trasimeno, the most important lake in the centre of Italy, with its wonderful colours and landscapes, and cycle through the town of Cortona, which is old and perfectly preserved, here we will have a break and visit the town. The arrival point on this day, which is the last, is in Arezzo, a prehistoric settlement that became Etruscan and then Roman, and that is now an important Provincial capital with archaeological sites that date back to Etruscan and Roman times.
We will return to Riccione from Arezzo by minibus.
For its distances and gentle slopes the route is easy and suitable for cyclists in the “Cappucino Light” group, who have trained to cycle for about 5/6 hours a day.
This is a wonderful opportunity to blend our passion for cycling with our love for the most beautiful and authentic part of Italy!
|Saturday||Arrival in Riccione and check-in at Hotel Dory|
6.00 pm Welcome cocktail and information to participants
7.00 pm Welcome Dinner
|Sunday||9.30 am Tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 80/90 kms|
7.00 pm Dinner
|Monday||9.30 am Tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 80/90 kms|
1.00 pm Barbecue in Vecciano at the country house and tasting of balsamic vinegar
6.00 pm Breafing with the guides for useful information over the trip to Gubbio and Perugia
7.00 pm Dinner
|Tuesday||8.30 am Riccione – Urbino (by bus) Urbino – Gubbio (by bike) 70 km|
4.00 pm Arrival in Gubbio and check-in in the hotel
7.00 pm Typical Umbrian dinner
|Wednesday||8.30 am Gubbio-Perugia (Umbria) 74 km|
12.00 pm Arrival in Assisi by bike and visit of the city and its historical centre
1.30 pm Departure for Perugia
7.00 pm Dinner at the pizzeria
|Thursday||8.30 am Perugia – Arezzo 79 km|
3/4.00 pm Arrival in Arezzo and visit of the city
5.00 pm departure from Arezzo to Riccione
7.00 pm Arrival in Riccione
8.00 pm dinner at Hotel Dory
|Friday||9.30 am Tour in the Marche region 80/90 km|
7.00 pm “Flavours and Pleasures” sample dinner
9.00 pm Photos and Prize-giving ceremony
- The program is open to middle-trained cyclists; the average speed will be 17/19 km per hour (cappuccino light group)
- All services for cyclists and also a first-aid and mechanical service minibus following the group during the 3-days excursion.
- A minimum number of 5 participants is needed to make the excursion possible and the maximum number of participants is 18. The program is subject to changes as regards indicated routes and times.
- Please bring a small trolley with the bare essentials for 3 days (not large Samsonite suitcases) 🙂
Breakfast at the hotel and dinner in typical local restaurants. On the way lunch break and refreshment drinks provided by minibus service.
Prices are per person, in double or twin room, either Superior room in formula Style or miniapartment in formula Idea. Single room supplement €30 per day.
A week costs approximately $1,300 per person based on double occupancy and room selection. It’s also subject to the exchange rate at the time of departure (€100 is currently $121).
Dates and Booking
|May 9th to May 16th 2020||7 nights||Book Now|