A wonderful, unforgettable journey in the very heart of Italy. Following the steps of the most carismatic among religious personalities in Italian history you will discover a new world: unspoiled nature, wild places, genuine towns!
It is really a journey into art, culture, nature and history!
Accomodations: Accommodations are in Bed & Breakfast or 3* hotels or country hotels. Breakfast is always included. Dinner is included only for 2 nights, otherwise it is on request with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement)
Food: 8 breakfasts + 2 dinners with a 3 course set menu
9 overnights as per program in the below mentioned properties or similar, breakfast, 2 dinners with a 3 course menu (beverages are not included), GPS tracks and road book, luggage transfer every day according to the program, private transfer from Hotel in Perugia to departure point of the hike to Magione, assistance of UmbriAction.
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
City tax, meals when not mentioned, beverages and what is not mentioned in the " Price Includes"
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN FLORENCE OR IN ANY ANOTHER DESTINATION. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
CORTONA TO AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST
BB - Arrival in ASSISI with your own car or private transfer from Perugia airport to your first accommodation. Spare time for visiting this wonderful town, famous for the frescos of Giotto inside the upper Basilica of Saint Francis. Accommodation in a centrally located small hotel.
HB - Breakfast in Hotel. First Hike: ASSISI – RIPA. You have 2 options today:
1) an easy track on the flat valley between Perugia and Assisi (Km 11,50, level easy);
2) hilly and more panoramic trail on the smooth hills around the valley (Km 17,50, level average).
Arrival in Ripa and accommodation in your country hotel, a charming property with pool and a nice restaurant.
BB - Breakfast in hotel. Second hike: RIPA – PERUGIA. Details: 16 km,very panoramic. You will walk from the Tiber valley (suburb of Perugia) to the city center through the laundry trail. It is an old and historical trail that washerwomen used to walk for washing linen on the Tevere (Tiber) river for many centuries! Arrival in Perugia city center and accommodation in a quiet hotel very close to the historical center of the town, in a green and panoramic area.
Spare time for visiting the town and for breathing the international and historical
atmosphere of this capital town of Umbria with a long story, Etruscan origins and more than 3000 years of history.
BB- PERUGIA. Day free at leisure for visiting the capital city of Umbria and its gems: Major fountain, the national Gallery presenting many frescos of Perugino and other famous painters, the Rocca Paolina (the underground town), the cathedral, Palace of Priori, San Francesco and Saint Peter Cathedral including the Medieval garden!
HB - Breakfast in hotel. Third leg : PERUGIA - MAGIONE. km 20. Level average.
A short private transfer from your hotel will take you to the outskirt of Perugia to start your daily walk on the smooth and panoramic hills. From the wood of Monte Malbe you will walk through woods and glens with a beautiful view over Perugia and Lake Trasimeno. Arrival in Magione ( Colpiccione) and accommodation in a very charming Agriturismo run by a nice and friendly family.
BB - Breakfast in hotel. Fourth leg: MAGIONE- SAN FELICIANO. Nice walk facing the lake to through ancient hamlets, old castles and woods. Km 12, level easy/average.
Arrival in this old fishermen’s village on the lake shores and accommodation in your hotel or bed and breakfast. San Feliciano is very famous for the slow atmosphere and for the wonderful sunsets on the lake!
BB - Breakfast in hotel. fifth leg: SAN FELICIANO - PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO, km 19,50 – very easy and flat.
On your way to Passignano you can also visit 2 nice old hamlets, Monte del Lago and Monte Colognola: here time is stuck and you will breath the real Umbria atmosphere, slightly out of time! You will walk on the easy trail along the lake shores and on your way you will find a lot of nice restaurants offering typical local Food! Arrival in Passignano, a nice holiday village on the lake shores. Passignano offers many restaurants, a nice walk along the lake and many cafés! Accommodation in your hotel in the very center of the town.
BB - After breakfast you will have your sixth hike: PASSIGNANO – TUORO.
It is a nice hike on the hills overlooking the lake. Brooms in spring, a lot of flowers and many silver olive trees will take you to Tuoro, an old village that is quiet famous as the place of the battle between Roman army and the Carthaginians lead by Hannibal! Trail is approximately 15 km. Level average. Arrival in Tuoro and accommodation in a local bed and Breakfast.
BB - breakfast and departure for your seventh leg: TUORO – CORTONA.
Wonderful hike from Umbria to Tuscana. You will start from the nice borgo of Sanguineto that derives its name from the blood of ancient battle; walking on the crest of the hills on the border you will also visit a nice old church, Santa Maria di Sepoltaglia. Trail details: 18 km, level average.
Arrival in Cortona and accommodation in a cozy 3 star hotel in the very center of
the town. Tome for visiting the renaissance Tuscan town.
BB – Breakfast in Hotel and departure.