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Umbria Active Gourmet
Ride and hike, eat phenomenal food, drink the best wine. Inhale. Give yourself a treat of a holiday into the green's heart of Italy. Let's go!
Duration
8 Days
Meeting point
Bevagna
Price
€ 1900
Organiser
Travel agency GREENWAYS ITALY


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This “retreat” is a mix of active and local living experience, combined with some bike riding, hiking, and cruising around with the comfort of a minivan. Ideal for those searching for an active holiday balanced with food and wine experiences, with the comfort of staying at the same home for the whole vacation. 

Get your hands doughy during a cooking class with Mama. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse in the nature and culture of Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy. We will ride and hike to explore the essence of the region while tasting our way through some of the country’s best Slow Food products. Let's go tasting some organic food at our friend's farm. It's fresh, healthy, and yummy. It's fun. Let's have a glass of Sagrantino: the master of the wine in Umbria.

Also, have you ever dreamed of living in a Medieval Castle? Sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian countryside, Torre del Colle is a hidden gem and the perfect get-away. 

Escape from the stress, take care of yourself. The tiny medieval village will take you back in time. 

Contract terms

Final Payment 30 days before departure.

What is included
  • Accommodation  7 nights in a Boutique Hotel, that divulge the real essence of the region​
  • Meals Daily breakfasts,- 6 lunches,- 5 gourmet dinners in our carefully selected local restaurants 
  • Activities  Wine tastings, cooking classes, and all the activities outlined in the tour itinerary 
  • Gear Cannondale trekking bikes- Bike helmet & snacks Support Expert Greenways' Guide​
  • Support vehicle throughout the whole tour 
  • Pick Up & Drop Off from and to Foligno Train Station
What is not included

Everything not mentioned in "what's included"

Program
8 Days
  • Bike through olive groves, vineyards and lush green fields. 
  • Get your hands doughy during a cooking class with Mama
  • Live for in a fairytale-like medieval in the heart of the Italian countryside for a week explore Umbria’s wine region on a full-day tour by minivan
  • Ride around Lake Trasimeno and visit some medieval villages. Hey, don't forget your swimwear
  • Hike the sacred mountain of Subasio, visit Saint Francis' hermitage, and dip into the history on a walking tour of Assisi.  
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Day 1

Benvenuto! Welcome to Umbria. Your guide will pick you up at the arranged meeting point and drive you to your home for the week. Torre del Colle is an old Medieval castle sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian countryside. A hidden gem and the perfect get-away. Now it’s time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine at Sunset and get ready for a group dinner at the local trattoria.​

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Day 2

Buongiorno! Start your day with a ride down to the walled Roman town of Bevagna, bike along the cobbled streets that trace the ancient amphitheater. Enjoy a cappuccino at the bar, dip yourself into the life “Italian Style”. After a visit to the sleepy yet picturesque medieval town, head out to the Valle Umbra with its flat countryside roads and lush green fields. Stop at our friend’s organic winery and be delighted by a wine tasting along the way and a home-made lunch. From here, it’s a quick ride back to your home where you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the sunset before our homemade dinner. Can you play the guitar?​

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Day 3 - Gold of Spello Bike Tour

Our day begins with a ride across the beautiful Umbria Valley through the peaceful backroads all the way to the hill-top town of Spello. Walk around appreciate the beauty of the village, or opt for a slightly more challenging climb to Collepino. Yes, it’s a bit of a climb but totally worth the effort. Oh, the last one buys espressos for everyone…Savor the world-famous Extra virgin olive oil, the so-called Gold of Spello known for its unique flavors and natural properties. After lunch ride the Olive Path, through olive groves all the way home. Hey, it’s happy-hour before homemade dinner.​

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Day 4 : Mt SUBASIO HIKING AND ASSISI WALKING TOUR

Depart from the City of Assisi, walkthrough San Francis's Hermitage to the peak of Mount Subasio. Enjoy an immersing walk through the holy forest where Franciscans used to meditate and still today you can find peace and tranquility away from the city tourist crowds. Incredible photo opportunity with a breathtaking view of the whole valley and Assisi. 

Relax for a home-made picnic lunch and return to Assisi for a guided walking tour with a certified local guide. Your guide will drive you back to Torre del Colle. Relax and get ready for a home-made pizza night.

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Day 5

Wake up with an Italian espresso! Today’s adventure will take you north, to the border with Tuscany: Lake Trasimeno. You’ll ride following the cycle path visiting different fishing villages, small beaches, scenic spots of great beauty making Lake Trasimeno a must-see when visiting Umbria and Tuscany. It’s the longest ride of the week, mostly flat with some short hills and plenty of stops for photo opportunity. A very beautiful ride. Watch the sunset right into the water while having a drink before your guide will drive you back. Group dinner.  

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Day 6 : UMBRIA WINE LOVERS TOUR

Today,  let’s give our legs a rest and get comfy in the van. Engage your senses on a wine tasting tour through the vineyards and olive groves of the region. Learn about the art of making wine, and immerse yourself into the vineyards of Sagrantino’s Land: the Master of the wine. Try some fruity white Grechetto and some sparling Umbrian Prosecco. Why not taste a platter of organic sliced meat and local pecorino cheeses, while sipping your glass. Known for the production of Sagrantino Montefalco DOCG wine and Grechetto Bianco, winemakers and professional sommeliers will lead you through this sensorial experience.In between tastings, treat your palate to a lunch of organic Umbrian products. ​

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Day 7: FARM TO TABLE AND COOKING WITH MAMA

Enjoy a free morning and choose from a wide variety of optional activities or simply relax in our village. In the afternoon, walk to our friend’s family-owned organic farm, get to know their animals, goats, pigs, geese, donkey, and learn all about their products. Explore their orchard selecting and picking their seasonal vegetables which will be used during the cooking class as part of our evening meal. You will learn how to prepare the typical Umbrian home-made pasta and much more… At dinner, taste what you have prepared and enjoy a typical Italian feast! Salute!​

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Day 8: FAREWELL IN FOLIGNO

After a delicious colazione italiana, it is time to say good-bye! Your tour leader will drive you to Foligno train station around 10 am. Then it’s on to your next adventure!

Contact
Telephone
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Address
PIAZZA DEL CASTELLO, 5 (06031) Bevagna PG