ORVIETO MAGIC CITY, ART, HISTORY, WINES AND OIL €60 p.p.
ALL ABOUT THE TOUR
The Top Bike Tour starts from Cathedral Square and ciclying Via del Duomo and the main street in Orvieto reachs the medioeval Albornoz' s Fortress Beautiful view and a short history of the City just for starting the tour.
We ride the bike path from S. Patrick Well along the North-East side of the cliff admiring the wonderful landscape on to Paglia Valley and getting back to the center of Orvieto visiting "Piazza del Popolo" with the magnificent "Palazzo del Capitano". Then we get the cliff' s ring and through "food door" we we ride the street reaching the ancient "Etruscan Necropolis"; after we stop at "Church in the rock of Crucifix in Tufa" and passing below "Roman Door" we arrive to Piazza San Giovanni: the view on the valley and to the hills around is really beautiful.
We head towards the "medioeval quarter", the noldest area in Orvieto, where San Giovenale Cathedral stands from XI century. Then we go bach to "Republic Square" for visiting the ancient Romanesque Church dedicated to S. Andrea, where an incredible underground is: 3.000 years of history overlap and interwine.
Ciclyng narrow street in the very center of the City we get again Piazza del Duomo, that will appear suddenly, just after a corner, showing all its awfulness and magnificence.
Starting from here, we visit the " Underground City" following the professional specialized guides, where discovering Etruscan and Medioeval caves we better understand the incredible history of Orvieto.
At the end we will go inside a private Etruscan Cave, carved 7 centuries b.c., now a wine cellar, where great wines are preserved for aging, and here we will have an excellent wine and food tasting of local products, paired with wines and extravergin olive oil from the territory, Orvieto Classico DOC, Rosso Orvietano, Holy Wine...
Pls. pay attention to UTILITY section
Altitude difference: 160 m.
Time: from 4 h.
Bike suggested: anyone
Difficulty level: low
Friends on the way:
Cantina Foresi, Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto
Hotel Virgilio, Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto
Home in Orvieto
Julia - 05/12/2019
This was our first time on E bikes and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour of Orvieto. The bikes were great - easy to use and they whizzed us around the city effortlessly. But it was Elena's tour, which was informative, fun and comprehensive which made it such a memorable experience. We stopped at various viewpoints and places around the city and Elena gave us a wonderful insight into the history of this amazing place, as well as her personal recommendations of restaurants and things to do after the tour. Our tour included a visit to 'Orvieto Underground' which was also very interesting. We really didn't want the tour to end! We will definitely take another tour with Orvieto Bike Tours when we are back in Orvieto. I say 'when' and not 'if'; the bike tour alone is the only reason you need to visit Orvieto!... TripAdvisor all Reviews
Heather - 27/11/2019
If you do just one tour while you're in Orvieto, make sure it's this one! Paulo brought the bikes to us at our AirBnB (we were lucky enough that this tour ended up just being the two of us!) and we set off towards Civita di Bagnoregio, stopping off at a few places along the way, including a great little bar for coffee, hot chocolate and cake. After visiting Civita we were heading home when the rain came in. We didn't mind it, but Paulo organised for us to be collected in a van as he was (quite rightly) concerned for the risk posed by Italian drivers on the wet roads! Back in Orvieto the tour finished with an amazing late lunch in a kind of degustation-style - local cheeses, wines, crostini, risotto, biscotti etc - absolutely delicious! The whole tour was fantastic from start to finish, with Paulo a generous and informative guide. Highly, highly recommended :)... TripAdvisor all Reviews
Stephanie - 28/10/2019
I’d highly recommend the bike tour of Orvieto with Paolo! He was very knowledgeable of the area’s history, and it’s clear that history is a passion of his. The bike ride was easy and the city of Orvieto is very beautiful and carries the stories of many different eras in history. The meal at the end was a wonderful way to cap off a meaningful experience. Would highly recommend :)... AirBnB all Reviews
Lynn - 16/10/2019
Paolo is a fantastic guide, super knowledgeable, funny, and personable. We never could have known or done this ourselves. It was a great way to see Orvieto - so peaceful and easy. The tasting afterward hosted by Alessandro was amazing. We had his family’s food and wine al fresco in front of the duomo. All in all, an awesome night.... AirBnB all Reviews
Tanya - 07/10/2019
Such an interesting, fun and special way to see Orvieto. Paulo is the most wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and kind. We had the best time. We shared some food and wine afterwards for dinner. Thank you for creating a wonderful memory for us to take home to Australia. We highly recommend this tour. Grazie Mille Paulo.... AirBnB all Reviews
Molly - 03/10/2019
This was such an amazing experience. We did the night tour with Paolo, and it was the highlight of our short time in Orvieto. Paolo took us to a number of spots (via bike ride) and explained important historical facts and stories at each location. We would have never been able to learn everything that we did without the tour. After the bike tour, we had a private tasting at a local wine bar restaurant. This was incredible! We got to see the underground cellar, sample (generous samples) various wines, and try many different kinds of foods (again healthy portions), including home cooked Umbrian specialities. The owner of the shop Alessandro told us about all of the food dishes and wine pairings. This was a truly phenomenal experience and Paolo couldn’t have been friendlier or more informed on Orvieto history. We loved it and would do it again if we are able to come back to this town!... AirBnB all Reviews