Water, art and bike from Tuscany to Umbria

8 days cycling from the historical city center of Cortona, in the south of Tuscany, we are crossing the Chiana Valley to arrive at Castiglione del Lago, near the Trasimeno Lake. Castiglione is the “door of Umbria”, from this town  to visit Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 Cortona

Day 2 Cortona-Castiglione del Lago

Day 3 Castiglione del lago-San Biagio della Valle

Day 4 San Biagio della Valle-Assisi

Day 5 Assisi-Spello-Montefalco

Day 6 Montefalco-Spoleto

Day 7 Scheggino-Marmore waterfall (transfer to Scheggino and from Marmore by company's car)

Day 8 departure

 

Day 1  Cortona

Independent travel and arrival to Cortona. Meeting  with company for description tour, organization and to take the bikes.

 Day 2 Cortona- Castiglione del Lago

 Cycling along the Canale Maestro della Chiana… is a journey through time and nature: you can pedal right through the heart of the Etruscan world, across a myriad of waterways, in a land that has been shaped by the strength of nature and by the hands of man. The Canale Maestro della Chiana’s cycle and pedestrian path which joins Arezzo to Chiusi. It is equipped and protected for those who wish to travel slowly.  The ancient road used for both canal and lock maintenance is, in fact, a natural track without any height or level differences which makes it suitable for a family sporting tourism.
 
Day 3 Castiglione del Lago -  to S.Biagio della Valle
After the landscape lake, yuo will go inside the umbrian countryside.
  
Day 4 S.Biagio della Valle- Assisi
From  San Biagio della Valle 
 
Day 5 Assisi-Spello- Bevagna-Montefalco
A very easy and fantastic journey. Assisi, Spello and Bevagne are the symbol of the art , archeology and history of Umbrian region.
Wine tasting in the  vineyard and pic- nic lunch with a typical dishes.
  
Day 6   Montefalco-Spoleto
Relax and flat route for the last day! You will cycle in the cycle and pedestrian path which joins Bevagna to Spoleto . We recommend an ice-cream break at the Clitunno’s spring. Very famous place!
 
Day 7 Scheggino-Cascat delle Marmore
Day 8 Departure
 

INFORMATION  Travelling to Cortona and from Spoleto by train, it is very accessible from/to Rom or from/to Florence.

BASIC SERVICES  Luggage transfer, roads notes and maps, local support, Brochure (information about restaurants, monuments...)

EXTRA SERVICES Bike hire (including helmets, delivery and pick up, kit to repair, pump, lock, panniers); Personal guide; Booking  hotels, wine and oil tasting, pic nic lunch