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Unwind with a fully guided holiday cycling in Umbria, central Italy, enjoying peaceful rides through the lush green countryside and learning about the great wines produced here.
Umbria is known as the ‘green heart of Italy’, a phrase borrowed from a famous poem by the Nobel prize-winning Giosuè Carducci. This is a somewhat apt description, especially since it is a lush countryside covered in greenery for ten months of the year the only region of Italy not bordered by a coast or another country. This bike tour starts in bordering Tuscany, with the two regions combined making a phenomenal stage for country cycling. Accompanied by an expert guide who knows the locale inside out, the tour includes some fantastic wine tasting experiences as well as treating you to superb cuisine at a variety of three star hotels.
This cycling tour is split across both Tuscany and Umbria, giving you a great feel for the beautiful rural parts of central Italy. The agricultural lands of both make for excellent landscapes to cycle through, and you’ll find a fair proportion of hills, lakes and riversides in which to flex your muscles. While primarily a cycling and wine tasting holiday, it’s impossible to travel through Italy without being impressed by its historical legacy. From the UNESCO-recognized town of Assisi with its awe inspiring basilica to the valleys where Hannibal defeated a 15,000 strong Roman army, there’s plenty on the itinerary to capture the imagination.
There are a couple of considerations to keep in mind before booking up - you’ll drink a heck of a lot of vino during the course of the week (at a controlled pace, of course!) so anyone with an aversion to alcohol may wish to check out some of the other Italian country trips here on Tourdust. Also, since Umbria is known for its hilly landscape a small degree of fitness is required (though not compulsory, but you probably don’t want to feel out of your depth.)
With the above boxes ticked, what you can expect during your time cycling in Umbria is a cracking bike tour put together by guides who know a thing or two about their craft. The cycling routes are as mixed as possible, usually following little known roads and trails, and a lot of the places of interest you’ll visit (such as the unforgettable architecture in many towns) add up to make this a top grade tour of Italy.
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