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Florence to Rome Bicycle Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 768 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1030 Euro (EUR)

This tour, from Florence to Rome shows the country from another side: calm, mystical and some-times unexplored. During the approximately 290 km you will see cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto or Narni, displaying an incredible wealth of art treasures, which take their visitors back to the Middle Ages. Because the shapes of the cities have hardly been changed, the landscape appears harmonious and inviting. On mostly lonely roads the tour leads through the valleys of the Apennines and through the softly curved hills of the Trasimeno Lake.

Raging torrents, fascinating ravines and the roaming flocks of sheep shape this part of Italy. You can reconnoiter this terrain by bike. Then you smell the sweet odors, rest in taverns and fortify yourself for the next stages. At the end, the Eternal City of Rome awaits you. There, you should put aside your bike and enjoy its vitality by having a cappuccino or a glass of red wine. You will never forget the previous stages through the small and secluded villages in Umbrian. The experience will become alive once again in your memory and you will promise to yourself that you will go on another biking tour through Tuscany and Umbria.

The stages from Florence to Assisi are mostly flat; then hilly. Nearly just on small roads, country lanes and little used side streets. Only some very short sections are on normally used streets. There are fascinating stages along the bank of the Trasimeno Lake, along rivers and through the untainted nature of Umbria.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Florence. Individual arrival. Welcome event in the hotel by the travel courier, introductory talk and common dinner at group tour.

Day 2: Florence – Passignano sul Trasimeno (approximately 70 km/43 miles by train, 60 km/37 miles by bike). In the morning a trip to Arezzo by train. Visit to the splendid churches and palaces in this city of antiquities and gold. By bike on beautiful lanes through the wide plain of Valdichiana, constantly accompanied by the hill and mountain silhouettes of Southern Tuscany. You pass Cortona, up to the Trasimeno Lake, the battlefield where Hannibal fought against the Romans. Wonderful view over the Trasimeno Lake. Overnight stay in a village at the lake.

Day 3: Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugia (approximately 35 km/22 miles). Along the lake to Torricella. On small and secluded lanes to Perugia – through wide fields, softly hilly landscapes and idyllic villages. Sightseeing tour in Perugia: buildings like the San Lorenzo Cathedral, Palazzo dei Priori and the Arco Etrusco are impressive.

Day 4: Perugia – Assisi (approximately 30 km/19 miles). Only a few kilometers to the home town of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the beautiful town and cathedrals while a city tour (group tour: guided tour).

Day 5: Assisi – Spoleto (approximately 55 km/34 miles). Along the enormous "Monte Subasio" to Spello (town of middle age). Along the dam to Spoleto. Towns like Montefalco, Trevi and Campello situated around the hills.

Day 6: Spoleto – Terni (approximately 25-35 km/16-22 miles). Embedded between mountains, accompanied by a wonderful landscape, you bike to Terni. Terni is well-known for its pastry shops and the most creative cuisine in the whole region! In the afternoon the famous marble falls can be visited.

Day 7: Terni – Rome (approximately 65 km/40 miles, plus train). The first stage from Narni to Calvi is quite hilly. Enjoy the calmness and seclusion of the small Umbrian town at the foot of the "Sabine mountains", before you go by train from Poggio Mirteto into the hectic large city Rome. "All roads lead to Rome", it is said and that’s why we are here. Hint: The luggage has to be taken along with the train at train ride to Rome!

Day 8: Rome. Individual return journey. Guided sightseeing tour for guided tour.

Price Includes:
- Self-Guided Tour:
* Welcome and orientation meeting at first hotel
* Accommodation in chosen hotels
* Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
* Luggage transport from Florenz to Poggio Mirteto
* Carefully researched route
* One set of detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers) per room
* Service – hotline during the tour
* All transfers according to the program
* Train tickets Florence – Arezzo and Poggio Mirteto - Rome
* Marked route

- Guided:
* Company of a trained travel courier who knows about the country
* Eurofun-bus during the whole tour
* Accommodation in chosen hotels
* Breakfast buffet
* At least a 3-course evening meal often in restaurants or trattorias
* Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
* All admissions and guided tours according to the program
* Detailed travel material
* Carefully researched route
* Sightseeing tours in Arezzo, Spello and Spoleto and partly in Florence
* Guided tours in Assisi, Perugia and Rome
* All transfers according to the program.

Starting dates:
- Self-Guided:
* May 7
* May 28
* June 18
* September 3
* October 1
- Guided:
* May 7
* May 28
* June 18
* September 3
* October 1.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Self-Guided:
* Double room: EUR 768
* Single room surcharge (if 1 person per room): EUR 222
* Bike Rental: EUR 65
* Electrically assisted bike: EUR 160

- Guided:
* Double room: EUR 1030
* Single room surcharge (if 1 person per room): EUR 222
* Bike Rental: EUR 65
* Electrically assisted bike: EUR 160.

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