The tour leaves from Urbino, where we will arrive by minibus from Riccione, transporting our bicycles, right away we will visit the old town, which many of our guests already know, then we will head down towards the Furlo Gorge, where we will have our first break for refreshments before climbing towards the Scheggia Pass and descending towards Gubbio, an ancient Medieval town, where we will have dinner and spend the first night.
The second leg will take us from Gubbio to Assisi, the town of Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of Italy, which we will visit before arriving in the town of Perugia with its wonderful historic centre. In Perugia we will have dinner in a typical restaurant and stop for the night.
During the third leg, from Perugia to Arezzo, we will ride along Lake Trasimeno, the most important lake in the centre of Italy, with its wonderful colours and landscapes, and cycle through the town of Cortona, which is old and perfectly preserved, here we will have a break and visit the town. The arrival point on this day, which is the last, is in Arezzo, a prehistoric settlement that became Etruscan and then Roman, and that is now an important Provincial capital with archaeological sites that date back to Etruscan and Roman times.
We will return to Riccione from Arezzo by minibus.
For its distances and gentle slopes the route is easy and suitable for cyclists in the “Cappucino Light” group, who have trained to cycle for about 5/6 hours a day.
This is a wonderful opportunity to blend our passion for cycling with our love for the most beautiful and authentic part of Italy!
Best period: from April to half September
The program of the week
|SATURDAY||Arrival in Riccione and check-in at Hotel Dory
6.00 pm Welcome cocktail and information to participants
7.00 pm Welcome Dinner
|SUNDAY||9.30 am Mombaroccio - Gradara km 86
7.00 pm Dinner
9.30 am Belvedere Fogliense - Mondaino - Vecciano 76 km
|TUESDAY||8.30 am Riccione - Urbino (by bus) Urbino - Gubbio (by bike) 70 km
4.00 pm Arrival in Gubbio and check-in in the hotel
7.00 pm Typical Umbrian dinner
|WEDNESDAY||8.30 am Gubbio-Perugia (Umbria) 74 km
12.00 pm Arrival in Assisi by bike and visit of the city and its historical centre
1.30 pm Departure for Perugia
7.00 pm Dinner at the pizzeria
8.30 am Perugia - Arezzo 79 km
5.00 pm departure from Arezzo to Riccione
8.00 pm Typical Romagnolo dinner at Hotel Dory.
|FRIDAY||9.30 am Ginestreto – Panoramica (Marche) 84 km
7.00 pm “Flavours and Pleasures” sample dinner
9.00 pm Photos and Prize-giving ceremony
• The program is open to middle-trained cyclists; the average speed will be 17/19 km per hour (cappuccino light group)
• All services for cyclists and also a first-aid and mechanical service minibus following the group during the 3-days excursion.
• a minimum number of 5 participants is needed to make the excursion possible and the maximum number of participants is 18. The program is subject to changes as regards indicated routes and times.
• Please bring a small trolley with the bare essentials for 3 days (not large Samsonite suitcases) :-)
Where we sleep:
Hotel 3*** in Gubbio
Hotel 3*** in Perugia
Where we eat
Breakfast at the hotel and dinner in typical local restaurants. On the way lunch break and refreshment drinks provided by minibus service.
Prices are per person, in double or twin room, either Superior room in formula Style or miniapartment in formula Idea. Single room supplement € 30 per day.
from 1184.00 Euros
from 980.00 Euros