cycling in Umbria

Eco Friendly Umbria by Bike

price

from € 500,00

 

ECO FRIENDLY UMBRIA

This is a fantastic  new tour to discover green Umbria in a green way, cycling with your eBike or hybrid bike on the green smooth rolling hills of Umbria !

Responsible journey to minimize the impact of tourism on  the environment  to encourage those who support ecological choices. This is the future of travelling

Program

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Arrival in Umbria and welcome drink to explore the best taste of this land in your hotel. Welcome to green Umbria 

After a rich and nourishing breakfast you will start your first cycling day to Assisi. Bicycle delivery in your Hotel. Located on the slopes of Subasio Mount, Assisi is for sure one of the most interesting towns in central Italy thanks to the birth of Saint Francis who really changed the destiny of Italy and of the christian world itself. The town preserves roman and medieval monuments and the most interesting attractions are the frescos of Giotto and his school and precious  architecture of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Time for the visit of Assisi. In the afternoon a nice snack with local delicacies in a wine shop. Back to the hotel by bike!

 40 km - + 330 mt – 330 mt

Even today a new discovery, Spello, amazing medieval little town  whose houses are built with the typical pink stone of the area.  The highlight of the town is certainly the Baglioni chapel, with frescos of Pinturicchio that dates back to 1500. In the afternoon we will reach out to Bevagna by bicycle. A walk inside the medieval alleys of this precious little town is a run off the time!  What make of Bevagna un unforgettable place are the workshops where still nowadays candles, paper, leather and more are created according to tyhe old medieval recipes! Don’t hesitate to enter one of these labs, you are always welcome and local people will tell you about the long tradition of his job!

30 km - + 120 mt – 120 mt

Today it is Montefalco’s turn! Capital place of the Sagrantino Wine Road, Montefalco is a fantastic terrace overloong entire Umbria. Surronuded by vineyards, it is like a livingroom where you can taste the best red wines in the numerous wine bars. When you will have visited the main square and also the church with important frescos we will go for a wine tour including the visit to a wine estate, traditional but innovative as not only the grape is organic but also the wine production is "green". Here you will learn about the  story of the “Sagrantino” wine, both dry and sweet!   

30 km - + 380 mt – 380 mt

After a rich breakfast departure by bicycle to Spoleto. Spoleto was a roman colony and later a Longobard Duchy. Surrounded by the Bridge of Towers (the medieval acqueduct) and the Albornoz Fortress, Spoleto has an amazing catherdal and is world famous as the place of an international festival dedicated to performing arts: ballet, opera, music, theatre, drama performed by the most important actors of the world! In spoleto there is always something interesting to do and to see and also meeting VIPs is usual!  Not less important, the Food! Spoleto is the capital town of black truffles and of many other delicacies. Enjoy a tasty lunch with local specialties. Bicycle return in your Hotel 

60 km - + 230 mt – 230 mt

Day 6

departure or extension of the tour with a 2-nights stay in Perugia

Day 7 / 8

Extension

2 nights in Perugia – transfer by train (ticket not included)

Perugia is the capital town of Umbria, in international city with more than 3000 years and a very rich history! Founded by the etruscan, has played an important during the middle age and renaissance. There are many important monuments to be visited in the old town including the underground fortress, the main square with the fountain, the etruscan gate and well, Saint Peter’s abbey and much much more, including the Perugina chocolate factory! Accommodation in a centrally located hotel (3* or 4* upon request)

Why an eco-friendly and low environmental impact Tour? and…How?

- vehicles that use polluting fossil fuels will not be used during this tour: only bicycles, trains and … shoes

- visit to an organic winery

-Hotels/agriturismo chosen for the tour have at least these characteristics:

- Photovoltaic system that covers at least 35% of the energy requirement with the sun

- energy heat pump (instead of gas)

- Led or energy saving lighting

-Service paper (toilet, tissue paper, kitchen rolls) produced by recycling the tetrapak

- cleaning with chemicals with natural surfactants (100% ecological)

-Single use plastic lowering policy

- water in purified glass bottle in the restaurant room

- removal of hand and body soap containers in the rooms thanks to the use of fixed refillable dispensers (with natural soaps)

PRICE INCLUDES

5 overnights in double room in 3* hotel with buffet breakfast, 3 dinners, 1 welcome drink, bike rental for 4 days (E-bike is possible with supplement and upon request), visit to an organic wine estate including wine tasting, tasting of typical Umbria products, assistance.

EXTENSION: 2 overnights in double room with buffet breakfast in a 3* hotel in Perugia city center, half day guided tour in Perugia, assistance

 

PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE

City tax, bicycle delivery in your hotel and pick up,  

meals when not mentioned,

guide,  beverages,

what is not mentioned  in the " Price Includes"  

IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN ANY PLACE. EXTENSION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.

VISIT TO OTHER  WINE ESTATES is possible on request 

TRANSFER BY PRIVATE CAR TO TRASIMENO LAKE ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE IS ON REQUEST 

BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE

SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST

MEALS: DINNERS AND BOX LUNCH ARE ON REQUEST

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