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A surprising Umbria

An 8 or 10-day walking holiday
Spello – Assisi - Balciano - Vescia - Trevi – Campello Alto - Spoleto

Walking in a surprising Umbria

Characteristic medieval towns and villages, an astounding nature and a delicious genuine cuisine are the ingredients of this walking tour. You will walk through a green, hilly Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy. Umbria is a region with many faces, where everyday life is mixed with the traditions and spirituality of its past. It is a tour showing the real Umbria.

spello flowers

This tour starts in the fascinating medieval town of Spello, built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. It is a colourful town with a lively tangle of alleys and atmospheric squares. In some of its monuments you still feel its Roman past. A walk amongst olive groves will bring you to Assisi. Its mighty stature with ramparts, church towers and palace roofs is already visible from afar. The following days you will walk on footpaths and quiet country roads, through rolling and changing landscapes in which lead you through a succession of marvellous places, medieval villages and cloisters.  Your walks will take you through the Monte Subasio nature park, in the lower Apennines, among olive groves and will take you to the little waterfalls of the river Altolina, to the Benedictine abbey of Sassovivo and the Franciscan hermitage, Eremo delle Carceri.  You pass the capital town of olive oil, Trevi, and you will walk a stretch of the pilgrimage route ‘Way of Saint Francis’. The tour ends in Spoleto, a town full of life, with many squares, shops with local delicacies and handicrafts. Your overnight stays are mostly in authentic small family hotels and farmhouse B&B’s, where you will have a friendly and warm welcome and…will enjoy the delicious Umbrian wines and dishes.

Meravigliosa Umbria

The 8 days tour can be extended with two extra days. You will stay an extra night at your hotel in Assisi and make a nice walk through the hilly countryside and the woods of Mount Subasio.. Another extra night you will have in Spoleto, where you make a walk on Monteluco.

A surprising Umbria

DIFFICULTY: 3

For walkers with experience and good physical condition. Routes through middle/high level hilly landscapes with significant up- and downhill walking. Daily distances between 11 and 22 km. An average of 3 km an hour. You will walk on footpaths, mountain tracks, forest trails and on quiet country roads. Total km to walk:

8-day tour: minimum 102 km / 63,4 miles and maximum 111,3 km / 69,2 miles.

10-day tour: minimum 132,7 km / 82,5 miles and maximum 142 km / 88,2 miles.

  Difficulty level 3 


DEPARTURES:

From 15 March till 01 November (other dates only on request)

8 day tour no start on Sunday (restaurant il Tartufaro is closed on Tuesdays)

10 day tour no start on Saturday (same reason)

Guided: On request


PARTICIPANTS:
2 or more people (solo traveller on request). This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years old, because the terrain is too hilly and the tour too strenuous.


Start / Finish: Spello / Spoleto


Code: W 002 UMB

Prices

From € 635,00

Daily program of

8-day / 7-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Spello

Individual arrival at your hotel in Spello. On your first evening, you have a briefing and will have the opportunity to discuss your holiday.
Spello has lovely little streets to wander around, colourful decorated with plants and flowers. A very picturesque spot is the Via Torre di Properzio, which ends near the Roman ‘Porta Venere’, but also the Roman mosaics in the Museum and the S.Maria Maggiore church with the frescoes of Pinturicchio are worthwhile to visit. Your overnight stay is in a *** or **** hotel in the medieval town centre.

Day 2 | Spello-Assisi (11 km / 6,8 mi or 17,1 km /10,6 mi)

Spello is situated on the west edge of the Monte Subasio Natural Park and today you will be walking through this green Park. The route has different variants. The first stretch will lead you through the olive groves on the slopes of Monte Subasio. After about 8 km (475m a.s.l.) you can choose to go straight on to Assisi, remaining more or less on level, or to climb up to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri (830m a.s.l.) St. Francis and his companions often stayed here and you can visit the cave where Francis used to meditate. After your visit, you descend through the forest to the Porta Cappuccini town gate. Assisi’s medieval character is well preserved; the houses, gates and churches are almost all built in the pink-white stone of Mt.Subasio.
Longer route:
Walking time: 5 ½ hrs
Distance: 17,1 km (10,6 miles)
Ascent & Descent: + 939 -915m

Shorter route
Walking time: 3 hrs
Distance: 11 km (6,8 miles)
Ascent & Descent: +387m -273m

Day 3 | Assisi – Balciano (19,8 km / 12,3 mi)

Today a stunning walk through the Monte Subasio Natural Park. You follow the Franciscan walking path 51. A highlight is the Fosso del Marchetto, a mini canyon and chapel of Satriano, a place reminding us of Saint Francis. Walking through the forest and olive groves you will reach your hotel, where you can enjoy a swim in the swimming pool and a good dinner because the restaurant is specialized in truffle dishes.
Walking time: 6 hrs 20 min
Distance: 19,8 km /12,3 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 982 -816m

