Backroads Umbria to Adriatic Bike Tour
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Backroads Umbria to Adriatic Bike Tour
Umbria to Adriatic Bike Tour
Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi, Italy
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Italy's Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour

Umbria's Wine Country & the Coastal Charm of Le Marche

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $4,199 - $4,549 pp dbl occ

($650 - $750 for sgl occ)

Rolling bike routes through the incandescent Umbrian countryside. Cappuccino breaks in Montefalco and Bevagna. Discover the World Heritage city of Assisi. Ride onward but step back in time as you approach the ancient stones of Gubbio. Then cross the wild Apennine mountains to the coastal wonderland of Le Marche. Olive groves and vineyards roll down to the Adriatic Sea. The food. The people. The landscape. Experience Italy at its purest on our Umbria to the Adriatic Bike Tour.

Italy Tuscany Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour map
Italy Tuscany Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour map


Start Arezzo / End Bologna

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Explore a different side of Italy in the magnificently lush and undiscovered regions of Umbria and Le Marche
  • Bike through timeless towns and enchanting farms nestled in Umbria’s rolling landscape, Italy’s Green Heart
  • Dive into an old-world atmosphere and then into the sparkling Adriatic as you reach Le Marche’s sun-drenched coast
  • Treat yourself to a post-ride massage at Borgobrufa’s relaxing spa and take in the unbelievable views over Perugia


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Discover the quiet roads and undulating hills of the Umbrian countryside by bike | Meet our local friends at their farm and enjoy lunch fresh from the garden | Arrive at our scenic retreat in Brufa di Torgiano | Soak up a dazzling 360-degree view over Perugia | Ride tranquil back roads flanked by bright red poppies, cypress trees and picturesque hills | Follow a route through timeless towns like Montefalco and Bevagna | Hearty Italian cuisine awaits in the Valle Umbra | Join a guide for a tour of Assisi, a World Heritage site and one-time home of St. Francis | Pamper your muscles at our hotel’s legendary spa—it’s one of Umbria’s finest!

Pool Borgobrufa Spa Resort
Borgobrufa Spa Resort
Brufa di Torgiano
| Casual Plus Hotel

Sweeping panoramic views over the Umbrian countryside, classic Italian décor and the region's most impressive spa are just a few of the reasons to fall in love with this beautiful resort. (pool, spa)

Day 3

A scenic climb brings you to lost-in-time lands where shepherds still tend their flocks | Follow breathtaking forgotten roads to hilltop Gubbio, a millennia-old stone village and the cradle of Umbrian civilization | Savor traditional fare at a ristorante in one of Gubbio’s impressively preserved medieval buildings.

Terrasse Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini
Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini
| Casual Plus Hotel

This ancient stone monastery, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World Member, has been transformed into a serene retreat nestled into the hillside above Gubbio's historic town center. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Cross over the Apennine mountains—Italy’s geographic spine—to Le Marche | Enter an off-the-beaten-path landscape filled with sprawling vineyards, silver-green olive groves and golden wheat fields | Be greeted by the radiant Adriatic coast | Unwind at a 17th-century villa in the village of Trebbiantico | Cycle along the azure Adriatic Sea and climb up the rocky coast for spectacular views high above the shore | Enjoy a sunset walk and freshly caught seafood dinner in the seaside resort town of Pesaro.

Exterior view of Villa Cattani Stuart
Villa Cattani Stuart
| Casual Hotel

The classic Italian gardens and olive groves that were once part of this 17th-century villa enhance the already picturesque setting of this elegant family-owned hotel. (pool)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Assisi Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 4300 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 43 miles* | 3200 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 10 miles | 900 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in Umbria & Le Marche

Our exploration of Umbria and Le Marche brings us from rolling countryside to the Adriatic coast. Many routes travel along beautiful country roads, but on occasion, we may encounter rough patches of road due to insufficient maintenance. Because this is such a desirable area, you can expect to encounter some increased traffic as we pass through larger historic towns like Assisi, Perugia and Gubbio. Along the coast near Pesaro, a summer destination popular with locals, we ride on urban bike paths that sometimes intersect with busier roads. Of course, the van is there to support you if you want a lift.

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