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Bike in Umbria
cycling holiday, or even a weekend biking trip, offers you the chance
to get to know a local area, and to experience the multitude of colours,
fragrances and emotions that it offers. It gives you the opportunity
to flavour adventure, to finally reach the top of that arduous climb
and enjoy the wonderful views from the summit, or the ancient hamlet
lying on the other side. A cycling holiday provides you with the opportunity
to observe the fine detail of a region, and to feel at one with those
places you pass through, as you leave behind the speed, stress and superficiality
of modern living.
Cycling is an ideal way of visiting a chosen local area, as it gives
you the opportunity to get a true feeling of a place, to discover its
spirit, and to leave the stress of modern life far behind. Umbria, in
turn, with its hills, its rivers and streams, its history and its ancient
hilltop villages, provides the ideal terrain for such exploration. Thanks
to its varied landscape, it caters for all types of cyclist, and its
relatively traffic-free roads, the hospitality offered by its hotels,
restaurants and guest houses, the welcome given to visitors by local
people, and its genuine local foods and wines, make it the ideal place
for a relaxing cycling holiday.
Inexperienced cyclists, or families with young children, can enjoy
the network of small roads running alongside Lake Trasimeno, or the
lanes winding across the flat expanses of the Valle Umbra, or the cycle
route linking the historical towns of Bevagna and Spoleto. The gently
rolling hills covering a good part of Umbria, dotted with beautiful
olive groves and vineyards, ancient hamlets and castles, provide the
perfect terrain for the requirements of the average cyclist; while fitter,
more experienced cyclists have an ample choice of longer, harder climbs
and Apennine mountain passes to satisfy their every desire.
The bicycle provides the visitor with an unhurried way of exploring the region which is perfectly in keeping with the historical character of Umbria and is a means of transport that gives you the opportunity to see the region in all its beauty. Happy cycling to one and all!