FROM ASSISI TO CORTONA
FROM € 628,00
This fantastic itinerary “ From Assisi to Cortona ” is an unforgettable journey between Umbria and Tuscany in the very green heart of Italy
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
10 Days Trip from Assisi to Cortona
Distance: 112 km
Difficulty: Average / Intense
Tour Type: Self-guided
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
Following the steps of the most carismatic among religious personalities in Italian history you will discover a new world: unspoiled nature, wild places, genuine towns and the breathtaking views of the lake Trasimeno and its sunsets!
It is really a journey into art, culture, nature and history!
Day 1: Assisi
Day 2: From Assisi to Ripa
Day 3: From Ripa to Perugia
Day 4: Perugia
Day 5: From Perugia to Magione
Day 6: From Magione to San Feliciano
Day 7: From San Feliciano to Passignano sul Trasimeno
Day 8: From Passignano sul Trasimeno to Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Day 9: From Tuoro sul Trasimeno to Cortona
Day 10: Cortona and departure
Day 1: ASSISI
Arrival in ASSISI with your own car or private transfer from Perugia airport to your first accommodation. Spare time for visiting this wonderful town, famous for the frescos of Giotto inside the upper Basilica of Saint Francis. Accommodation in a centrally located small hotel.
Day 2: from ASSISI to RIPA
Breakfast in Hotel. You have 2 options today:
1) an easy track on the flat valley between Perugia and Assisi (Km 11,50, level easy);
2) hilly and more panoramic trail on the smooth hills around the valley (Km 17,50, level average).
Arrival in Ripa and accommodation in your country hotel, a charming property with pool and a nice restaurant.
DETAILS: km 17.5, +295 m / –506 m
Day 3: from RIPA to PERUGIA
Breakfast in hotel. You will walk from the Tiber valley (suburb of Perugia) to the city center through the laundry trail. It is an old and historical trail that washerwomen used to walk for washing linen on the Tevere (Tiber) river for many centuries! Arrival in Perugia city center and accommodation in a quiet hotel very close to the historical center of the town, in a green and panoramic area.
Spare time for visiting the town and for breathing the international and historical atmosphere of this capital town of Umbria with a long story, Etruscan origins and more than 3000 years of history.
DETAILS: km 16, +376 m / –191 m
Day 4: PERUGIA
Day free at leisure for visiting the capital city of Umbria and its gems: Major fountain, the national Gallery presenting many frescos of Perugino and other famous painters, the Rocca Paolina (the underground town), the cathedral, Palace of Priori, San Francesco and Saint Peter Cathedral including the Medieval garden!
Day 5: from PERUGIA to MAGIONE
Breakfast in hotel. A short private transfer from your hotel will take you to the outskirt of Perugia to start your daily walk on the smooth and panoramic hills. From the wood of Monte Malbe you will walk through woods and glens with a beautiful view over Perugia and Lake Trasimeno. Arrival in Magione ( Colpiccione) and accommodation in a very charming Agriturismo run by a nice and friendly family.
DETAILS: km 20, +750 m / –515 m
Day 6: from MAGIONE to SAN FELICIANO
Breakfast in hotel. Nice walk facing the lake to through ancient hamlets, old castles and woods.
Arrival in this old fishermen’s village on the lake shores and accommodation in your hotel or bed and breakfast. San Feliciano is very famous for the slow atmosphere and for the wonderful sunsets on the lake!
DETAILS: km 12, +205 m / –243 m
Day 7: from SAN FELICIANO to PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO
Breakfast in hotel. On your way to Passignano you can also visit 2 nice old hamlets, Monte del Lago and Monte Colognola: here time is stuck and you will breath the real Umbria atmosphere, slightly out of time! You will walk on the easy trail along the lake shores and on your way you will find a lot of nice restaurants offering typical local Food! Arrival in Passignano, a nice holiday village on the lake shores. Passignano offers many restaurants, a nice walk along the lake and many cafés! Accommodation in your hotel in the very center of the town.
DETAILS: km 19.50, +439 m / –471 m
Day 8: from PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO to TUORO
After breakfast you will have a nice hike on the hills overlooking the lake. Brooms in spring, a lot of flowers and many silver olive trees will take you to Tuoro, an old village that is quiet famous as the place of the battle between Roman army and the Carthaginians lead by Hannibal! Arrival in Tuoro and accommodation in a local bed and Breakfast.
DETAILS: km 15, +425 m / –370 m
Day 9: from TUORO to CORTONA
Breakfast and departure for a wonderful hike from Umbria to Tuscana. You will start from the nice borgo of Sanguineto that derives its name from the blood of ancient battle; walking on the crest of the hills on the border you will also visit a nice old church, Santa Maria di Sepoltaglia. Arrival in Cortona and accommodation in a cozy 3 star hotel in the very center of the town. Tome for visiting the renaissance Tuscan town.
DETAILS: km 18, +563 m / -457 m
Day 10: CORTONA
Breakfast in Hotel and departure.
Price from € 628,00
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Supplement for single room on request.
Supplement for private transfer from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport on request.
Supplement for an english speaking hiking guide on request.
Discount for not transporting luggage is possible and is on request.
Accomodation: 9 overnights in 3 / 4* hotels in double or single room with private bathroom; half board basis suggested.
Food: 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners with a 3 course set menu on day 2 and 5 (beverages are not included).
* Dinner is included only for 2 nights, otherwise it is on request with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement)
Other Services Included: GPS tracks and road book, luggage transfer every day according to the program, private transfer from Hotel in Perugia to departure point of the hike to Magione, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax, meals when not mentioned, beverages and what is not mentioned in the services included.
Difficulty: Average / Intense
Category: Self-guided, Hiking and Trekking
Accommodation level: Standard or superior
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: guaranteed min 1 persons – groups always available on request
Note: Tour is possible from April till end of October. Other months are on request
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