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A wonderful valley

A leisure 5 or 7-day cycling holiday, suitable for all !
Assisi - Spello - Torgiano - Bevagna - Foligno - Spoleto

Cycling through a wonderful valley from Assisi to Spoleto

The Valle Umbra is a great starting point for exploring the beauties of Umbria. This fertile valley, full of water and surrounded by green mountains and hills covered with olive groves and vineyards is an excellent place to have a relaxing cycling holiday.

olive grove family cycling

The Valle Umbra valley is famous for its medieval towns and villages because here we find them all: Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto. Your tour begins in Assisi, the town of pilgrims, situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Walking in a maze of streets, alleys and crossing squares with medieval palaces and fountains, you feel like you have travelled hundreds of years into the past. The first ride is a ring tour taking you to Spello, the town of flowers with a well-preserved medieval town centre. It is of Roman origin, where many monuments still remind us of like the Porta Consolare, Porta Venere and the mosaics of a Roman villa. You return to Assisi cycling along panoramic country roads. The next day you leave Assisi to reach Torgiano surrounded by vineyards because it is a famous wine town. It is worth visiting the museums, which are dedicated to wine and olive oil. The next ride will take you to the medieval town of Bevagna, which has a cozy square full of life with not one, but two Romanesque churches. Before arriving at Spoleto you first pass Foligno, famous for have been printing in 1472 the first edition of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and for its palaces with baroque ceilings. Pedalling along the cycle path, you enter Spoleto and surely, you will be charmed by the late medieval and Renaissance monuments of this city and by the imposing castle that dominates the town from above.

valle umbra waterways

There is also a shorter 5-day version in which you stay only 1 night in Assisi and from Bevagna you cycle along the cycle path directly to Spoleto.

A wonderful valley

DIFFICULTY: 1

It is an easy tour, designed for those who have little experience with cycling. The tour is also suitable for families with younger children. The gentle routes are along quiet country lanes or cycle paths, usually flat or with little gradient (no more than 200m). You cycle 3-4 hrs a day and have enough time to enjoy villages or a swimming pool.

Average daily distances

5 day tour: 24 and 38 km / 14,9 and 23,6 miles. Total: 89 km / 55,3 miles

7 day tour: 24 and 38 km / 14,9 and 23,6 miles. Total: 151 km / 93,8 miles

Difficulty level 1   


DEPARTURES:

Self Guided: Daily all the year round  

Guided: On request


PARTICIPANTS:
1 or more people. 


Start / Finish: Assisi / Spoleto


Code: C 001 UMB

Prices

From € 432,00

Daily program of

5-day / 4-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Assisi is a medieval town built on the slopes of Mount Subasio, overlooking the Valle Umbra. It is a place in which history, traditions and art are harmoniously combined. If you arrive early, you can discover this beautiful city wandering through its alleys, streets and stop at one of the cozy squares, where cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy an ice cream, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. There is much to see: the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Clare, the fortress, museums and the Roman Forum. The **** hotel is set in a rural location, is situated 7 km from Assisi. From the pool, you have a stunning view of Assisi. There are many activities for free: a swimming pool, soccer field, tennis and fishing pond. With a supplement, you can play golf, enjoy the spa or have a wine-tasting. At the end of the afternoon: drop off bicycles, route briefing and instruction. The ** country house is situated at 800m from the old town centre. There is a nice pool with a view of the Valle Umbra

Day 2 |Assisi – Torgiano (34 km / 21,1 mi)

This morning you cycle first to Santa Maria degli Angeli, where you can visit the basilica. The impressive dome covers the Porziuncola, where Francis and his friends lived. If you did not visit Assisi yet you can leave here your bikes and take the bus up to Assisi, which is built on a hilltop. After your visit, you take the bus back down into the valley to pick up your bikes. Cycling along quiet country roads, you will get to Torgiano, once a fortified village. There are some remains of its glorious past: the Baglioni Tower and remains of the ancient city walls. Torgiano is situated in a fertile wine area at the confluence of the river Tiber with Chiascio. The museums of Wine and Olive Oil are worth a visit. The wine-museum tells you all about the history of cultivation of grapes. There are many archaeological finds and ceramics to see. The olive oil museum is dedicated to the olive oil cultivation in Umbria. You will stay in a *** hotel with swimming pool in the historic centre of Torgiano.

Day 3 | Torgiano - Bevagna (28 km / 17,4 mi)

Also today, the typical Umbrian countryside will be your “travel companion”. You will reach Bevagna, one rare example of historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop. Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. Other sites to visit are the Roman mosaics and a medieval house. The *** hotel is situated in the historic centre or just outside with a swimming pool.

