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Eno-gastronomic cycling tour

A tasty 8-day cycling tour
Spello - Spoleto - Montefalco - Bevagna-Torgiano - Perugia -Deruta - Assisi

Cookery course, sampling delicious wines and excellent local food

This tour for foodies offers the possibility to get to know the beautiful green and hilly Umbria in a different way, thanks to this perfect combination of cycling in a natural environment, exploring around culturally interesting towns and discovering the excellent wines and gastronomic traditions of this lovely area.

town of Assisi

The tour starts in Spello, a lovely medieval town, built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. In the evening a tasting dinner in an enoteca to start to taste Umbria’s delicacies. The next day you cycle to the culturally interesting town of Spoleto, where you will have a cooking class during which you will discover some secrets of the Umbrian & Italian cookery. There is a lot to see and taste. Your cycle to San Luca is short. In the village of San Luca, you will stay in a villa, the Zuccari residence since the 16th century, at the foot Montefalco. An extra loop ride will bring you to this captivating wine town, famous for its delicious Sagrantino wines.  Again in the saddle, you pedal to the medieval town of Bevagna and after it, a short ride will bring you to Torgiano, also famous for its excellent wines. These wines you will taste in the Lungarotti winery. 


delicious Umbria

During the second day of your stay in Torgiano, you can choose to make a nature ride in the surroundings, visiting the town of Deruta, famous for its ceramics or to visit the county town of Perugia. In the evening, there is a very special dinner in a nearby restaurant. You will taste delicious Umbrian truffle dishes. Your last short ride will bring you to the graceful Assisi, the town of Saint Francis and Clare. 


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Cycling, wine tasting and Cooking Lesson


Medium. You cycle through a landscape of gentle, rolling hills. Throughout these tours the steeper slopes are short and the longer ones are not too steep. Some cycle experience is needed.

The daily distances are restricted to between 15 km / 9,3 mi and 47 km / 29 mi. Total km minimum 169 km / 105 mi – maximum 190km / 118 mi

 Difficulty level 2  


Self-Guided: Every day of the week from April until the end of October (exclusive 04/08 – 18/08). During Spoleto Festival (28/06-14/07/2024) on request. 

Guided: On request

2 or more people. This tour is unsuitable for children under 12 years old because the terrain is too hilly and the cycle tour is too strenuous.

START/ FINISH: Spello / Assisi



From  € 969

Daily program of

8-day / 7-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Spello

The **** hotel is situated in the historical centre of the town and has a terrace offering a magnificent view of the Valle Umbra and the surrounding hills. At the end of the afternoon, there is a route briefing and bike set-up.
At 18.15 you have a tasting-menu in a restaurant / wine bar ‘Properzio’:
– Bruschette with 2 different olive oils and fresh tomatoes / white wine Fendi*
-Tagliatelle with truffle (if you do not like truffle tagliatelle with fresh tomatoes) / wine
Brunello or Super Tuscan*
– Meat balls of Chianina with salad / wine Sagrantino 25 anni Caprai*
– Dessert, caffè and grappa

* The wines can be replaced by a similar brand, depending on availability

Overnight stay with breakfast and dinner in Spello

Day 2 | Spello-Spoleto (42 km /26 mi)

Today you will leave Spello and cycling through the valley you cross the centre of Foligno, an alluring town with not only interesting monuments but also many good restaurants, bars, and shops. Then it goes up to Spoleto. Your **** hotel is situated in a historical building, a restored tannery of the 19th century, at the border of the old town centre.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Spoleto
Distance: 42 km / 26 mi
Ascent / Descent: + 258m -217m
Starting point: + 290m
Ending point: 350m
Highest point: +320m

Day 3 | Spoleto

Today is dedicated to the lovely town of Spoleto.
In the morning you have time to explore Spoleto or (on request) you can ask us the route descriptions of a loop walk of 11 km on Mount Luco. In Spoleto there is a lot to see: the castle, the medieval aqueduct Ponte delle Torri, a roman house, the roman theatre with archaeological museum, the cathedral, the modern art museum…
In the afternoon* you will have a cookery course (1 ½ hr) You will learn to make a delicious ‘antipasto’ and ‘primo’ (pasta or risotto) or an antipasto and secondo. During dinner, of course, you will taste these dishes.

*in some occasions the cookery lesson can be in the morning followed by a lunch

Day 4 |Spoleto - San Luca - Montefalco (23 km / 14,3 mi + 14 km / 8,8 mi)

The ride of today is not so long, but more hilly. Climbing out of the valley, you cycle through an undulating landscape full of olive groves. San Luca, is situated in a small village at the foot of Montefalco. You can decide to make an extra loop to visit Montefalco or have a rest in the nice Villa Santa Barbara. To reach the lovely town of Montefalco you have to conquer the hill on which the town is built. Montefalco is famous for its Sagrantino docg wines and in the medieval town centre, there are some nice churches and the museum ‘San Francesco’ to visit. A relaxing downhill ride brings you to your hotel.

