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Umbria Bike Tour

Italy Bike Tours

Bike in Italy through the country’s "green heart"…

  • This bicycle tour in Italy runs through the green heart of the country (or il cuor verde d'Italia), which is what Umbria is frequently called. Biking in Umbria is perfect for those looking to personally experience this unique and unspoiled region with its endless beauty, unparalleled hospitality and just the right combination of art, nature and culture. As one of Italy's smallest regions, Umbria has long been a secret well kept. Anyone who calls themself a cyclist should experience cycling in Umbria, a jewel of bike tours in Italy.

    Highlights:

    • The capital of Perugia
    • Spectacular Renaissance palaces and churches
    • Museums and excellent shopping
    • The beautiful square Palazzo dei Priori
    • The 15th century Cathedral of San Lorenzo
    • The Basilica of San Domenico
    • The medieval Pilgrim town of Assisi

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  •  5 days7 days8 days10 days
    Standard Hotels:  $ 798 £ 416 $ 724 484 $ 831 kr 5184 $ 546 $ 1022 £ 532 $ 927 620 $ 1065 kr 6640 $ 699 $ 1220 £ 635 $ 1,106 740 $ 1271 kr 7926 $ 835 $ 1435 £ 747 $ 1,301 870 $ 1495 kr 9318 $ 981
    Single room $ 966 £ 503 $ 876 586 $ 1007 kr 6276 $ 661 $ 1253 £ 653 $ 1,136 760 $ 1306 kr 8140 $ 857 $ 1459 £ 760 $ 1,323 885 $ 1520 kr 9479 $ 998 $ 1731 £ 902 $ 1,570 1050 $ 1804 kr 11246 $ 1,184
    Single traveler $ 1008 £ 525 $ 914 611 $ 1050 kr 6544 $ 689 $ 1311 £ 683 $ 1,189 795 $ 1366 kr 8515 $ 897 $ 1550 £ 807 $ 1,406 940 $ 1615 kr 10068 $ 1,060 $ 1822 £ 949 $ 1,652 1105 $ 1898 kr 11835 $ 1,246
    3rd person in triple  $ 604 £ 314 $ 547 366 $ 629 kr 3920 $ 413 $ 783 £ 408 $ 710 475 $ 816 kr 5087 $ 536 $ 899 £ 468 $ 815 545 $ 936 kr 5837 $ 615 $ 1047 £ 545 $ 949 635 $ 1091 kr 6801 $ 716
    Dinners included $ 163 £ 85 $ 148 99 $ 170 kr 1060 $ 112 $ 244 £ 127 $ 221 148 $ 254 kr 1585 $ 167 $ 247 £ 129 $ 224 150 $ 258 kr 1607 $ 169 $ 313 £ 163 $ 284 190 $ 326 kr 2035 $ 214
    Superior: $ 909 £ 473 $ 824 551 $ 947 kr 5901 $ 622 $ 1344 £ 700 $ 1,219 815 $ 1400 kr 8729 $ 919 $ 1487 £ 775 $ 1,349 902 $ 1550 kr 9661 $ 1,017 $ 1863 £ 970 $ 1,690 1130 $ 1941 kr 12103 $ 1,275
    Single room $ 1098 £ 572 $ 996 666 $ 1144 kr 7133 $ 751 $ 1583 £ 824 $ 1,435 960 $ 1649 kr 10282 $ 1,083 $ 1995 £ 1039 $ 1,809 1210 $ 2079 kr 12960 $ 1,365 $ 2403 £ 1251 $ 2,179 1457 $ 2503 kr 15605 $ 1,643
    Single traveler $ 1139 £ 593 $ 1,033 691 $ 1187 kr 7401 $ 779 $ 1641 £ 854 $ 1,488 995 $ 1709 kr 10657 $ 1,122 $ 2086 £ 1086 $ 1,891 1265 $ 2173 kr 13549 $ 1,427 $ 2493 £ 1298 $ 2,261 1512 $ 2597 kr 16194 $ 1,706
    3rd person in triple $ 562 £ 293 $ 510 341 $ 586 kr 3652 $ 385 $ 709 £ 369 $ 643 430 $ 739 kr 4605 $ 485 --
    Dinners included $ 198 £ 103 $ 179 120 $ 206 kr 1285 $ 135 $ 303 £ 158 $ 275 184 $ 316 kr 1971 $ 208 $ 338 £ 176 $ 307 205 $ 352 kr 2196 $ 231 $ 445 £ 232 $ 404 270 $ 464 kr 2892 $ 305

