Assisi-Spoleto bike path

a 4- or 5- day bike tour
Cycling tour
Cycling Tours
Difficulty level 1
Individual tour
Self guided tour
code: ITUMB05C
Italy
Umbria

Prices

from 225€

Town hopping by bike in the Valle Umbra

Assisi-Spello-Bevagna-Spoleto

The Assisi-Spoleto cycle tour has an easy level. It is a tour suitable for everyone. You cycle along a bike path or quiet country roads, substantially flat and crossing the Valle Umbra. This bike tour connects the three interesting historical towns: Assisi, Bevagna and Spoleto. It can be extended by a day in which you make a round trip to medieval Spello. Cycling along quiet country roads, you reach this lovely town, built against the slopes of Mount Subasio.

Cycling along bike path
Assisi-Spoleto bike path

From Assisi, you go downhill to reach the beginning of the signed bike path. You cycle through a wonderful landscape of the Umbrian valley, full of medieval towns, which are perched like little jewels on hilltops. You pass the little old town of Cannara, famous for its red onions, and continue pedalling to Bevagna, the Roman Mevania, on the list of the most beautiful ‘Borghi’ of Italy. It has numerous remains of the Roman age, many medieval town palaces (Palazzi) and churches.  You have your overnight stay near or in the historic centre of town.

Fountain Bevagna
Piazza Silvestri Bevagna

After breakfast, again in the saddle and today, you cycle mostly alongside the bank of the river Maroggia. You have a nice view of the wine town of Montefalco and Trevi, the capital of olive oil. At Campello sul Clitunno you can leave the bike path to visit the Clitunno sources, much praised by Goethe. You continue for Spoleto and from a distance, you have a beautiful view of the imposing fortress that rises above the town centre. You have your overnight stay in the historic centre close to the amphitheatre, cathedral and Ponte delle Torri.

The 4-day tour can be extended by 1 night in Assisi, to have the opportunity to visit Spello

The daily program of the 4-day tour

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.

In the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in ** or **** star hotel near Assisi old town centre.

Today you pass the village of Cannara that every year has a famous celebration, dedicated to the red onion that is grown here. The next stage will bring you to Bevagna, one rare example of a historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop.  Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. You can also visit the Roman mosaics and a medieval house. The hotel is situated just outside or in the historic centre. Overnight with breakfast in Bevagna.

Distance: 24,7 km / 15,3 mi;  Ascent/ descent: +99m – 217m

On this last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating from above the city. You will get into the city from the bike path and cycle up to your hotel. The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house and the Amphitheatre are situated in the upper part of the city. Overnight stay with breakfast in hotel *** or **** in the historic centre. In the **** hotel it is possible to organize a cooking lesson followed by a dinner

 

Distance: 34 km / 21,1 mi;  Ascent/ descent: +212m – 89m

After breakfast ends your  tour through the Valle Umbra 

Ponte delle Torri Spoleto
Ponte delle Torri, Spoleto

The daily program of the 10-day tour

The start of this cycle tour is in Assisi, belonging to the Unesco world heritage. In Assisi many places and monuments have a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare, who lived here in the 13th century. The medieval character of Assisi is well-preserved and there is a lot to see.

In the end of the afternoon drop off bicycles, if rented, bike fitting and route briefing. Overnight in ** or **** star hotel near Assisi old town centre.

After breakfast, get ready to ride your bike and discover the green Umbrian Valley. You cycle along quiet little country roads (no bike paths) and reach Spello, fiercely situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio. The city has preserved its medieval charm very well: you will go through alleys and cross cheerful squares with flowering balconies. Leave your bikes at the foot of the historic centre and walk uphill to visit the main sights of the city: the church of Santa Maria Maggiore with inside the well-known Baglioni chapel painted by Pinturicchio, the church of S. Andrea, the Pinacoteca, the Roman mosaics and Porta Consolare (Roman Gate). Overnight with breakfast in Assisi.

Distance: 35 km / 21 mi;  Ascent/ descent: +151m – 149m

Today you pass the village of Cannara that every year has a famous celebration, dedicated to the red onion that is grown here. The next stage will bring you to Bevagna, one rare example of a historic centre built on the plain and not on a hilltop.  Bevagna boasts both a Roman past and a medieval aspect. Piazza Silvestri is a very interesting square, a cheerful meeting place for the inhabitants, with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and two Romanesque churches. You can also visit the Roman mosaics and a medieval house. The hotel is situated just outside or in the historic centre. Overnight with breakfast in Bevagna.

Distance: 24,7 km / 15,3 mi;  Ascent/ descent: +99m – 217m

On this last day, you will reach Spoleto: you will recognize it from a distance, because of its fortress dominating from above the city. You will get into the city from the bike path and cycle up to your hotel. The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), the fortress, the Roman house and the Amphitheatre are situated in the upper part of the city. Overnight stay with breakfast in hotel *** or **** in the historic centre. In the **** hotel it is possible to organize a cooking lesson followed by a dinner

 

Distance: 34 km / 21,1 mi;  Ascent/ descent: +212m – 89m

After breakfast ends your  tour through the Valle Umbra 

Impressions

Self guided tour
Difficulty level 1
Assisi-Spoleto bike path
a 4- or 5- day bike tour

Assisi-Spello-Bevagna-Spoleto

Code | ITUMB05C
LEVEL 1

Easy cycling along cycle paths or quiet country roads. Suitable for those who do not have or have little training. Families can undertake them with young children, if children are used to cycle along roads. The gentle routes are along country lanes or cycle paths, usually flat or with little gradient (no more than 200m). Coming into or leaving the small towns along the route there can be some more traffic. You cycle about 3 hours a day and therefore have enough time to enjoy the enchanting villages along the route

Average daily distances:
between 27-35 km / 17-21 miles

Total km:
Total 4 days 68 km / 42,3 mi or 5 days 103 km/ 64 m

 
DEPARTURES:

Daily from April until end of October (in winter on request)

PARTICIPANTS:

1 or more people.

START / FINISH:

Assisi / Spoleto

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