Orvieto to Tuscany Coast & Rome

From € 2490

Italy: Orvieto to Tuscany Coast & Rome bike tour

Discover the Italian bike tour of your dreams. Cycle through jade-tinged Umbria—the land of the Etruscans, stopping along the way in peaceful hill towns and idyllic villages. Combine with gorgeous countryside, majestic lakes and wild stretches of Tuscan coastline, then add Rome, the Eternal city, and you have the makings of a cycling trip of a lifetime.

Orvieto to Tuscany Coast & Rome

Orvieto

Guided | Intermediate |  8 days

Discover the Italian bike tour of your dreams. Cycle through jade-tinged Umbria—the land of the Etruscans, stopping along the way in peaceful hill towns and idyllic villages. Combine with gorgeous countryside, majestic lakes, wild stretches of Tuscan coastline, then add Rome, the Eternal city, and you have the makings of a cycling trip of a lifetime. 

Dates 2023 departures on Saturday
March 11, 18, 25 
April 8, 15, 22
May 6, 13
June 10
July  1
September 2, 9
Departure dates not listed, on request - Price variation may apply.  
Prices 2023 8 day 
Per person * 2490
Single supplement € 350
Bike rental € 245
E-bike rental € 315
Half-board 6 x dinner € 300
Extra night/s on request
Transfer on request
*Price per person based on double occupancy  

Included
7 overnight stays in good 3/4* hotels
7 breakfasts
Luggage transport
1 dinner
1 lunch in Rome
1 wine-tasting
Transfer Capalbio-Rome day 7
Multilingual guide on bicycle
Tour information & maps
Daily briefing
Support vehicle
Technical assistance
Guided tours in main attraction points
City/Tourist taxes
Entrance to Orvieto Underground
Entrance to Bagnoregio city center
Entrance to Vulci Archaeological Park
Entrance to Tarots sculpture Garden
Entrance to Cosa Archaeological Park

Not Included
Travel to/from the start/end point 
Drinks and lunches
6 Dinners
Gratuities
Travel insurance

Day 1:  Orvieto
You are expected at your hotel at the heart of the old historical center starting 2PM. Take the time to enjoy the city and the riches it offers, don't miss the Duomo one of the most stunning Italian Gothic cathedrals from the XIII c. with famed mosaic facade and frescoes by Italian Renaissance painter Luca Signorelli. We will wait for you at the hotel in the early afternoon to meet your tour leader, followed by a guided tour of Orvieto, tasting of local wines and dinner. Overnight stay in Orvieto.

Day 2:  Orvieto-Bagnoregio-Bolsena  ca. 35 km | 22 miles
In the morning we wonder through quaint cobblestone streets, discovering medieval Orvieto once under Papal rule.  We then cycle to Civita di Bagnoregio, the dying city, castled on a rock from witch you will be amazed by the view. We will resume our cycling to descend pleasantly towards Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, whose banks were already inhabited in prehistoric times. Here you will enjoy sightseeing Bolsena, a Roman-Etruscan city, by the lake on the Via Francigena, a pilgrim's road leading to Rome. In the evening enjoy the medieval quarter. Overnight stay in Bolsena at your hotel at the shores of the lake. 

Day 3: Bolsena-Tuscania  ca. 45 km | 28 miles
Coasting Lake Bolsena we bike among cozy beaches and fisherman's villages following the path or Sentiero dei Briganti. A  journey through the countryside will take us then to Tuscania, a citadel of Etruscan-Roman origin founded according to the legend by Aeneas' son, Ascanius. Today populated with medieval and Renaissance palaces, it houses two magnificent examples of Paleochristian Basilicas. San Pietro dating from the VIII c. was set for films by Passolini and others including Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet and St Maria Maggiore (V c.) boasts frescoes from the Giotto school. Overnight stay in Tuscania.

Day 4: Tuscania-Vulci-Capalbio  ca. 50 km | 31 ml
Following the ancient roman road via Clodia we depart from Tuscania on our way to Vulci.  The ancient Etruscan-Roman city of Vulci practically unknown until the 19th century was discovered by chance when part of the land sank with the passage of a herd of cattle. The finding was a sensation and excavations, that continue even today, were once patronized by the younger brother of Napoleon, Luciano Bonaparte during the residency of the latter in the nearby city of Canino. We traverse the borders of Lazio and enter Tuscany to reach Capalbio and your agriturismo/hotel. Overnight stay in Capalbio.

Day 5: Capalbio - loop tour  ca. 30 km | 19 ml
Morning bike ride to the ‘Tarot Garden’ by world famous french sculptor Niki De Saint Phalle. Colossal sculptures dressed in bright colors and scales of mirrors blend with the surrounding nature and reflect it, a magic world in an unexpected place to feed your imagination. Time to visit this enchanting and unique sculture park. We continue our cycling to the coast. Afternoon at leisure biking to the beach or inland. Overnight stay in Capalbio.

Day 6: Capalbio - Ansedonia – loop tour ca. 45 km | 28 ml
Early bike ride to the ancient Roman city of Cosa perched upon Cape Ansedonia and strategically overseeing the Thyrrenian sea. Cycling across the pine forest of Feniglia, last resting place of the painter Caravaggio, we take a dive in the mediterranean sea. We also offer an optional excursion to the WWF Oasis. Back to our agriturismo/hotel, overnight in Capalbio.

Day 7: Rome - circular tour  ca. 20 km | 13 ml
Our bike trip continues in Rome. A transfer will take you directly to the beating heart of the capital, for a guided tour of the Eternal City. Pedaling mostly on low-traffic roads, enjoy the historic center of Rome, its monuments, alleys and hidden corners, from a privileged point of view. Rome will appear to you as you've never seen it before, in a succession of emotions, colors and flavors all to discover.

Day 8: Rome
After breakfast, the tour is officially over.

All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday.

Highlights

Each day of the Orvieto to Argentario tour is packed with heart-stirring places to see and things to do. Here’s a taste of what’s to come:

  • Cycle the Calanchi Valley to hear the stories it tells of long ago.
  • Amble charming fishing hamlets rimming volcanic Lake Bolsena.
  • Ride to Tuscania's Marta valley to see early Christian basilicas.
  • Immerse in nature on rural roads leading to the magnificent coast.
  • Witness vestiges of Vulci—once an Etruscan stronghold near river Fiora.
  • Be amazed by Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot sculpture garden in Capalbio. 
  • Climb to the city of Cosa with its cyclopean walls and timeworn acropolis.
  • Catch your breath on Spiaggia della Feniglia where Caravaggio died.
  • Birdwatch on Orbetello's lagoon wetlands.
  • Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Pincio Terrace, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's Square, Trastevere.

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"History, Bike and charm"

The scripts prepared by Carlos and Michaela are always rich in history and charm. The Etruscan Valley reserves great surprises, such as Orvieto, Tuscania and Vulci. The roads we ride by bike are excellent with a tolerable level of difficulty. We love living with the group on the way.
– Dirceu B, Brazil

 

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From € 2490

Duration: 8 Days

Start Point: Orvieto

End Point: Rome

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