The easy tours try to give you the best of the area while keeping at the lowest both uphill rides and prices still maintaining our high standards for lodging and assistance.
Activity Level: Easy | Mileage: 195 Km | Daily Cycling: 2 – 5 hr
Daily Average: 39 Km
Duration: 7 Days – 8 Nights
Day 1 & 2 – Cortona
Arrival in Cortona, the small medioeval town that Mayes’ book has made famous. The next morning, after welcome meeting proceed toward Trasimeno lake shores descending soft hills covered by the yellow broom bushes. You will spend the second night at Cristina’s house enjoying an Italian family.
You can have a rest day with just a loop to Panicale and a cooking class in the afternoon (not included in the price) or an alternative shorter loop to visit Monte Vibiano winery ( 35 km ). You can make a longer loop (50 km) to visit Deruta, famous for its ceramic.
Cooking classes in this day!
Day 4 – La corte del Poggio – Perugia – 32 km
Your day destination is Perugia, the main town in Umbria, with its fine square and communal palace, its renaissance painting collection, and the Rocca Paolina, the subterranean town . Perugia is also a lively town with shops and fashionable boutiques. Spend the night in town.
Day 5 – Perugia – Assisi – 35 km
We are now in the heart of Umbria; visit Torgiano, if a wine tasting might be dangerous for your safety (!) a visit to the wine museum is advised. Assisi is probably the most famous town of Umbria. Spend the night there in a lovely country Inn.
Day 6 – Free day in Assisi
Assisi deserve an entire day to enjoy and your Inn has a lovely swimming pool to relax. However if you want some exercise we have a half day hike to reach the Eremo delle carceri the San Francis peaceful retreat just above Assisi.
We bike in the very core of Umbria: from Assisi to Spello, and, if you haven’t had enough, on to Bevagna the lovely medieval town where each sumer a huge medieval festival is held that feature ancient workshops and costumes. Overnight in Spello.
Wine tasting available in the local wineries
Day 8 – end of our service
Transfer to Foligno train station to catch the train for the next destination.
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