Larapinta Trek

I thought I would just drop you a note and let you know that the Larapinta Trek George & I did a couple of weeks ago was absolutely sensational. The group, the weather, the scenery, the terrain, the food, the campsites, the stars at night, and not to forget our fabulous 2 guides, Max S!! and Victor Trail was just a holiday that will stay with us for a long time. The group of people was just fantastic and everyone just got on well and as for Max & Victor, if I ever plan another Australian adventure I will do my utmost to ensure one of them if not both were the guides, the nicest, funniest and most of all very professional fellows, they kept the group in great spirits and the knowledge they both have is just outstanding, especially Max for such a young fellow. They did a great job in camp setting everything out for us, all we had to do was enjoy it. I can't sign off without mentioning the food, what these 2 guys whipped up for us everyday, breakfast, lunch on the track was just unbelievable what they carried and dinner - always 3 courses and always different, I doubt anyone lost too much wait on this trek. It was just a great pleasure to have meet 2 such great fun fellows.
Now to go off and think about what I will do next !!!!

Lorraine Allen | Victoria, Australia
 
 

Florence to Rome by Bike

A cycle journey through the 'green heart' of Italy, from the enchanting city of Florence to the nation's capital Rome. The contrasts are very noticeable as you leave behind Tuscany and arrive in the peaceful and mystical Umbria. As you cycle approximately 290km you will see cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and Terni, displaying an incredible wealth of art treasures, which take their visitors back to the Middle Ages. The cities have barely changed over the centuries and the rolling landscape dotted with vineyards and hill top towns will give you an appreciation of why the area is so popular with painters. On mostly backroads the route winds through the valleys of the Apennines and gentle hills near to Trasimeno Lake. At the end, the Eternal City of Rome awaits you, a fitting end to this exhilarating Italian journey by bike.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Florence
DAY 2 Train to Arezzo then cycle to Trasimeno Lake (60km / 37mi)
DAY 3 Cycle backroads to historic Perugia (35km / 21.5mi)
DAY 4 Cycle to Assisi (30km / 18.5mi)
DAY 5 Cycle to Spoleto through Clitunno Valley (60km / 37mi)
DAY 6 Cycle to Narni (45km / 28mi)
DAY 7 Cycle through the Sabine Mountains to Calvi (60km / 37mi) then train to Rome
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

We enjoyed the ride, which has a very scenic route that stays away from busy roads as much as possible, and includes vists to lovely old cities like Perugia and Assisi. The route is described as easy to medium and that's fair enough in places but although we're both fit and used to riding road and commuter bikes in and around Melbourne and Victoria we found some parts were more challenging than the description and daily distances, ranging from 35 to 65 kilometres, suggested. We'd recommend the trip to people who're used to cycling or who are prepared to train for it.

M. Williams East Melbourne, VIC. Australia

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