Distance: 23 km /14,3 mi or 37 km / 23 mi (visiting Montefalco)
Ascent / Descent: +230m -341m or +488m -598m

Day 5 | San Luca – Torgiano (41,6 km / 25,8 mi)

After breakfast in the saddle again and you cycle to Bevagna, which has a lovely medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a real meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the town.
After visiting Bevagna a short ride mostly through the valley will lead you to the small town of Torgiano, in medieval times a fortified village, situated on the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). The town is famous for its excellent wines. You have enough time to visit the nice wine museum with its rich collection of ceramics and art (subject winemaking) from Etruscan until modern times.
In the afternoon in the ‘winery of the Lungarotti family, you will visit the winery and taste their excellent Torgiano wines. Your *** hotel is in the quiet town centre.

Overnight stay with breakfast and wine-tasting in Torgiano
Distance: 41,6 km / 25,8 mi
Ascent / Descent: + 225m -235m
Starting point: + 223m
Ending point: 220m
Highest point: +280m

Day 6 | Perugia or a nature ride (24 km / 14,9 mi or 45 km / 28 mi)

Today there are two options:

Visiting the town of Perugia (24 km / 14,9 mi)
Perugia is the capital of the province. A short cycle tour takes you to the station in Ponte S. Giovanni at the foot of Perugia. From here the train or bus will take you into the historical centre of Perugia. You can also choose to cycle all without a bus or train. The centre, with its little alleys and characteristic town squares, is a lively vibrant place. The renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries will make a lasting impression. After your visit, you return by train and bike back to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

Distance: 24 km / 14,9 miles
Ascent / Descent: + 218 m -212m
Starting point: + 220m
Ending point: 220m
Highest point: +297m


Cycling all the way up to Perugia
Distance: 33 km / 20,5 miles
Ascent / Descent: + 400m -442m
Starting point: + 220m
Ending point: 220m
Highest point: +457m


A trip in the surroundings of Torgiano (33 km / 20,5 mi or 45 km / 28 mi)
Close to Torgiano (6 km) is the village of Deruta, which has, in part managed to retain the highly distinctive features of its medieval buildings. Deruta is universally famous for its ceramics and there are many ateliers to visit. The origins of this ancient art go back as far as the Etruscan times and nowadays the many local workshops still make excellent quality ceramics. Numerous Italian and foreign museums have pieces of Deruta ceramics on show, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The town hall hosts the art gallery and the ceramics museum. The next stop is the sanctuary of Madonna dei Bagni, which has built after a miracle, which took place in the year 1657. Inside the church, there are more than 600 votive tiles, all testimony to the tradition of the Deruta ceramics. Cycling through a beautiful hilly landscape, you pass typical Umbrian hamlets like Casalalta. Your cycle back to Torgiano is through the Tiber valley.

Longer route
Distance: 45 km / 28 miles
Ascent / Descent: + 508m -546m
Starting point: + 220m
Ending point: 220m
Highest point: +379m

Shorter route
Distance: 30,3 km / 18,8 miles
Ascent / Descent: + 217m -215m
Starting point: + 220m
Ending point: 220m
Highest point: +225m

Tonight a very special dinner will await you in the restaurant Si.Ro. You will taste some typical Umbrian dishes (appetizers, ‘primi’ (pasta –risotto), ‘secondo’ (main course), vegetables and a coffee with grappa or another after-dinner spirit). For the lover of black truffle, you can also enjoy some dishes prepared with these “Diamonds of the Kitchen.”

Overnight stay with breakfast and dinner in Torgiano

Day 7 | Cycling to Assisi (25 km / 15,5 mi)

Today a short ride in which you will cross the valley, cycling along quiet country roads. Already from afar, you will see Assisi, like many other Umbrian towns built on a hilltop. Before reaching Assisi, however, you can stop for a moment to visit the Franciscan basilica in S.Maria degli Angeli. Under its impressive dome still lies the humble little chapel ‘Porziuncola’ where Saint Francis came to pray. You will have enough time to visit the main monuments of the town, like the basilica of Saint Francis with its beautiful frescoes by the painters Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Assisi
Distance: 24,4 km / 15,2 miles
Ascent / Descent: + 251 -54m
Starting point: + 220m
Ending point: 380m
Highest point: +380m

Day 8 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast end of this fascinating and tasty tour!