Umbria Bike Tour

  • Region: Italy
  • Destination: Umbria
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4795
  • Single Supplement: $600
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Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2017 $4795 Book Now
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Cycle through olive groves, quiet medieval towns, and vineyards of Sagrantino grapes on the Umbria Bike Tour. View the tremendous art and architecture created in homage to St. Francis in Assisi. Relax in a spa built inside a Roman bathhouse from the first century. You’ll always remember our truffle hunt with a local tartufaio (truffle hunter) and his dog, your ride into the magnificent town of Spello, and your cooking class with Wendy at the Antonelli Winery. Regional delights include tastings of local wines like Sagrantino di Montefalco and unforgettable meals at incredible restaurants only the locals know about.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Umbria
Your guides will meet you at the train station, and then we’re off to the ancient Roman town of Spoleto where the imposing Rocca fortress dominates the skyline. Ride into the countryside of the Umbrian foothills to a local olive mill and enjoy a rustic lunch and olive oil tasting. From here it’s a quick ride through the olives to our home for the next two nights: a reimagined farmhouse resort. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, or continue your adventure with some uncharted extra riding. This evening we will dine at our farmhouse’s restaurant, sampling some of Umbria’s most characteristic dishes.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Spoleto, Poreta
Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 215 meters (Longer option: 25 miles / 40 km)
Accommodations: Borgo della Marmotta

Day Two: Trevi and Truffles
Our day begins with a truffle hunt in the local forests. Meet a tartufaio (truffle hunter) and the real star of the show, his dog, as they look/sniff for these hidden treasures. Then hop on the bikes to ride along the valley floor along peaceful canals to the Roman village of Trevi. Eat lunch here at our favorite trattoria hidden in the maze of medieval alleys. After lunch, explore the town before continuing on our bikes back to the hotel. Take a longer ride option or relax by the pool at our farmhouse estate before regrouping for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Fonte di Clitunno, Trevi, Poreta
Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 325 meters (Longer options available)
Accommodations: Borgo della Marmotta

Day Three: The Olive Groves of Montefalco
Start your day with a ride through fields and farms to the gorgeous Antonelli Winery in the Sagrantino wine-producing region. Here, our host Wendy will teach us how to prepare typical Umbrian dishes during an unforgettable cooking class and lunch including wine pairings from the vineyard with each course. Save room for a glass of Sagrantino passito with her homemade dessert. After lunch, it’s a quick ride through the olive groves to Montefalco, the historic hill town where we will spend the night in a stylish noble palace right on the main square. Relax, explore the town, or opt for some extra riding. Your guides can recommend the best local spots for dinner tonight.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Castel San Giovanni, Antonelli Winery, Montefalco
Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 412 meters (Longer option: 38 miles / 62 km)
Accommodations: Palazzo Bontadosi

Day Four: The Trail of Saint Francis
Say goodbye to Montefalco as we descend to the walled Roman town of Bevagna. Ride along the cobbled streets that trace the ancient amphitheater and then out into the Valle Umbra. On the other side of the valley, visit the winery of our friends, Maria Palma and Pietro, for a small-scale, homegrown, and entirely organic viticultural experience. Then it’s on to Assisi and our luxurious five-star spa hotel, located just within the medieval walls. In Assisi, opt to visit important sites like St. Francis’s hermitage, or relax in the peace of the spa, built inside the structure of a Roman bathhouse from 100 AD. Tonight, your guides will take you to our favorite restaurant to see how the locals eat.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bevagna, Tili Winery, Assisi
Accomplished: 22 miles / 36 km, elevation gain: 282 meters (Longer option: 27 miles / 44 km)
Accommodations: Relais Nun Assisi

Day Five: The Serenity of Subasio and Spello
Wake up with a visit to the Basilica of Saint Francis before departing from the medieval streets of Assisi and pedaling out into the valley below. Our destination is the hill top town of Spello, where our friend Roberto will lead us in a tasting of Umbrian wines paired with lunch at his world-famous enoteca. Then cycle along the spectacular Via degli Ulivi, or “Olive Way,” or opt for a more challenging ride through the Monte Subasio National Park. This afternoon you can spend the afternoon exploring Assisi or relaxing at the hotel’s award-winning spa before we all enjoy the sunset over Assisi together at our final aperitivo and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Basilica of St Francis, Spello, Armenzano, Collepino, Assisi
Accomplished:  21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 350 meters (Longer option: 30 miles / 50 km)
Accommodations: Relais Nun Assisi

Day Six: Goodbye in Foligno
After a delicious breakfast, choose to take a final morning bike ride or relax at the hotel before your guides transfer you to the train station in Foligno. Then it’s on to your next destination!

Meals: Breakfast

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