Highlights
  • Amazing Cycling to Spoleto Overnight stay in the centre of town
  • Enjoy Cycling to Bevagna
  • Impressive Cycling tour in surroundings (47 or 33 km) of Torgiano or to Perugia (24 km).
  • Enjoy Cycling to Viole passing Assisi
  • Cycling to Torgiano

Discover the region and have an unforgettable experience, a cycling holiday, or even a weekend biking trip, offers you the chance to get to know a local area.

Trip Description

Medieval Villages and Towns of the Green Valley 'Valle Umbra', Such As Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Spoleto, Bevagna And Perugia

This is cycling on quiet country roads among the colourful fields, with a beautiful backdrop of hills covered with silver-green olive groves and fertile vineyards. Umbria has been praised for its pure beauty since Roman times, because of its greenness, many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls.

 
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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4.7 Meals
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Umbria’s Green Valley: A Cycle Tour Through The Valle Umbra

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Visiting in Umbria and my husband found this tour. November 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We were visiting in Umbria and my husband found this tour. As it turned out, there were just four of us, so it was a nice small group. I'm not sure if her name was Michelle, but she was a terrific guide, married with kids and her husband is in the business too. Anyway, she was so knowledgeable and passionate about her city. Obviously very well educated about the history of the sites we saw. We've taken a number of tours all over the world and she ranked up at the top. It was easy to meet up. It was a hike and you end up at the other end of the city, away from where we met. But we had a delightful lunch mid-way back so it was not so bad. You do finish up near 1:30 so we had to hustle to get to lunch on time. I would not hesitate to recommend this guide and this tour. We would have missed out on so much if we had wandered around by ourselves.
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It was great! I January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Dear Alexandra, thank you, it was great! I was describing Assizes and Spelo to my daughters and my boyfriend, I hope we are all well and be lucky enough to come again to your beautiful homeland.
I think the weekend I will start my Italian language lessons! Wish you, your family and the people you love, all the best! Let's keep in touch Anna Anna Maltabe
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Spent two and a half days with Michael!! November 2016

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We spent two and a half days with Michael in Perugia, Assisi, Spello and Orvieto. When we were in the places where all the tourists visit, His personal and private conversations gave them added dimension unavailable on mass tours.

Also It was nice to have His local view point on places to eat, shop and even a personal recommendation on Perusia's best ice cream. He starts with the big picture historic and finishes with small details That give real life to the stories. Michele even gave us a great recommendation to visit Bagnoregio on our own after we parted ways in Orvieto. In Siena, Barbara had a similar gift for illuminating history with personal stories and experiences. It was as if you have a good friend who lives in the city, showing you the most fun and interesting places.
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Great experience February 2017

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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Alessandra Good afternoon yesterday was a great experience. Michele has managed to intrigue the children and to create a good climate so different pupils have addressed the questions and you are passionate about. The path has been done interesting and very lively. The only problem was the failure to communicate to you the health of one of the companions who, consequently, had to stop several times. For the future, should they be of similar cases, notify them in advance in order to define the appropriate path. Thanks again for everything. It’s really a pleasure working with you. Happy Holidays. Nora
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Amazing flexibility and follow up as I planned November 2015

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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Hi Ale I just wanted to thank you for your amazing flexibility and follow up as I planned my visit on the fly and through my crazy arrival. I was traveling with my 84 year old mother to see my daughter in Perugia and both had Their Own separate agendas.

My wonderful hotel had intermittent Wi-Fi so I was unaware that you did not receive my confirmation e-mail. Michele was wonderful and our afternoon a bit of an Umbrian dreams with visits to Bevagna, Montefalco and the winery. We will definitely be back. The Referred you to my tour guide Sicily Marina Di Gris and my travel agent Jackie LaMothe, both who are planning visits I will post on trip advisor as well. Thanks again Ale, I'll send you a picture of our Umbrian afternoon. Maribeth Visco Kline Scott Visco Commercial Real Estate 301-401-2899
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Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Collect cycles, route briefing and instruction.

The tour starts near the Middle Age city of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town  built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. Many monuments have been erected here in honour of the saints Francis and Clare.