    Spoleto Music Festival supplement (From end of June to beginning of July. No supplement for stay in hotel la Macchia): $ 30 £ 15 $ 27 18 $ 31 kr 193 $ 20

    extra options

    Van support (per day): On request

    E bike rental (Bottechia or similar model):

    5 day tour:  $ 81 £ 42 $ 73 49 $ 84 kr 525 $ 55

    7 day tour: $ 140 £ 73 $ 127 85 $ 146 kr 910 $ 96

    8 day tour: $ 173 £ 90 $ 157 105 $ 180 kr 1125 $ 118

    10 day tour: $ 223 £ 116 $ 202 135 $ 232 kr 1446 $ 152

    Carbon road bike rental:

    8 day tour: $ 173 £ 90 $ 157 105 $ 180 kr 1125 $ 118

    10 day tour:  $ 223 £ 116 $ 202 135 $ 232 kr 1446 $ 152

    Extra nights (prices are per person/night):

      
    La Terrazza, Assisi $ 87 £ 46 $ 79 53 $ 91 kr 568 $ 60
    Single room $ 125 £ 65 $ 114 76 $ 131 kr 814 $ 86
    Hotel del Moro, Assisi $ 96 £ 50 $ 87 58 $ 100 kr 621 $ 65
    Single room $ 130 £ 68 $ 118 79 $ 136 kr 846 $ 89
    Borgo Antichi Orti $ 96 £ 50 $ 87 58 $ 100 kr 621 $ 65
    Single roomOn request
    Torgiano, Al Grappola d'Oro $ 74 £ 39 $ 67 45 $ 77 kr 482 $ 51
    Single room $ 96 £ 50 $ 87 58 $ 100 kr 621 $ 65
    Passignano La Vela $ 66 £ 34 $ 60 40 $ 69 kr 428 $ 45
    Single room $ 76 £ 40 $ 69 46 $ 79 kr 493 $ 52
    Passignano Lido $ 97 £ 51 $ 88 59 $ 101 kr 632 $ 67
    Single room $ 129 £ 67 $ 117 78 $ 134 kr 835 $ 88
    Umbertide, Poggiomamente $ 73 £ 38 $ 66 44 $ 76 kr 471 $ 50
    Single room $ 96 £ 50 $ 87 58 $ 100 kr 621 $ 65
    Gubbio S. Marco $ 58 £ 30 $ 52 35 $ 60 kr 375 $ 39
    Single room $ 92 £ 48 $ 84 56 $ 96 kr 600 $ 63

    Transfers (to be paid locally)
    From the airport Perugia to hotel in Assisi
    1-3 people: $ 66 £ 34 $ 60 40 $ 69 kr 428 $ 45 4-8 people: $ 82 £ 43 $ 75 50 $ 86 kr 536 $ 56

    From the station of Assisi to hotel Assisi
    1-3 people: $ 33 £ 17 $ 30 20 $ 34 kr 214 $ 23 4-8 people: $ 49 £ 26 $ 45 30 $ 52 kr 321 $ 34

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Rome.

    Local Travel

    Train from Rome to Assisi, 3-4 hr. Short taxi to your first hotel.

    Climate

    Average high temp in °F for Assisi is 62º in April, 69º May, 77º June, 83º July, 83º August, 76º September & 65º October.

    Recommended

    Including 3-course dinners.

    Remarks

    Road bike available for this tour!

    *This tour also has a ROAD BIKE VERSION with longer distances!


Where You’ll Stay

Please see each day’s detailed itinerary for the preferred accommodations for this tour. Final accommodation list will be based on availability. If preferred hotels are not available, a comparable alternative will be offered.
Standard Hotels: 3 star hotels with rooms with private facilities.
Superior: 4 star hotels and B&Bs with rooms with private facilities. All hotels are slightly higher quality and include more amenities than the Standard hotels. Most hotels have a swimming pool.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 4, 6, 7, or 9 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with rear pannier, tool kit, spare tube, pump, odometer and map holder (one per room)
  • Visibility vest
  • Helmet
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route briefing on arrival day
  • Tour information packet
  • Route descriptions & maps, including sight-seeing tips
  • GPS tracks (must be requested at least a month prior to tour). We suggest downloading Maps.me on your cell phone
  • Emergency support hotline

