Travel Guides: Italy Travel Guide: Overview
In Southern Europe—right in the heart of the Mediterranean—lies a boot-shaped country stuffed to the brim with culture, history and fine cuisine.
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Levels 1-4
Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
From: $4,199 - $4,399 pp dbl occ
($650 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 finest on our Umbria to the Adriatic Bike Tour.
Start Arezzo / End Bologna
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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 elegant 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!
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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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.
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