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A yummy bike path: Assisi-Spoleto

A 5 or 6-day cycling tour
Assisi-Bevagna-Spoleto

The Assisi-Spoleto bike-path

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.

Assisi doc area

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.

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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.

 

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A yummy bike path

DIFFICULTY: 1

Easy cycling along cycle paths or quiet country roads. Suitable for those who do not have or have little training. Families can undertake them with young children. The gentle routes are along quiet country lanes or cycle paths, almost always flat or with little gradient (no more than 200m). You cycle 3 hrs a day and have enough time to enjoy villages along the route. Please note that the cycle path is sometimes a signed quiet country road.

Average daily distances: between 27-35 km / 17-21 miles

Total km minimum 54 or 89 km

Difficulty level 1   


DEPARTURES:
Daily all year round


PARTICIPANTS:
2 or more people. 


START/FINISH: Assisi/Spoleto


CODE: CG 005 UMB

Prices

From  € 465,00

Daily program of

The 5-day tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi, many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.
At the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in a beautifully restored country hotel, a former monastery with a gorgeous garden overlooking Assisi and the basilica of Saint Francis.

Day 2 | Assisi and food experience with cooking class

After breakfast can make a cultural tour of Assisi. You will get a description of a town walk passing the most important monuments of Assisi, a town where history, traditions, and art are fused together in harmony. You can enjoy yourself wandering through the alleys, stepped streets and crossing the squares with many terraces, inviting you to enjoy a delicious Italian ‘gelato’ or drink a hot cappuccino. There is much to see such as the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Claire, the castle, many museums and the Roman Forum.
In the afternoon, a real food experience has been prepared for you. First, you will have a course to discover the wild & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000sqm) of the Borgo where you are staying, an ex-Benedictine monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener to the vegetable and herb garden to collect fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs. Then you will taste one of their mixtures served at the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack.
Later a cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
FinaAfter breakfast, can make a cultural tour of Assisi. You will get a description of a town walk passing the most important monuments of Assisi, a town where history, traditions and art are fused together in harmony. You can enjoy yourself wandering through the alleys, stepped streets and crossing the squares with many terraces, inviting you to enjoy a delicious Italian ‘gelato’ or drink a hot cappuccino. There is much to see such as the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Claire, the castle, many museums and the Roman Forum.
In the afternoon, a real food experience has been prepared for you. First, you will have a course to discover the wild & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000sqm) of the Borgo where you are staying, an ex-Benedictine monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener to the vegetable and herb garden to collect fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs. Then you will taste one of their mixtures served at the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack.
Later a cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
Finally a special dinner, tasting what you have cooked during the course. A really one of a kind experience! Overnight in Assisi.
lly a special dinner, tasting what you have cooked during the course. A really one of a kind experience! Overnight in Assisi.

Day 3 | Assisi – Bevagna and a tasty wine-tasting (27 km)

Today you pass the village of Cannara, that every year has a famous celebration, dedicated to the red onion that is grown here. The next stage will bring you to Bevagna, one rare example of a historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop. Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. You can also visit the Roman mosaics and a medieval house.
In the afternoon, back on the saddle for a very short ride to a nearby winery: guided tour and tasting of 4-6 different kinds of wines with a selection of local cheese and salami.
The hotel *** is situated in the historic centre. Overnight with breakfast in Bevagna.
Distance 27 km / 17 miles
Ascent / Descent: – 25m + 25m)

Day 4 | Bevagna - Spoleto and a delicious farewell dinner (27 km)

On this last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating the city from above. You will get into the city from the bike path and cycle up to your hotel. The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house, and the Amphitheatre are situated in the upper part of the city. On your last night of the tour, a delicious Italian meal (fresh local products prepared with a modern touch) in one of the best restaurants in Spoleto.
Overnight stay with breakfast in the hotel **** in the historic centre.
Distance 27 km / 17 miles
Ascent / Descent:- 10m + 100m

Day 5 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast finish your gourmet cycling tour

Daily program of

The 6-day tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi, many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.
At the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in a beautifully restored country hotel, a former monastery with a gorgeous garden overlooking Assisi and the basilica of Saint Francis.

Day 2 | Assisi and food experience with cooking class

After breakfast can make a cultural tour of Assisi. You will get a description of a town walk passing the most important monuments of Assisi, a town where history, traditions, and art are fused together in harmony. You can enjoy yourself wandering through the alleys, stepped streets and crossing the squares with many terraces, inviting you to enjoy a delicious Italian ‘gelato’ or drink a hot cappuccino. There is much to see such as the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Claire, the castle, many museums and the Roman Forum.
In the afternoon, a real food experience has been prepared for you. First, you will have a course to discover the wild & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000sqm) of the Borgo where you are staying, an ex-Benedictine monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener to the vegetable and herb garden to collect fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs. Then you will taste one of their mixtures served at the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack.
Later a cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
FinaAfter breakfast, can make a cultural tour of Assisi. You will get a description of a town walk passing the most important monuments of Assisi, a town where history, traditions and art are fused together in harmony. You can enjoy yourself wandering through the alleys, stepped streets and crossing the squares with many terraces, inviting you to enjoy a delicious Italian ‘gelato’ or drink a hot cappuccino. There is much to see such as the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Claire, the castle, many museums and the Roman Forum.
In the afternoon, a real food experience has been prepared for you. First, you will have a course to discover the wild & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000sqm) of the Borgo where you are staying, an ex-Benedictine monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener to the vegetable and herb garden to collect fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs. Then you will taste one of their mixtures served at the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack.
Later a cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
Finally a special dinner, tasting what you have cooked during the course. A really one of a kind experience! Overnight in Assisi.
lly a special dinner, tasting what you have cooked during the course. A really one of a kind experience! Overnight in Assisi.

Day 3 | Ring route Assisi - Spello -Assisi (35 km)

After breakfast, get ready to ride your bike and discover the green Umbrian Valley. You cycle along quiet little country roads (no bike paths) and reach Spello, fiercely situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio. The city has preserved its medieval charm very well: you will go through alleys and cross cheerful squares with flowering balconies. Leave your bikes at the foot of the historic centre and walk uphill to visit the main sights of the city: the church of Santa Maria Maggiore with inside the well-known Baglioni chapel painted by Pinturicchio, the church of S. Andrea, the Pinacoteca, the Roman mosaics and Porta Consolare (Roman Gate). Overnight with breakfast in Assisi.

Distance 35 km / 21 miles
Ascent / Descent: – 105m + 105m)

Day 4 | Assisi – Bevagna and a tasty wine-tasting (27 km)

Today you pass the village of Cannara, that every year has a famous celebration, dedicated to the red onion that is grown here. The next stage will bring you to Bevagna, one rare example of a historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop. Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. You can also visit the Roman mosaics and a medieval house.
In the afternoon, back on the saddle for a very short ride to a nearby winery: guided tour and tasting of 4-6 different kinds of wines with a selection of local cheese and salami.
The hotel *** is situated in the historic centre. Overnight with breakfast in Bevagna.
Distance 27 km / 17 miles
Ascent / Descent: – 25m + 25m)

Day 5 | Bevagna - Spoleto and a delicious farewell dinner (27 km)

On this last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating the city from above. You will get into the city from the bike path and cycle up to your hotel. The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house, and the Amphitheatre are situated in the upper part of the city. On your last night of the tour, a delicious Italian meal (fresh local products prepared with a modern touch) in one of the best restaurants in Spoleto.
Overnight stay with breakfast in the hotel **** in the historic centre.
Distance 27 km / 17 miles
Ascent / Descent:- 10m + 100m

Day 6 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast finish your gourmet cycling tour