Day 4 | Balciano – Vescia (21,5 km / 13,4 mi)

Also today, a walk amongst olive groves and accompanied by amazing panoramas. From your hotel, you descend in the valley of the Topino river. Then you leave this valley climbing up to the castle il Poggio and descending again you reach the village of Capodacqua. One last uphill climb with beautiful views on the surrounding hills and Monte Subasio, followed by a downhill stretch to Vescia. Your overnight stay is in a real ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio), where excellent olive oils are produced. You will have dinner in a local restaurant close by.
Walking time: 6 hrs 15 min
Distance: 21,5 km / 13,4 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 557 -826m

Day 5 | Vescia – Manciano (18,4 km / 11,4 mi)

This beautiful route amongst olive groves will take you first along the waterfalls of the Altolina and then to the 11th century Benedictine Abbey of Sassovivo. During the time of St. Francis, this important abbey had vast powers of jurisdiction and a considerable patrimony spread out over the whole of central Italy. The finest architectural feature of the entire abbey is certainly the cloister with the double order columns, surmounted by lily-shaped capitols. Walking through the woods and olive groves you will reach farmhouse B&B in the hamlet Manciano. Also here is an olive oil mill and they produce good olive oil. There is a nice pool to relax after your walk of today and you will eat a good Umbrian meal together with the kind family running the place.
Walking time: 6 hrs 15 mins
Distance: 18,4 km / 11,4 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 994 -741m

Day 6 | Manciano – Trevi – Campello alto (15,8 km / 9,8 mi)

You leave Manciano and walk towards Trevi on the lower flank of Monte Serano, known as the capital of olive oil. Trevi has a medieval aspect and worthwhile to visit are the Duomo and the S.Francis church, which houses a museum. You leave the town walking among the olive groves mostly following the pilgrimage route ‘Way of St.Francis’, which runs from La Verna to Rome. You reach the walled village of Campello Alto and the last climb will bring you to your hotel 650m a.s.l. Overnight stay in a ** hotel with swimming pool or a **** Relais with Spa
Walking time: 5 hrs 15 min
Distance: 15,8 km / 9,8 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 665 -518m

Day 7 | Campello Alto - Spoleto (18,7 km / 11,6 mi or 15,5 km / 9,6 mi)

You will walk along the olive grove path and again the Way of Saint Francis till Spoleto. As the name indicates you will mostly walk through olive groves on the slopes of the mountains and hills. You pass several little villages, mostly built on hills, like Bazzano and Eggi. In Spoleto there is a lot to see, including the cathedral with the frescoes of Filippo Lippi and Pinturicchio, a Roman house and a Roman theatre. Also worth seeing are the façade of the church S.Pietro just outside town and, of course, the famous aqueduct bridge Ponte delle Torri. Spoleto is also a very pleasant place just to wander around the friendly little shopping streets with cozy restaurants and bars. Overnight stay in a *** or **** hotel
Walking time: 5 hrs 35 min (or 4. 20)
Distance: 18,7 km / 11,6 mi (or 15,5 km / 9,6 mi)
Ascent & Descent: + 565 -810m (or +565m -605m)

Day 8 | End of tour after breakfast

Today after breakfast end this tour through a spectacular Umbrian nature!

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider
Daily program of

10-day / 9-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Spello

Individual arrival at your hotel in Spello. On your first evening, you have a briefing and will have the opportunity to discuss your holiday.
Spello has lovely little streets to wander around, colourful decorated with plants and flowers. A very picturesque spot is the Via Torre di Properzio, which ends near the Roman ‘Porta Venere’, but also the Roman mosaics in the Museum and the S.Maria Maggiore church with the frescoes of Pinturicchio are worthwhile to visit. Your overnight stay is in a *** or **** hotel in the medieval town centre.

Day 2 | Spello-Assisi (11 km / 6,8 mi or 17,1 km /10,6 mi)

Spello is situated on the west edge of the Monte Subasio Natural Park and today you will be walking through this green Park. The route has different variants. The first stretch will lead you through the olive groves on the slopes of Monte Subasio. After about 8 km (475m a.s.l.) you can choose to go straight on to Assisi, remaining more or less on level, or to climb up to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri (830m a.s.l.) St. Francis and his companions often stayed here and you can visit the cave where Francis used to meditate. After your visit, you descend through the forest to the Porta Cappuccini town gate. Assisi’s medieval character is well preserved; the houses, gates and churches are almost all built in the pink-white stone of Mt.Subasio.
Longer route:
Walking time: 5 ½ hrs
Distance: 17,1 km (10,6 miles)
Ascent & Descent: + 939 -915m

Shorter route
Walking time: 3 hrs
Distance: 11 km (6,8 miles)
Ascent & Descent: +387m -273m

Day 3 | Loop walk in the surrounding hills of Assisi (20 km / 12,4 miles)

