Below you can find our proposal, but keep in mind that we can PERSONALIZE the tour according to your needs. You can decide the DURATION and the PLACES in the area you want to see to CREATE YOURSELF the perfect holiday for you.
Assisi, Spoleto, Norcia, and the beautiful the flowering in Castelluccio di Norcia along the cycle lanes of Umbria and the former railway track. A journey through history riding through medieval villages of Umbria with a unique and fascinating landscape made of olive tree groves, enchanted valleys, lakes and rivers, gentle hills, vineyards, high quality typical food. This journey combines culture, local crafts and delicious tastings perfectly. For a total of 127 km (30% on paved roads and 70% on dirt roads), the paths you’ll be riding on has constant and rideable ascents. The stages are about 55km cycling with a touristic pace. We recommend a good mountain bike and technical equipment.
BAGGAGE TRANSFER AND BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ASSISI
Arrival in Assisi. Free visit of Assisi (or guided tour on request). Meeting with the guide and briefing. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: ASSISI-SPOLETO (58 km, 200 mt of elevation gain)
After breakfast, you’ll start from Spoleto along the cycle lane. All around Assisi everything is mystical and harmonious: Mount Subasio protects the gentle slopes towards Santa Maria degli Angeli. These hills, walked by the Saint of Assisi, are the background of your itinerary, picturesque stretch of the St. Francis Way. A flat road will take you from the town of the patron of Italy, passing through the sanctuary of Rivotorto, in the direction of Spello. The route will also lead you to other medieval towns such as Cannara, Bevagna, Montefalco, Foligno, Trevi, Campello sul Clitunno until the beautiful Spoleto. Overnight stay and dinner in Spoleto.
DAY 3: SPOLETO-NORCIA (47 km, 400 mt of elevation gain)
After breakfast, departure to Norcia through the former railway line. The railway Spoleto-Norcia was abandoned in 1968, and it has 19 tunnels and 24 bridges and viaducts. A unique feature of Spoleto-Norcia railway is the slope of 4.5% between Spoleto and the valley of the Black River, that is quite unusual for a normal railway line. You’ll cross Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Castel San Felice, Piedipaterno, Borgo Cerreto, and the village of Cerreto di Spoleto, which stands perched on the canyon. From Triponzo the route has not yet been restored and you’ll have to cycle about 8 km of state highway with galleries, which requires to pay attention. Once in Serravalle, you’ll pedal along a path to Norcia. Overnight and dinner in Norcia.
DAY 4: NORCIA-CASTELLUCCIO DI NORCIA (30 km, 350 mt of elevation gain)
After breakfast, departure to Castelluccio. Castelluccio di Norcia is famous for its flowering (between May and July), for the delicious lentils and for the beauty of the village. In the morning you’ll reach the tableland, only 20 km away from Norcia. Over there on the tableland of Pan Grande, you can witness the beautiful “Fiorita”, the flowering, that offers every year an amazing view of colorful mosaics of flowers. At the arrival in Castelluccio, free lunch. After lunch, transfer from Castelluccio until the starting point in Assisi. End of services and tour.
The tour includes:
- 4 days and 3 nights in selected hotels or B&B on a half-board basis
- Luggage transportation
- Bike garage, an area for little reparations in hotel
- 24/7 assistance from our team
The tour does not include: Lunches, drinks, and everything else not included in the list “The tour includes”.
- Bike rental
- Packed Lunch
- Guided tour
- Guided tour of Assisi
- Transfer from/to the airport to Assisi
* If you are less than 4 participants, contact us for a new quotation.
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