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to your first hotel
  • Remaining meals
  • GPS rental (available for supplement of €25 payable on the spot)
  • Local tourist taxes (between 0.80 and 2.00€)
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights available by request.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate–Difficult
Length5–10 days
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Tour Dates

Arrivals possible daily in 2020*
*The best period is from April 1 through June and end of August to end of October

Skill Level

This Italian bike tour is moderate to difficult on hilly terrain with average daily distances approximately 23 to 43 miles per day. Ride entails some steep climbs.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Umbria Map

This tour can be taken for either 10, 8, 7, or 5 days. All distances are approximate. Extra nights can be added in most cities to lengthen and customize your tour. 

10 Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi
Day 2: Assisi - Spoleto, 33 or 34 mi. (53 or 55 km)
Day 3: Spoleto - Montefalco - Bevagna - Torgiano, 39 mi. (63 km)
Day 4: Torgiano, day of rest or roundtrip tour to Perugia, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 5: Torgiano -  Passignano, 27 mi. (53 km)
Day 6: Day of rest or roundtrip tour around Lake Trasimeno, 34 to 36 mi. (54 to 57 km)
Day 7: Lake Trasimeno - Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 8: Umbertide - Gubbio, 37 mi. (58 km)
Day 9: Gubbio - Assisi, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 10: Departure from Assisi

DAY 1: Arrival to your first hotel, near Assisi.
Individual arrival in the lovely town of Assisi. Your hotel is located about 2 miles outside of Assisi. The start of the cycling trip is close to Assisi, a beautiful pilgrimage town built against the slopes of Mt. Subasio. Its mighty stature of ramparts, towers and roofs of palaces is evident already from afar. Assisi is known for its strong, unbreakable bond with the Saints Francis and Clare. On the day of your arrival, you can explore the town with its little alleys, cozy squares, its famous church, the Basilica of St. Francis and the Roman temple of Minerva on the piazza del Comune. Your overnight stay is in Assisi.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

DAY 2: Assisi - Spoleto, 33 or 34 mi. (53 or 55 km)
This day finds you cycling along the slopes of Mount Subasio to Spello. There is enough time to wander about in Spello, a charming ancient town pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman age. Spello is also called the town of flowers, due to its many colorful little alleys embellished with plants and flowers. It is well-known for its special Flower Festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini. After continuing your journey through the valley, passing Foligno, the route leads up to Spoleto. Your hotel is situated in the historical center of Spoleto, close to the Roman theatre. 
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel Clitunno ***
Hotel Charleston *** 
Hotel la Macchia ***(more rural hotel with swimming pool)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel San Luca **** 

DAY 3: Spoleto - Montefalco - Bevagna - Torgiano, 39 mi. (63 km)
Biking through a slightly undulating landscape, you will see Montefalco already from afar but to reach this you must first conquer a steep climb. The town is also named the 'balcony of Umbria' due to the wonderful views. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 15th and 16th-century frescoes by artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g , produced on the sunny hill slopes around the town, and of course, it is almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars.  From Montefalco, it is all downhill to Bevagna. Here, the medieval square with its two Romanesque churches is a favorite meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the village.  After one last hill, you will reach Torgiano, at the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). Your hotel is in the quiet town center.  Be sure to  visit  the wine museum and the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste their excellent wines.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

DAY 4: Torgiano, day of rest or roundtrip tour to Perugia, 22 mi. (35 km)
Today you can cycle to Perugia if you desire. Perugia dominates the Tiber Valley from a high, irregular and rough hill, this, together with its aristocratic Renaissance palaces, churches, museums and many galleries, will make a lasting impression. Again, you will spend the night in the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

DAY 5: Torgiano - Lake Trasimeno​, 31 mi. (51 km)
On the fifth day, you'll cycle through a rather hilly landscape and finally end with a magnificent view overlooking the Lake and its islands. Just outside the little fishing town of Passingnano, you will find your hotel.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel la Vela *** 
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Lido *** (Superior room with lake view)

DAY 6: Day of rest or roundtrip tour around Lake Trasimeno, 36 mi. (57 km)
Today a nice ride around the lake, passing little towns like Passignano, S.Feliciano and Castiglione del Lago. Also worthwhile is to visit one of the islands by boat: Isola Maggiore, which is inhabited or Isola Polvese a preserved nature treasure.

