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“A fabulous experience.....delicious food, lovely family and divine countryside!”
Review of Umbria by Bike

Umbria by Bike
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Our group of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers) had an awesome day with Francesco and his gorgeous parents. We started the day with a traditional Umbrian breakfast, lovingly prepared by his parents. Beautiful meats, cakes, truffles and coffee.....followed by a tour of the farm and stories about his ancestors traditional farming ways.

Back to town and away on our bike tour, which was just perfect!! A lovely way to see Umbrian countryside as we cycled past fields of sunflowers and wheat, fed the donkey and through villages. Just divine......

Would HIGHLY recommend doing a tour with Francesco - so personalised and special! We’ll be ready for our next tour when in Umbria again!!

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Umbria by Bike was a spectacular part of my trip to Italy. I will never forget their kindness. The bike ride was relaxing and scenic. The food was absolutely amazing!

Thank logan282
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Besides a fantastic bike tour on comfortable and excellent quality bikes in the beautiful Umbria countryside, Francesco and his loving parents gave us a most memorable experience. They quite literally welcomed us into their homes. We started with a glorious breakfast in the Asisi city apartment with homemade breads, jams, cakes, and charcuterie. Following our bike tour, we had lunch with Francesco and his parents in their beautiful farmhouse overlooking a stunning panoramic view of the valley. The meal, all prepared with love by Francesco’s momma, was our best in Italy. Virtually all ingredients came fresh from their farm. Francesco gave us a tour of the farm, the animals, and family heirlooms dating back many generations. We really enjoyed this warm family experience and journey through Francesco’s family history. It is clear that these tours are truly a labor of their love and passion for sharing their food and culture with others, as well as a showcase of Francesco’s many studies in tourism and travel. Well done Francesco!!

Thank Kideye808
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a dream of cycling for a few days in Umbria. Francesco made this dream come true by letting us rent his bikes! He also gave us helmets and everything from repair kit to first aid kit. He brought the bikes to our address in Spoleto - it was easy to arrange because Francesco spoke very good English and responded promptly to our emails. He also appeared to be an extremely open, easy-going and friendly person, he even brought us a nice surprise - homemade preserves from his mum. And we were pleased when at the end of our cycling trip (which was absolutely AMAZING - Umbria has stunning countryside and beautiful historical towns) he invited us to meet his family in his house! We had a great time, welcomed by his mother and girlfriend, and we certainly enjoyed the excellent food made with ingredients produced on their farm. We would definitely recommend everyone to see Umbria by bike with Francesco and his "Umbria by bike"!)))

Thank trubochka2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

50 five star reviews all raving about their wonderful experiences with Umbria by Bike!
Our recent day with Francesco and his mama and papa confirms everything previous reviewers have said. It is hard to find words for the gratitude we feel for the very special time we had. Memories forever. Lovely safe cycling through non touristy working countryside with an experienced cyclist who loves Umbria and who choses to spend his days off work sharing it with others. And then there is the hospitality at the apartment and at the farm which gave us a brief look into a very special lifestyle of growing, cooking and preserving food. Ways of doing this have been passed down from 'the great grandfather of my mother'. Magic. So glad that you feel the connection with your past Francesco. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. And we look forward to seeing you in New Zealand.

Thank Carolyne47
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