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ORVIETO CITTA' MAGICA, ARTE, STORIA, VINI ED OLIO €50

Il Top Bike Tour parte dal piazzale della stazione FS per arrivare all’ antica Necropoli del Crocefisso del Tufo  che si trova alla base della rupe di Orvieto. Il nome della Necropoli deriva  da un crocifisso cinquecentesco inciso  nel tufo.

Saliamo quindi agevolmente verso il suggestivo Pozzo di San Patrizio, un' imponente opera di antica  ingegneria di grandi dimensioni, che impressiona   solo pensando all'epoca in cui fu realizzata. Con le nostre e bikes arriviamo alla successiva tappa: il Duomo, simbolo della città, detto anche il Giglio d’oro delle cattedrali, per i mosaici che decorano la sua incomparabile facciata e per gli interni  ricchi di splendide decorazioni.

Si fa una breve sosta in piazza dove possiamo assaggiare presso la Cantina Foresi un' eccellenza enologica del territorio: l' Orvieto Classico nelle sue varie declinazioni, Il Superiore, l' Amabile, ecc., accompagnato da gradevoli stuzzichini. Si prosegue per un groviglio di strade, vicoli e viuzze, su cui si affacciano piccole botteghe di alto artigianato, verso la Chiesa di San Francesco. Qui si trova il Mulino di Santa Chiara, di epoca etrusca ma utilizzato fino al secolo XVII d.C. Potremo osservare  le gigantesche  macine in basalto, le vasche ed i ripostigli per le olive, testimonianza di una tradizione di eccellenza quale l’ olio d’ oliva extravergine Orvietano.

In una Taverna scavata nel tipico tufo della Rupe, è una bellissima esperienza l' assaggio di quest' olio buonissimo, vesato sui crostini di pane caldo.

Si prosegue per la visita ai sotterranei della Chiesa di Sant'Andrea, probabilmente la più antica di Orvieto. In un piccolo spazio molto ridotto troveremo testimonianze di  ben quattro importanti fasi della storia della città: l' antichissimo abitato villanoviano, il foro della città etrusca, la basilica paleocristiana spostata da Bolsena dopo il trasferimento della sede vescovile a Orvieto (VI sec.), con i  resti del pavimento originario a mosaico, e la struttura sotterranea della Collegiata.

Rimontiamo in sella alle nostre bici e procediamo  verso il quartiere Medioevale dove troviamo antiche botteghe di alto artigianato tra le quali la bottega Michelangeli  con una location molto suggestiva, un teatro ottocentesco. Qui vengono realizzati  pezzi unici nel loro genere,  oggi presenti in ogni parte del mondo. L'arte antica stessa qui  prende una forma innovativa, permettendo di creare opere d'arte vere e proprie,  dove il protagonista è il legno.

Scendiamo con le nostre e bikes dal lato opposto rispetto all' arrivo, per pedalare intorno alla rupe ed ammirarla dalle diverse angolazioni,  concludendo il nostro tour circondati di bellezza.

Km.: 25
Dislivello: 360 m.
Durata: 3 h.
Tipo di bicicletta consigliata: tutte
Grado di difficoltà: basso

Si raccomanda di prendere visione della sezione UTILI

Strutture amiche:

Cantina Foresi, Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto
www.cantinaforesi.it


Hotel Virgilio, Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto
www.orvietohotelvirgilio.com



Home in Orvieto
www.homeinorvieto.com



Palazzo Piccolomini
www.palazzopiccolomini.it



 

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

  • Jan - 29/09/2019

     Great evening biking in Orvieto with Paola. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area.... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Alec - 26/09/2019

     Wow! What an amazing night we had on this bike tour. Paolo was so friendly and welcoming we felt we left being friends at the end of our night. Paolo was beyond knowledgeable about the deep and interesting history of Orvieto and guided us safely with the electronic bikes around the town. The bikes were easy to use and made for a fun and non-tiring experience. The food and wine at the end was also great and was more than enough for a dinner. Would recommend this tour to anyone... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Dan and Debby - 25/09/2019

     Loved Paulo and his friend and restaurant owner Alfredo. They made the experience an epic one and worth repeating. No doubt about it. We'd do it again! Learned more in that time than our entire time in Italy.”... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Kim - 25/09/2019

     Paulo led us on an amazing tour of the city. He is a wealth of facts and figures and showed a real interest in getting to know us. We were overwhelmed with the beauty of the city and the surrounding countryside. Seemed too beautiful to be real. Ebikes were a lot of fun. Sure makes going up the hills super easy. Price very fair. Note: tour did not include duomo so do that on your own. See separate review of cantina foresi.... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  •  Paolo is a terrific guide, with a warm and friendly personality. Do not miss this tour. ... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • Ellee - 05/08/2019