This nice nature walk through the hills around Assisi starts from the Porta Cappuccini town gate (470m a.s.l.). You walk starts climbing along the walking path 351, which cross the woods of Mount Subasio and is followed by a well-deserved descent until the hamlets of Costa di Trex (570m a.s.l.) and Ponte Grande. Your route will then bring you back to Assisi through a gentle, rolling countryside with stunning views of hills, Mount Subasio and Assisi. You will enter Assisi through the woods of Saint Francis or through the Porta S.Giacomo town gate. Crossing the old centre of Assisi you return to your hotel.
Total ascent / descent: + 810m -665m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 20 km / 12,4 miles

Day 4 | Assisi – Balciano (19,8 km / 12,3 mi)

Today a stunning walk through the Monte Subasio Natural Park. You follow the Franciscan walking path 51. A highlight is the Fosso del Marchetto, a mini canyon and chapel of Satriano, a place reminding us of Saint Francis. Walking through the forest and olive groves you will reach your hotel, where you can enjoy a swim in the swimming pool and a good dinner because the restaurant is specialized in truffle dishes.
Walking time: 6 hrs 20 min
Distance: 19,8 km /12,3 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 982 -816m

Day 5 | Balciano – Vescia (21,5 km / 13,4 mi)

Also today, a walk amongst olive groves and accompanied by amazing panoramas. From your hotel, you descend in the valley of the Topino river. Then you leave this valley climbing up to the castle il Poggio and descending again you reach the village of Capodacqua. One last uphill climb with beautiful views on the surrounding hills and Monte Subasio, followed by a downhill stretch to Vescia. Your overnight stay is in a real ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio), where excellent olive oils are produced. You will have dinner in a local restaurant close by.
Walking time: 6 hrs 15 min
Distance: 21,5 km / 13,4 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 557 -826m

Day 6 | Vescia – Manciano (18,4 km / 11,4 mi)

This beautiful route amongst olive groves will take you first along the waterfalls of the Altolina and then to the 11th century Benedictine Abbey of Sassovivo. During the time of St. Francis, this important abbey had vast powers of jurisdiction and a considerable patrimony spread out over the whole of central Italy. The finest architectural feature of the entire abbey is certainly the cloister with the double order columns, surmounted by lily-shaped capitols. Walking through the woods and olive groves you will reach farmhouse B&B in the hamlet Manciano. Also here is an olive oil mill and they produce good olive oil. There is a nice pool to relax after your walk of today and you will eat a good Umbrian meal together with the kind family running the place.
Walking time: 6 hrs 15 mins
Distance: 18,4 km / 11,4 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 994 -741m

Day 7 | Manciano – Trevi – Campello alto (15,8 km / 9,8 mi)

You leave Manciano and walk towards Trevi on the lower flank of Monte Serano, known as the capital of olive oil. Trevi has a medieval aspect and worthwhile to visit are the Duomo and the S.Francis church, which houses a museum. You leave the town walking among the olive groves mostly following the pilgrimage route ‘Way of St.Francis’, which runs from La Verna to Rome. You reach the walled village of Campello Alto and the last climb will bring you to your hotel 650m a.s.l. Overnight stay in a ** hotel with swimming pool or a **** Relais with Spa
Walking time: 5 hrs 15 min
Distance: 15,8 km / 9,8 mi
Ascent & Descent: + 665 -518m

Day 8 | Campello Alto - Spoleto (18,7 km / 11,6 mi or 15,5 km / 9,6 mi)

You will walk along the olive grove path and again the Way of Saint Francis till Spoleto. As the name indicates you will mostly walk through olive groves on the slopes of the mountains and hills. You pass several little villages, mostly built on hills, like Bazzano and Eggi. In Spoleto there is a lot to see, including the cathedral with the frescoes of Filippo Lippi and Pinturicchio, a Roman house and a Roman theatre. Also worth seeing are the façade of the church S.Pietro just outside town and, of course, the famous aqueduct bridge Ponte delle Torri. Spoleto is also a very pleasant place just to wander around the friendly little shopping streets with cozy restaurants and bars. Overnight stay in a *** or **** hotel
Walking time: 5 hrs 35 min (or 4. 20)
Distance: 18,7 km / 11,6 mi (or 15,5 km / 9,6 mi)
Ascent & Descent: + 565 -810m (or +565m -605m)

Day 9 |Loop walk on Monteluco (10,7 km / 6,6 miles)

Today’s walk takes you to the Monteluco (Mount Luco). The name ‘Lucu’ (lucus) means ‘sacred woods’, and signifies that in ancient times the mountain was considered a holy place. From the 5th century, hermits lived under the Benedictine rule on the mountain. Later the Franciscans also built a monastery here. The evergreen oak wood was always very important for the town and was therefore already a protected area in the Middle Ages. The animals living here include porcupines, wild cats, badgers and squirrels.
Walking time: 4 hrs
Distance: 10,7 km (6,6 miles)
Ascent & Descent: + 770 -610m

Day 10 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast time to say goodbye of a lovely Umbria

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider