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11 Days Coast to Coast Cycling Tour from Fano to Argentario in Italy
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Fano, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, Italy

Cycling Tour Italy

A wonderful tour in the hidden heart of Italy, from the classic sand beaches of the Adriatic Sea to the "Bella Toscana." This tour passes through stunning art cities like Urbino and Sansepolcro, the remote forested areas of the Apennine Mountains, celebrated medieval hilltop towns like Cortona and Montepulciano, Renaissance small villages like Pienza, roads drawn in gently rolling hills of vineyards, sunflower and wheat fields, mountains and valleys. This bicycle adventure is specifically designed for travelers who would like to mix popular areas of Central Italy with places off the beaten path. Each of the routes has been chosen for their scenic beauty and lack of road traffic as well as for the incredible variety of food, wine, culture, and landscapes they offer. This is a true adventure into the authentic Italia!

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Hilly with some mountain passes
  • Starts in: Fano
  • Ends in: Argentario
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day), Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs / or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 311 miles / 500 kilometers
  • Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike, or e-bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 245 EUR per week
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Highlights

  • 9 days of cycling tour
  • Cycling to Tuscan towns and countryside, and Montepulciano
  • Fantastic descent to Cortona with vistas on Lake Trasimeno and Chiana
  • An epic ride on the slopes of the ex-volcano Monte Amiata
  • A relaxing easy ride in the flatlands of Maremma
  • Luggage transfers on moving days
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Tasty breakfasts

Styles


9 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay in three-star hotels or agritur or bed-and-breakfast of the same standard. Upgraded accommodations are available. You will stay in Fano for the first night, in Urbino for the second night, Sansepolcro for the third and fourth night, in Cortona for the fifth night, in Montepulciano for the sixth and seventh night, in Santa Fiora for the eighth night, in Maremma area for the ninth night, and in Argentario for the tenth night.

Program

Day 1: Benvenuti! Arrival at Fano

Today is a non-cycling day. This is a day pretty much dedicated to shopping and relaxation in the beautiful Roman town of Fano.

  • Highlights of the day: The nice beach and the narrow alleys of the historic city center.
  • Special event of the day: A seafood dinner at La Quinta restaurant and a Moretta coffee.

Day 2: Fano - Urbino, 70 kilometers / 43 miles

Your guide will meet you early this morning for breakfast to provide you with the route notes and transfer your luggage to the next inn. A longer route (90 kilometers / 56 miles) is also available.

  • Highlights of the day: Views of the Adriatic Sea and the rolling hills. A visit to the magnificent medieval and renaissance town of Urbino, a place of architectural and artistic masterpieces.
  • Ride details: Moderate - difficult
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt with rolling hills and some big climbs.
  • Special event of the day: Visit of Mondavio, the Duke Palace of Urbino, and its historic town center.

Day 3: Urbino - Sant'Angelo in Vado - Sansepolcro, 50 kilometers / 31 miles

A longer route (70 kilometers / 43 miles) is also available.

  • Highlights of the day: Views of towns and countryside, and the beautiful medieval town of Sant'Angelo in Vado.
  • Ride details: Moderate - difficult
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt, rolling hills with a long climb to Bocca Trabaria pass.
  • Special event of the day: The Lamoli Hermitage and the descent from Bocca Trabaria to the Upper Tiber Valley.

Day 4: Sansepolcro Loop, 63 kilometers / 39 miles

A longer route (75 kilometers / 47 miles) is also available.

  • Highlights of the day: Your first day in Tuscany will be spent riding through nice little towns like the medieval Anghiari and the beautiful countryside of the Upper Tiber Valley. Alternatively, you can just have a day off in town.
  • Ride details: Moderate
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt with rolling hills.
  • Special event of the day: Do not miss the frescoes by Piero della Francesca and Rosso Fiorentino in Sansepolcro, and a nice stroll in the narrow alleys of Anghiari.

Day 5: Sansepolcro - Cortona, 75 kilometers / 47 miles

A longer route (85 kilometers / 53 miles) is available.

  • Highlights of the day: Today, experience an epic ride across the pre-Apennines Mountains that separate the Upper Tiber Valley from the Chiana Valley.
  • Ride details: Moderate
  • Terrain: 1% gravel, 99% asphalt, with rolling hills.
  • Special event of the day: A fantastic descent to Cortona with vistas on Lake Trasimeno and Chiana. A glass of local wine in the wine bar on Cortona's Corso.

Day 6: Cortona - Montepulciano, 42 kilometers / 26 miles

A longer route (70 kilometers / 43 miles) is available.

  • Highlights of the day: Views of Tuscan towns and countryside, and Montepulciano - one of the most beautiful hilltop towns of Italy, known since ancient times for its prestigious Vino Nobile wine.
  • Ride details: Moderate
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt, featuring rolling hills with big final climb to the town.
  • Special event of the day: Visiting the town of Montepulciano and some of the local wineries.

Day 7: Montepulciano - Monticchiello - Pienza - Montepulciano, 40 kilometers / 25 miles

A longer route (70 kilometers / 43 miles) is available.

  • Highlights of the day: Views of Tuscan towns and countryside, and Pienza - the dream town of Pope Pius II, a place of architectural masterpieces where you can shop for ceramics and sample delectable Pecorino cheese.
  • Ride details: Moderate
  • Terrain: 20% dirt, 80% asphalt, with rolling hills.
  • Special event of the day: Visiting the town of Pienza.

Day 8: Montepulciano - Santa Fiora, 70 kilometers / 43 miles

A longer route (80 kilometers / 50 miles) is available.

  • Highlights of the day: An epic ride on the slopes of the ex-volcano Monte Amiata, passing through olive groves and durum wheat fields to the chestnut woods of Amiata.
  • Ride details: Difficult
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt with rolling hills.
  • Special event of the day: A beautiful exploratory walk to the Peschiera gardens in Santa Fiora.

Day 9: Santa Fiora - Maremma area, 50 kilometers / 31 miles

A longer route (70 kilometers / 43 miles) is available.

  • Highlights of the day: Another fantastic descent! Cycle from the slopes of Monte Amiata to the remote Maremma, a rural area once the core of the Etruscan territories.
  • Ride details: Easy
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt and gently rolling.
  • Special event of the day: A soak in the hot springs of Saturnia, a glass of Bianco di Pitigliano, and a glass of Morellino di Scansano.

Day 10: Maremma area - Argentario area, 40 kilometers / 25 miles

A longer route (70 kilometers / 43 miles) is also available.

  • Highlights of the day: A relaxing easy ride in the flatlands of Maremma to the scenic promontory of Monte Argentario in front of the Tyrrenian Sea.
  • Ride details: Easy
  • Terrain: 100% asphalt, gently rolling to flat.
  • Special event of the day: A beautiful exploratory walk in the harbor of the old town.

Day 11: Ciao ciao!

End of tour after breakfast.

  • Departure: Train available to reach Rome, Pisa, or Firenze.

Note: Bike rental includes mini kit and saddle bag or rear rack bag with spare tube, levers, pump, and lock.

Included excursions

  • A beautiful exploratory walk to the Peschiera gardens in Santa Fiora
  • A beautiful exploratory walk in the harbor of the old town

Location

This tour will take place in Italy. Starting from Fano, you will ride to Urbino, Sant'Angelo in Vado, Sansepolcro, Cortona, Montepulciano, Monticchiello, Pienza, Santa Fiora, Maremma area, and Argentario area.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 9 days of cycling tour
  • Assistance on the phone
  • Meet and greet
  • Luggage transfers on moving days
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

What's not included

  • Bike transfer (50 EUR)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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