Lake Trasimeno | Umbria | Easy Cycling

EASY CYCLING | eBike Adventure on the shores of Lake Trasimeno

☀️ Cycling to be Enjoyed, not Endured ☀️

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With a circumference of around 37 miles (60Km), Lake Trasimeno is the largest lake in the Italian peninsular and is pedal perfect for very simple cycling!

What do Hannibal and his elephants, Ed Sheeran the singer-songwriter, Hans Christian Anderson, George Lucas and St. Francis of Assisi have in common?

Lake Trasimeno! Ed Sheeran has a house 10 mins drive from the lakeshore. While George Lucas has a summer house near Passignano. We'll tell you more about the others when you arrive.

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Summary

  • 7 Night | 8 Day Itinerary [4&5 Night Itinerary Options]
  • Very Easy Cycling on Quiet Country Roads
  • Cortona | Castiglione del Lago | San Feliciano | Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • 🚲 Perfect First Time Bike Tour
  • 👣 Follow in the footsteps of Hannibal, St. Francis of Assisi & Ed Sheeran
  • 🧭 GPS Guided Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • 💁🏼 WhatsApp Virtual Guide & 24/7 Support
  • Smaller, Family-Run Hotels & Country Houses
  • ✤ CLASSIC Itinerary | Authentic Accommodation ✤

Statistics

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: VERY EASY
  • CYCLING PER DAY: 1h 12m
  • MAXIMUM DISTANCE: 69 miles
  • MAXIMUM SADDLE TIME: 9h
  • LONGEST LEG: 31 miles
  • CYCLE DAYS: 3 + 3 optional days
  • AVERAGE DAY: Less than 20 miles
  • CALORIES BURNED 2900 approx
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Day by day

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Day 1: Arrival

It is indeed a fitting arrival. As the atmosphere of Relais Parco Fiorito eases you in to your time away.

Highlights

★Villa di Piazzano ★Swimming Pool ★Gardens

Accommodation

Relais Parco Firorito & Spa | Cortona | Umbria

Roberto, the owner is the most enthusiastic producer of local products.

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 2: To Castiglione del Lago

Very easy rolling rural countryside taking you to the edge of the Montepulciano wine region.

The micro climate that surrounds Lake Trasimeno moderates the climate both in cold and warm conditions.

Highlights

★Val di Chiana ★Rolling Countryside

Statistics

16.5 miles | Saddle Time: 1h 27m | Difficulty 🚲

Accommodation

Antica Gabella, Castiglione del Lago, Umbria

This is not a hotel. This is an experience of Italian lifestyle with all possible comforts of modern living. Set in the very heart of the ancient town of Castigleone del Lago, Antica Gabella dates back to 1200’s. The accommodation is arranged as apartments each with separate sitting and/or dining areas. Lie on your bed and marvel at the 800 year old vaulted ceiling; lean from the window to say buongiorno to your neighbour and step onto the street to walk to the piazza a few meters away and watch the town come to life and melt away after dark.

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Travellers Tales article

Day 3: To Avignonesi vineyard

Take a Rest Day and explore Castiglione del Lago. Maybe take a gentle bike ride down to the lake shore and choose a restaurant for lunch. You could take a ferry to the islands.

- or - 

Take an easy ride through rolling agricultural countryside to the famous Avignonesi vineyard. This famous vineyard produces extraordinary wine and provides a wonderful tour with lunch. Your will need to book - www.avignonesi.it

 

Highlights

★Castiglione del Lago - or - ★Avignonesi vineyard

Statistics

21 miles | Saddle Time: 1h 39m | Difficulty 🚲

Accommodation

Antica Gabella, Castiglione del Lago, Umbria

Evening at Castiglione del Lago on the shore of Lake Trasimeno

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Day 4: To San Feliciano

After your slight descent from Castiglione del Lago, the route flattens to follow the shores of the lake through various villages and lake views.

