ECO FRIENDLY UMBRIA BY BIKE
FROM € 500,00
The itinerary Eco Friendly Umbria by Bike is a new tour to discover green Umbria in a green way, cycling with your eBike or hybrid bike on the green smooth rolling hills of Umbria!
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
6 Days Trip from Assisi to Spoleto
Distance: 160 km
Tour Type: Self-guided tour / group guided tour with guide
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
Responsible journey to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment to encourage those who support ecological choices. This is the future of travelling.
Day 1: Foligno
Day 2: From Foligno to Assisi and return
Day 3: From Foligno to Spello in the morning and Bevagna in the afternoon, and return
Day 4: From Foligno to Montefalco and return
Day 5: From Foligno to Spoleto and return
Day 6: Foligno and departure
Day 7: From Foligno to Perugia
Day 8: Perugia and departure
Day 1: FOLIGNO
Arrival in Umbria and welcome drink to explore the best taste of this land in your hotel. Welcome to green Umbria.
Day 2: from FOLIGNO to ASSISI and return
After a rich and nourishing breakfast you will start your first cycling day to Assisi. Bicycle delivery in your Hotel. Located on the slopes of Subasio Mount, Assisi is for sure one of the most interesting towns in central Italy thanks to the birth of Saint Francis who really changed the destiny of Italy and of the christian world itself. The town preserves roman and medieval monuments and the most interesting attractions are the frescos of Giotto and his school and precious architecture of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Time for the visit of Assisi. In the afternoon a nice snack with local delicacies in a wine shop. Back to the hotel by bike!
DETAILS: km 40, + 330 m / – 330 m
Day 3: from FOLIGNO to SPELLO and BEVAGNA and return
Even today a new discovery, Spello, amazing medieval little town whose houses are built with the typical pink stone of the area. The highlight of the town is certainly the Baglioni chapel, with frescos of Pinturicchio that dates back to 1500. In the afternoon we will reach out to Bevagna by bicycle. A walk inside the medieval alleys of this precious little town is a run off the time! What make of Bevagna un unforgettable place are the workshops where still nowadays candles, paper, leather and more are created according to tyhe old medieval recipes! Don’t hesitate to enter one of these labs, you are always welcome and local people will tell you about the long tradition of his job!
DETAILS: km 30, + 120 m / – 120 m
Day 4: from FOLIGNO to MONTEFALCO and return
Today it is Montefalco’s turn! Capital place of the Sagrantino Wine Road, Montefalco is a fantastic terrace overloong entire Umbria. Surronuded by vineyards, it is like a livingroom where you can taste the best red wines in the numerous wine bars. When you will have visited the main square and also the church with important frescos we will go for a wine tour including the visit to a wine estate, traditional but innovative as not only the grape is organic but also the wine production is "green". Here you will learn about the story of the “Sagrantino” wine, both dry and sweet!
DETAILS: km 30 km, + 380 m / – 380 m
Day 5: from FOLIGNO to SPOLETO and return
After a rich breakfast departure by bicycle to Spoleto. Spoleto was a roman colony and later a Longobard Duchy. Surrounded by the Bridge of Towers (the medieval acqueduct) and the Albornoz Fortress, Spoleto has an amazing catherdal and is world famous as the place of an international festival dedicated to performing arts: ballet, opera, music, theatre, drama performed by the most important actors of the world! In spoleto there is always something interesting to do and to see and also meeting VIPs is usual! Not less important, the Food! Spoleto is the capital town of black truffles and of many other delicacies. Enjoy a tasty lunch with local specialties. Bicycle return in your Hotel.
DETAILS: km 60 km, + 230 m / – 230 m
Day 6: FOLIGNO
Departure or extension of the tour with a 2-nights stay in Perugia.
Day 7 / 8: from FOLIGNO to PERUGIA
2 nights in Perugia – transfer by train (ticket not included)
Perugia is the capital town of Umbria, in international city with more than 3000 years and a very rich history! Founded by the etruscan, has played an important during the middle age and renaissance. There are many important monuments to be visited in the old town including the underground fortress, the main square with the fountain, the etruscan gate and well, Saint Peter’s abbey and much much more, including the Perugina chocolate factory! Accommodation in a centrally located hotel (3* or 4* upon request).
Price from € 500,00
Visit to other wine estates is possible on request.
Transfer by private car on arrival and departure is on request.
E-Bike rental available.
Supplement for single room on request.
Accomodation: 5 overnights in 3 * hotel.
Food: 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 welcome drink on day of arrival, 1 wine tastings, 1 tasting of typical Umbria products.
Other Services Included: bike rental for 4 days (E-bike is possible with supplement and upon request), visit to an organic wine estate, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Other Services Included in Extension: 2 overnights in double room with buffet breakfast in a 3* hotel in Perugia city center, half day guided tour in Perugia, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax, bicycle delivery in your hotel and pick up, meals when not mentioned, guide, beverages, what is not mentioned in the services included.
WHY AND HOW AN ECO FRIENDLY AND LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TOUR?
- Vehicles that use polluting fossil fuels will not be used during this tour: only bicycles, trains and … shoes;
- Visit to an organic winery;
- Hotels/agriturismo chosen for the tour have at least these characteristics:
- photovoltaic system that covers at least 35% of the energy requirement with the sun;
- energy heat pump (instead of gas);
- led or energy saving lighting;
- service paper (toilet, tissue paper, kitchen rolls) produced by recycling the tetrapak;
- cleaning with chemicals with natural surfactants (100% ecological);
- single use plastic lowering policy;
- water in purified glass bottle in the restaurant room;
- removal of hand and body soap containers in the rooms thanks to the use of fixed refillable dispensers (with natural soaps).
Difficulty: Moderate / Average
Category: Self-guided or guided cycling tour for individual travelers or groups
Accommodation level: Standard
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: guaranteed min 2 persons – groups always available on request
Note: rates are valid fromApril till end of October. Other seasons on request
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