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Forests and tuff between Orvieto and Città della Pieve

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Forests and tuff between Orvieto and Città della Pieve

Cycling in magical woods and through timeless towns and villages

This tour takes us in search of the splendid ‘cities of art’ such as Orvieto and Città della Pieve but also into the Foresta di Meana and to Monte Nibbio, places where peacefulness reigns supreme and where nature is still pristine and unspoilt. Given the length of the route (103 km) and some challenging climbs, this route is not suitable for inexperienced cyclists or enthusiasts with little training. The departure point is Città della Pieve, near the sports field just outside the city. From here we’ll head for Fabro, reachable in about 15 km after a few up and downhill stretches. At the foot of Fabro we will begin the climb up to the village from where we will get a fabulous view of the valley. We will continue with a series of ups and downs until we reach the foot of the pass we have to cross to reach Allerona, a fairly long ascent but with nothing too steep. After the pass, a long downhill trail will lead us to Allerona, a lovely little village nestled in the Selva di Meana woods, and then to Allerona Scalo, after which we will continue towards Orvieto (at this point it will be possible to shorten the trip, skipping the last part to return to the starting point). At the foot of the city – which we thoroughly recommend visiting –, we will cycle in the direction of Orvieto Scalo and from there to Ficulle, facing the uphill trail to Monte Nibbio on the way. After the challenging 9-km ascent, we will be able to enjoy a magnificent view of Monte Cetona and the valley that separates Umbria from Tuscany before plunging down again to go through Ficulle and then Fabro Scalo before starting the 10-km of peaceful plains that will take us to the foot of Città della Pieve. Here a last stretch will take us to the village famous for the works of the artist known as Il Perugino and of Pomarancio. Our guides are waiting to accompany you along this magnificent route, offering you advice and revealing all the secrets of the areas you’ll go through. What are you waiting for? Book now!

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  1. 1

    h. 09:00
  2. 2
    first part of the trail

    h. 09:10
  3. 3
    lunch break

    h. 13:20
  4. 4
    second part of the trail

    h. 14:20

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend wearing the right footwear for the type of bike you are going to use.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a crash helmet suitable for biking.

We also recommend you bring:

  • A comfortable backpack suitable for cycling/walking
  • A warm sweater, such as a technical sports shir, for sudden drops in temperature
  • A change of clothes (especially socks) in case of sudden rain
  • Hat with a sun visor
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen


  • Expert guide
  • Mechanical assistance for repairs in case of punctures, problems with brakes or other malfunctions that can be dealt with on the spot.
  • In most cases a car will be on hand to provide any complex assistance or to keep drinks and food chilled.

Not included

Bicycles and related accessories are not included in this itinerary.

If you wish, you can choose bike hire from amongst our additional options. We will provide you with the bike that’s best suited to the type of route, taking your preferences into consideration, including helmets, pedaling accessories and spare parts for ordinary repairs. We have various types of bikes available, including e-bikes.


The activity will last about 7 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.


  • Italian
  • English


You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.


This activity is also open to children provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Pet policy

We are sorry but no pets will be allowed to accompany you in this activity.


To do this activity it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and to be in good health.

Additional information

This activity includes a lunch break, so we advise you to bring a packed lunch or to select the option ‘packed lunch’ so that we can provide it for you. Don’t forget to tell us about any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs: we will be happy to adapt your lunch to your needs.


  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.




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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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