“IlGaribaldi” – 5 days by bike in Umbria
Classic Tour – 5 days riding bike in the heart of Umbria
5 days in the green Umbria from Spoleto to Assisi passing through Bevagna immersing ourself in a magnificent landscape among historical centres, medieval villages still intact, olive groves and vineyards where history, nature and culture blend together. 3 quite simple bike tours on gravel or paved roads little busy where day after day we’ll discover the beauty of this land rich in art, traditions, typical products and good eating. The Classic Tour is composed of half-day tours and it’s suitable for all those who love to take not so long rides discovering territories and villages without hurry having time to deepen and to understand all the beauty of this part of Umbria.
GENERAL DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY (the length of the 3 stages is about 25-40 km with ascending altitude differences between 300 and 600 metres).
BICYCLE TYPE: TOURING BIKE or MOUNTAIN BIKE (no road bike)
Meeting at the airport or diredctly at the hotel if you’ll arrive by car and transfer to Foligno.
1st DAY: FOLIGNO
Meeting at the hotel at 3:00 pm. Gathering of cyclists. Briefing to speak about the tour to perform and explanation of the 3 stages we’ll do together. In the afternoon guided tour of Foligno’s historic centre. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay.
2nd DAY: FOLIGNO-BEVAGNA-FOLIGNO 27,8 Km – ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: up 247 m.- down 247 m. 50% gravel, 50% asphalt.
Departure of the tour at 9:00 am. Today’s tour has a difficulty index measured on a scale from 0 to 10 of 2 points. We’ll leave Foligno following the course of the Topino river and then we’ll deviate untill the Aiso lake. From here, restart towards Bevagna to visit one of Italy’s most beautiful villages and to have a light lunch, then we’ll return back to Foligno. Even today’s route is very simple; only plain with a few, easy and short climbs and descents. Light lunch in Bevagna, return in Foligno, dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.
3rd DAY: FOLIGNO-MONTEFALCO 34,3 Km – ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: up 562 m. – down 323 m., 50% gravel, 50% asphalt.
Departure of the tour at 9:00 am. Today’s tour has a difficulty index measured on a scale from 0 to 10 of 4 points. We’ll leave Foligno and through the typical agricultural landscape of the umbrian valley we’ll arrive until Madonna della Stella’s Sanctuary. From here it will begin the ascent towards Montefalco, city of art and birthplace of Sagrantino, famous red wine all over the world. Light lunch and Montefalco’s wine tasting at Le Cimate winery. Today’s route is completely flat untill Madonna della Stella’s Sanctuary. The climb towards Montefalco is about 8 km long and proceeds with a regular trend and with slopes always around 5-6 % excluding two stretches 200 metres long (about 9-10 %). Arrival in Montefalco, hotel accommodation. Free afternoon to visit the city or relax. Dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.
4th DAY: MONTEFALCO-CANNARA-SPELLO-ASSISI 39,5 Km – ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: up 544 m. – down 614 m., 35% gravel, 65% asphalt.
Departure of the tour at 8:00 am. Today’s tour has a difficulty index measured on a scale from 0 to 10 of 5 points. We’ll leave Montefalco gradually descending on very panoramic roads. We’ll continue to ride on the plain towards Cannara and in particular towards Piandarca where according to the tradition, San Francesco D’Assisi made the “Predica agli Uccelli” miracle. From here we’ll ride always on the plan towards Spello, important city of Roman origins rich in archaeological finds and testimonies of a glorious past. Light lunch and wine tasting in a winery.
Then it will start the ascent towards Assisi (6 km with slopes never over 10%) Today’s route has a medium difficulty; descent from Montefalco to the plan, then always in plan towards Spello passing through Cannara and Piandarca. Then ascent towards Assisi. Arrival in Assisi, hotel accommodation. In the afternoon guided tour of the city. Dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.
5th DAY: GOODBYE
All beautiful things come to an end and now it’s time to say goodbye. In the morning after breakfast, we’ll make the transfer to the airport or you’ll start your way back home by your own means.
END OF OUR SERVICES.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
* 3/4 Stars city center Hotel accomodations aprropriate for the scheduled Tour
* Full Board treatment from the first day’s dinner until the last day’s breakfast
* Lunches, tastings and visits planned in the schedule in wineries, olive-press and agritourisms
* Beverages included during meals
* Mountain Bike for all the tour duration including assistance and daily bike maintenance
* Environmental Bike Tour Guide in every stage scheduled
* Assistance and luggage transport for all the Tour duration
* City Guide for guided tour of Foligno’s and Assisi’s city centers
* Third Party Liability Insurance UNIPOLSAI ASSICURAZIONI 4063034/L
* Medical insurance No Stop Luggage
THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:
* Race T-shirt Il Garibaldi Tour Additional Charge 35,00€
* E-Bike Additional Charge 100,00€
* City tax
* Trasfers from and for the Airport
* All not included in the “The Price includes” section