Discovering Umbria by bike, a short cycling trip

4 days cycling and discovering Umbria by bike, a special experience for you: a cycling tour crossing the Umbrian valley, climbing to Montefalco, (the capital of Sagrantino wine), and more… picnic lunch and wine tasting.

 

DAY-BY-DAY  ITINERARY

Day 1 Assisi-Spello-Foligno-Assisi, km 40, difference in altitude 400m

Day 2 Assisi-Bevagna-Montefalco, km 40, difference in altitude 400m

Day 3 Montefalco-Spoleto, km 35, difference in altitude 200m

Day 4 departure

DESCRIPTION

Day 1  Independent travel and arrival in Assisi in the morning. Meeting point with the company for description of tour, organization and to take the bikes.

First bike loop tour to arrive in Spello and then in Foligno. Spello is a little town situated on a spur of Mount Subasio and Foligno is situated  on the  plain. Spello, along with its neighbouring cities, is surely the one which preserves the greatest number of monuments testifying to the Roman era; for example, the town walls, the ruins of the amphitheater and the splendid town portals Porta Consolare, Porta Urbica and Porta Venere, dating back to the Augustan era.

Day 2  After breakfast you leave Assisi and travel across the Umbrian countryside, arriving in  Montefalco, a hilltop town dominating the valley.  Assisi and Bevagna are the symbols of art, archeology and history of the  Umbrian region, while Montefalco is the symbol of Sagrantino, a special red wine.

Before arriving in  Bevagna, you re having a  picnic lunch  and  wine tasting break in a  vineyard close to Montefalco.

Day 3  A relaxing and flat route for the last day! You will cycle along the cycle and pedestrian path which joins the Montefalco area to Spoleto . We recommend an ice-cream break at Clitunno Springs, a very famous place!

Day 4 Spoleto departure

INFORMATION  Travelling to Assisi and from Spoleto by train, it is very accessible from/to Rom or from/to Florence.

BASIC SERVICES  Luggage transfer, roads notes and maps, local support, Brochure (information about restaurants, monuments...)

EXTRA SERVICES Bike hire (including helmets, delivery and pick up, kit to repair, pump, lock, panniers); Personal guide; Booking  hotels, wine and oil tasting, pic nic lunch