Orvieto to Argentario

From €1250

Italian Bike Tour: Cycle from Orvieto to Argentario

A bike trip in the land of Etruscans, between towns rich in history and ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes and bodies of crystalline water for ages a source of life and artistic inspiration.

Orvieto to Argentario – bike & hotel

Orvieto

Local cuisine, nature, archeology and art combined to relax on the lake and sea with many cultural visits from Orvieto to Capalbio on an ever-changing route with every mile. From the Calanchi Valley, the ‘dying city’ carries the signs of a far past. Beaches and fishing towns will lead us to the discovery Bolsena and it’s lake. In the Marta River countryside we will find Tuscania, guardian of two of the first examples of the Early Christian Basilica. Old roads immersed in nature will lead us to the coast. The excavations of the town of Vulci a complete Etruscan city discovered by chance at the banks of the River Fiora. The Tuscan Maremma will frame the magical world of the French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle with its colossal works dressed in brilliant colors that blend with the surrounding nature and reflecting it, driving us into a free path from structures and everything to invent. The sea breeze makes us feel the coast and with her a free day of relaxing at the sea or cultural visits. We will climb again to explore the excavations of the city of Cosa and for a naturalistic-archaeological excursion to the Feniglia and the Lagoon of Orbetello.

Description

A bike trip in the land of Etruscans, between towns rich in history and ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes and bodies of crystalline water for ages a source of life and artistic inspiration.

 

Availability

May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
September 7th 14th, 21st, 28th

 

Price per person

In double room € 1250
Single supplement € 420
Bike rental € 175

Highlights
  • Civita di Bagnoregio: Old town and church of S. Donato (XV century).
  • Bolsena: Caves of St. Cristina and Catacombs (IV-V century), Church of St. Francesco (XIII century), Orsini Castle (XIII century), Archaeological Area Vulsinii (III century BC).
  • Capodimonte: Old town and Islands Martana and Bisentina.
  • Tuscania: Basilica of St. Peter (VIII-XIII century) cosmaten floors mosaics and crypt, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore (V-XII century) with frescoes by Giotto school and Carolingian pulpit, remains of the ancient Roman-Etruscan city.
  • Vulci: Naturalistic-Archaeological Park with remains of an Etruscan-Roman city, Tomb François, Pellicone Lake, medieval Castle and museum with objects from the Villanovian, Etruscan and Roman period unearthed in the site.
  • Tarquinia (optional): etruscan necropolis, Archeological Museum e historical center.
  • Ansedonia: Archaeological site of the city of Cosa e Museum, Etruscan gorge and Spacco della Regina.
  • Porto Ercole: The old city center, La Rocca, Forte Filippo and Star-shaped Fortification (XV century).
  • Feniglia: Archaeological site “Il tombolo di Feniglia”. Iron Age IX-VII B.C.
  • Gravicchio: The Tarot Garden by Niki De Saint Phalle (XX century).
Included
  • Accomodotion in three star hotel or agriturismo for 7 nights
  • 7 x breakfasts,
  • 6 x dinners,
  • two multilingual tour leaders on bike,
  • luggage transport,
  • technical assistance,
  • informative material,
  • guided tours to: Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Bolsena, Basilica of St. Peter, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, archaelogical site of Cosa, Tombolo della Feniglia, Vulci Naturalistic-Archaeological Park, medieval Castle, sculpture Park Niki de Saint Phalle, Porto Ercole, Fort Filippo.
Excluded
  • travel to/from the point of departure/end of the tour
  • bike rental
  • drinks 
  • lunches 
  • dinner day 6
  • entrance fees to museums and parks 
  • boat trips
  • excursions not in program 
  • taxes and fees
  • anything not specified in ‘The price per person includes’
Warnings

Intermediate, 175 km (108ml)

Itinerary

Day 1 Orvieto
Individual arrival at the hotel in Orvieto by 6PM. Aperitif and presentation of the tour and the group. Dinner and nocturnal visit of the city. Overnight in Orvieto.

Day 2 Orvieto-Bagnoregio-Bolsena 35 km | 21.7 ml
At 9AM we bike to Civita di Bagnoregio. Lunch in restaurant offering local cuisine, then a guided tour of the town. Departure by bike to Bolsena in the early afternoon. Sightseeing and bike ride along the lake. Dinner and night tour of the medieval quarter. Overnight in Bolsena.

Day 3 Bolsena-Capodimonte-Tuscania 45 km | 27.9 ml
At 9AM departure. We coast along the Lake of Bolsena following the Sentiero dei Briganti to the beach of Capodimonte. Picnic lunch. Visit to Capodimonte and possible boat trip to the islands. By bike to Tuscania in the early afternoon. Dinner and night tour of the citadel. Overnight in Tuscania.

Day 4 Tuscania-Vulci 35 km | 21.7 ml
9AM guided visit of Tuscania. 11.00 AM departure for Vulci. Lunch in the park and visit of the Archaeological Naturalistic Park of Vulci, on foot. Arrival at the farmhouse. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Vulci-Capalbio Scalo 30 km | 18.6 ml
9AM bike ride to the ‘Tarot Garden’ by Niki De Saint Phalle. Visit to the park and lunch. Cycling to the coast. Afternoon at the beach. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Capalbio M – day off – optional Oasis WWF 
Deserved day relaxing on the beach or cycling in the surrounding area. Optional excursion to the WWF Oasis. Possibility of free excursions by bike, train to: Tarquinia, Etruscan necropolis and medieval quarter; the Argentario with its beautiful beaches and harbors; Rome, by train in an hour and a half. Dinner (not included). Overnight.

Day 7 Capalbio Scalo-Ansedonia-Feniglia-Porto Santo Stefano 30 km | 18.6 ml
9AM cycling to Ansedonia. Visit to the Archaeological site of Cosa and Feniglia. Lunch on the beach. La Rocca di Porto Ercole. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Porto Santo Stefano
After breakfast, end of services.

Map

From €1250

Duration: 8 Days

Start Point: Orvieto

End Point: Porto Santo Stefano

Intermediate, 175 km (108 ml) 1 Night Orvieto, 1 Night Bolsena, 1 Night Tuscania, 1 Night Vulci, 2 Nights Capalbio Scalo, 1 Night Porto Santo Stefano

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