This cycling tour along quiet country roads makes you feel realxed, enjoying the colourful fields, with a beautiful backdrop of hills covered with silver-green olive groves and fertile vineyards. Umbria has been praised for its natural beauty since Roman times. It always has been a green region with many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. This is a not-too-strenuous cycle tour, since it takes place for a big part in the valley. Only a few rolling parts will bring up you to lively, medieval villages and towns of the green valley ‘Valle Umbra‘, such as Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Montefalco and Perugia. Thanks to the reduced daily distances, you will have enough time to visit these towns and is it a tour also suitable for families.
The tour starts and finishes close to Assisi, which rises on a mountainous branch of the Monte Subasio, and its highest point, where the castle is located, is 505m a.s.l.. This beautiful pilgrimage town with its narrow alleys, cosy squares and many medieval monuments will make an unforgettable impression. On the first day you pass the medieval town of Spello. Worth to visit it the museum with mosaics of a Roman Villa. Back in the saddle again, you reach the centre of Foligno with its magnificent Duomo. A scenic route winds its way through the fertile valley till Casco dell’Acqua, situated at the babbling Clitunno-river and immersed in an enchanting oasis of peace. From the garden you have a stunning view of Montefalco. The second day you will make a fascinating circular tour among olive groves to Spoleto. You will have enough time to visit this interesting town. It is full of life, with many squares, lovely little streets and many sights to visit, such as the Duomo with the frescoes of the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi, the Roman Theatre and the medieval bridge and aqueduct Ponte delle Torri.
The second part of the tour is not less interesting, because it will bring you to Montefalco, Bevagna, Torgiano and Perugia, the capital of the province. Wandering around you will admire its solemn Renaissance palaces, museums, impressive churches and tightly winding shopping streets. A short ride along quiet country roads of the valley Umbra, will lead you back to Assisi, which you will view from afar. You have plenty of time to vist the old town centre.