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ALONG THE BICYCLE PATHS OF UMBRIA
A week of travel to discover by bike some of the most beautiful places in Umbria, from the center of Perugia to the Piediluco lake.
Duration
7 Days
Meeting point
Perugia
Price
€ 440
Organiser
Consortium CONSORZIO UMBRIA & BIKE

Umbria&Bike si è specializzata nella creazione e organizzazione di tour in bicicletta nel “Cuore verde d’Italia”, proponendo offerte di varia difficoltà e tipologia, in base alle esigenze del cliente.

Umbria&Bike è una realtà costituita da esperti del settore, grandi appassionati di ciclismo e profondi conoscitori del territorio e delle opportunità che questo offre agli amanti delle due ruote. Attraverso queste professionalità Umbria&Bike si è specializzata nella creazione e organizzazione di tour in bicicletta nel “Cuore verde d’Italia”, proponendo offerte di varia difficoltà e tipologia, in base alle esigenze del cliente, ma tutte caratterizzate dall’autenticità e dalla bellezza dei luoghi toccati e dall’alta qualità dei servizi offerti. 

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You will cycle along cycle paths, low-traffic roads surrounded by greenery and the route of the former Spoleto-Norcia railway, in the stretch that goes from Spoleto to Sant’Anatolia di Narco, the one with the most viaducts and tunnels.

The itinerary develops in the heart of Umbria, between secondary roads in asphalt with low traffic, cycle paths and dirt paths. The region is hilly, so along the way you will find several ups and downs, even if there will be some stretches of plain. The most significant climbs, almost always with non-significant slopes, are those that lead to Assisi and Montefalco, the first part of the former Spoleto-Norcia railway and the Forca di Arrone pass.

Overall, the itinerary can be considered medium-easy and a person in good health and active will be able to tackle it without difficulty, also because the daily mileage never exceeds 35 km. However, it would be ideal to train in the period before the holiday, especially to get used to being in the saddle for several hours and avoid pain and aches.

PROGRAM

Day 1

Individual arrival in Perugia. The historic center of the Umbrian capital is rich in artistic and cultural beauties. In addition, at any time of the year it offers entertainment opportunities such as festivals, exhibitions, exhibitions. A city on a human scale, ideal to discover on foot or even by bike. Dinner and overnight in Perugia

Day 2 - Perugia-Assisi (25km)

You will begin your journey cycling between two cities of great charm and charm, retracing in part the route of the Via di Francesco. The stage is easy and develops between low traffic roads and dirt bike paths. The arrival in Assisi will leave you speechless. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 3 - Assisi-Montefalco (35km)

You will leave Assisi behind you to cycle in the heart of Umbria along the suggestive Assisi-Spoleto cycle path. You will touch the center of Bevagna, an ancient medieval city of great beauty, and from here you will face the only climb of the day to reach Montefalco, famous for its fine Sagrantino wine, but also for its panoramic position. Dinner and overnight in Montefalco.

Day 4 - Montefalco-Spoleto (30km)

You will start downhill to return to the Assisi-Spoleto cycle path in the direction of Spoleto. The stage is completely flat and along the way you can admire the perched villages of Trevi and Pissignano and the expanses of olive trees that characterize this area of ​​Umbria, before arriving in the beautiful center of Spoleto. In the afternoon you will have time to visit the beauties of the city, from the Duomo to the Rocca Albornoziana. Dinner and overnight in Spoleto.

Day 5 - Spoleto-Castel San Felice (20km)

This is one of the most evocative stages of the tour, as you will cycle along the path of the former Spoleto-Norcia railway, facing tunnels and viaducts that will take you into the greenery of the Valnerina. The first part of the fraction is all uphill, while the second is downhill. The slopes are never demanding. In the hotel, in the morning, you will be provided with the lights to face the tunnels of the former railway. Dinner and overnight in Castel San Felice.

Day 6 - Castel San Felice-Arrone (25km)

An itinerary that alternates asphalt and dirt road and flows along the Nera River, immersed in the nature of the Valnerina. Along the way you will pass through the villages of Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Scheggino and Ferentillo before arriving in Arrone. Dinner and overnight in Arrone.

Day 7 - Arrone-Piediluco (25km)

You will start pedaling further south along the Nera river to reach the Marmore Falls. From here you will go back to Arrone and then continue towards the Arrone fork, the most challenging climb of the whole trip. At the top of the climb you can admire a wonderful landscape and reach the lake of Piediluco always downhill. End of services. Expected departure in the afternoon.

Experiences to enrich the program

  • Perugia: chocolate tastings, visit of the historic center with a professional guide
  • Assisi: entrance to the Basilica of San Francesco, entrance to Bosco Fai di San Francesco, visit of the historic center with a professional guide
  • Montefalco / Bevagna: wine tastings, entrance to the Medieval Crafts circuit
  • Spoleto: visit of the historic center with a professional guide
  • Cascata delle Marmore: entrance to the park
What is included

From € 440,00 per person in a double room

The price per person in a double room includes:

  • 6 nights in half board with dinner in the hotel (drinks included
  • Umbria & Bike Kit
What is not included

The fee does not include

  • Extras and tips
  • Gpx tracks or detailed road map
  • Return from Piediluco
  • Luggage transport
  • Bicycle rental
  • Suggested experiences
  • Optional insurance to be requested when booking
  • City tax where applicable
  • Means of transport
  • Anything not expressly indicated under "the fee includes"
Program
7 Days
Contact
Telephone
label.fax
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Address
Via Settevalli, 320 (06129) Perugia PG