The keen-eyed rider finds the cane shop at the side of the road which is always worth a stop. The old boys here make bamboo and cane furniture, they fish in the traditional ways and keep ducks and chickens.

The village of San Feliciano is a delight. Grab a chair at the cafe bar and watch the sunset.

Highlights

★Shore Side Ride ★Views of Lake Trasimeno

Statistics

16.5 miles | Saddle Time: 1h 26m | Difficulty 🚲

Accommodation

Hotel Ristorante Ali sul Lago Trasimeno | San Feliciano | Umbria

Great and friendly staff. Beautiful view, lovely food; we had a relaxing holiday in a familiar atmosphere...

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Travellers Tales article

Day 5: Hotel Ristorante Ali sul Lago Trasimeno | San Feliciano - REST DAY

Why ride all this way and to such a wonderful place and not spoil yourself?

Take the Ferry to Isole Polvese.

Highlights

★The Lake

Statistics

Rest Day

Accommodation

Hotel Ristorante Ali sul Lago Trasimeno | San Feliciano

The cuisine is excellent and abundant. Family atmosphere with very courteous and friendly managers. Nice pool and nice view of the lake

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Travellers Tales article

Day 6: To Relais Parco Fiorito

Follow the lakeshore to Passignano and lunch at one of the island shore-side restaurants.

Passing the battleground where Hannibal defeated the Roman Legions in 246BC and back.

Highlights

★Lake side rides ★Coffee in San Feliciano ★Ferry

Statistics

31.5 miles | Saddle Time: 2h 38m | Difficulty 🚲

Accommodation

Relais Parco Firorito & Spa | Cortona | Umbria

Chef Claudia and her biggest supporter… Teo (husband) ... delivered an amazing experience of hospitality and culinary excellence. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special and welcomed. The tour and observation of the winemaking were both educational and intimate. The farm-to-table and organic philosophies make for a tremendous experience. I have never seen such a large and diverse collection of unique jams/preserves. The simplicity of the wine… growing and production ... brings the character of each year’s soil forward left with only a matter of time to create a collection of tremendous selections.

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Travellers Tales article

Day 7: Under the Tuscan Sun - Visit Cortona

By Taxi or eBike

Known as the 'Balcony of Tuscany', Cortona is the setting for the book and Hollywood film, Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes. (watch the film trailer - CLICK HERE)

Cortona is a must visit. Dating from 5th century BC, founded by the Etruscans.

Should you decide to eBike, there is a good climb to Cortona. This is very manageable on your eBike.

Highlights

★Cortona ★Swimming Pool ★Gardens

Statistics

11 miles | Saddle Time: 55min | Difficulty 🚲

Accommodation

Relais Parco Firorito & Spa | Cortona | Umbria

Enjoy your dinner at Parco Fiorito on the wonderful alfresco terrace

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Travellers Tales article

Day 8: Departure

Take your morning cappuccino on the terrace. It is time to depart. We know that you will have discovered some wonderful corners of Umbria.

Journey Map

“We were always a little hesitant because of the hills, but eBike from Inspired Italy solved that problem and then some! We felt like we were in Tour d'Italia without the effort. The bikes are fantastic, and all the equipment is first-class.”

John Sweazey on an Umbria eBike tour

“The Umbria eBike tour was fantastic, the bike technology, sat nav and organisation brilliant. Dee said she would book it again next year, which is the best endorsement”

Robin Welch, Umbria eBike Tour

Best Bits

  • Bike & Ferry Experience
  • Lake Side Cycling
  • Luggage Transfers
  • WhatsApp Guide
  • Exclusive Accommodation
  • Two Rest Days
  • 3 Cycle Days
  • Very Easy Cycling

Lake Trasimeno | Umbria | Easy Cycling - FAQ's

“Stunning Hotels, amazing dining, breathtaking scenery and all enabled by the fantastic team at Inspired Italy and their outstanding e-bikes! ”

Here, we try to cover some of the more often asked questions ...

