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Italy's Umbria region on a bike 5-day Gourmet Food Tour

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  • Italy

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Gourmet Food & Wine Tour on a bike through Italy's Umbria

During this tour you will discover the Umbrian valley, Valle Umbra in all it aspects. This green fertile valley stretches out from Assisi to Spoleto. Throughout history it has been an attractive place to settle and it is here that we find the best-known towns of Umbria and famous wine-areas. In the surrounding hills there are no less than four listed areas of D.o.c. (denominazione di origine controllata) or D.o.c.g. (denominazione di origine controllata e garantita): Torgiano, Assisi, Montefalco and the Monti Martani. What better way to discover some of these towns and their delicious wines than a relaxed cycling holiday?

The tour starts in Spello, a small medieval town, with Roman origins built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. In the evening you taste the first Umbria wines combined with Umbrian delicacies. The next day, passing through Foligno, you cycle to the cultural interesting town of Bevagna. There is a lot to see and taste. The next morning you have still time to visit the town centre, because the cycling to Torgiano is short. Bevagna is situated in the Montefalco wine-area and in the restaurants or wine-bars, you can taste these delicious wines.

Again in the saddle, you pedal to Torgiano, also famous for its delicious wines. You will be welcomed in the Lungarotti winery and, of course taste their wines. In Torgiano there is also an interesting wine and olive-oil museum to visit. In the evening in a nearby restaurant a special dinner is served with local specialties, like the delicious Umbrian truffle. Your last ride will bring you to Assisi, the town of Saint Francis and Clare. Before returning to Spello, you will visit an organic winery in the Assisi D.o.c. area.

Tour character: Level 1/2

Easy - You cycle through the valley surrounded by a landscape of gentle, rolling hills. The only hilly stretch is to reach Assisi and the slightly up- and downhill cycling to Spello. The daily distances are restricted to between 24 km / 15 mi and 33 km / 20,5 mi . Total km 84 km / 52,2 mi 

Included in the Gourmet Food Tour:

  • 4 overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • 1 tasting menu in enoteca a Spello (incl wine)
  • 1 wine-tasting in Torgiano
  • Route descriptions and maps of the mentioned cycle tours. Gps tracks on request available
  • 1 tasting dinner in Torgiano
  • 1 wine-tasting at organic winery near Spello
  • Luggage transportation
  • Back-up service
  • Route briefing in first hotel

Not included in the tour:

  • Rental bikes: 66 EUR e-bike 115 EUR
  • Local tourist tax to be paid directly in the hotel (Assisi € 1,50 / 2,00 and children till 11yrs for free)

Minimum of 2 participants (self-guided): departures any day all year round

Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe  also a selection of Food Tours in Europe

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  • Day 1

    You arrive at your hotel in Spello. Your choice of a 3 or 4 hotel, situated in the historical centre of the town and has a terrace offering a magnificent view over the Valle Umbra and the surrounding hills covered with olive groves. At the end of the afternoon, there is a route briefing and bike fitting. In the evening, you have a tasting-menu in a restaurant / wine bar: Selection of Bruschette with cherry tomatoes, black truffle and olive oil from Spello with Wine: Grecchetto dell’Umbria Scrambled eggs with black truffle Wine: Trebbiano Spoletino Tagliatelle with Cacio cheese, pepper and black truffle Wine: Montefalco: Rosso selection of cheeses and salami Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco * Tozzetti Biscuits Wine: Sagrantino passito

  • Day 2

    Spello-Foligno-Bevagna (24 km / 15 mi)

    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. Interesting to visit are the cathedral and archaeological museum in the Trinci palace or just linger through the shopping streets with its many boutiques. The Via Gramsci is a street full of cosy restaurants with choice for every ones taste ! 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. Your accommodation is in the medieval centre of town.

  • Day 3

    Cycling to Torgiano (28 km / 17,4 mi)

    The next morning after breakfast, you cycle to Torgiano. First, a short climb passing the small walled-in Torre del Colle and then you descend into the valley. Torgiano was once a fortified town and the Baglioni tower remains as a silent witness to its history. The town is situated in a slightly hilly landscape at the confluence of the rivers Tiber and Chiascio. In the early Middle Ages, the Benedictines planted olive groves and vineyards in these fertile hills, sowing for what is now a listed d.o.c.g. area where the famous Torgiano Rosso Riserva is made. When you have time, you may well wish to visit the wine museum, housed in the ‘palazzo Grazioni-Baglioni’. Here the visitor is provided with an insight into the various techniques associated with the viticulture and wine-making. The museum has a rich art collection from Etruscan up to modern times. In the afternoon, you will visit the winery of the Lungarotti family and afterwards taste their special wines. In the evening a very special dinner is served. You will taste some typical Umbrian dishes: (appetizers, ‘primi’ (pasta or risotto), ‘secondo’ (main course), vegetables and a coffee with a grappa or another after-dinner spirit).Lovers of black truffle, can also enjoy some dishes prepared with these "Diamonds of the Kitchen."

  • Day 4

    Cycling to Spello, passing Assisi (33 km / 20,5 mi)

    The next day cycling along quiet country roads, you will cross the valley to reach Assisi... but before entering the town, you will first have to conquer a hill. After this steep climb, you will enter this picturesque town and realise that it was definitively worth the effort. After your visit you will continue cycling to Spello, but before reaching it you will be welcomed at an organic winery in the Assisi d.o.c. area. The kind owners will explain all about their wine-making process and of course you will taste some of their excellent wines. After the wine-tasting you will cycle through olive groves, back to Spello.

  • Day 5

    End of tour after breakfast

    After breakfast, it is the end of this tasty wine & food tour !

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