Day 2: Today you will cycle mainly through the valley, passing Spello and Foligno to arrive at your hotel Casco dell’Acqua (26 km)

You leave your hotel and cycle along the slopes of Mount Subasio to  Spello. There is enough time this morning to wander around this charming ancient town, pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman and medieval times. Spello is also called the town of flowers, because of its many colourful little alleys embellished with plants and flowers.  The town is well known for its special flower festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini. After Spello you descend to Foligno, which is in the valley. You pass along the main square with its beautiful ‘duomo’ which still has a Romanesque façade. Continuing along the lively main shopping street you will leave the town to cycle the last kms of your route, across the fertile valley with its colourful fields and various waterways. Your country house is situated in the village Casco dell’Acqua

Day 3: Cycling to Spoleto (26 km)

This morning a short tour among olive groves will take you to Spoleto. You can already see Spoleto from afar, with its castle dominating the hilltop on which the medieval part of the town is built. The centre is still largely inside the medieval town walls. Spoleto is very famous for its music festival ‘dei due mondi’, held in the first weeks of July. There is a lot to see in Spoleto, including the cathedral with its famous frescoes by the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi, the Roman house and the Roman theatre with an annexed archaeological museum. Your hotel is in the centre of town

Day 4: Cycling to Bevagna and (optionally) Montefalco (35 km –cycle path route- or 40 km)

This morning you can choose for an easy ride along the cycle path directly to Bevagna of a slightly longer route with some more up and downhill cycling. The longer route is passing through an undulating landscape you will already see Montefalco from a distance. At the foot of this town you have the option to continue along the valley directly to Bevagna or to visit Montefalco… but to reach this lovely town you first have to conquer a steep climb. Montefalco (472 m a.s.l.) is also known as the ‘balcony of Umbria’, because of the fantastic panorama. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 15th and 16th century frescoes by artists such as Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g , produced on the sunny slopes around the town, and of course it is almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars. 

From Montefalco you go downhill to Bevagna. This town 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.

Day 5: Bevagna – Torgiano (30 km)

In the morning you have still time to visit Bevagna. Leaving it you continue cycling mostly through the valley to Torgiano, a small ‘borgo’ at the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere), famous for its excellent wines. Your hotel is in the quiet town centre.

Day 6

Today you can choose between two circular routes:

Visiting Perugia (24 km)

This trip takes you to the neighbouring town of Perugia, which 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 a local train will take you into the historical centre of Perugia.  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 to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

A trip in the surroundings of Torgiano (33 or 47 km)

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. 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 then 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. Torgiano, like Montefalco, is famous for its excellent red and white wines and when you have you can visit the interesting wine museum. Next to the museum you can taste the wines of the Lungarotti family in the ‘osteria’.

Day 7: To Assisi  (25 km)

Today you will cross the valley, cycling on quiet country roads. You will already see Assisi from afar as, like many other Umbrian towns, it is 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.

To reach the beautiful historical centre of Assisi you have to make a short steep climb, but wandering through the town you will agree that it was worth the effort. 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. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel where you started your tour (3 km from Assisi)

Day 8: Departure

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Price Per Day:

$ 77 per day
 

Single room B&B      680
Single traveller B&B  720
Bike rental                 85
Ebike rental               130
Child bike                  45

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Tour information: Hotel list, brochures
  • 6 or 7 Overnight stays
  • 6 or 7 times breakfast
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Emergency support hotline
  • Route descriptions (Italian, English, German or Dutch), sightseeing information and maps
  • Route briefing on arrival day
Trip Excludes

Tourist taxes ( at this moment 30/09 there is to be paid a tourist tax in Spoleto)

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport

Trekking bikes are available for hire from different brands such as Lombardo, Bianchi, and Bottecchia. They have gears 3 x 7/8. The bikes are provided with rear pannier bags, tool kit, map holder (1 per party), pump, helmets, odometer (1 per party) and a spare inner tube. We offer assistance to our clients in the event of problems. Our ebikes are unisex have a gear 7.

Gps

This tour is available for gps. Tracks can be send for free to the client about 10 days before arrival date. 

Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Assisi
End City
Assisi
Additional Information:

Period:

Self guided / Individuals: daily all the year round

Group tour: with min 6 persons dates on request

Number participants:

Self guided: 1 or more people

Travel Information:

Individual arrival to and departure from Assisi

By plane:

Florence, Amerigo Vespucci Airport – 180 km from Assisi

Pisa, Galileo Galilei Airport – 250 km from Assisi

Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) airport – 190 km from Assisi

Umbria, Sant’Egidio Regional Airport – 12 km from Assisi

By Railway:

From the North: Florence – Terontola – Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugina – Bastia – Assisi

From the South: Rome – Orte – Terni – Spoleto – Foligno – Assisi

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