Or 

A loop visiting the Etruscan town of Cortona, 34 mi. (54 km)
Today you cycle from lake Trasimeno up to Cortona. The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (600 meters) From the town you have a spectacular view of the Valdichiana. Parts of the Etruscan city wall can still be seen today in the present wall, which surrounds the old town center. There is a lot to see like the Diocesan museum, Museo dell’Academia Etrusca, and the Santa Maria Nuova church. A pleasant ride brings you back to the shores of the lake.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel la Vela *** 
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Lido *** (Superior room with lake view)

DAY 7: Lake Trasimeno - Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
Today’s bike tour is through unspoiled scenery to the quiet little town of Umbertide, whose town center is dominated by a majestic tower, the remains of a castle dating back to 1385. First a steep climb brings you up to Magione with its Castle of the knight of Malta, then freewheeling downhill … and the climbing to Castel Rigone starts. From here, you have a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. You cycle over a ridge and then it goes downhill into the Valley of the Tiber.
Standard/Superior Accommodations:
Country Hotel Poggiomanente 

DAY 8: Umbertide - Gubbio, 34 to 36 mi. (56 to 58 km) 
Today you will reach the fortified hill town of Gubbio. You cycle through the valley of the Carpine river. You can decide to visit the characteristic Umbrian town Montone, which you reach after a climb. Then a nice downhill ride brings you back in the valley. Up- and downhill cycling through a green landscape you reach Pietralunga, which has Longobard origins.  In Gubbio, worthwhile visiting are the palaces, the Roman theatre and the monastery of S. Ubaldo, which is built at 827m altitude and can be reached by cable car. Your overnight stay will be near the historical center.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel San Marco ***
Superior Accommodations: 
Hotel Bosone ****

DAY 9: Gubbio - Assisi, 37 mi. (60 km)
At the beginning of this last leg of the Umbria bike tour, you still have some hard climbing to do, through a rolling still-life landscape, but after that you have a well-deserved easy descent to Assisi. Cycling through the center of this little town you will pass its most important monuments, like the Basilica of St. Francis, the temple of Minerva and the basilica of St. Clare. After your tour, you return to your hotel in Assisi or in Viole.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

DAY 10: Departure from Assisi.
Individual departure from Assisi following breakfast.


Day 1: Arrival in Assisi
Day 2: Assisi - Spello, Montefalco, Bevagna - Torgiano, 65 km / 40, 4 miles starting Viole or 67 km / 41,6 miles starting Assisi
Day 3: Ride to Perugia, 20 mi. (32 km) or day of rest
Day 4: Torgiano - Passignano, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 5: Passignano -  Umbertide, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 6: From Umbertide to Gubbio, 35 to 36 miles (56 or 58 km)
Day 7: From Gubbio to Assisi, 36 to 38 miles (59 to 61 km)
Day 8: Departure from Assisi

Day 1: Arrival at the hotel near Assisi,  
The start of this cycle tour is close to Assisi, the popular pilgrimage town built on the slopes of Monte Subasio. Its impressive ramparts, towers and palace roofs of the town are visible from afar. Assisi has a strong unbreakable bond with the saints Francis and Clare. On the day of your arrival, you might want to explore the town with its little alleys and squares. Worth seeing are the famous basilica of St. Francis and the Roman temple of Minerva in Piazza del Comune. Your overnight stay is in a hotel between Assisi and Spello, another beautiful fortified town with old town gates and an amphitheater.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 2: Assisi - Spello, Montefalco, Bevagna - Torgiano, 64 km / 39, 8 miles starting Viole or 67 km / 41,6 miles starting Assisi
This morning there will be time to wander about in Spello. After continuing your journey through the valley of Spoleto, passing Foligno, your route goes up to Montefalco; also called ‘the balcony of Umbria’, because of its fantastic panorama. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent frescoes from the 15th and 16th century by artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. The next town you will visit is Bevagna, whose characteristic medieval square still hosts two Romanesque churches. Your overnight stay is in Torgiano, which in medieval times was a fortified village and is situated on a hilltop above the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber. Interesting to visit are the wine museum and the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste their excellent wines.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

