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Nocera Umbra and Colfiorito, flanked by water, and cultivations of potatoes and lentils

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Nocera Umbra and Colfiorito, flanked by water, and cultivations of potatoes and lentils

On a route steeped in nature and ancient traditions

This tour starts from Nocera Umbra, an ancient village along the Topino valley, which has numerous important works and monuments that are well worth seeing, like its imposing civic tower, the Campanaccio or the Duomo but it’s also famous for its mineral water springs. The route heads up towards Colfiorito and the heart of the Umbria-Marche Apennines and features three challenging climbs that make it unsuitable for less experienced cyclists. Starting from the Palazzetto dello Sport in Nocera Umbra we will cycle downhill for about 2 km, cross the river Topino and then find ourselves at the foot of the first climb on our route. It’s about 10 km in length, with slopes that are not too demanding, taking us up to the top of the Colle Croce pass from which we’ll be able to admire a stunning view of Monte Acuto and Monte Pennino. After cycling for 3 km on a slight slope we will reach Annifo and then begin the descent towards the Colfiorito plain, one of the most outstandingly beautiful landscapes in the region. From here we will press on towards the Valico di Volperino (pass) which we will cross after 3 km of a nice shady climb and, after a winding downhill section that requires considerable technical skills, we will start to climb up again onto the Colfiorito plateau  as far as the junction with Capodacqua. Here we will turn, taking a long downhill stretch that will take us past Capodacqua and then we’ll cycle towards Valtopina, a town famous for its delicious truffles. Joining the old Via Flaminia, we will reach Nocera Umbra a few kilometres further on. A slight climb of 3 km will bring us back to our starting point near the Palazzetto dello Sport. Book this tour and spend an intense day of cycling in the company of our expert guides. Your efforts will be rewarded, we guarantee it!

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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 9 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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