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:

Day 1

Arrival

You will stay in a hotel ***,  which is 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

The next morning you still have time to visit Spello. Afterwards you will bike through the valley, first to the lively town of Foligno and then among vineyards to Bevagna, a town with Roman origins. Bevagna is situated in the Montefalco wine area where the Sagrantino DOCG and the Rosso di Montefalco DOC vineyards are.  Next you will bike to your hotel in Torgiano. All rooms are well equipped, with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, safe for valuables and television. In the garden there is a swimming pool. At the end of the afternoon you will have a wine-tasting in the osteria of the Lungarotti family. In the evening you will dine in a restaurant close to your hotel. This 'menu degustazione' is a marvellous way to discover the Umbrian cookery.

 

Day 3

Assisi and Spello

After breakfast you will bike, mostly over quiet country roads, along the valley to Assisi. To reach the old centre you will have to climb steeply, but it's certainly worthwhile because Assisi is a lovely, really picturesque 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 to the hotel in Spello. 

 

Day 4

Departure

 

* It is possible to shorten this tour with one night. On day 3 you arrive at Spello, pick up your luggage, hand over the bikes and end this tour. It is also possible to book for the 5 days/ 4 nights tour (an extra night in Bevagna)

 

 

This is all in all a special trip and you don't even have to worry about your luggage, because it's all taken care of. It is possible to hire a city bike with 21 gears equipped with a pannier bag, repair kit, inner tube and pump or an ebike.

 

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. 2018

standard hotels

5 days

In a double room     460,00 

single room     553,00

3rd person in triple  355,00

4 days

In a double room     400,00 

single room     470,00

3rd person in triple  320,00

3 days

In a double room    360,00

single room     410,00

3rd person in triple  290,00

deluxe hotels

5 days

In a double room     640,00 

single room     755,00

4 days

In a double room     485,00 

single room     595,00

3 days

In a double room    420,00

single room     493,00

On request

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

 

Please, contact us freely, if you would like to receive more detailed information!