Day 3: Visiting Perugia, 21 miles (32 km) 
Today you can visit the neighboring town of Perugia: the provincial capital and a lively, vibrant place. The medieval town center with its little alleyways is at the highest point of the town. The renaissance palaces, churches, museums, and many galleries make a lasting impression. You will spend the night once more in the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

Day 4: From Torgiano to lake Trasimeno, 32 miles (51 km)
On the fourth day, you will bike through a hilly landscape to be rewarded with a magnificent view of the lake and its islands. Your hotel is just in Passignano, a town made of history and nature, art and folklore, peace and vitality.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel la Vela *** 
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Lido *** (Superior room with lake view)

Day 5: From the lake to Umbertide, 29 miles (47 km)
Today’s bike is through unspoiled scenery to the quiet little town of Umbertide, whose town center is dominated by a majestic tower, the remains of a castle dating back to 1385. First, a steep climb brings you up to Magione with its Castel of the knight of Malta, then freewheeling downhill … and the climbing to Castel Rigone starts. From here, you have a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. You cycle over a ridge and then it goes downhill into the Valley of the Tiber.
Standard/Superior Accommodations:
Country Hotel Poggiomanente

Day 6: From Umbertide to Gubbio, 35 to 36 miles (56 or 58 km)
Today you will reach the fortified hill town of Gubbio. You cycle through the valley of the Carpine river. You can decide to visit the characteristic Umbrian town Montone, which you reach after a climb. Then a nice downhill ride brings you back in the valley. Up- and downhill cycling through a green landscape you reach Pietralunga, which has Longobard origins.  In Gubbio worthwhile visiting are the palaces, the Roman theatre and the monastery of S. Ubaldo, which is built at 827m altitude and can be reached by cable car. Your overnight stay will be near the historical center.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel San Marco ***
Superior Accommodations: 
Hotel Bosone ****

Day 7: From Gubbio to Assisi, 36 to 38 miles (59 to 61 km)
At the beginning of this last leg of the tour you still have some hard climbing to do, through a rolling still-life landscape with magnificent, but after that you have a well-deserved easy descent to Assisi. Cycling through the center of this little town you will pass its most important monuments, like the Basilica of St. Francis, the temple of Minerva and the basilica of St. Clare. After your tour, you return to your hotel in Assisi or in Viole.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 8: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi 
Day 2: Assisi - Spello - Foligno - Casco dell’Acqua or Bovara, 16 mi. (26 km)
Day 3: Round trip to Spoleto, 27 or 32 miles (44 or 51 km)
Day 4: Casco dell’Acqua or Bovara - Bevagna - Montefalco (optional) - Torgiano, 33 miles (53 km)
Day 5: Round trip of Perugia, 15 miles (24 km) or Torgiano, 20 or 29 miles (33 or 47 km)
Day 6: Torgiano - Assisi, 15 miles (26 km)
Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi or Viole di Assisi
On arrival, there is a route briefing given by a tour representative at your first hotel. At this time, you will also receive your rental bike. The tour starts near the city of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. Many monuments have been erected here in honor of the saints Francis and Clare. 
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 2: Cycle mainly through the valley, passing Spello and Foligno to arrive at your hotel Casco dell’Acqua, 16 mi. (26 km)
You leave your hotel and cycle along the slopes of Mount Subasio to Spello. There is enough time this morning to wander around this charming ancient town, pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural, and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman and medieval times. Spello is also called the town of flowers, because of its many colorful little alleys embellished with plants and flowers. The town is well known for its special flower festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini. After Spello you descend to Foligno, which is in the valley. You pass along the main square with its beautiful ‘duomo’ which still has a Romanesque façade. Continuing along the lively main shopping street you will leave the town to cycle the last km of your route, across the fertile valley with its colorful fields and various waterways. Your country house is situated in the village of Casco dell’Acqua.
Standard/Superior Accommodations:
Country House Casco dell’Acqua
Albergo il Borgo dell’Ulivo ***

Day 3: Round trip to Spoleto from Casco dell’Acqua, 27 or 32 mi. (44 or 51 km)
This morning, a short tour among olive groves will take you to Spoleto. You can see Spoleto from afar, with its castle dominating the hilltop on which the medieval part of the town is built. The center is still largely inside the medieval town walls. Spoleto is very famous for its music festival ‘dei due mondi’, held in the first weeks of July. There is a lot to see in Spoleto, including the cathedral with its famous frescoes by the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi, the Roman house and the Roman theatre with an annexed archaeological museum. Leaving Spoleto you cycle among the fields back to Casco dell’Acqua.
Standard/Superior Accommodations:
Country House Casco dell’Acqua
Albergo il Borgo dell’Ulivo ***

