Florence to Rome Florence
Price : £744
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 180m/290km
Tour Code : EB001
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Discover with us a new side of Italy: quiet, sometimes almost mystical! On this holiday cycling from Florence to Rome you will see beautiful ancient cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, or Narni, which have incredible art treasures and carry its visitors back into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you through the valleys of the Apennines, over the softly curved hills of Lake Trasimeno, and through the solitude of small Umbrian villages. Raging rivers, fascinating gorges, and the flocks of sheep roaming through the countryside shape this part of Italy.

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Discover with us a new side of Italy: quiet, sometimes almost mystical! On this holiday cycling from Florence to Rome you will see beautiful ancient cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, or Narni, which have incredible art treasures and carry its visitors back into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you through the valleys of the Apennines, over the softly curved hills of Lake Trasimeno, and through the solitude of small Umbrian villages. Raging rivers, fascinating gorges, and the flocks of sheep roaming through the countryside shape this part of Italy.

Travelling by bike is one of the best ways to explore this area filled with sweet odours. There are plenty of taverns along the way to stop for a break before getting back on your bike. At the end of your trip, the “Eternal City” of Rome will welcome you. There, you can put your bike aside and enjoy a cappuccino or glass of red wine whilst soaking up the liveliness of the city. If you want to leave the stress of a hectic world completely behind you, then you will love this trip.

  • Picturesque medieval hill top villages, glistening lakes and rolling vineyards

  • Easy-going cycling between two of Italy’s World Heritage cities;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Florence

Day 2: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno: 60 km + train journey

Day 3: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia: 35 km

Day 4: Perugia – Assisi: 30 km

Day 5: Assisi – Spoleto: 60 km

Day 6: Spoleto – Narni approx: 45 km

Day 7: Narni – Rome approx: 60 km + train journey

Day 8: Departure Rome

Day 1: Arrival in Florence

Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Once you’ve been given your rental bike and tour briefing head out into the beautiful centre and begin exploring.

Day 2: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno: 60 km + train journey

In the morning you will take the train to Arezzo where you can visit the beautiful churches and palaces of the city of antiquities and gold. You will pedal along beautiful trails through the vast plains of the Val di Chiana, constantly accompanied by hill and mountain silhouettes of the southern Tuscany. You will pass Cortona before reaching Lake Trasimeno, the battlefield of Hannibal against the Romans. Tonight, you will spend the night in Passignano.

Day 3: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia: 35 km

You will begin your day cycling along the lake to Torricella. From there you will continue through open fields, rolling hills and idyllic places before reaching the well known cultural and artistic city of Perugia. Stroll through one of the nicest shopping streets of Italy to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Palazzo dei Priori, or the Arco Etrusco. Finish your day with a delicious pizza or pasta dish.

Day 4: Perugia – Assisi: 30 km

After having crossed the river Tiber, it is only a few kilometres by bike to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. However, before you cycle up to the mystical city, you will take a trip to one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of Umbria: S. M. degli Angeli! In Assisi, you can immerse yourself in the colourful world of medieval frescoes by Giotto.

Day 5: Assisi – Spoleto: 60 km

Pedal along the foot of the mighty Mount Subasio to the still entirely preserved medieval town Spello. Afterwards, you will continue through the Valle Umbra to Spoleto. Along the way cities such as Montefalco, Trevi, and Campello can be seen on the surrounding hills. If you don’t suffer with vertigo you can enjoy the view of the Tessino Canyon, Mount Luco and Rocca Albornoz (papal fortress).

Day 6: Spoleto – Narni approx: 45 km

Between mountains, accompanied by the beautiful countryside, you will cycle to Terni known for having the most creative cuisine of the region. Continue further to Narni full of medieval streets taking you back to ancient times.

Day 7: Narni – Rome approx: 60 km + train journey

In the middle of the green heart of Umbria, you will pass huge mountains until you reach Calvi, the last major town of this region. You can still enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Sabine mountains before you take the train to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Rome.

Day 8: Departure Rome

Depart your hotel after breakfast and take a tour of Rome or start making your way home.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3-4* hotels

  • Welcome meeting

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • A description of the tour and maps

  • Train journey from Florence to Arezzo (with bike) and Poggio Mirteto to Rome (without bike)

  • 24hr emergency phone number for assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the tour

  • Bike hire (see supplements)

  • Cycle helmets

  • Tourist taxes

  • Parking in Florence – no pre-reservation possible


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra B&B night in Rome

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Florence airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Rome

From your hotel in Rome get a taxi to the airport.

