The wonderful Umbrian Valle Umbra is a great starting point for exploring the beauties of Umbria. This green fertile valley, full of small rivers and canals and surrounded by green mountains and hills covered with olive groves and vineyards is an excellent place to have a relaxing cycling holiday. The valley is famous for its medieval towns and villages because here we find them all: Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, and Spoleto.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Assisi
Assisi is a medieval town built on the slopes of Mount Subasio, overlooking the Valle Umbra. It is a place in which history, traditions and art are harmonious combined. If you arrive early, you can discover this beautiful city wandering through its alleys, streets and stop at one of the cosy squares, where cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy an ice cream, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. The **** hotel is set in a rural location, is situated at 7 km from Assisi. From the pool, you have a stunning view of Assisi. The ** country house is situated at 800m from the old town centre. There is also a nice pool with stunning view of the Valle Umbra.
Day 2: Assisi – Torgiano 34 km
This morning you cycle first to Santa Maria degli Angeli, where you can visit the basilica. The impressive dome covers the Porziuncola, where St.Francis and his friends lived. If you did not visit Assisi yet you can leave here your bikes and take the bus up to Assisi, which is built on a hilltop. After your visit, you take the bus back down into the valley to pick up your bikes. Cycling along quiet country roads, you will get to Torgiano, once a fortified village. There are some remains of its glorious past: the Baglioni Tower and remains of the ancient city walls. Torgiano is situated in a fertile wine area at the confluence of the river Tiber with Chiascio. The museums of Wine and Olive Oil are worth a visit.
Day 3: Torgiano – Bevagna 28 Km
Also today, the typical Umbrian countryside will be your “travel companion”. You will reach Bevagna, one rare example of 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. Other sites to visit are the Roman mosaics and a medieval house. The *** or **** hotel is situated in the historic centre or just outside with swimming pool.
Day 5: Bevagna – Spoleto 33 Km
On your last day you will reach Spoleto: you will recognise it from afar, thanks to its fortress that dominates the city from above. You will enter the city from the cycle path and, after Porta Garibaldi, you can leave your bicycles and discover Spoleto on foot.
The historic centre and its Duomo, the Ponte delle Torri, the Rocca, the Roman house and the amphitheatre are located in the upper part of the city. After your visit, you will cycle to your hotel,
Day 6: After breakfast ends cycle tour through the wonderful Valle Umbra