Day 4: Cycling to Torgiano passing Bevagna and (optionally) Montefalco, 33 mi. (53 km)
Cycling through a slightly undulating landscape, you will see Montefalco from a distance. At the foot of this town, you have the option to continue along the valley directly to Bevagna or to visit Montefalco but to reach this lovely town you first have to conquer a steep climb. Montefalco (472 m a.s.l.) is also known as the ‘balcony of Umbria’, because of the fantastic panorama. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 15th and 16th-century frescoes by artists such as Benozzo, Gozzoli, and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g , produced on the sunny slopes around the town, and of course, it is almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars.  

From Montefalco, you go downhill to Bevagna. This town has a lovely medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a real meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the town. After a last hill you will reach Torgiano, at the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). Your hotel is in the quiet town center or upon request, just outside the town walls with a swimming pool. 
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

Day 5: Today you can choose between three circular routes:

Route 1: Visiting Perugia: cycling and train (24 km)
This trip takes you to the neighboring town of Perugia, which is the capital of the province. A short cycle tour takes you to the station in Ponte S.Giovanni  at the foot of Perugia. From here a local train will take you into the historical center of Perugia with its little alleys and picturesque town squares. The Renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries will make a lasting impression. After your visit, you return by train and bicycle to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano

Route 2: Visiting Perugia: cycling to the old town center, (32 km)
This trip takes you to  Perugia, which is the capital of the province. Cycling along quiet country roads you reach Perugia. A climb will bring you to the old town centre, with its little alleys and characteristic town squares. There is a lot to see like Renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries. After your visit you return by bicycle to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

Route 3: A loop in the surroundings of Torgiano, (30 or 45 km)
Close to Torgiano (6 km) is the village of Deruta, which has, in part, managed to retain the highly distinctive features of its medieval buildings. Deruta is universally famous for its ceramics. The origins of this ancient art go back as far as the Etruscan times and nowadays the many local workshops still make excellent quality ceramics. Numerous Italian and foreign museums have pieces of Deruta ceramics on show, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The town hall hosts the art gallery and the ceramics museum. The next stop is the sanctuary of Madonna dei Bagni, which has built after a miracle, which took place in the year 1657. Inside the church, there are more than 600 votive tiles, all testimony to the tradition of the Deruta ceramics. Cycling through a beautiful hilly landscape you pass typical Umbrian hamlets like Casalalta. The route back to Torgiano is through the Tiber valley. Torgiano, like Montefalco, is famous for its excellent red and white wines and suggested is a visit to the interesting wine museum. Next, to the museum you can taste the wines of the Lungarotti family in the ‘osteria’.
Standard Accommodations: 
Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro *** 
Superior Accommodations: 
Le Tre Vaselle Resort

Day 6: Assisi, 15 mi. (26 km)
Today you will cross the valley, cycling on quiet country roads. You will see Assisi from afar as, like many other Umbrian towns, it is built on a hilltop. Before reaching Assisi, however, you can stop for a moment to visit the Franciscan basilica in S.Maria degli Angeli. Under its impressive dome still lies the humble little chapel ‘Porziuncola’ where Saint Francis came to pray.

To reach the beautiful historical center of Assisi you have to make a short steep climb, but wandering through the town you will agree that it was worth the effort. You will have enough time to visit the main monuments of the town, like the basilica of Saint Francis with its beautiful frescoes by the painters Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel where you started your tour.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 7: Departure from Assisi

Day 1: Arrival in Assisi/Viole
Day 2: Assisi - Spello - Foligno - Spoleto, 32 or 33 mi. (51 or 53 km) 
Day 3: Spoleto - Bevagna, 22 to 25 mi. (35 to 40 km) 
Day 4: Bevagna - Torgiano - Assisi/Viole, 23 - 32 mi. (37 to 52 km)
Day 5: Departure from Assisi/Viole

