Italy's Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Italy's Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Oct 2025: May-Oct

From $4,199 - $4,499 /person

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

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.

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Highlights

  • 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
Italy Tuscany Assisi to the Adriatic Bike Tour map

Italy

Start Arezzo

End Bologna

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

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!

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

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.

Accommodations

Night 3

Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini
Gubbio
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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Villa Cattani Stuart
Pesaro
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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

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)

Night 3

Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini
Gubbio

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)

Nights 4-5

Villa Cattani Stuart
Pesaro

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)

From $4,199 - $4,499 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • 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
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

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