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SUMMARY ...

Activity Level: EASY8 Days - 7 Nights ● Luggage Transfer included ● 3 & 4★ Hotels including Villas ●

● Total Tour Distance: 163 miles ● Day Off in Assisi ● GPS NAVIGATION

From the shadows of Cortona, the setting for the book and film 'Under the Tuscan Sun' by Frances Mayes, you blend into the heart of this ancient landscape where Hannibal once hid his troops.

This Heart of Italy Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour embraces ancient history, views and vistas, foods and wines and shares the itinerary and accommodation of the 8 Day Italian food focused eBike Safari via a slightly differing route.

From Hannibal to Frances Mayes, and St. Francis of Assisi with flavours of of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Byron, the Heart of Italy has much to offer.

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PRICE ...

£1,295 / € 1,495 per person includes ...

✦ 8 Days / 7 Nights Including ✦ All Breakfasts

✦ 3 & 4☆ Accommodation

Welcome Drinks, Briefing, Bike Set-Up

✦ Start & Finish - Cortona, Tuscany

✦ On-Tour Luggage Transfer

Customized Inspired Raleigh Electric Trekking Bike

✦ Support Vehicle

✦ GPS Garmin EDGE

✦ Maps & Pace Notes

BEST BITS ...

✓ Assisi - Montone - Lake Trasimeno - Niccone Valley - River Tiber - Gubbio

✓ Follow in the footsteps of Hannibal, St. Francis of Assisi, Byron, and Michalangelo

✓ 7 Nights & 8 Days

✓ GPS Navigation

Smaller, Family-Run Hotels & Country Houses, providing an authentic experience

Cycle Normally, but turn up the power when you need it!

The inspired raleigh trekking bike

The inspired raleigh trekking bike


Puts the joy back into cycling”


— Graham Adamson, Canada


Day by Day

LUGGAGE - your luggage is transported daily to your next destination, leaving you free to cycle without a load!

DAY 1 | CORTONA | Arrive Villa di Piazzano, Cortona. Early evening drinks and briefing.

DAY 2 | CORTONA to MONTONE | Begin with your eBike fitting. Boundaries and borders have separated the north and south of the Niccone valley for centuries. Tuscany vs Umbria; Pope vs Grand Ducato; Nazi vs Allies. Today it is very peaceful. Enjoy lunch in the I Girasoli di Sant'Andrea vineyard. A ride through Umbertide to Montone. Arrival through the medieval gate into Montone will live with you forever! STATS: 29 miles | Average Speed: 12.2 mph | Saddle Time: 2hrs 18min | Difficulty: 🚲 | Highlights: The freewheeling descent into the Niccone Valley

DAY 3 | MONTONE to GUBBIO | Along the Carpini valley towards Pietralunga where you should take a moment to pay homage to the Italy’s brave WWII partigiani ( resistance fighters ). Here you join the trail of St. Francis of Assisi with stunning vistas leading you to an unforgettable arrival into Gubbio. STATS: 30 miles | Average Speed: 12mph | Saddle Time: 2hrs 49min | Difficulty: 🚲 🚲 | Highlights: Cycling through th gates at Montone & Gubbio

★★★★ Villa monte solare

★★★★ Villa monte solare

DAY 4 | GUBBIO to ASSISI | Ride towards the rolling foothills of the Apennine where again, you follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi because today, you arrive in his home town. STATS: 35 miles | Average Speed: 11.7mph | Saddle Time: 2hrs 59min | Difficulty: 🚲 🚲 | Highlights: Remarkable Views of the Apennines

DAY 5 | DAY in ASSISI or optional RIDE TO BEVAGNA | Take breakfast on the terrace and watch Assisi come to life. If you wish, jump on your bike and take the easy ride to Bevagna and back. Or enjoy Assisi - our recomenedation!

DAY 6 | ASSISI to TAVERNELLA di PANCIALE | From the breakfast terrace, look west to the horizon. You can almost see your destination. STATS: 31 miles | Average Speed: 12.2 mph | Saddle Time: 2hrs 36min | Difficulty: 🚲 | Highlights: 🍇🍷 Wine Tasting ( not included )

DAY 7 | TAVERNELLA di PANCIALE to CORTONA | Descend from Assisi and be sure to turn your head back to see this spectacular view of Assisi. Its an unusual day! Depending upon route, you'll record an overall height 'gain' of -131 ft! Following the route of the river Tiber, towards Umbertide and then through the Niccone Valley, back to Lisciano Niccone and base. We will return you to your Cortona hotel. STATS: 33 miles | Average Speed: 12.4 mph | Saddle Time: 2hrs 39min | Difficulty: 🚲 | Highlights: Lake Trasimeno

DAY 8 | CORTONA | Take your breakfast and, if time allows, take a quiet wander around the lovely town of Cortona before your transfer.


★★★★ Villa di Piazzano , cortona

★★★★ Villa di Piazzano , cortona


★★★★  La Locanda del Capitano, montone - unforgettable dinning!

★★★★  La Locanda del Capitano, montone - unforgettable dinning!


views of the niccone valley, tuscany

views of the niccone valley, tuscany


★★★ views  OVER ASSISI from the hotel ideale

★★★ views  OVER ASSISI from the hotel ideale



Guest Reviews

"As a keen cyclist struggling with the ageing process ... Such is the power of the Ebike, if you have never been on one, it is something that you ought to try at least once, as it makes cycling such a joy".

— Alastair Stuart. Italy

.. with the eBikes, we powered effortlessly up hills that would have been otherwise painful in the hot sun. Less time sweating meant more time to enjoy the stunning scenery. Highly, highly recommended!
— Anna T-B, London, UK
 

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