People Cycling Rides

Central Italy Coast to Coast - Le Marche, Umbria and Tuscany.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Fano, Italy
End Location
Porto Ercole, Argentario, Italy
Cost (est.)
$2450 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$245 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Hike & Bike Italy
Avg. Distance
37 mi / 60 km
Avg. Elevation
3097 ft / 944 m
Ride Description


NOTE:  This ride starts a few days after the End of the Umbria and Etruria ride so participants can choose to do both rides back to back.


This is a wonderful tour through the hidden heart of Italy, starting from the beautiful Adriatic, with sandy beaches along the east coast and finishing at the rocky shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west. En route we ride through the beautiful landscapes of Le Marche, cross the remote forested areas of the Apennine Mountains and visit northern Umbria and the classic destinations of central Tuscany.  From Tuscany, we head south to Mount Amiata and the territories of Maremma - the land of the Etruscans - rich in forests, olive groves, vines and hot springs. Our final destination is the beautiful mountain promontory of Argentario on Italy’s west coast.

This bicycle adventure is specifically designed for travelers who would like to mix some of the more popular areas of central Italy with "off the beaten track places". The itinerary has been built around immersion in scenic beauty, routes with minimal traffic, wonderful accommodations and an incredible variety of Italian food, wine and culture and landscapes. This is a true adventure into authentic Italy.

Ride Overview:  

Our adventure starts in Fano on Thursday May 23rd, and i… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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