Umbria - Leisurely Assisi to Spoleto

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Visiting: Italy

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £368 to £810pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Superior i
Code IT056
Good For Families, Foodies, Luxury
Distance 94mi/151km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Rome !
Return from Rome !

Overview

What to expect

Explore Umbria’s green heart and medieval hill towns as you tour the region by bike. This relaxing week gives you time to take it all in as you ride through the Umbrian Valley and explore each town on foot. Pedalling to new destinations each day, you’ll discover Assisi’s basilica, Spello’s frescoes, and Romanesque churches in Bevagna. After each day’s cycle ride, you’ll unwind in city centre hotels and rural retreats with swimming pools.

Riding on quiet country lanes and cycle paths, you’ll pedal past fields and hills cloaked in vines, olives and sunflowers. Learn more about this local produce at the 17th century palace in Torigiano - a hilltop town with ancient walls. The fortress town of Spoleto is a stunning place to finish, with its grand arches and amphitheatre. When you arrive, be sure to reward yourself with ice-cream, cappuccinos and local wine.

  • Medieval hill towns and Romanesque churches
  • Fertile valleys, local produce and mountain backdrops
  • Rural guesthouses and city centre hotels
  • Relaxed cycling, with the option of e-bikes

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Assisi

    Arrive in Assisi and transfer to your hotel, four miles (7km) outside the city. Take an optional trip to Assini (transport available), or relax by the hotel pool, which has views of the city. Highlights in Assisi include the famous basilicas, fortress, and Roman forum.

  • Day 2: Round tour to Spello 24 miles (38 km)

    Explore the Umbrian Valley, riding downhill on quiet streets to the medieval city of Spello. Walk uphill to see the frescoes in Santa Maria Maggiore church, the Pinacoteca museum, Sant’Andrea church, and the Porta Consolare Roman gate. Return to Assisi by bike, passing sunflowers, vines and olives.

  • Day 3: Assisi - Torgiano 20 miles (32 km)

    Pedal to Santa Maria degli Angeli and its famous basilica where Francis of Assisi once lived. Leave your bikes for an optional bus trip to Assisi, returning to collect them later. Continue cycling on quiet country roads to the riverside village of Torgiano, with its 13th century Baglioni Tower and 17th century Graziani Baglioni Palace with wine and olive museums. Sleep in a city-centre hotel.

  • Day 4: Torgiano - Bevagna 17 miles (28 km)

    Cycle through the Umbrian countryside to the tiny town of Bevagna. Discover its two Romanesque churches, Roman mosaics, and the Piazza Silvestri with its gothic Palazzo dei Consoli. Stay at a hotel in the historic centre.

  • Day 5: Bevagna - Foligno - Casco dell’Acqua 16 miles (25 km)

    Ride to the riverside city of Foligno and visit the Duomo and gothic Palazzo Trinci with archaeology museum. Shop for souvenirs and visit Piazza della Repubblica in the historic centre. Back on your bike, ride past fields and canals to your eco- guesthouse by the Clitunno river. Enjoy a canoe trip or relax by the salt-water pool.

  • Day 6: Casco dell’Acqua - Spoleto 17 miles (28 km)

    Spot Spoleto fortress as you cycle towards the city. Follow the bike path to the Porta Garibaldi gates and into the centre, then leave your bikes and explore on foot. Highlights include the Duomo, fortress, Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge), Roman house, and amphitheatre. Pedal a short distance to your hotel and relax by the pool or join a pizza making class (additional cost).

  • Day 7: Depart from Spoleto

    Check out after breakfast or book an extra night. If you left a car at the first hotel, you can return by train and taxi, or we can arrange a transfer. Please ask for details.

Accommodation

Standard hotels

We use a mix of 3*, 4* hotels and an ecological country house to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. 

Example hotels:
Resort Valle di Assisi
Hotel al Grappolo d’oro 
Hotel Brunamonti 
Country House Casco dell’Acqua
Hotel la Macchi

  • 3*, 4* hotels & an ecological country house
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Luggage transfer
  • Secure bike storage

Deluxe hotels

We use a mix of 3*, 4* hotels and an ecological country house to maximise our availability for this tour. The hotels in Bevagna and Spoleto are different from the standard tour.  

Example hotels:
Resort Valle di Assisi
Hotel al Grappolo d’oro 
Country House Casco dell’Acqua
Hotel San Luca

  • Deluxe 3*, 4* hotels and an ecological country house
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Luggage transfer
  • Secure bike storage

Dates & Prices

Please choose your hotel category, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance - 2019 dates on sale

Price includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in your chosen category
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information  - GPS tracks available on request
  • Welcome meeting
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Local tourist tax -  (payable locally - approx 1 to 2 euros per person per night) 

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire. Plus one map holder and odometer per room.

Helmets are provided at no additional charge with rental bikes

Hybrid
Bike hire
£74

Hybrid bike with 21/24 gears

E-Bike hire
£168
Kids bike hire
£42

Up to 12 years old.

Child trailer
£42
Child seat hire
£18
Tag-along bike
£51

Extras

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board - (Standard category)
£148pp
Half Board - (Deluxe category)
£174pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Rome, Florence or Perugia (S.Egidio airport)

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Rome or Florence or take a taxi from Perugia airport to Assisi.

Getting back

Take the train (Trenitalia) to Rome or Florence or take a taxi to Perugia airport from Assisi.

Fly from Rome, Florence or Perugia  (S.Egidio airport) 

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A well organised relaxing tour with very friendly people everywhere.

Peter Barber, UK, May 2019

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