An 8 days eno-gastronomic tour in Umbria





This tour offers the possibility to get to know the beautiful green and hilly Umbria in a different way, thanks to this perfect combination of cycling in the natural environment, exploring around culturally interesting towns and discovering the excellent wines and gastronomic traditions of the area. You start your Umbria experience in the medieval town of Spello, a lovely town built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. In the evening you will have a tasting-menu. The next day you cycle to the cultural interesting town of Spoleto. The next day you cycle to the cultural interesting town of Spoleto. There is a lot to see and taste. The next morning you have still time to visit the town centre, because the cycling to San Luca is short. In the village of San Luca, you will stay in a villa, the Zuccari residence since the 16th century, at the foot Montefalco. A loop ride will bring you to this the wine town, famous for its sagrantino wines. In Villa Zuccari you will have a cooking class during which you will discover some secrets of the Umbrian & Italian cookery. Again in the saddle, you pedal to the medieval town of Bevagna and after it a short ride will bring you to Torgiano, also famous for its excellent wines. These wines you will taste in the Lungarotti winery. During the second day of your stay in Torgiano, you can choose to make a nature ride in the surroundings, visiting the town of Deruta, famous for its ceramics or to visit the county town of Perugia. In the evening, there is a very special dinner in a nearby restaurant. You will taste delicious Umbrian truffle dishes. Your last short ride will bring you to Assisi, the town of Saint Francis and Clare.





Day 1

Arrival in the medieval town of Spello

You arrive at your **** star hotel in Spello. It is situated in the historical centre of the town with a terrace offering a magnificent view over the Valle Umbra, Foligno and the surrounding hills. At the end of the afternoon there is a route briefing and bike setting. Then you will be expected in a cosy restaurant and wine bar for a Umbrian Tasting dinner: selection of Umbrian wines combined with umbrian dishes like scrambled eggs with truffle and tagliatelle with Cacio and pepe … and all dishes are combined with different wines.


Day 2 

Spello -Spoleto (45 km / 28 miles)

Today you will leave Spello and cycling through the valley you cross the centre of Foligno, a shopping centre of the Valle Umbra. Worthwhile to visit is the Cathedral and the Palazzo Trinci. Then it goes up to Spoleto. The cycle path Assisi-Spoleto will bring you inside town. Your hotel **** is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto A In the evening you will enjoy a marvellous dinner in a restaurant.



Day 3 

Spoleto-San Luca (23 km / 14 miles)

This morning you will have time enough to explore Spoleto, because the ride of today is short. There is much to visit in Spoleto, such as the castle, the medieval aqueduct Ponte delle Torri, a roman house, the roman theatre with archaeological museum, the cathedral, the modern art museum….Then in the saddle and cycling through a hilly country side with stunning views. Overnight with dinner in a originally 16th century Villa.


Day 4 

Cycling to the wine town of Montefalco (15 km / 9 miles)

Today a loop to Montefalco. To reach this lovely town you have to conquer a steep hill. Don't miss the museum in the Saint Francis church with the frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli. On the main square there cosy wine bars where you can taste the tasty Sagrantino or Montefalco Rosso wines.  Then you nicely descend to your hotel, a villa at the foot of town. At 4.30 pm you have a cookery lesson and dinner in the Villa.



Day 5 

Bevagna and Torgiano  (42 km / 26 miles)

Today you bike mostly through the valley to the small town of Bevagna, which has a lovely medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a real meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the town. There are also roman mosaics to visit. Your ride continue to Torgiano, in medieval times a fortified village, situated on the confluence of  the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). The town is famous for its excellent wines. You have enough time to visit the nice wine museum with its rich collection of ceramics and art (subject wine making) from Etruscan till modern times. In the afternoon in the winery of the Lungarotti family, you will have a vist of the wine cellars and taste the excellent Torgiano wines. Your hotel is in the quiet town centre.  



Day 6 

Visiting the town of Perugia  or a cycling tour in the surroundings of Torgiano                         (24 or 32 km / 15 or 20 miles)

Perugia is the capital of the province. A short cycle tour takes you to the station in Ponte S.Giovanni  at the foot of Perugia. From here a local train will take you in 8 min. into the historical centre of Perugia. The centre, with its little alleys and characteristic town squares, is a lively vibrant place. The renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries will make a lasting impression. After your visit you return by train and bike back to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano. You can also cycle al the way up to Perugia, which makes the route longer and with more ascent and descent.  


A trip in the surroundings of Torgiano (30 or 44 km / 19 or 27 miles)

Will take you to the village of Deruta  which has, in part, managed to retain the highly distinctive features of its medieval buildings. Deruta is universally famous for its ceramics and there are many ateliers to visit. The origins of this ancient art go back as far as the Etruscan times and nowadays the many local workshops still make excellent quality ceramics. Numerous Italian and foreign museums have pieces of Deruta ceramics on show, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The town hall hosts  the art gallery and the ceramics museum. The next stop is the sanctuary of Madonna dei Bagni, which has built after a miracle, which took place in the year 1657. Inside the church there are more then 600 votive tiles, all testimony to the tradition of the Deruta ceramics. Cycling through a beautiful hilly landscape you pass typical Umbrian hamlets like Casalalta. Your cycle back to Torgiano is through the Tiber valley. 

A very special dinner will be prepared for you in a restaurant close by. You will taste some typical Umbrian dishes (appetizers, ‘primi’ pasta or risotto, ‘secondo’ (main course), vegetables and a coffee with a grappa or another after-dinner spirit). For the lover of black truffle you can also enjoy some dishes prepared with the "Diamonds of the Kitchen."


Day 7 

Assisi (25 km / 15,5 miles)

Today a short ride in which you will cross the valley, cycling along quiet country roads. Already from afar you will see Assisi, like many other Umbrian towns built on a hilltop. Before reaching Assisi, however, you can stop for a moment to visit the Franciscan basilica in S.Maria degli Angeli. Under its impressive dome still lies the humble little chapel ‘Porziuncola’ where Saint Francis came to pray.

To reach the beautiful historical centre of Assisi you have to make a short steep climb, but wandering through the town you will agree that it was worth the effort. You will have enough time to visit the main monuments of the town, like the basilica of Saint Francis with its beautiful frescoes by the painters Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti. Overnight stay in Assisi 


 Day 8

Departure or an extra overnight to explore Assisi




The package includes:

  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast (upgrade in Spello and Assisi to **** hotel is possible)

  • 2 dinners (San Luca and Torgiano excl. drinks)

  • 1 wine-tasting in Torgiano

  • 1 cooking lesson and dinner in Villa Zuccari

  • A 'Tasting Dinner' in Spello (incl wine)

  • Description (in English, Dutch or Italian), maps and gps tracks (on request) of above mentioned cycle tours 

  • Luggage transportation

  • Local back up service 

  • Route briefing in your arrival hotel




All the year around with exception of holidays like Eastern Starting day: every day of the week (starting on Monday no dinner possible in Spello)

Level 2

Easy to moderate You cycle through a landscape of gentle, rolling hills. Throughout these tours the steeper slopes are short and the longer ones are not too steep. The daily distances are restricted to between 15 and 47 km / 9 and 29 miles


Minimum two persons

Price p.p. 2020 Standard hotels

In a double room     € 920,00

Single room     € 1.120,00
Deluxe hotels
In a double room € 1.030
Single room € 1.225 

On request

On request bike rental (hybrid, e-bike or road bike), tracks for gps, upgradings and extra overnight stays



Are you interested in this tour: please ask us the detailed programme in pdf !