From Orvieto to Argentario – bike & hotel

A bike trip in the land of Etruscans, between towns rich in history and ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes and bodies of crystalline water for ages a source of life and artistic inspiration.

Local cuisine, nature, archeology and art combined to relax on the lake and sea with many cultural visits from Orvieto to Capalbio on an ever-changing route with every mile. From the Calanchi Valley, the ‘dying city’ carries the signs of a far past. Beaches and fishing towns will lead us to the discovery Bolsena and it’s lake. In the Marta River countryside we will find Tuscania, guardian of two of the first examples of the Early Christian Basilica. Old roads immersed in nature will lead us to the coast. The excavations of the town of Vulci a complete Etruscan city discovered by chance at the banks of the River Fiora. The Tuscan Maremma will frame the magical world of the French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle with its colossal works dressed in brilliant colors that blend with the surrounding nature and reflecting it, driving us into a free path from structures and everything to invent. The sea breeze makes us feel the coast and with her a free day of relaxing at the sea or cultural visits. We will climb again to explore the excavations of the city of Cosa and for a naturalistic-archaeological excursion to the Feniglia and the Lagoon of Orbetello.

Itinerary

Day 1 Orvieto
Individual arrival at the hotel in Orvieto by 6PM. Aperitif and presentation of the tour and the group. Dinner and nocturnal visit of the city. Overnight in Orvieto.

Day 2 Orvieto-Bagnoregio-Bolsena 35 km | 21.7 ml

At 9AM we bike to Civita di Bagnoregio. Lunch in restaurant offering local cuisine, then a guided tour of the town. Departure by bike to Bolsena in the early afternoon. Sightseeing and bike ride along the lake. Dinner and night tour of the medieval quarter. Overnight in Bolsena.

Day 3 Bolsena-Capodimonte-Tuscania 45 km | 27.9 ml

At 9AM departure. We coast along the Lake of Bolsena following the Sentiero dei Briganti to the beach of Capodimonte. Picnic lunch. Visit to Capodimonte and possible boat trip to the islands. By bike to Tuscania in the early afternoon. Dinner and night tour of the citadel. Overnight in Tuscania.

Day 4 Tuscania-Vulci 35 km | 21.7 ml

9AM guided visit of Tuscania. 11.00 AM departure for Vulci. Lunch in the park and visit of the Archaeological Naturalistic Park of Vulci, on foot. Arrival at the farmhouse. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Vulci-Capalbio Scalo 30 km | 18.6 ml

9AM bike ride to the ‘Tarot Garden’ by Niki De Saint Phalle. Visit to the park and lunch. Cycling to the coast. Afternoon at the beach. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Capalbio M – day off – optional Oasis WWF 

Deserved day relaxing on the beach or cycling in the surrounding area. Optional excursion to the WWF Oasis. Possibility of free excursions by bike, train to: Tarquinia, Etruscan necropolis and medieval quarter; the Argentario with its beautiful beaches and harbors; Rome, by train in an hour and a half. Dinner (not included). Overnight.

Day 7 Capalbio Scalo-Ansedonia-Feniglia-Porto Santo Stefano 30 km | 18.6 ml

9AM cycling to Ansedonia. Visit to the Archaeological site of Cosa and Feniglia. Lunch on the beach. La Rocca di Porto Ercole. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Porto Santo Stefano

After breakfast, end of services.

 

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
Fitness Level: Medium
Language(s): English, Italian
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Phone Number: +31643854526
Website: https://yubiketours.com/bike-tours/umbria-lazio-toscana-from-orvieto-to-argentario-bikehotel
Email: info@yubiketours.com
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