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Guided MTB tour on Mount Subasio

A captivating short bike tour in close contact with nature
A 3 or 4-day cycling holiday in Umbria

Mount Subasio, the mountain of Assisi and Spello

Mount Subasio, the sacred mountain between Assisi and Spello where St. Francis and his first followers retired for long periods of meditation and contemplation. However, there is not only a deep spirituality of sacred places: in this tour, luxuriant nature will be the protagonist. This guided MTB tour will be perfect for those who want to live a unique experience discovering a mountain where nature and spirituality are closely connected. You cycle surrounded by a well-preserved nature of the Regional Park that bears the same name as the mountain. Your bike guide will ride you in the shade of the woods, between meadows and olive groves, on dirt roads, and even on exciting trails. Uncontaminated places, medieval villages are immersed in a wonderful landscape with views that will range over the entire Umbrian Valley, from Perugia to Spoleto. 

The itineraries start from the fascinating Spello, which preserves important Roman testimonies such as the Porta Venere and the Porta Consolare. Another highlight is the small but pretty walled-in village of Collepino that rises on the southern slopes of the mountain. 

However, Spello is not the only pearl of this trip. During the tour, there will be the opportunity to visit Assisi, a pilgrimage city rich in historical and artistic treasures of inestimable value. Its imposing appearance, with its magnificent fortress, towers, and medieval buildings, will already manifest itself from afar. Assisi, closely linked to the Saints Francis and Clare, has alleys and enchanting streets. If you arrive early you can visit it on the day of your arrival or during the afternoons after the bike rides. A must to see is the Basilica of Saint Francis, the Basilica of Saint Clare, the museums including the Roman Forum under the main square, Piazza del Comune, the Temple of Minerva, and the fortress ‘La Rocca’.

The bike rides have two levels of difficulty. A more easy one, both in ascent & descent as in technical difficulty. The more demanding version has more up and downhill cycling and includes passages on mountain trails. You will cycle for half a day so there will remain the time to visit the cities of Spello and Assisi but also surrounding places, like the wine-town of Montefalco, the capital town of Perugia.

 

Program in short 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1 Individual arrival in Spello in the morning and Mtb Tour on mount Subasio  

Day 2 Mtb Tour with a free afternoon

Day 3 End of the tour after breakfast

 

Program in short 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1 Individual arrival in Spello

Day 2 Mtb Tour on mount Subasio with a free afternoon

Day 3 Mtb Tour with a free afternoon

Day 4 End of the tour after breakfast

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DIFFICULTY: 3 / 4

Level 3:

Moderate – difficult level. For those who love technically simple hilly and mountain routes such as dirt roads or mule tracks without too much technical difficulties and on not excessively bumpy terrain. Good physical condition and good training are required in addition to the ability to ride the bike on unpaved surfaces. This tour is not suitable for those under 18 years old. There are quite demanding elevations (800-900 m).

Average daily distance: 25 Km

Total: 50 km / 31 mi

Total ascent/descent: + 1.670m – 1.670m

 

Level 4:

Difficult-strenuous level. For those who love more challenging routes on hilly and mountain terrain. In addition to the passage on dirt roads and mule tracks there will be sections of the route on trails. Good athletic preparation and a good ability to ride the bike on even bumpy surfaces with sloping sections and on single tracks are required. This trip is not suitable for those under 18 years old. There will be significant daily elevations (1100- 1250 m.).

 

Average daily distances: about 28 Km / 17,5 mi

Total: about 56 km / 34,8 mi

Total ascent/descent: +2.390m -2.390m

Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 4

DEPARTURES:
Self Guided: Daily from March to the end of October (in winter on request).

PARTICIPANTS:
1 or more people. This tour is not suitable for children under 18 years old, because the terrain is too hilly and the tour too strenuous.


START/END:
Spello


Code: C011UMB

Prices

From € 245

Programme of the 4-day / 3-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Spello

Arrival and accommodation in the *** hotel or **** hotel with the possibility of visiting the beautiful town that rises on the slopes of the mountain. In terms of urban planning, architecture and art, Spello is an extremely interesting city, with various testimonies from the Roman period. Spello is also called the city of flowers, due to its colorful alleys decorated with plants and flowers. The city is known for its Infiorata on the occasion of Corpus Domini.

Overnight stay and breakfast in Spello.

Day 2 | Collepino (25 km / 16 mi)

After breakfast, meeting your guide Cristiano and departure from the hotel for the guided MTB tour.

Level 3 route:
You cycle along secondary roads surrounded by olive groves that dominate the landscape. Once on the outskirts of Assisi we will climb up to the edge of the wood pedaling on a dirt road with a wonderful view over the valley below. We will then cycle up the slopes of Subasio and a well-deserved descend along the southern slope of the mountain will bring us to the marvelous village of Collepino. After a short break we will descend back to Spello. Free afternoon.

Overnight stay and breakfast in Spello.
Distance: 26 km
Elavation: + 850m -850m

Level 4 route:
After a warming-up we will begin to climb Calvarone’s hill, first among olive groves and then surrounded by woods. The long climb will take us to the summit meadows of Subasio Mount, all the way up to the little church of Madonna della Spella. From there, a little more climbing awaits us and we arrive almost at the top of the mountain. Here we can admire the Mortaro Grande while enjoying a view that extends across half of Umbria. Then we will descend a long section over trails until we reach the splendid hamlet of Collepino. After a short break downhill again, to return to Spello along the famous path of the Roman aqueduct. Free afternoon.

Distance: 26,8 km / 16,7 mi
Elevation: + 1140m -1140m

Day 3 | Unforgettable views (24 km / 15 mi or 30 km / 18,6 mi)

After breakfast, departure from the hotel for the guided MTB tour.

Level 3 route:
After a few kilometers of warm-up we will begin to climb the Ciano hill from where we can admire splendid views of Foligno in an environment characterized by lush meadows and woods. Once we have almost reached the top of the hill, near the village of Cupacci, we will start to descend to return to Spello. Free afternoon.

Overnight stay and breakfast in Spello.

Distance: 24 km
Elevation: + 820m -820m

Level 4 route:
Through the Via degli Olivi you will cycle towards Assisi. Once on the outskirts of the city the route starts to climb decisively through the woods until we reach the summit meadows of a place called Gli Stazzi. From there, through the Vallocchia valley, we will cycle on paths in the middle of the meadows towards Sasso Piano, a place full of spirituality with a breathtaking view of the valley below. We will then begin to descend towards Spello along a series of paths and mule tracks among the most evocative places of the Monte Subasio Park.

Distance: 29,5 km
Elevation: + 1250m -1250m

Day 4 | end of tour

After breakfast finishes this tour.

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