CYCLING AND TASTING EXCELLENT UMBRIAN WINES

a short leisure cycling holiday of 5/4 or 3 days

 

 

 

Cycling through the green 'Valle Umbra'. A many-sided tour in which nature, culture and of course wine-tasting are combined. Did you know that this valley has no less than four famous wine areas: Torgiano DOCG, Assisi DOC, Montefalco DOCG and Monte Martani DOC. You will visit small cultural interesting towns like Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna and Torgiano

 

 

 

 

Programme in short 5 days/4 nights

Day 1 arrival in Spello: 7-8 pm : Tasting-menu in restaurant & wine-bar ‘Drinking Wine’

Day 2  cycling to Bevagna passing Foligno (24 km)

Day 3  Cycling to Torgiano (28 km) Arrival in your hotel: wine-tasting at the Lungarotti winery / tasting menu dinner

Day 4  Cycling to Spello, passing Assisi  33 km : wine-tasting at a organic winery Return to Spello

Day 5  Departure after breakfast

 

 

Programme in short 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1 arrival in Spello Diner in restaurant & wine-bar ‘Drinking Wine’*

Day 2  cycling to Torgiano passing Bevagna (41 or 52 km) wine-tasting at the Lungarotti winery / tasting menu dinner

Day 3  Cycling to Spello, passing Assisi   33 km: wine-tasting at a organic winery Return to Spello Return to Spello

Day 4  Departure after breakfast

 

 

 

Programme:

Day 1

Arrival

You will stay in a *** or **** hotel, situated in a wonderful position in the medieval centre of Spello. There is a lovely terrace with a beautiful view over the Valle Umbra. The rooms all have a private bathroom. In the evening a welcome tasting-dinner in the restaurant and wine bar Drinking Wine.

 

Day 2

The Montefalco wine area: Assisi-Bevagna (24 km / 15 miles)

The next morning you will still have some time to visit Spello followed by a cycling tour through the colourful valley and a visit to Foligno. You could visit the cathedral and archaeological museum in the Trinci palace or linger through the shopping streets with its many boutiques. Back in the saddle, you continue to Bevagna, a town of Roman origins situated in the famous wine area of the Sagrantino d.o.c.g. and the Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. In town there are many places where you can taste these great wines ! Your accommodation is in the medieval centre of town.

 

Day 3

Cycling to Torgiano 28 km/17,4 miles. 4-5 pm

The next morning after breakfast you cycle to Torgiano. First a short climb and then you descend into the valley. In the afternoon you will have a wine-tasting in the Lungarotti winery in Torgiano, where you will visit the winery and taste three of their excellent wines. In the evening you are expected in a restaurant for a very special dinner: you will taste some typical Umbrian dishes. For the lover of black truffle you can also enjoy some dishes prepared with the "Diamonds of the Kitchen." 

 

Day 4

Assisi and Spello 33 km/20,5 miles

After breakfast you will cycle, mostly over quiet country roads, along the valley towards Assisi. To reach the old town centre you will have to climb steeply, but it's certainly worthwhile because Assisi is a lovely, really picturesque medieval town. After your visit you will cycle along the slopes of Mount Subasio to a local organic wine-grower. You will visit his wine cellars and taste his special Assisi DOC wines. After the tasting it is a short cycle to get back to the hotel in Spello. 

 

Day 5

Departure

 

 

Included in this tour:   

  • 2 or 3 or 4 overnight stays in *** star hotels or deluxe hotels with breakfast

  • diner in Spello (incl wine) & Torgiano (excl. wines)

  • a wine-tasting in the Lungarotti-osteria and at an organic winery near Assisi

  • itineraries in English and maps (gps tracks available on request)

  • luggage transportation

  • clients assistance

  • route briefing in arrival hotel

 

 

Period

Daily all the year round

Level 1-2

Easy. A landscape with gentle rolling hills. The steeper climbs are short and the longer ones not too steep. For a large part you cycle through the valley. The daily distances are restricted to between 35 and 50 km. A leisure tour for everybody 

Participants

minimum two persons ( travelling alone on request)

Price p.p. 2019

standard hotels

5 days

In a double room     € 475,00 

single room     € 565,00

3rd person in triple  € 365,00

4 days

In a double room     € 410,00 

single room     € 480,00

3rd person in triple  € 330,00

3 days

In a double room    € 370,00

single room     € 423,00

3rd person in triple  € 3000,00

deluxe hotels

5 days

In a double room     € 645,00 

single room     € 755,00

4 days

In a double room     € 495,00 

single room     € 608,00

3 days

In a double room    € 410,00

single room     € 513,00

On request

bike rental, extra nights, cookery course in Bevagna, wine-tasting course in Spello

 

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