An Unforgettable adventure
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." - Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
All our itineraries are custom built, allowing us to help you choose the direction of your unique Italian cycling experience. We have plenty of recommendations; the only thing we love more than being on our bikes is sharing with others the myriad of once in a lifetime moments that happen only on a bike and only in Italy. The riding in Umbria is challenging but rewarding. Over the course of a day you will experience a lifetime of emotion. One moment you might be struggling with the pitch of a steep slope only to find yourself renewed the next by the immortal beauty of the rolling Apennine countryside. You will be charmed by the simple elegance of the villages we roll through and humbled by the grand elegance of ancient cities like Assisi, Orvieto, Cortona, Siena, and Gubbio. You will find yourself, lost, in a timeless landscape and refreshed by a glass of wine and world-class meal.
Our itineraries are built around you and designed to cater to the needs of enthusiasts riders who desire a challenging and rewarding cycling vacation. Contact us today for updated trip dates and details! Our May 2019 trips are filling up fast. We have limited availability remaining for May 12-18!
Where you will go
Centrally located in Italy’s ‘Green Heart,’ our home away from home just outside Perugia allows us to ride to and explore some of Italy’s most famous iconic locations, including Perugia, itself, as well as Assisi, Sienna, Cortona, and Orvieto. We also offer an optional, off the bike day-trip to Florence.
Bikes are made for exploring new places. But exploring is better with friends. Our itineraries have been designed to offer a challenge to riders looking for one but also accomodate riders who might want to stop and smell the roses. We are also unique in offering full accommodation to non-riding partners, spouses, children, and friends who are able to drive in our support van to each day’s destination city and explore before meeting the riding group for lunch. Finally, our itineraries encourage small groups of like-minded riders who are looking for a combination of relaxation and challenge.
Riding is all well and good but vacation should also be an escape from the daily grind. At Casale i Perugini, we have the opportunity to unwind in a home away from home. With a bucolic setting to call ‘home’ and visits to local wineries and restaurants, we know you’ll leave Italy feeling refreshed and invigorated.