  1. Am I fit enough? Lake Trasimeno | Umbria | Easy Cycling eBike adventure requires less than 2 hours of cycling per day. eBikes do not give you a free ride. You need to pedal. While the eBike makes things much easier, you still require a reasonable level of fitness. The fitter you are, the greater your enjoyment. The oldest person that we have had is Geoffrey who at 84 years of age. The youngest was 12 years.
  2. How busy are the roads? Italian roads tend to be much quieter than people are used to. The vast majority of your itinerary is on quiet, country roads.
  3. I haven't ridden a bike for a while, but I'd like to come on an eBike trip. That's fine. We strongly recommend that you put in a little time on a bike before you come. The fitter and more comfortable you are on a bike, the more you will get from your vacation.
  4. My Luggage - whats happens to it?  Each transfer day sees your luggage moved by our support vehicle from one hotel to the next. We provide you with luggage labels.
  5. What should I wear? Our eBikes have a very comfortable Gel Saddle and a suspension seat post. Despite this, you might choose to wear padded cycling shorts/skirts for extra comfort. Our eBike Leaders wear padded underwear, which we think is more flexible than the padded short. You can then choose to wear this with your favourite shorts. And yes, there are ladies versions too! You do not need a whole wardrobe of special cycling clothes! A few well-chosen items will help keep you cool/warm and comfortable on your eBike trip. Sun cream and a neckerchief or scarf are a very good idea.
  6. Footwear - You need a pair of shoes that are resistant to weather and have a good grip. They should also be comfortable for walking. Our eBikes do not use the cleat system.
  7. Do you provide Helmets? Yes, we provide helmets. Its included in the price.
  8. Do I have to wear a helmet? No, you don't. It is not a legal requirement to wear protective headgear. If you choose not to wear a helmet, that is entirely your own decision and choice.
  9. What is provided with the bike?
    •  - Water Bottle & Holder - Each bike is equipped with a handlebar-mounted water bottle holder and water bottle.
    •  - Rear View Mirror is fitted on the bike to help you keep the group together and improve safety.
    •  - Pannier - each bike is fitted with a single safari pannier. There is sufficient room for a wallet, cameras, sun cream etc.
    •  - Wet Weather Cape - yes, it does rain, occasionally. We provide a high-quality bike cape for each rider.
    •  - Battery Charger - each bike has a battery charger.
    •  - Power Adapter - to make charging easier.
    •  - Spare Inner Tube - we don't expect you to fix punctures. We provide a replacement inner tube.
    •  - Pump - you have a small, portable pump for roadside emergencies. Each hotel keeps a large air pump.
    •  - Hi-Visibility Jacket - in case of roadside maintenance, we provide you with a Hi-Vis jacket.
    •  - Security Cable - to lock your bike.
  10. The Lead Guest also carries...
    •  - BOSCH Nyon GPS
    •  - Tool Kit
    •  - Basic First Aid Kit
  11. What should I carry with me?
    •  - Passport
    •  - Insurance Documentation
    •  - Cash for the day
    •  - Credit/Debit Cards
    •  - Change of clothing to anticipate changes in weather
  12.  What is the best time of year to take an eBike Safari? Great question. We have written a whole piece on this - CLICK HERE

Price

$1,100 per person

Your adventure includes:

Your adventure includes:

  • 8 Days | 7 Nights [5 or 4 night itineraries available]
  • 🛌 Bed & Breakfast with Half Board Option
  • Lakeside Cycling
  • 3 Cycle Days | 3 Optional Days
  • 🧳 On-Tour Luggage Transfer
  • 🚲 Raleigh Motus Grand Tour Low Step Electric Bike with Bosch Active Line Plus & Battery Range 135 miles
  • 🥂 Welcome Drinks, Briefing, Bike Set-Up
  • 🧭 Bosch GPS Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • 💁🏼 24/7 WhatsApp Virtual Guide & Support
  • ✤ CLASSIC Itinerary | Authentic Accommodation ✤

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