ORVIETO AND CIVITA BIKE EXPERIENCE €80 p.p.
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio is a Top Bike Tour, that is one of the most unforgettable routes and experience in Etruria.It takes place in mixed terrain, where we meet some hard hills, but can be easily tackled even without special training with our e-bikes.
Riding south to Orvieto, the way goes up to St. Severo and St. Martirio’s Abbey, better known as Badia di Orvieto, built during the VI century. Going towards Canale, the route unrolls through a tableland, which offers a baeutiful 360° reaching Castel Rubello, here we stop for visiting that beautiful Castle, where many battles took place in medioeval age. Along the way to Bagnoregio you admire farms, vineyards and farmsteads, so we reach the ancient Civita: the sight of the arrival takes the breath away.
The small village preched on a cliff can be visited only by foot (bikes should be left at the gates of the historic center), and the innerside is a trip down memory lane: alleys, small squares remember ancient times, awesome viwes are unforgettable. It is a worth a visit to San Donato Cathedral.
The ephitet "The City that Dies" should not deceive, in reality it is a small pearl set in the valley of the Calanchi, a unique landscape made such by erosion and landslides, so that already the ancient Etruscans began stabilization works to avoid that even the inhabited landslides. Saint Bonaventure was born in Civita, and here he was miraculously healed at a young age by Saint Francis of Assisi.
Several art directors have set their films here, from Steno to Genovesi, but the title that best honors this village is that of the film by Haiyao Miyazaki: Laputa, the Castle in Heaven. Recently, the hugely successful film "Can Kiss the Bridegroom", has seen here Diego Abbatantuono and Monica Guerritorre performers of an extraordinary comedy.
Then we go back to Orvieto riding our e-bikes for ending a great experience in a very special location, with an excellent local and genuine wine and food tasting,
Pls. pay attention to UTILITY section
Altitude difference 451 m.
Time: 6 h.
Bike suggested: all
Dufficulty level: low
Friends on the way:
Collevento Resort loc. Le Velette
Dianna - 14/05/2022
“A slice of paradise. Although this phrase is often used, we can truly say that the beauty seen on this trek was so heavenly that it didn’t seem real at times. The trip is varied with sights of churches, piazza’s, farms, vineyards and never-ending spectacular landscapes. Paolo’s shared wealth of knowledge regarding the history of the area enriched this journey. Civita’s story and beauty is unforgettable. This e-bike excursion exceeded our expectations. As two older adults, who do not bike regularly, we signed up with some trepidation. The efficiency of the electric bikes and Paolo’s instruction and care made the trip easy and so enjoyable. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend the day exploring Umbria’s magnificence.”... AirBnB all Reviews
U7301 - 10/05/2022
I actually traveled to Orvieto to do this bike tour and I was so glad I did. It has been the pinnacle of my
trip. Riding an ebike was a revelation for me I could easily make it up a steep hill with Turbo assist and
there was plenty of battery as the bikes are charged for 100 km and we biked around 30..... TripAdvisor all Reviews
Christina - 10/05/2022
Io e mia figlia di 19 anni (50 anni) abbiamo fatto questo fantastico giro in bicicletta oggi. È probabilmente il giorno più bello che abbiamo passato in Italia. La campagna era stupenda, le fermate erano fantastiche, Paolo è stato molto bravo a spiegarci le cose e ad assicurarci che fossimo divertiti. Le biciclette erano eccellenti e il pranzo era molto più di quanto ci aspettavamo. Se hai bisogno di un'attività all'aperto e vuoi vedere la bellezza della Toscana, questo è il tour che fa per te. Non sono particolarmente in ottime condizioni e andava bene così. Ma se non potessi andare in bici a casa, probabilmente è un po' troppo per te. Anche se le bici elettriche sono fantastiche, devi comunque avere qualche sforzo e abilità... AirBnB all Reviews