This “retreat” is the perfect opportunity to immerse in the nature and culture of a beautiful area of Italy – Umbria – also known as the spiritual and green heart of Italy. We will “slowly” explore the area by bike and by foot while tasting our way through some of the country’s best Slow Food products that make this area of Italy a must visit especially for genuine, organic, and locally sourced food’s lovers.
And the treat is … sleeping in a MEDIEVAL CASTLE!
DAY 1: TORRE DEL COLLE
The village is located in a strategic position to explore Umbria. Assisi is less than 20km away and can be admired from your bedroom window. The nearest Airport (Umbria’s International Airport) is located in Perugia, 22 km away. The closest train station is called Foligno. Dinner at Serpillo Restaurant in town. Former Olive Oil Mill now restaurant, Serpillo attract every day both local and international visitors looking for a gourmet experience in a unique setting
DAY 2: BIKE & WINE, 30 km,
A unique journey by bicycle through the Umbrian Valley featuring medieval villages, fortified castles and mostly flat green fields. A relaxing and fun ride through olive groves and vineyards of the Sagrantino’s wine growing area completed with an exclusive visit to a boutique winery accompanied with delicious, genuine typical food samplings. Home cooked Dinner.
DAY 3: GOLD OF SPELLO BIKE TOUR, 45 km
Located on the hills just a few kilometers south of Assisi, Spello is part of the “club” of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Known for its ORO DI SPELLO – The Gold of Spello – the town produces some of the best extra virgin olive oil in the country, and you are going to taste it and learn all about it during our Spello Bike Tour. We will ride through the famous Olive Path, we will cross the Umbrian Valley and flavor the typical products that makes Spello a must see of the region!
DAY 4: ASSISI HIKING AND CITY WALKING TOUR
Departure from the City of Assisi, walk through San Francis’s Hermitage all the way to the top of Mount Subasio. An immersing walk through the holy forest where Franciscan used to meditate and where today you can find peace and tranquility away from the city tourist crowds. Relax for a homemade pic-nic lunch enjoying great views of the whole area. Return to Assisi city center after lunch and take a guided walking tour of the historical center with a local guide. Pizza night.
DAY 5: LAKE TRASIMENO BIKE TOUR OR SIMILAR, 40 km
Lake Trasimeno is one of the largest lakes of Central Italy. Today’s ride will take us around the lake following the cycle path, stopping at different villages along the way enjoying the beautiful views and atmosphere. The fresh fish from the lake along with the tiny lake’s beans salad are typical slow food products of this area that we will taste at lunch.
DAY 6: WINE TOUR
Let’s give our active legs a rest and explore the valley by van. We will reach the wine production area of Montefalco, the production center of the world-famous “Sagrantino” and “Grechetto” wines. We will visit 2 different wineries with different approaches to learn and taste all about the wine culture of Umbria along with some typical food samplings to enjoy along the wines. Dinner at Serpillo restaurant.
DAY 7: COOKING WITH MAMMA
Get ready for a full hands-on cooking class with Mamma Doriana at a local Farm house then spend the afternoon relaxing or choose from a variety of outdoor optional activities. Lunch at Local farmhouse – free dinner
DAY 8: FAREWELL
Transfer to Perugia or Rome Airports.
– Accommodation for 7 nights 8 days
– 7 breakfast
– 5 dinners
– 6 lunches
– 3 Guided Bike Tours
– Cannondale trekking Bike with equipment
– Guided Hiking Tour
– Guided walking Tour of Assisi
– Olive oil Tasting
– Wine Tasting
– Wine Tour with minivan
– Cooking class
– Transfers from Foligno station or Perugia Airport
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