Umbria was launched in 2000. The
entrepreneur behind the idea was Petra, a Dutch woman who had been
working in Umbria as a local representative for a large agency
based in the Netherlands. She enjoyed welcoming and supporting
tourists coming to Umbria. This combined with her passion for
cycling and walking in the green countryside and charming medieval
villages of Umbria... and Meravigliosa Umbria was born. Over the
years the unspoilt beauty of this region began to be better known
abroad and Meravigliosa Umbria grew, becoming also an agency for
touring holidays in countries such as The Netherlands, Belgium,
Great Britain, Austria, South Africa and the USA.
saw the founding of Ecologico Tours, which incorporated
Meravigliosa Umbria. Operating as both travel agent and tour
operator, Ecologico Tours takes care of both incoming and
outgoing. We organise cycling and walking trips in Italy and the
rest of Europe for groups or individuals, both for fit experts and
for those who seek a well-deserved break for themselves and their
families. All of the routes proposed are checked out by our team
and by accredited expert guides, or by the local agents. For every
holiday both telephone and face-to-face assistance is on hand.
In 2015 Ecologico Tours moved to Switzerland to develop new opportunities in a beautiful country, ideal for lovers of winter sports and
for walking and cycling holidays. For our tours in Umbria we have our local management: experience, service and professionalism
at the service of our customers who are discovering the beauties of Umbria
All of our tours are Ecological, because they are organised to
allow you to get around while showing maximum respect for the
places visited and the environment in a broader sense. The
holidays are enriched with multi-activity packages designed to aid
the total recovery of energy and of both physical and
psychological well-being. All the information about our tours can
be read on our website and downloaded, or pdf files can be
requested. There is no paper catalogue of our tours, as we try to
avoid wasting paper and ink and strive to create less waste. We
support the Trees for All organisation, participating in their
project in the Philippines, and we invite all those who set off on
a trip with us to contribute to this worthy cause.
through lush countryside; breathing in the fresh air as you walk;
exploring new places both near and far; getting to know different
cultures and new people: this is what our holidays are all about,
and doing all this in harmony with nature is also synonymous with
adventure and freedom.
all the advantages of our tours and the reasons for setting off
and CEO of Ecologico Tours.
Petra, Dutch by birth and in spirit,
visited various parts of
during the '90s to enrich and
complete her studies in history of art. However, she was
Umbria: by the characteristic medieval
towns like Assisi, by the eclectic and cosmopolitan
atmosphere in places like Perugia, and by the uncontaminated and
unspoilt nature she discovered during her journeys from
one place to the next in this region.
worked for a long time with a Dutch
tour operator, specialized in walking and Cycling tours. Then, putting to use the knowledge and
skills she had built up through her studies and
travelling, she founded first Meravigliosa Umbria
(2000) and then Ecologico Tours
is the mind and soul of the company.
She designs the tours in
Umbria and personally checks all the
itineraries for these, as well as contacting hotels,
local bodies and co-operators in order to plan with care
all the tours to be enjoyed by our clients. She is available
for our clients throughout their
holiday to deal with any queries or requirements they
loves travelling and outdoor life and has a wide knowledge
of paths, routes and places to visit in many regions of
has a bike rental service in Assisi (Umbria) and takes also well
care of our bikes. He is an expert in maintenance, thanks to years of working in
companies where he has looked after all the technical
aspects of production. If something isn't working as it
should, he can fix it. The city bikes, mountain bikes,
road bikes and
e-bikes of Ecologico Tours are kept in perfect working
order by Paolo, who is constantly checking & preparing
them, test riding them to be certain of their
complete reliability and deliver them in your Hotel.
He gives our clienst assistance in case they have problems
accompanies them with pleasure on our cycle day tours !
– Area Manager Umbria
a marketing and tourism expert and an interpreter and
translator for the following languages: English, German
and French. She has a master degree in foreign languages
and literatures and graduate studies in hospitality and
tourism subjects. She is our Area Manager in Umbria and
our representative on site. She has a long experience in
hospitality management and tourist information in
She has a
great passion for travel: she has been travelling to
many countries in the world, getting to know different
cultures, peoples, languages and traditions; she can
understand immediately what the expectations and needs
of tourists and travellers are.
Umbria, her birthplace, very much: she knows the
territory very well and always injects enthusiasm and
energy when she talks about it.
- Responsible transport luggage and customer support
Elessar is an integral part of our team, offering assistance in Umbria.
He is of Italian - Dutch origin, young and dynamic,
caring and attentive. He speaks good English and is dealing with the care of your luggage, allowing you to fully enjoy the journey, effortlessly and
unpacked. Elessar will make sure that you find your luggage at your arrival, in every hotel in which you are going to stay.
He also takes care of the bike rental, offering complete and professional assistance to our customers, both by telephone and on-site. Courtesy and competence characterize his profile.
Tour escort and Expert Guide,
accredited by the Region of Umbria
Cristiano is a hiking guide registered
by the AIGAE (Italian Association of Hiking Guides). He lives in Umbria
and loves both walking and cycling (MTB and racing bikes). He studied at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Perugia, where his love for nature
became more deep. After his university years, he wanted to dedicate himself more often to sporting activities and he donated himself a mountain bike and a pair of mountain boots and
so started to explore Umbria on foot and by bike. This was his turning point, he
became and still is very fascinated by the beautiful
Umbrian landscapes, stunning places with a rich history, villages where time seems to stand still, mule paths, footpaths and country
roads through woods, vineyards and olive groves ... a true paradise that he would like to share with you.
– Tour escort and Expert Guide,
accredited by the Region of Umbria.
An enthusiastic walker, who began planning and
carrying out short excursions around the Perugia area when
he was young.
Today, as well as being a trusted member of our team,
he is a voluntary guide for local walking groups and for
the Club Alpino Italiano, for whom he is a hill walking escort. He
accompanied many individuals and groups in the Sibillini mountains and
in central Italy in general.
passion for walking is combined with an
insatiable curiosity for history and anthropology, which
is reflected in his deep knowledge about the areas he
also his proposals for lovely walking day trips !
Tours & Meravigliosa
office: Lumbreida 19B Marmotta
CH-6565 San Bernardino, Svizzera/Schweiz/Suisse
(0041) (0)79 2457505
contact in Italy
mob. (0039) 346 3254167
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