This special journey on foot that will lead you to the discovery of more and less known towns and villages, but always very fascinating. The tour has two versions: the more leisure version, a level 2, or a version for more expert level 3 walkers.
You will walk along quiet country roads surrounded by a beautiful landscape with hills covered with silver-green olive trees and fertile vineyards. Umbria has always been praised for its genuine beauty since Roman times, for its green nature, numerous lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. This easy walking tour, not too tiring as it develops mainly in the valley and in the lower hills surrounding the Umbrian valley, will lead you to the discovery of lively medieval villages and cities such as Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna, Collemancio, Torgiano and Perugia.
The tour starts from Assisi, rising on a spur of Mount Subasio, whose highest point, where the Rocca Maggiore is situated, is 505 m a.s.l. This beautiful city, a pilgrimage town with narrow alleys, welcoming squares, numerous Roman remains and impressive medieval monuments will leave beautiful and unforgettable memories in your mind. On the second day of your walking tour, you will reach the medieval town of Spello, following a path between olive groves and vineyards. The next walk follows the fascinating path of the Roman Aqueduct You reach first the small village of Collepino and then you descend along the trails of Mount Subasio. Your overnight is in the centre of Foligno with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Trinci. The second part of the tour will lead you to other ‘Borghi’ of Umbria: medieval Bevagna, the wine-town of Montefalco, the small town of Collemancio, the wine-town of Torgiano and Perugia, capital city of the region, your last destination. You will have time to visit its Renaissance palaces, museums, and imposing churches and to explore its streets and alleys, perfect for shopping.
The level 3 tour is a 7-day walking tour. The level 2 tour is an 8-day tour and can be extended with two nights: one extra night in Assisi and one extra night in Bevagna. In Assisi, you can make a cultural walk along its medieval monuments. You will get a description of an itinerary passing all the most important sights of Assisi. From Bevagna, a loop tour will lead you to Montefalco, a city known for its wonderful wines and its welcoming historic centre.
DIFFICULTY: 2 and 3
Level 2: Moderate with only a few demanding stretches uphill. You walk in a hilly landscape with some up and downhill walking. There is still time to visit the medieval cities along the route. Walking time is between 4 and 5 hours a day; daily distances between 9 km / 6,2 mi and 17,5 km / 11 mi with an average of 3-4 km/hour. Some walking experience is needed.
8-day tour: 71 km / 44 mi
10-day tour: 88,5 km / 55 miles
Level 3: A walking tour for expert walkers with good physical condition. The differences in level are not too much, but daily km/miles are significant between 17 km / 10,6 mi and 22 km / 13, 7 mi
Total km/miles on foot: 96 km / 60 mi
Daily from April until the end of Oktober, except Thursday and Friday for the 7 and 8-day tour and Tuesday and Wednesday for the 1o-day tour (except 07/08-20/08/2023)
2 or more people
START/FINISH: Assisi / Perugia
Code: W 006 UMB
From € 550