Highlights
  • Enjoy walk through Assisi
  • Experience walk to Balciano in the national park of Monte Subasio
  • Explore Monte Subasio National Park and today you will be walking through this Park
  • Visit you descend through the forest to the Porta Cappuccini town gate
  • Awesome walk to Manciano passing the abbey of Sassovivo
  • Enjoy the pleasant walk to Spoleto

This tour will bring you to 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.

 


Trip Description

This tour will bring you to 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.

 
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Walking in a surprising Umbria

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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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Itinerary

Day 1 You arrive in Spello and will stay in a *** hotel in the medieval centre.

You are met on your first evening 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 and the S.Maria Maggiore church are worthwhile to visit.

Day 2: Spello-Assisi

Spello is situated on the west edge of the Monte Subasio National Park and today you will be walking through this Park. The route has different variants. The first stretch will lead you through the olive groves on the slopes of Monte Subasio. After 8 km (475m a.s.l.) you can choose to go straight to Assisi, remaining on level, or to climb 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. Walking time:

Longer route 6 hours /17,5 km

shorter route 3 hours /12 km

Day 3: Assisi - Balciano

Today you walk through the Mount Subasio National Park along the Franciscan walking path 51. A highlight is the Fosso del Marchetto, a mini canyon. Walking through forest and olive groves you will reach your hotel, where you can enjoy a swim in the swimming pool.

Walking time: 6  hours (19 km)

Day 4: Balciano - Vescia

The route of today is varied. From the hotel you descend in the valley of the Topino river. You leave the valley climbing up to the castle il Poggio and the you descend to the village of Capodacqua. One last uphill climb with beautiful views on the surrounding hills and Monte Subasio and the it goes downhill to Vescia. Your overnight stay is in a real ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio), where excellent olive oils are produced. You will have diner in a local restaurant close by.

Walking time: 6 hrs (19 km)

Day 5:

This beautiful route amongst olive groves will take you first to 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 you climb to the hamlet of Roviglieto (700m a.s.l.) and then will descend to the farmhouse B&B in the hamlet Manciano. Also here a nice pool to relax after your walk of today. 

Walking time: 6 hrs (18 km)

Day 6: Manciano – Trevi – Campello alto

You leave Manciano and  walk to 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 along the pilgrimage route ‘Way of St.Francis’, which runs from La Verna to Rome. You reach the walled village of Campello Alto and a last climb will bring you to your hotel 650m a.s.l. If you are tired the Giuseppe, the owner of the hotel, will pick you up in Campello Alto.

Walking time: 5 hrs (17 km)

Day 7: Campello Alto - Spoleto

If you would like to shorten your walk, after breakfast you will have a transfer by vehicle to Poreta. Your  will walk along the olive grove path till Spoleto. As the name indicates you will mostly walk through olive groves on the slopes of the mountains. 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 cosy restaurants and bars.

Walking time: 6 hrs (ca 18,5 km)

Day 8: Departure after breakfast

The 10 days tour:

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 country side and the woods of Mount Subasio. (19 km / 5 ½ hours).

Another extra night you will have in Spoleto. The 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 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: 3 ½  hours (10 km)

Of course in every hotel can be booked extra nights (days of rest)

Dates & Pricing
Checking price

Price From

$ 725

Price Per Day:

$ 91 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 250
  • Single Supplement $195
  • 3rd person in triple $ 430,00
  • Supplement half board in Spello, Assisi and Spoleto $130,00
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
  • 7 or 9 overnight stays with breakfast
  • 3 dinners
  • route instructions and  maps (two weeks before arrival time gps tracks on request can be send for free)
  • luggage transportation
  • route briefing in the starting hotel
Trip Excludes

Local taxes to be paid directly to the hotel

Meals Included:
  • All Breakfast
  • 3 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Accomodations

Spello: Hotel Il Cacciatore ***    This hotel is situated  the historical town centre of Spello. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, TV and telephone. The hotel has a bar and a           restaurant.    www.ilcacciatorehotel.com

Assisi:  Hotel da Angelo **  is situated in the new part of Assisi about 900 meters from thehistorical centre. The hotel has 32 rooms, all with bathroom, television and telephone. The hotel has a car park, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. www.hoteldaangelo.com

In Assisi it is possible to upgrade to a *** star hotel: You stay in  Hotel la Terrazza, in Assisi, 900 meters from the historicalcentre: restaurant, bar, swimming pool, air-conditioning and wellness centre (Turkish baths, mud treatment etc.) www.laterrazzahotel.it      

Balciano: Hotel il Tartufaro ** The hotel has 17 rooms with private bathrooms, TV, airco and mini bar. The hotel has a swimming pool and a restaurant where specialized in truffle dishes www.tartufaro.it

Vescia: Il Borgo del Fattore is a B&B in a restored ‘frantoio’ (olive oil mill) from the 17th century. There are 5 rooms, each with a bathroom. The dinner is served in the restaurant ‘Il Fichetto’ close by (50 m.). www.luigitega.it

Manciano: the farmhouse B&B La Pintura is situated in a magnificent position near Trevi. There are 7 rooms, all with private bathroom. Dinner is served in a unique dinning           room. The farm house has a swimming pool.  www.lapintura.it

Campello Alto: Hotel le Fontanelle is situated at 650m a.s.l. surrounded by the woods. This Small mountain hotel has 12 rooms with private facilities. There is a bar, good restaurant famous for its black truffle recipes and a swimming pool www.albergofontanelle.it

Spoleto: Hotel Clitunno ***  is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto, close to the Roman theatre. The hotel has 45 rooms with air-conditioning, television and private         bathroom. It has a bar and excellent restaurant. www.hotelclitunno.com

Or Hotel Charleston ***  is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto. The hotel, a 17th century ‘palazzo’, has 24 rooms with air-conditioning, bathroom with shower or bath tub, sat tv, mini-bar and parquet. There is a wine bar, bar, breakfast room, wire less room with computer for the guests, a sauna and a garage. www.hotelcharleston.it

Or who would like to stay in a more rural environment with swimming pool

Hotel la Macchia *** is situated just outside Spoleto (20mins walking to the historical centre) This hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, garden and free car park. 11 rooms with air conditioning, mini-bar, Sat TV and Wifi connection www.albergolamacchia.it

Start City
Spello
End City
Spoleto

Age Notes

Min. Age: 12

Additional Information:
  • Departures: from 15 March till 15 November.
  • 8 day tour no start on Sunday
  • 10 day tour no start on Saturday


Physical Requirements

Terrain, level of difficulty: For walkers with experience. Routes through middle/high level hilly landscapes with some steep climbs. Daily distances between 11 and 22 km. An average of  3 km an hour. You will walk on footpaths, mountain tracks, forest trails and occasionally on roads.

Trip ID#: WalSurUmb

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