Price per person
In double room € 940
Single supplement € 300
Bike rental € 150
Lazio Bike Tour Information
Individual arrival in Orvieto, at the agriturismo. Aperitif and presentation of the tour and the group. Dinner and guided tour of the city. We then climb to the ancient Balneum Regis, of Etruscan origin, today a crest of medieval houses perched on a tuffaceous hill, in the middle of the Valley of the Calanchi — a fascinating island within the mainland.
Once a spur of Bagnoregio, it is now connected only by a narrow bridge due to the landslides and the resulting loss of entire neighborhoods, churches, and homes.
Let us take you back in time; to begin this journey through the ages in the footsteps of the ancient civilizations that have dominated these lands, where the Etruscans, Romans, and Lombards have followed and influenced one another.
We descend among the rolling hills down to the Bolsena Lake, reaching the ancient Roman-Etruscan site of Volsinii. This is the first settlement of Bolsena with the medieval town built just over the valley, along the Via Francigena, on the banks of the largest volcanic lake in Europe, whose shores were inhabited since prehistoric times due to its mild climate and lush vegetation.
We coast the lake by the Path of the Brigantes, through beaches and fishing town, for a nice and lightweight bike journey. We also take the enchanting boat trip around the islands Martana and Bisentina, two patches of wilderness rich in history. Through the countryside, we make our way to Tuscania, in the unspoiled Valley of Marta, today a nature reserve of exquisite beauty.
Leaving Tuscania for Viterbo, we bike through an antique Roman road, amongst wildflowers and old houses. Then, we cycle through the Etruscan gorges, cut in the rock, where we enter the city to visit the medieval quarter and the Papal Palace. Here, you will have a refreshing break at the hot springs, in the open country. This short reprise is enough of a break to give us the energy we need to climb to Monte Cimino. We enter the Selva Cimina through the ancient Cassia Cimina, used by the Romans. Here, we immerse ourselves in the pristine nature of Lake Vico and the nature reserve full of lush vegetation and countless majestic animals.
The town of Caprarola, and the Palazzo Farnese that rests there, is arguably one of the most imposing works of the late Renaissance, where the best painters and architects of the time were called to worked on it. Then, down to the valley, Bomarzo, with its Renaissance Sacred Grove or Park of Monsters, only rediscovered in the last century, with colossal sculptures derived from the rocks found on site. We overnight in Attigliano. After breakfast, it is the end of the cycling tour.