Etruscan Explorer main pictures
Etruscan Explorer main pictures

Etruscan Explorer

A journey between Umbria, Tuscany, and Lazio, to discover the ancient Etruria, land of the refined civilization of Etruscans. We’ll pedal along the Via Francigena, immersing ourselves in the silences of Val d’Orcia with its well groomed hills and vineyards producing the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Brunello di Montalcino wines, then crossing the colorful Maremma countryside with its tufa stone villages to end our journey at the fascinating thermal baths of Saturnia.

Highlights


The tufa villages

The tufa villages

Pienza, the Renaissance

Pienza, the Renaissance "ideal city"

The Brunello di Montalcino vineyards

The Brunello di Montalcino vineyards

Saturnia thermal baths

Saturnia thermal baths

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in RomeWarm up rideD
2Cerveteri to Vico LakeCycling 60Km/1200mB L D
3Vico Lake to OrvietoCycling 75Km/1300mB
4Orvieto to ChiancianoCycling 70Km/1400mB
5Chianciano to MontalcinoCycling 55Km/1200mB
6Montalcino to SaturniaCycling 70Km/1200mB
7Saturnia LoopCycling 70Km/1100mB
8Shuttle and departure from RomeDepartureB

Tour Map


Day 1: Arrival in Rome

Welcome in the Lazio region!
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We'll welcome you at the Rome Fiumicino airport, and we’ll shuttle you to our first hotel in the Etruscan town of Cerveteri, hosting one of the biggest necropolis in the Med.

Overnight: Cerveteri
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Cerveteri to Vico Lake

Etruscans Necropolis and Renaissance gems
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By the north of Rome coutryside to the charming towns of Ronciglione and Caprarola by the Vico lake

Overnight: Ronciglione
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Vico Lake to Orvieto

The dying town and Umbria Countryside
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From the lush shores of Vico Lake, we go up towards the ancient Via Francigena. Then we pass through the enchanting medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio, built on a ravine that is gradually falling apart, before to ends our stage at the magnificent Cathedral of Orvieto, absolute jewel of architecture in this Umbrian town surrounded by peaceful hills and olive groves.

Overnight: Orvieto
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Orvieto to Chianciano

Tracing the origin of Renaissance
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Città della Pieve is the birthplace of “Il Perugino" (1450 approx. - 1523) one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance and teacher of Raffaello.
We'll end the stage in Chianciano, perfect spot to relax at its delightful thermal baths.

Overnight: Chianciano
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Chianciano to Montalcino

Quintessential Tuscan Landscapes and Wines
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Beauty is everywhere, in the landscape and in the charming villages of Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico until the famous Montalcino, right at the heart of one among the best wine growing areas of the world.

Overnight: Montalcino
Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Montalcino to Saturnia

Gregorian chant and Thermal baths
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We'll ride across vineyards and olive groves stopping at the solemn Sant’Antimo Romanic abbey, our stage ends in Saturnia, probably Italy’s most scenic thermal baths with its “Cascate del Mulino” natural hot spring waterfalls.

Overnight: Saturnia
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Saturnia Loop

Perched Tufa Villages and Etruscan Tombs

Today’s ride is quite rolling, with the fairytale scenery along the climb to the towns of Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, creating the archaeological park of Tufa towns, a magical place to end your holiday in this part of Italy.

Overnight: Saturnia
Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Shuttle and departure from Rome

Arrivederci Amici!

It’s time to say goodbye, but we know this part of Central Italy touched your heart and you want to be back here with us!

Overnight: Saturnia
Included: Breakfast

Bikes

You can bring your own bike or rent one from us, we offer great bikes from selected Italian and international brands: road bikes, leisure cycling, mountain bikes, e-bikes, all in perfect working conditions. We'll find the best solution for you during the tour customization.

This is a Sample tour

These itineraries are original tours created for real guests, so you may want something different specifically designed to suit your own wishes.
The price of every tour is available upon requests, and varies by time of year, number of guests and level of guiding.
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