With this relaxing cycling tour through the green ‘Valle Umbra’ in which nature, culture and of course wine-tasting are combined. Did you know that this valley has no less than four famous wine areas: Torgiano DOCG, Assisi DOC, Montefalco DOCG and Monte Martani DOC. You will also visit cultural interesting towns like Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna and Torgiano.
There’s also a 3-Night version
Day 1: Individual arrival in Spello
You will stay in a *** star hotel (or **** when you booked the deluxe version), which is situated in the medieval centre of Spello. There is a lovely terrace with a beautiful view over the Valle Umbra. The rooms all have a private bathroom, air conditioning, and telephone. In the evening a wine-tasting menu in the restaurant and wine bar Drinking Wine.
Day 2: Spello – Bevagna 24 Km
The next morning you will still have some time to visit Spello followed by a cycling tour through the colourful valley and a visit to Foligno. Interesting is 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.
Day 3: Bevagna – Torgiano 27 km
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. When you have time, you may well wish 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 viticulture and winemaking. The museum has a rich art collection from Etruscan until modern times. In the afternoon, you will visit the winery of the Lungarotti family and afterward will taste their special wines.
In the evening is served a very special dinner: you will taste some typical Umbrian dishes (appetizers, ‘primi’ (pasta –risotto), ‘secondo’ (main course), vegetables and a coffee with grappa or another after-dinner spirit). The lover of black truffle can also enjoy some dishes prepared with these “Diamonds of the Kitchen.”
Day 4 Torgiano – Assisi 33 km
The next day you will cross, cycling along quiet country roads, the valley to reach Assisi… but before entering the town, you will first have to conquer the hill and which it is built. After this steep climb, you will enter this picturesque town and will agree that it was definitively worth the effort. After your visit, you will continue cycling to Spello, but before reaching it you will be welcomed at an organic winery in the Assisi d.o.c. area. The kindly owners will explain all about their wine-making process and of course you will taste some of their excellent wines. After the wine-tasting you will cycle amongst olive groves, back to Spello.
Day 5 Assisi
After breakfast ends this yummy tour !