Day 4 |Bevagna-Spoleto (27 km / 16,8 mi)

On your last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating the city from above. You will cycle from Bevagna to Spoleto along the Assisi-Spoleto bike path. At the town gate Porta Garibaldi, you can leave your bikes and discover Spoleto on foot. The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house and the amphitheater are situated in the upper part of the city. After your visit to this lovely old town centre, you will cycle to your hotel. There is not much to pedal anymore. The *** hotel with a pool is in a quiet position just outside town. On request, it is possible to book for a cooking class ‘Making Pizza’.

Day 5 | End of the tour after breakfast

After breakfast end of your tour. On request, we can organize a transfer back to Assisi to pick up your car.

Daily program of

7-day / 6- night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Assisi is a medieval town built on the slopes of Mount Subasio, overlooking the Valle Umbra. It is a place in which history, traditions and art are harmoniously combined. If you arrive early, you can discover this beautiful city wandering through its alleys, streets and stop at one of the cozy squares, where cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy an ice cream, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. There is much to see: the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Clare, the fortress, museums and the Roman Forum. The **** hotel is set in a rural location, is situated 7 km from Assisi. From the pool, you have a stunning view of Assisi. There are many activities for free: a swimming pool, soccer field, tennis and fishing pond. With a supplement, you can play golf, enjoy the spa or have a wine-tasting. At the end of the afternoon: drop off bicycles, route briefing and instruction. The ** country house is situated at 800m from the old town centre. There is a nice pool with a view of the Valle Umbra.

Day 2 |A round trip visiting Spello (37,5 km / 23,3 mi)

After breakfast in the saddle for the first bike ride and discover the green Umbrian Valley. You cycle along quiet country roads to reach Spello, fiercely situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio. The city has preserved its medieval charm very well: you will go through alleys and cheerful squares with flowering balconies. Leave your bikes at the foot of the historic centre and walk uphill to visit the main sights of the city: the church of Santa Maria Maggiore with inside the well-known Baglioni chapel painted by Pinturicchio, the church of S. Andrea, the Pinacoteca, the Roman mosaics and Porta Consolare (Roman Gate). Then cycle back through the valley among cultivated fields planted with cereals, sunflowers, grape and fruit trees.

Day 3 | Assisi – Torgiano (34 km / 21,1 mi)

This morning you cycle first to Santa Maria degli Angeli, where you can visit the basilica. The impressive dome covers the Porziuncola, where Francis and his friends lived. If you did not visit Assisi yet you can leave here your bikes and take the bus up to Assisi, which is built on a hilltop. After your visit, you take the bus back down into the valley to pick up your bikes. Cycling along quiet country roads, you will get to Torgiano, once a fortified village. There are some remains of its glorious past: the Baglioni Tower and remains of the ancient city walls. Torgiano is situated in a fertile wine area at the confluence of the river Tiber with Chiascio. The museums of Wine and Olive Oil are worth a visit. The wine-museum tells you all about the history of cultivation of grapes. There are many archaeological finds and ceramics to see. The olive oil museum is dedicated to the olive oil cultivation in Umbria. You will stay in a *** hotel with a swimming pool in the historic centre of Torgiano.

Day 4 | Torgiano - Bevagna (28 km / 17,4 mi)

Also today, the typical Umbrian countryside will be your “travel companion”. You will reach Bevagna, one rare example of historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop. Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. Other sites to visit are the Roman mosaics and a medieval house. The *** hotel is situated in the historic centre or just outside with a swimming pool.

Day 5 | Bevagna- Foligno - Casco dell’Acqua (27,5 km / 17 mi)

This day is dedicated to Foligno, a welcoming city on the plain just like Bevagna, situated along river Topino. It is worth visiting the Duomo and its late Gothic Palazzo Trinci which hosts the Pinacoteca and the archaeological museum; you can do shopping in Corso Cavour or stop at Piazza della Repubblica for a cappuccino or a delicious ice cream. From Foligno, you continue cycling among cultivated fields and canals. The country house, a beautiful eco-guesthouse, is situated along the Clitunno River.

Day 6 | Casco dell’Acqua - Spoleto (24,6 km / 15,3 mi)

On your last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating the city from above. You will get into the city on the bike path and at Porta Garibaldi, you can leave your bikes and discover Spoleto on foot.
The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house and the amphitheater are situated in the upper part of the city. After your visit to this lovely old town centre, you will cycle to your hotel. There is not much to pedal anymore. The hotel with a pool is in a quiet position just outside town. On request, it is possible to book for a cooking class ‘Making Pizza’.

Day 7 | End of the tour after breakfast

End of your tour through a wonderful valley. On request, we can organize a transfer to pick up your car in Assisi

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