Italy – Umbria (Walking)
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Umbria is known as the heart of Italy, being both land-locked and in the middle of the country, in many ways, it epitomises Italian life.
Our tour starts in Perugia, one of the most attractive towns in northern Umbria and both in terms of its ambience and its architecture. We hike along rolling hills and dense forests and are awarded stunning views of Assisi where we spend 2 nights. The tour continues along a trail that cuts through the Subasio Park and unfolds among olive groves before we reach Spello, a lovely village with cobbled streets, peaceful squares and dotted with many Roman monuments.
The week finishes on a high with spectacular walks to Bevagna where we make a loop trek to Montefalco and where you have the chance to sample wine in one of the areas best wineries, ensuring you do not miss the true Italian experience.
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Arrival in Perugia, the Capital of Umbria
Arrival at the Perugia train station. A lively city, nice boutiques, good restaurants, an art gallery with a superb collection of Medieval paintings and a very special subterranean town.
Transfer from Perugia to the tour start. The beginning is a bit tough but then it becomes easier. Rolling hills and thick woods are followed by a breathtaking view of Assisi. The dinner is in your hotel within walking distance of the basilica. You can also dip in the pool at the end of the walking day.
(5hrs 30min; 16 km / 180)
A relaxing day. If you want to walk you can have a 3 hours loop. Have a brisk departure walk by climbing to the Eremo Delle Carceri, St. Francis peaceful retreat. At the top of the trail 500 meters from the Eremo, there is a lovely picnic spot with tables and benches. Otherwise just visit Assisi, which has a lot more to offer than the St Francis Basilica, with Giotto's amazing frescos.
(Optional circular walk to the Eremo Delle Carceri - 3 hours, 10 km / 370 m)
Start from your hotel and walk a trail which cuts through the Subasio Park and unfolds among olive groves to reach Spello, a lovely village with cobbled streets and peaceful squares. Much fewer tourists and quieter after the crowds in Assisi! You will spend the night in a nice hotel with a view of the whole valley.
(6 hrs, 13 km / 210 m)
A circular loop from Spello to Spello visiting the Subasio mountain and the amazing hamlet of Collepino. Night and supper in a hotel in Spello. (4 hrs, 13km)
A short transfer from Spello to Collemancio (20 minutes by car) where a spectacular walk to Bevagna starts. You will also visit a genuine rustic cellar of Dionigi family (the producers of Sagrantino do Montefalco). The night will be in Bevagna at Palazzo Brunamonti and the supper at Osteria del Podesta close to the hotel. (5.30 hrs; 16 km)
A loop in the heart of the best wine area of Umbria. After visiting Bevagna, which is known for its medieval market during the month of June, walk from the town to Montefalco, have a lunch at the enoteca on the Montefalco's main square, sample some wine at one of the best wineries in the area and walk back to your starting point. Gourmet supper at Orto Degli Angeli. Accommodation in the same hotel as the day before. (14 km / 280 m )
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2022 Tour price:
€900 per person sharing
€130 single room supplement
€230 solo traveler supplement (if traveling on your own)
Self Guided Tour Information
Self guided tour can start any day
You can arrive to Perugia train station or the Airport (Ryanair flights from London Stansted). There are regular buses from the airport to the city centre where the first hotel is located. We can organize a private transfer from the Airport to the hotel, please contact our office for price.
Web site on trains in Italy: www.trenitalia.it
Hotel Fortuna www.hotelfortunaperugia.com
Hotel Sorella Luna www.hotelsorellaluna.it
Hotel Il Cacciatore www.ilcacciatorehotel.com
Palazzo Brunamonti www.brunamonti.com