ST FRANCIS WAY BY BIKE
FROM € 579,00
The itinerary St Francis Way by bike is a tour to discover some of the most important places in the life of the Saint of Assisi and crosses some of the most beautiful areas of central Italy from a naturalistic, historical, cultural point of view
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
9 Days Trip from La Verna to Spoleto
Distance: 204,5 km
Tour Type: Self-guided cycling tour
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
A special tour on the first stages of the St Francis way, from La verna to Spoleto through the most beautiful and famous landmarks of umbria region.
The itinerary is suitable for hybrid bicycles and e-bike as well, with saddlebags and bags.
Day 1: La Verna
Day 2: From La Verna to Sansepolcro
Day 3: From Sansepolcro to Città di Castello
Day 4: From Città di Castello to Pietralunga
Day 5: From Pietralunga to Gubbio
Day 6: From Gubbio to Assisi
Day 7: From Assisi to Trevi
Day 8: From Trevi to Spoleto
Day 9: Spoleto and departure
Day 1: LA VERNA
Arrival in La Verna, accommodation in Hotel.
Day 2: from LA VERNA to SANSEPOLCRO
The first stage of the journey into nature sung by St. Francis begins. Difficult gradients in the first 6 km, but the rest of the route is all downhill. First approach of the pilgrim to the beauty of nature sung by Francesco.
The route today goes over roads with minor traffic and you’ll be pedaling surrounded by the natural beauty of the woods. Sansepolcro is the final destination of this itinerary. Its name refers to two pilgrims who returned from the Holy Land here and founded a monastic community.
The city is a true treasure chest of beauty and preserves the precious works of Piero della Francesca, and other painters of the Renaissance. Accommodation in Hotel.
DETAILS: km 31, +320 m / -910 m
Day 3: from SANSEPOLCRO to CITTA' DI CASTELLO
After breakfast departure for your leg from Sansepolcro to Città di Castello, passing through the town of Citerna.
After having left Citerna behind, the route is easy and for much of the way follows a cycling path along the Tiber River that leads to the centre of Città di Castello.
We suggest you to have a nice walk in the old city center also for visiting the Museum dedicated to one of the most important among Italian painters of XX century, Alberto Burri.
Accommodation in hotel.
DETAILS: km 28, +240 m / -280 m
Day 4: from CITTA' DI CASTELLO to PIETRALUNGA
After breakfast a new thrilling leg and the hardest part of the journey.
Once outside Città di Castello the roads turns towards Pieve de’ Saddi, featuring some 7 km of ascent, the gradient of which sometimes exceeds 10%.
Accommodation in hotel.
DETAILS: km 25.5, +690 m / -430 m
Day 5: from PIETRALUNGA to GUBBIO
After breakfast departure for a fantastic itinerary to Gubbio. The route is a relatively easy one and the only difficulties you’ll encounter are at the beginning, and easy to overcome.
On arrival in Gubbio you will have the chance of visiting the wonderful city center. Gubbio is an Etruscan and medieval town preserving many monuments!
Accommodation in hotel.
DETAILS: km 25, +390m / -440 m
Day 6: from GUBBIO to ASSISI
After breakfast, the st. Francis way will see you make your way to the town of Assisi through fantastic trails. Important leg, one of the journey’s most arduous ones.
Arrival in Assisi where you will not loose the chance of visiting the fantastic Giotto frescos of the Upper Basilica of Saint Francis. Overnight in Assisi.
DETAILS: km 42, +780 m / -860 m
Day 7: from ASSISI to TREVI
After breakfast departure for the Assisi to Trevi leg, passing through the town of Foligno, time to discover the wonderful Palazzo Trinci and the historic center.
After leaving Foligno behind, the route climbs to the panoramic village of Trevi, surrounded by olive trees. Accommodation in Hotel, overnight
DETAILS: km 32, +320 m / -330 m
Day 8: from TREVI to SPOLETO
After breakfast, an easy ride over flat land and downhill stretches, from Trevi to Spoleto, the beautiful capital town of the Longobards.
Arrival and guided tour of the city to discover the roman Aqueduct (Bridge of towers), the cathedral and fortress of Albornoz that dominates the town. Accommodation in Hotel and overnight.
DETAILS: km 21, +180 m / -190 m
Day 9: SPOLETO
Departure after breakfast.
Price from € 579,00 per person in double room
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Supplement for single room on request.
Transfer by private car on arrival and departure is on request.
E-Bike or Bike rental available.
Bike guide from the hotel with supplement.
Accomodation: 7 overnights in 3* hotels in double room with private bathroom.
Food: 7 breakfasts.
Other Services Included: GPS tracks, luggage transfer every day according to the program, guided tour of Spoleto, 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 / challenging
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 from April till end of October. Other seasons on request
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