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Cycling in The Heart of Umbria

Take time to explore the most famous hill towns of Cortona, Perugia, Assisi and the charming Spello. Stop en route to visit one of many wine cantinas and sample their delicious local wine. On this relaxed cycling tour pedal through the mesmerising and beautiful Umbrian countryside. Your journey begins at the medieval and bustling town of Cortona and takes you south to the enchanting Lake Trasimeno with its pretty lakeside towns. Unwind as you cycle in the beautiful silvery green landscape of olive groves, west of Perugia. Cycle among vineyards and medieval hamlets before heading to the marvels of Perugia and Assisi. The tour ends with an unforgettable ride to reach the flower-filled cobbles streets of Spello - one of the best preserved medieval towns in Umbria. The combination of warm Umbrian hospitality, unforgettable local food and wine and medieval hilltop towns, together with the relaxed pace of the tour, makes this an unforgettable biking trip in the heart of Umbria.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 51.9 km
Duration 4:10 h
Ascent 303 m
Descent 523 m

Cycling through the olive grove covered countryside to reach Lake Trasimeno, known for the lovely lakeside villages and the pretty Isola Maggiore.

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Bike Riding · Perugino
Poggio delle Corti Loop Ride
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 36.6 km
Duration 3:10 h
Ascent 386 m
Descent 386 m

 A short loop ride on quiet country lanes to Panicale.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 25.1 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 434 m
Descent 193 m

Cycle to the medieval town of Perugia, following a route which winds through an endless silvery green landscape of rolling farmland.

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Bike Riding · Perugino
Cycle Perugia to Assisi
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 33.3 km
Duration 2:55 h
Ascent 253 m
Descent 461 m

Enjoyable cycle following the Tevere River through the heart of Umbria to Assisi.

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Bike Riding · Assisano
Assisi Loop Ride
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 49.9 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 285 m
Descent 286 m

Explore the areas around Assisi, famed for pottery and wine. 

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Bike Riding · Assisano
Cycle Assisi to Spello
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 35.2 km
Duration 2:50 h
Ascent 72 m
Descent 112 m

Cycle among olive groves to Spello past the charming villages of Cannara and Bevanga.

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