Price : £744
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 180m/290km
Tour Code : EB001
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Discover with us a new side of Italy: quiet, sometimes almost mystical! On this holiday cycling from Florence to Rome you will see beautiful ancient cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, or Narni, which have incredible art treasures and carry its visitors back into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you through the valleys of the Apennines, over the softly curved hills of Lake Trasimeno, and through the solitude of small Umbrian villages. Raging rivers, fascinating gorges, and the flocks of sheep roaming through the countryside shape this part of Italy.

Read More

Discover with us a new side of Italy: quiet, sometimes almost mystical! On this holiday cycling from Florence to Rome you will see beautiful ancient cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, or Narni, which have incredible art treasures and carry its visitors back into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you through the valleys of the Apennines, over the softly curved hills of Lake Trasimeno, and through the solitude of small Umbrian villages. Raging rivers, fascinating gorges, and the flocks of sheep roaming through the countryside shape this part of Italy.

Travelling by bike is one of the best ways to explore this area filled with sweet odours. There are plenty of taverns along the way to stop for a break before getting back on your bike. At the end of your trip, the “Eternal City” of Rome will welcome you. There, you can put your bike aside and enjoy a cappuccino or glass of red wine whilst soaking up the liveliness of the city. If you want to leave the stress of a hectic world completely behind you, then you will love this trip.

  • Picturesque medieval hill top villages, glistening lakes and rolling vineyards

  • Easy-going cycling between two of Italy’s World Heritage cities;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Florence

Day 2: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno: 60 km + train journey

Day 3: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia: 35 km

Day 4: Perugia – Assisi: 30 km

Day 5: Assisi – Spoleto: 60 km

Day 6: Spoleto – Narni approx: 45 km

Day 7: Narni – Rome approx: 60 km + train journey

Day 8: Departure Rome

Day 1: Arrival in Florence

Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Once you’ve been given your rental bike and tour briefing head out into the beautiful centre and begin exploring.

Day 2: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno: 60 km + train journey

In the morning you will take the train to Arezzo where you can visit the beautiful churches and palaces of the city of antiquities and gold. You will pedal along beautiful trails through the vast plains of the Val di Chiana, constantly accompanied by hill and mountain silhouettes of the southern Tuscany. You will pass Cortona before reaching Lake Trasimeno, the battlefield of Hannibal against the Romans. Tonight, you will spend the night in Passignano.

Day 3: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia: 35 km

You will begin your day cycling along the lake to Torricella. From there you will continue through open fields, rolling hills and idyllic places before reaching the well known cultural and artistic city of Perugia. Stroll through one of the nicest shopping streets of Italy to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Palazzo dei Priori, or the Arco Etrusco. Finish your day with a delicious pizza or pasta dish.

Day 4: Perugia – Assisi: 30 km

After having crossed the river Tiber, it is only a few kilometres by bike to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. However, before you cycle up to the mystical city, you will take a trip to one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of Umbria: S. M. degli Angeli! In Assisi, you can immerse yourself in the colourful world of medieval frescoes by Giotto.

Day 5: Assisi – Spoleto: 60 km

Pedal along the foot of the mighty Mount Subasio to the still entirely preserved medieval town Spello. Afterwards, you will continue through the Valle Umbra to Spoleto. Along the way cities such as Montefalco, Trevi, and Campello can be seen on the surrounding hills. If you don’t suffer with vertigo you can enjoy the view of the Tessino Canyon, Mount Luco and Rocca Albornoz (papal fortress).

Day 6: Spoleto – Narni approx: 45 km

Between mountains, accompanied by the beautiful countryside, you will cycle to Terni known for having the most creative cuisine of the region. Continue further to Narni full of medieval streets taking you back to ancient times.

Day 7: Narni – Rome approx: 60 km + train journey

In the middle of the green heart of Umbria, you will pass huge mountains until you reach Calvi, the last major town of this region. You can still enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Sabine mountains before you take the train to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Rome.

Day 8: Departure Rome

Depart your hotel after breakfast and take a tour of Rome or start making your way home.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3-4* hotels

  • Welcome meeting

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • A description of the tour and maps

  • Train journey from Florence to Arezzo (with bike) and Poggio Mirteto to Rome (without bike)

  • 24hr emergency phone number for assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the tour

  • Bike hire (see supplements)

  • Cycle helmets

  • Tourist taxes

  • Parking in Florence – no pre-reservation possible


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra B&B night in Rome

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Florence airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Rome

From your hotel in Rome get a taxi to the airport.

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