Day 1: Arrival in your hotel in Assisi (900m from the old center of Assisi)
On arrival, there is a route briefing given by a tour representative at your first hotel. At this time, you will also receive your rental bike. The tour starts near the city of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. Many monuments have been erected here in honor of the saints Francis and Clare.
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 2: Cycling to Spoleto, passing the small medieval towns Spello and Foligno, 32 mi. (51 km) or 33 mi. (53 km)
You leave your hotel and cycle along the slopes of Mount Subasio to Spello. There is enough time to wander about in Spello, a charming ancient town pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural, and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman age. Spello is also called the town of flowers, because of its many colorful alleys embellished with plants and flowers. The town is well-known for its Flower Festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini. After continuing your journey through the valley, passing Foligno, you go up to Spoleto. Your hotel is situated in the historical center of Spoleto, close to the Roman theater. 
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel Clitunno ***
Hotel Charleston *** 
Hotel la Macchia ***(more rural hotel with swimming pool)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel San Luca **** 

Day 3: Spoleto - Bevagna,  23 mi. (38 km) passing Montefalco or 25 mi. (40 km) not going to Montefalco or 22 mi. (35 km) easy cycle path route without up and downhill cycling
This morning you have time to visit Spoleto, which is built on a hilltop and is surrounded by an evergreen woodland and a hilly countryside. The historical center is, for the most part, still inside the medieval town walls. Spoleto is very famous for its music festival ‘dei due mondi’ held in the month of July. Don’t forget to visit the cathedral with its beautiful frescoes by the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi. 

The route of today has different versions: the easy cycle path route without up and downhill cycling and which goes directly to Bevagna. Or the more strenuous route: biking on through a slightly undulating landscape you will already see Montefalco from a distance. At the foot of this town, you can choose to continue through the valley directly to Bevagna or to visit Montefalco, but to get to this town you first have to conquer a steep climb (470 m). Montefalco is also known as the ‘balcony of Umbria’, because of its fantastic panorama. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 5th and 16th-century frescoes by artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g , produced on the sunny slopes around the town, and of course its almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars. From Montefalco, you go downhill to Bevagna, where the medieval square with the two Romanesque churches is a real meeting place for the friendly inhabitants. Tonight's accommodations are located in the center of town.
Standard/Superior Accommodations:
Palazzo Brunamonti ***
Residenza Porta Guelfa 

Day 4: Cycling to Assisi passing Torgiano, 23 mi. (37 km), Not passing Torgiano, 32 mi. (52 km) 
Today you bike mostly through the valley. You can choose to visit Torgiano, a fortified village in medieval times, situated on the confluence of  \the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). It is certainly worth stopping off in this town, which like Montefalco, is famous for its excellent red and white wines. You could visit the wine museum with (next-door) the ‘osteria’ of the Lungarotti family, where you can taste the excellent Torgiano wines. After Torgiano you will cross the valley, cycling on quiet country roads. You can see Assisi from a distance because like many other Umbrian towns, it is built on a hilltop. Before reaching Assisi, however, you can stop for a moment to visit the Franciscan basilica in S.Maria degli Angeli. Under its impressive dome still lies the humble little chapel Porziuncola, where St. Francis once came to pray. To get to the beautiful historical center of Assisi, you have to make a short, steep climb, but wandering through the town you will agree that it was worth the effort. After your visit of Assisi you return to your hotel in Viole (3 km from Assisi).
Standard Accommodations:
Hotel la Terrazza *** (900 m from old town centre)
Superior Accommodations:
Hotel Dal Moro Gallery ****
Superior Borgo Antichi Orti 

Day 5: Departure

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Tour Reviews

  • Catherine T. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We did the five day/four night tour and it was the highlight of our European holiday. Tripsite were easy and efficient to deal with throughout the booking process, and the team on the ground were also helpful and instructions were easy to follow and detailed. Most of the riding was on country roads, some quite busy, however drivers were generally considerate. Would definitely recommend doing the additional side excursions to towns even if it means an uphill climb. And for that reason would also recommend an e-bike unless you're a regular cyclist.

  • Jack E. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Tripsite staff are very knowledgeable , helpful and friendly. Anna found us an ebike on short notice on our Italian tour.

  • J. Wark 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    All hotels were great except Hotel Magione. We were the only guests and I don't think they wanted us there. The breakfast was not up to snuff and there was NO English station on the TV. Given the level of difficulty of the hills, the bikes were very heavy (steel) especially when we had to walk up hills. Ok for flat but not hilly. We loved the restaurant near the hotel in Togiano and went twice. Unfortunately, we did have rain......

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