The Assisi-Spoleto bike path cycle tour has an easy level. It is a tour suitable for everyone. You cycle along a nice bike path, substantially flat, crossing the Valle Umbra and connecting the three interesting historical towns of Assisi, Bevagna and Spoleto. This tour is a delightful mixture of cycling and a food & wine experience.
The tour starts in Assisi and you have time enough to discover this captivating town. You will stay in a magic place at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis, where time seems to have stood still. You visit the vegetable and herb garden, enjoy an exciting cocktail and have a cooking class, all together an enjoyable food experience.
Leaving Assisi you cycle downhill to reach the beginning of the bike path. You cycle through a wonderful landscape of the Umbrian valley, full of medieval towns, which are perched like little jewels on hilltops. You pass the little old town of Cannara, famous for its red onions, and continue pedalling to Bevagna, the Roman Mevania, on the list of the most beautiful ‘Borghi’ of Italy. It has numerous remains of the Roman age, many medieval town palaces (Palazzi) and churches. Here in Bevagna you will have a visit of a winery and followed by an appetizing wine-tasting combined with local cheese, salami and bruschetta. The next day, after breakfast in the saddle again and today you cycle mostly alongside the bank of the river Maroggia. You have a nice view of the wine town of Montefalco and Trevi, the capital of olive oil. At Campello sul Clitunno you can leave the bike path to visit the Clitunno sources, much praised by Goethe. You continue for Spoleto and from a distance, you have a beautiful view of the imposing fortress that rises above the town centre. At the end of this gourmet experience, a delicious Italian meal (fresh local products prepared with a modern touch) in one of the best restaurants in Spoleto. You have your overnight stay in the historic centre close to the amphitheater, cathedral and Ponte delle Torri.
This tour can be extended with an extra night at Assisi. On this extra day, you will have a chance to make a round trip to visit medieval Spello. Cycling along quiet country roads, you reach this lovely town, built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. There is a lot to see, like the museum with Roman Mosaics, the frescoes of Pinturicchio in the S.Maria Maggiore church, and the Roman town gate Porta Consolare.