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Umbria Family Bike Tour

Italian Ideals and Old-World Family Traditions

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price from: $4,595Collection: Family

Tour Highlights

  • Get your hands into the dough during a cooking class at Antonelli Winery
  • Bike to Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis, to explore its Renaissance art, historic hermitage, and Santa Maria degli Angeli basilica
  • Hike through pine and oak forests on Mount Subasio
  • Learn to throw pottery with a master ceramist at his family workshop in Deruta

Eat

Strangozzi pasta, Perugina chocolate, organic olive oils, and lentils from Castelluccio

Drink

Sagrantino di Montefalco, Sagrantino Passito, and Sangiovese

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    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: 213 meters
    Longer Option: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 346 meters
    Accommodations: Borgo della Marmotta

  • Day 2

    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: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 328 meters (Longer options available)
    Accommodations: Borgo della Marmotta

  • Day 3

    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: 409 meters
    Longer Option: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 431 meters
    Accommodations: Palazzo Bontadosi

  • Day 4

    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 and a small family farm where our hosts Fatima and Feliciano will greet you with open arms for a true taste of home-grown products and hospitality. Then it’s on to Spello, another fascinating hilltown with a hidden chapel by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio. End the day with a final ride through the olive trees to Assisi and our incredible hotel, a former nunnery 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 pizzeria for a meal that everyone will love.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bevagna, Spello, Assisi
    Accomplished: Hiking
    Accommodations: Relais Nun Assisi

  • Day 5

    The Serenity of Subasio

    Depart the medieval gate of Assisi for a hike through the forests and high mountain pastures of Mount Subasio, with spectacular panoramas of wild Umbrian valleys. Stop for a picnic lunch featuring fresh local products prepared by your guides. Hike back down towards Assisi to spend the afternoon exploring or relaxing at the hotel’s award-winning spa. Tonight enjoy your final dinner together in a restaurant that features recipes from the Middle Ages.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bevagna, Monte Subasio
    Accomplished: 2-4 hours hiking
    Accommodations: Relais Nun Assisi

  • Day 6

    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

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Younger Travelers
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike; trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles provided to all children on tour
Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Rome, Italy
Pick-Up Location: 9:30am at the Spoleto Train Station

Depart

Airport City: Rome, Italy
Drop-Off Location: 11:30am at the Foligno Train Station

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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