Bike, food and wine…in the heart of Italy

6 days, cycling from Assisi to Spoleto and the Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore waterfall), an amazing and easy tour 

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 Indipendente arrival in Assisi

Day 2 Assisi-Spello-Foligno (km 25, ascent 150m)

Day 3 Foligno-Bevagna-Foligno (km 30, ascent 100m)

Day 4 Foligno-Spoleto (km 35, ascent 200m)

Day 5 Scheggino-Marmore waterfall (km 25, ascent 250m)

Day 6 Departure

DESCRIPTION

Day 1 Arrival in Assisi

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

Day 2 Itinerary: Assisi-Spello-Foligno

First bike 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. Foligno is one of the very few Umbrian cities built in the plain!

Wine tasting at winery near Spello

In Foligno there are beautiful “piazze” (squares) and historic buildings. The most significant part is Piazza della Repubblica with its elongated shape, is the junction of four streets at the corners was planned according to the lay-out popular in the 12th and the 13th centuries for many Umbrian town squares. There there are the Cathedral, erected between 1262 and 1265, the Pretorio Palace, the Orfini Palace (1515) and the Trinci Palace, which preserves traces of the original beautiful decorations and some rooms with valuable frescoes, look down on the square.

The cycling road is flat and safe. You will ride crossing the countryside, along secondary roads,  without traffic. Km 25, just flat

Day 3 Foligno-Bevagna-Foligno

A relaxing and flat route for the second cycling day! You will cycle along the cycle and pedestrian path which joins Assisi and Spoleto. The road is easy and amazing, you are riding along rivers and canals. Bevagna is an ancient small and beautiful town.

Its appearance is the result of its developement during the Middle Ages. In fact, even if the Roman had constructed the ancient Mevania in such a way that the Flaminia Road was the decuman axis of the town, the town's center is now placed more to the South. In Piazza Silvestri, you absolutely should not miss the Gothic Palace of the Consuls, the Churches of St. Sylvester (1195 d.C.) and St. Michael Arcangel.

Pic nic lunch close to Bevagna

The road is flat and safe. Is not a loop tour, you will ride along the same road on the firts and second part. Km 30 just flat

Day 4

Foligno-Spoleto

A flat route again for the tird day! You will cycle along the cycle and pedestrian path from Foligno to Spoleto . We recommend an ice-cream break at Clitunno Springs, a natural area very famous in Italy!

The road is flat and safe, you will ride Km 35 just flat

Day 5

Sceggino-Maremore falls…an amazing day!

In this day you will need mountain bikes, we will bring you in the morning.

Transfer,by Gira l’Umbria car’s company, from Spoleto to Scheggino (6km driving). From Scheggino you are riding along the “Green way of Nera river” an amazing, easy and quiet road. You are riding along the river , in the silence and in the nature. At the end …you can visit the amazing Cascata delle Marmore! Is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m, making it one of the tallest in Italy and the tallest man-made waterfall in Europe.

25km , ascent 250m, This is a tour for mountain bikes., you will find gravel roads, you are cycling a bit up and down.

At the end meeting with Gira l’Umbria organisation for a car transfer from the Cascata delle Marmore to Spoleto (40km driving)

Day 6 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