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Umbria - Magical and mystical land
Umbria - Magical and mystical land
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7 days
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Umbria - Magical and mystical land

Umbria - Magical and mystical land

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Bike Tour: Umbria - Magical and mystical land - 7 days

Perched above the green, in turn yellow hills of Umbria, you will find charmingly preserved medieval towns such as Montefalco famous for its wines, Assisi dominated by Saint Frances and the "Art city" of Perugia. Cycling through the Tiber valley and the Umbrian hills means olive groves and wheat fields, great views, good wine and great Italian food where Truffles are king. The broad valley that lies between Assisi and Spoleto is one of the few flat areas in the region, however all the ancient villages you stay at are on top of a hill. On the first and last ride there are longer and more gradual climbs, the other days the climbs are shorter, but occasionally very steep, up to 10% grading. A few sections are on unpaved roads. This trip requires a basic physical condition as it mostly involving only one climb a day and the rides are short (25 to 30km a day) leaving you plenty of time for great sightseeing.

Route
Day 1: Arrive in Spello
Day 2: Ride from Spello to Assisi
Day 3: Loop ride from Assisi to Torgiano and back
Day 4: Ride Assisi to Bevagna
Day 5: Loop ride via Montefalco
Day 6: Ride from Bevagna to Spoleto
Day 7: Arrivederci Spoleto!

Day 1:    Arrive in Spello

Today you arrive in Spello.

If you arrive early, you can enjoy a stroll through this charming little town and the marvelous sunset from its terrace. Spello, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Italy's enchanting Umbria region, is a town that effortlessly weaves history, culture, and natural beauty into a tapestry of charm. As you wander through its cobblestone streets, you'll be transported to a place where time seems to stand still, and every corner reveals a new layer of its captivating character. The town's ancient stone walls, adorned with colorful flowers that spill over like a living cascade of petals, create a warm and inviting embrace for visitors. Each step you take resonates with a sense of history, as Spello's well-preserved medieval architecture whispers tales of generations past

Optional extra day in Spello

A short morning transfer will take you to a small village located in the Apennine Mountains.The journey from Colfiorito to Spello is a scenic one, taking you through the beautiful Umbrian countryside in Italy. The ride will take you through the Colfiorito Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of wildlife and then will start its panoramic descent towards Spello on gentle asphalt roads

Day 2:    Ride from Spello to Assisi

Today cycling route start with a short but challenging hill to the small village of Collepino. Like many other villages in this region, offers charming views of the Italian countryside, with its rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves. It is also known for its historical significance and is home to several centuries-old buildings and churches. You then continue on the main asphalt road skirting the Mt.Subasio undulating up and down towards Assisi, which will Appear all of a sudden with its imposing fortress and unique town

Challenge: 35km, ascent 520mt, descent 950mt

Day 3:    Loop ride from Assisi to Torgiano and back

You will start with a nice descent passing through olive yards.Quiet roads through the Valle d’ Umbria. Continue cycling along the river for a while until you arrive to the nicely located village of Torgiano.

The medieval town known for the wine and the olive oil. You must visit the famous wine museum here, and according to many, it is the most precious one in Italy and why not a tasting of its famous red wine.

Stroll back to Assisi along quite country roads covered by sunflowers.

Challenge: 40 km, 310 mt in ascent, 310 mt in discent

Day 4:    Ride Assisi to Bevagna

You will start with a nice decent passing through olive yards down to the medieval town of Cannara. After a short visit you continue on the flat road along the Topino river will take you to Bevagna. Take a stroll around the medieval streets of this town and admire the old city walls and gates. From distance you can already see Montefalco, this charming town waiting for you tomorrow on the slopes of the Umbrian Hills.

Challenge: 30 km, 150 mt ascent, 300 mt discent

Day 5:    Loop ride via Montefalco

Today you will ride on the “Strada del Sagrantino”. As well as the famous Chianti wine belong to Tuscany so do the Rosso di Montefalco and the Sagrantino di Montefalco to Umbria. The hills where these excellent wines find their origin are around the village of Montefalco that you reach at the end of the day, after a steep climb. Montefalco is known as the “balcony of Umbria”, because of its great views over the Umbrian countryside.

Day 6:    Ride from Bevagna to Spoleto

Hop on your bike and follow a pleasant route through the green Umbrian hilly landscape, among sunflowers and vineyards.

The ride is short and flat to allow you to arrive by lunch time and visit the day's destination: Spoleto, a surprising medieval town with a rich artistic heritage, as well as a lively cultural centre. Since 1958, in fact, Spoleto has hosted the renowned annual Festival dei Due Mondi, an international music, art, culture and entertainment event. Take the time to visit the interesting historical central with the Duomo and the Castle, which dominates the city from above. Finally, be sure to taste the prized black truffle of Norcia or the white truffle of the Val Tiberina, the basic ingredients of the area's delicious dishes.

Challenge: 38 km, 250 m ascent, 135 m discent

Day 7:    Arrivederci Spoleto!

The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have booked optional night(s) in Spoleto or in another city in Italy.

Accommodation
Bikes
GPS

1 phone holder


Locks

1 padlock included


Pannier

1 lateral bag 24L capacity, 1 handlebar bag


Repairkit

is included


E-MTB HILL 27.5

Electric Mountain Bike MTF Hill Line 6.1 with 9 speeds, 27.5" Wheels, and 180 km Range
Electric bike suitable for Easy to Difficult terrains with high autonomy.

Frame: Alu 6061
Motor: BAFANG 250 W / max 500 W
Control: LCD display with 5 levels of assistance
Battery: LG Li-ion 3.6V 2900mAh
Fork: SR SUNTOUR XCT HLO, 100 mm, lockable from the crown
Sprocket: BAFANG (42 teeth), width 170 mm
Chain: KMC E9 sport
Brake: TEKTRO HD-M275, hydraulic disc
Front Hub: NOVATEC
Rear Hub: NOVATEC
Rims: ALEX RIMS, 36H, 584×20.5
Tires: MAXXIS Forekaster 27.5*23.5
Pedals: WELLGO, widened
Grips: MTF Sport 

                                                                                                                Ciclovery 

MTB SCOTT SCALE TG. M

Muscle-powered mountain bike suitable for beginners and intermediate cyclists.

Ideal for newcomers and cycling enthusiasts with limited to moderate experience.

Bike equipped with the option to attach racks for multi-day trips

 

                                           MTB Ciclovery 

Practical info

6 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Tourist information on all the places of interest

Bike rental available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport included

Trainstation of Spello, Foligno and Spoleto

GPS-tracks available

Medical and luggage travel insurance

Arrival info

The nearest airports to Spello is Perugia. Alternatively, you can fly to Roma Fiumicino or Roma Ciampino 

  • From Perugia you can reach Spello by train (about 40 minutes). Check timetable online at www.trenitalia.com
  • From Roma Fiumicino or Roma Ciampino you can reach Spello by train (about 3h). Check timetable online at www.trenitalia.com

On Departure from Spoleto, you can reach the airports of Perugia (about 1h15), Roma Fiumicino or Roma Ciampino by train (about 2h30). Check timetable online at www.trenitalia.com

Italian Bike Tours

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50122 Firenze FI
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