Short break in Umbria

a 4- or 5-day bike tour
Cycling tour
Cycling Tours
Difficulty level 1,5
Individual tour
Self guided tour
code: ITUMB09C
Italy
Umbria

Prices

from 295€

Cycling and sightseeing in the Valle Umbra

Spello-Bevagna-Torgiano-Assisi

During this tour, you will cycle through the Umbrian valley, Valle Umbra. This green fertile valley stretches out from Assisi until Spoleto. Throughout history, it has been an attractive place to settle and it is here that we find the most picturesque towns of Umbria.

Spello, S.Maria maggiore entrance
Spello

The tour begins in Spello, a small medieval town, with Roman origins. Spello has small alleys brightened up with cheerful flowerpots. From Spello you descend into the valley to pedal towards Foligno, a pleasant shopping city with, very special, a street entirely devoted to restaurants. The next town you visit is the cultural interesting Bevagna. There is a lot to see and taste. Bevagna is situated in the Montefalco wine-area and in the restaurants or wine-bars, you can taste these delicious wines.

View of Assisi
Assisi

Back in the saddle, you pedal to Torgiano, another town dedicated to wine. Interesting to visit is the wine and olive oil museum. On your last day, you cycle back to Spello, but before you pass the town of Saints Francis and Clare. Take some time to visit  Assisi with its impressive medieval centre, there is a lot to see! From the town, you have a great view over the Valle Umbra. The last stretch follows a panoramic road bringing you back to Spello. 

 

The 5-day tour can be shortened by 1 night. The first day you pass Bevagna, but will not have an overnight stay in the medieval town. 

The daily program of the 5-day tour

The start of this cycle tour is in Spello, a small town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. 

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

This morning there will be time to explore Spello followed by a cycling tour through the colourful valley and a visit to Foligno. Interesting are the cathedral and archaeological museum in the Trinci palace or just linger through the shopping streets with its many boutiques. The Via Gramsci is a street full of cosy restaurants with choice for every ones taste !  Back in the saddle, you continue to Bevagna, a town of Roman origins situated in the famous wine area of the Sagrantino d.o.c.g. and the Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. Your accommodation is in the medieval centre of town.

Overnight with breakfast in Bevagna

Distance: 28km / 15 mi;  Ascent / Descent: + 107m-187m

The next morning after breakfast, you cycle to Torgiano. First, a short climb passing the small walled-in Torre del Colle and then you descend into the valley. Torgiano was once a fortified town and the Baglioni tower remains as a silent witness to its history. The town is situated in a slightly hilly landscape at the confluence of the rivers Tiber and Chiascio. In the early Middle Ages, the Benedictines planted olive groves and vineyards in these fertile hills, sowing for what is now a listed d.o.c.g. area where the famous Torgiano Rosso Riserva is made. Take your time to visit the wine museum, housed in the ‘palazzo Grazioni-Baglioni’. Here the visitor is provided with an insight into the various techniques associated with the viticulture and winemaking. The museum has a rich art collection from Etruscan until modern times. You will stay in a *** or ***** star hotel.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Torgiano

Distance: 28 km / 17,4 mi;  Ascent / Descent: + 189m -186m

The next day you will cross, cycling along quiet country roads, the valley to reach Assisi… but before entering town, you will first have to conquer the hill on which it is built. After this steep climb, you will enter this picturesque town and will agree that it was definitively worth the effort. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis, the basilica of St Clair and climb up to the Castle to have a nice view of Assisi town centre and the Valley. After your visit of Assisi, you continue cycling to Spello along a panoramic route amongst olive groves.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Spello

Distance: 33km / 20,5 mi;  Ascent / Descent: + 398m-320m

After breakfast ends your discovery tour through the Valle Umbri 

Impressions

Self guided tour
Difficulty level 1,5
Short break in Umbria
a 4- or 5-day bike tour

Spello-Bevagna-Torgiano-Assisi

Code | ITUMB09C
LEVEL 1,5

Easy cycling tour. The 4 days tour is a little bit more difficult, because the first cycle day is longer. You cycle through the valley surrounded by a landscape of gentle, rolling hills. The only hilly stretch is to reach Assisi and the slightly up- and downhill cycling to Spello.

Average daily distances:
5-day tour: between 24 km / 15 mi and 33 km / 20,5 mi

4-day tour: between 33 km / 20,5 mi and 52 km / 32,3 mi

Total km:
Total 85 km / 52,8 mi 

DEPARTURES:

Daily all year round (in winter on request)

PARTICIPANTS:

1 or more people.

START / FINISH:

Spello / Spello

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