During this tour you will discover the Umbrian valley, Valle Umbra in all it aspects. This green fertile valley stretches out from Assisi until Spoleto. Throughout history it has been an attractive place to settle and it is here that we find the most well-known towns of Umbria and also famous wine-areas. In the surrounding hills there are no less than four listed areas of D.o.c. (denominazione di origine controllata) or D.o.c.g. (denominazione di origine controllata e garantita): Torgiano, Assisi, Montefalco and the Monti Martani. What better way to discover some of these lovely towns and delicious wines than during a relaxed cycling holiday!
The tour starts in Spello, a small medieval town, with Roman origins built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. In the evening you taste the first Umbrian wines combined with local delicacies. The next day, passing through Foligno, you cycle to the cultural interesting town of Bevagna. There is a lot to see and taste. The next morning you have still time to visit the town centre, because cycling to Torgiano is short. Bevagna is situated in the Montefalco wine-area and in the restaurants or wine-bars, you can taste these tasty wines. Again in the saddle, you pedal to Torgiano, also famous for its delicious wines. You will be welcomed in the Lungarotti winery and, of course taste their wines. In Torgiano there is also an interesting wine and olive-oil museum to visit. In the evening in a nearby restaurant is served a special dinner with local specialties, like the delicious Umbrian truffle. Your last ride will bring you to Assisi, the town of Saints Francis and Clare. Take some time to visit this lovely town! Before returning to Spello, you will visit an organic winery in the Assisi D.o.c. area.
This tour has different versions. The 4 day / 3 night tour doesn’t have an overnight stay in Bevagna and you cycle directly from Spello to Torgiano. Of course you will pass Bevagna also in this shorter version.