A cycling, culture and gourmet day tour
This guided or self-guided tasty day tour ‘Bike & Wine‘ or Bike & Lunch in Umbria makes an unforgettable day !
You cycle through the beautiful Umbrian landscape with agricultural fields, vineyards and many olive trees, which have become now the symbol of the region of Umbria. The day tour departs from our bike deposit, close to Assisi, or from the winery. The first stop is in Santa Maria degli Angeli with its impressive dome of the Franciscan Basilica, visible from afar. In this church is enclosed the ‘Porziuncola‘, a 9th century little church of high historical and artistic value and one of the most sacred places for the Franciscans, because to St Francis and St. Clare it has given rise to a new spiritual life.
The route continues along quiet country roads and never fails to surprise you with the beauty of the landscape that alternate colours and flavours with the change of seasons: from intense green shades of springtime to the light brown and grain old of summer, red and purple in autumn to the nostalgic tones of winter.
Surrounded by a harmonious alternation of rolling hills and medieval towns your view opens up to Spello, declared by Emperor Caesar ‘Splendidissima Colonia Julia’. This village, among the most beautiful of Italy, known for its marvellous alleys, where the stone walls are dotted with colourful flower pots, retaining many remnants of the glorious Roman past and famous works of art in palaces and churches from 13th to 17th century. You cross the historic centre and then join the Via degli Olivi (Olive Trees Road) from which you have magnificent views of the valley below. Finally, you make a stop at a family-run organic winery, where you still feel the strong and true winemakers’ spirit of the past, where the grape still grows according to nature and the wine has a variety of scents and flavours. You visit the winery, talk with the winemakers’ and will taste their excellent products.
This day bike tour is a pleasant day forgetting stress and tension dedicating yourself to nature, relaxation and taste !
Included in the day tour:
- bike rental
- wine-tasting or wine-tasting and lunch in an organic-farm
- 1 bottle of wine to take away a couple of adults
- free parking at our deposit or at the winery
- route notes and maps
A cycling tour with daily distances between 20 km / 12,4 miles and 84 km / 52,2 miles. Cycling in hilly landscapes with significant up- and downhill cycling. For cyclist with cycling experience and good physical condition.
Total km: About km 279 km / 173 miles
Daily from April until end of October
1 or more people.
START / FINISH:
Split / Dubrovnik