FLORENCE TO ROME
If after visiting Florence you fly out from Rome and you want to experience a different, active and adventurous way to get there this is your tour.
Along the Cassia, the old Roman main road that connected Rome to northern Italy, you will cycle following the track that for centuries has been walked and riden by Roman legions, Emperors, Popes and...bandits. It's a blend of history and nature that now you have the opportunity to enjoy at your own pace, feeling part of the same emotions of the ancient travellers.
Wonderful countryside that will change dramatically as you go south from Tuscany towards Umbria and Latiun, non-touristy quaint little villages, small trattorias where you will stop for lunch along the way, thermal baths. These will be the highlights of this truly off-the-beaten track adventure.
If you want to turn your trip into an unforgettable experience don't drive, don't get on a train...bike to Rome!
PRICE: $3080 per person
- Duration: 4 days/3 nights
- Distance traveled: 30 - 56 miles per day
- Area: Tuscany, Umbria, Latium
- Nearest city: Florence, Siena, Viterbo, Rome
- Places visited: Tuscany, Umbria, Latium
- Tour type: Road touring
- Skill level: Advanced
- Season: April - October
- Number of participants: 2-7
- Minimum age: 16
- Fully guided: yes
- Support vehicles: yes
- Transportation to start site: yes
Day 1. Florence - Siena (19 miles)
From Florence to the tour starting point on the via Cassia. Start pedalling at your own pace, heading south through the typical, unique and gentle Chianti countryside. Our first stop is San Casciano, then we continue more south to Castellina in Chianti and arrive in Siena in the early afternoon. Visit this wonderful town before dinner in a renowned local restaurant.
Hotel Palazzo Ravizza – Siena
Day 2. Siena – Bagno Vignoni (30 miles)
Today the Cassia road takes us south of Siena into the dramatic lunar landscape of the Val d’Orcia. You will notice that your ride will take longer than expected as it will be impossible not to stop to take pictures at every turn. This is magic, quintessential Tuscany celebrated by artists, poets and writers for centuries. Our destination is Bagno Vignoni, the enchanting little village founded by the Romans and famous for its thermal baths. So jump in the pool of your hotel and relax your muscles in the hot spring water after a day of hard work!
Hotel Posta – Bagno Vignoni
Day 3. Bagno Vignoni – Bolsena (43 miles)
The hills flatten while the cypresses and vineyards tend to disappear giving place to the pines, as we head more south into Umbria. The countryside slowly changes getting more “Mediterranean” , warmer. Rome is getting closer…We arrive in Bolsena in the early afternoon. Our hotel is right on the shore of the lake. Relax and enjoy the view from your room or, if you feel like you are still bursting with energy, get to the private beach and go for a swim. Wonderful!
Hotel Lido – Bolsena
Day 4. Bolsena – Rome (56 miles)
Our last day, the most challenging. 56 Miles of mainly flat terrain that shouldn’t give you problems after the Tuscan hills (remember the van is always with you…). We get into Latium into a landscape that reminds us of ancient times, that probably we have seen in those old classic movies. Rome is there, you can see it in the distance. Another few miles and you have arrived. Can you believe it?!?
Transfer and drop off at Termini train station in Rome.
- Pick up in Florence or in the surroundings
- Drop off in Rome
- Accommodations at the best hotels of the region
- All breakfasts, one picnic lunch, cold drinks and snacks along the way
- All dinners with unrestricted menus
- Maps and detailed route directions
- Van support and baggage transfers
- 24 Speed high quality hybrid bikes, helmets, water bottles and handlebar bags
- Small groups for personalized service