Cycling Umbria

Vacations in the Green Heart of Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • May I bring a non-riding companion?

    We welcome non-riding guests! Most people come to Casale I Perugini for non-cycling vacations. The cost of the vacation for your companion will be the same. We do recommend renting a car if you or your companion would like more independence.

  • May I have my own apartment?

    We offer private apartments with a single bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and dining area. Please contact us for pricing.

  • Are there group discounts?

    We offer a discounted rate for groups of 3 or 4 people that share bedrooms in our standard apartment. Please contact us for pricing.

  • Why does this vacation cost less than other cycling vacations?

    We are two people running a simple, low-overhead operation to provide you with a relaxing vacation. Instead of traveling from hotel to hotel, you will be staying in an agriturismo just after peak season. Instead of going out for every meal, you will be eating breakfast and lunch prepared by Valentina, your hostess. You can join us for dinner at a local restaurant, or cook your own. We do not have a support van for the rides; your ride leader, Jeff, will carry a bag with all the tools and supplies necessary for roadside maintenance.

  • What will the weather be like?

    Gorgeous! High temperatures in the May and September are usually around 80°F or a little higher, and sunny days are the norm. Just in case, though, you should pack for cooler weather.

  • Should I bring my bike, or rent one?

    The cost of the vacation does not include bike rental. We strongly encourage you to bring your own road bike, since you will hopefully already be comfortable on it and you can be ready to ride on Monday without a trip to the bike shop. We have tips on how to travel with your bike.

    If you simply cannot bring a bike, we can arrangements for a bike rental. With the current exchange rate, buying a bike in Italy is not a good value.

  • What is the refund policy?

    For the May trip, payments are fully refundable through March 1st. If you cancel your reservation before April 1st, your payment will be refunded less a €400 deposit. If you have to cancel after April 1st, you will forfeit your entire payment.

    For the September trip, payments are fully refundable through July 1st. If you cancel your reservation before August 1st, your payment will be refunded less a €400 deposit. If you have to cancel after August 1st, you will forfeit your entire payment.