     When our transportation fell through, Paolo went above and beyond and picked us up from where we were staying. He then tweaked the tour to accommodate for the 30 minute drive to Orvieto. Thanks for the specialization!... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Heather - 24/06/2019

     What a great time touring Orvieto in the evening by bike! The other rider cancelled so it was just me. I loved seeing the sights in the evening and the wine and locals foods were delicious. Paulo was a gracious host and guide. He even delivered…+ More... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Lisa - 19/06/2019

     The was one of my favorite bike tours. We had gone on a walking tour earlier, and Paolo adapted on the fly to focus on the places we had not seen. We did a 360 degree tour of the city. Visiting the caves, Etruscan Necropolis, papal fortress, Duomo…+ More... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Russel - 12/06/2019

     I cannot say enough about this tour. Our guide Paolo was knowledgeable and affable. We had done a walking tour earlier and he asked what we had done and tailored on the fly new places we had not been. You tour the old city 180 degrees. We visited the papal fortress, Etruscan Necropolis, caves, Duomo piazza, and end with wine and an Italian version of tapas. The bikes worked great, as unless you are an avid, in shape biker, bike-assist is needed to navigate the hills. I have been on a number of bike tours, and this stands out as one of my favorites. Just do it and you won’t regret it.... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • Christina - 09/06/2019

     Paolo was an incredible host. Very knowledgeable and fun to spend time with. This was a great way to learn and explore the city and it is such an amazing value for all of the things you get. Highly recommend!!... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Emily - 22/04/2019

     We had a wonderful experience! We would definitely recommend this experience to everyone in visits Orvieto. He knows and understand Italy as a whole better than anyone I have met. He helped us understand and was able and willing to answer all our…+ More... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Stefano - 20/04/2019

     Complimenti per l'organizzazione! Bellissima gita, alla portata di tutti, con un'ottima guida. Ampia illustrazione delle bellezze naturali ed architettoniche delle zone attraversate. Continuate così!... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • Elliot - 19/04/2019

     Palo is great! Super knowledgable and genuinely cares that you enjoy the experience. I wouldn't have wanted to see Orvieto any other way.... AirBnB all Reviews

  • Marija K - 12/04/2019

     Un giro fantastico! Bellissimi luoghi! Un bravissimo accompagnatore Paolo ci ha fatto conoscere
    incantevole bellezza del meraviglioso passaggio orvietano. Grazie!... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • 1967Tra - 08/04/2019

     Очень понравилось! Увидели достопримечательности прекрасного старинного городка Орвието за несколько часов, ни капельки не устав. Остановились для дегустации отличных вин , сыров, знаменитой брускетты и прочих деликатесов в кантине Форези прямо напротив одного из самых красивых соборов в Италии - Дуомо ди Орвието. Доброжелательный, профессиональный гид, хорошие и удобные велосипеды. Гид провел для нас небольшой инструктаж по технике безопасности, хотя ничего сложного в использовании пауэрбайка нет. Это мой первый опыт с электрическим велосипедом и я очень довольна!Великолепный Орвието, история, культура, еда и умеренная физическая активность - вот в нескольких словах наша экскурсия. Да, вместе с англоговорящим гидом нас сопровождала русскоговорящая ассистентка. Обязательно попробуем и другие туры, которые предлагает Орвиетобайктур! Спасибо!!!... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • Michiel - 08/04/2019

     Ottimo modo per visitare Orvieto!!! Divertente ed interessante! Itinerari decisamente curiosi ed un' ottima alternativa alle solite visite guidate. Storia, ottima enogastronomia abbinate ad una attività fisica senza grande fatica, superare le pendenze senza affanni, più di questo? Poi se ci mettiamo anche i panorami che abbiamo ammirato, senza fretta e fermandoci nei posti più affascinanti ed incredibili, che dire? Provateci anche voi!!!... TripAdvisor all Reviews

  • Marina Z - 07/04/2019

     Partita poco convinta a causa di uno scarso allenamento, è stata una piacevole scoperta l’uso della e-bike che mi ha permesso di fare senza problemi un bellissimo tour tra paesaggi incantevoli e ricchi di storia, angoli di rara bellezza e interesse. Abilissima la nostra guida sia nell’insegnare a persone come me l’uso ottimale della bicicletta sia nel raccontare quello che vedevamo. Tornerò a fare gli altri tour che questa ottima organizzazione propone. A presto ! Marina... TripAdvisor all Reviews

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