5 Days Cycling Tour Italy and Wine Tasting

5 Days Cycling Tour Italy and Wine Tasting

  • Spello - Bevagna - Torgiano

Wine Holidays Italy and Cycling Tour

This vacation includes two days of cycling through the green Valle Umbra. This is a many-sided tour in which nature, culture and of course wine tasting are combined. This valley has no less than four famous wine areas: Torgiano Montefalco Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (D.O.C.G.), Assisi Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.), and Monte Martani D.O.C. You will visit small culturally interesting towns like Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna, and Torgiano. Enjoy this unique wine tasting experience!

Highlights

  • Wine tasting session in Spello
  • Wine tasting session at the osteria in Torgiano
  • Wine tasting session at the organic farm in Assisi
  • Dining in restaurants with traditional Umbrian cuisine
  • Visits to Assisi, Spello, and Torgiano
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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You will spend two nights in a three-star or a deluxe hotel, situated in the wonderful, medieval center of Spello. There is a lovely terrace with a beautiful view over the Valle Umbra. All the rooms have private bathrooms. In your hotel in Torgiano, all rooms are well equipped, with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, safe for valuables, and television. In the garden, there is a swimming pool.

Deluxe hotels

Spello: Hotel La Bastiglia (4-star) is also situated in the historic town of Spello in the upper panoramic zone of the ancient medieval village. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, satellite TV with foreign channels, pay TV, free wi-fi internet access and private bathroom with shower in the standard and superior rooms and bath in the deluxe rooms.

Services: bar and restaurant available also for external customers, a wonderful panoramic terrace with external cooling system, swimming pool and solarium, wellness center. Inside La Bastiglia Hotel Restaurant there are some important creations of ceramics, antique furnitures and important paintings from the private collection of Schifano and Norberto.

Bevagna: L'Orto Degli Angeli is a historic villa from the 18th century, located in the historic centre of Bevagna. The residence depoca LOrto degli Angeli has fourteen rooms and apartments, all different and preserving most of their original fittings: antique furniture, paintings, kitchen utensils, and little things which have always been there and tell the history of the family giving a special charm to these comfortable spaces. The hotel includes a small wellness area with a hot tub and massage room. The garden is an ideal place to relax in.

Residenza Porta Guelfa is situated just outside the old center of Bevagna. Each suite is equipped with LCD television,internet access, telephone, air conditioning, satellite tv with Sky, safe, and kitchenette. There is a garden, swimming pool and wellness center.

Torgiano: Al Grappolo d’oro (3-star). All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, safe, fridge and satellite television. Dinner is in a restaurant close by (200 meters). The hotel has a garden and swimming pool.

Standard hotels (3 stars)

Bevagna: Hotel Palazzo Brunamonti is situated in the historical centre of Bevagna. The hotel has 16 elegant and comfortable rooms all with bathroom, air conditioning, television, and telephone. The hotel has a breakfast room, bar, and a laundry service.

Spello: Hotel Il Cacciatore. The hotel has 21 rooms with air conditioning. They are equipped with direct telephones, television and bathroom. The hotel has a bar and restaurant.

Torgiano: Al Grappolo d'oro. This hotel in Torgiano is a quality bed and breakfast inn. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, safe, fridge, and satellite television. Dinner is in a restaurant close by (200 meters). The hotel has a garden and swimming pool.

Day 1 - Arrival, tasting dinner

  • This self-guided tour starts in the quiet town of Spello.
  • Your accommodation is located in center of the this charming medieval town. It is a place where history, traditions and art combine in harmony guarantying a perfect stay with.
  • 19:00-20:00 - Tasting menu in restaurant and wine bar "Drinking Wine."

Day 2 - Cycling to Bevagna passing Foligno.

  • The next morning you will still have some time to visit Spello followed by a cycling tour through the colorful valley and a visit to Foligno. You could visit the cathedral and archaeological museum in the Trinci palace or linger through the shopping streets with its many boutiques.
  • Back in the saddle, you continue to Bevagna, a town of Roman origins situated in the famous wine area of the Sagrantino d.o.c.g. and the Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c.
  • Your accommodation is in the medieval center of town.
  • Distance covered: 24 kilometers.

Day 3 - Cycling to Torgiano, wine tasting

  • The next morning after breakfast, you cycle to Torgiano. First, a short climb and then you descend into the valley.
  • In the afternoon at 16:00, you will have a wine tasting in the Lungarotti Osteria in Torgiano, where you will taste three of their reserve wines.
  • Torgiano was once a fortified town and the Baglioni tower remains as a silent witness to its history. The town is situated in a slightly hilly landscape at the confluence of the rivers Tiber and Chiascio. In the early Middle Ages the Benedictines planted olive groves and vineyards in these fertile hills, sowing for what is now a listed d.o.c.g. area where the famous Torgiano Rosso Riserva is made.
  • When you have time, you may well wish to visit the wine museum, housed in the "palazzo Grazioni-Baglioni". Here the visitor is provided with an insight into the various techniques associated with the viticulture and winemaking. The museum has a rich art collection from Etruscan till modern times. 
  • In the evening at 20:00, you are expected in a restaurant for a very special dinner in Restaurant Si.Ro. You will taste some typical Umbrian dishes (appetizers, "primi" (pasta - 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."
  • Distance covered: 28 kilometers.

Day 4 - Cycling to Spello, passing Assisi, wine tasting

  • The next day you will first cycle along quiet country roads to Assisi. To reach it you will first have to conquer the hill; after this steep climb you will enter this picturesque town and will agree that it was definitively worth the effort.
  • After your visit you will continue cycling to Spello, but before reaching it at 16:00 you will be welcomed at an organic Till winery in the Assisi d.o.c. area. The kind owners will explain all about their wine making process and of course you will taste some of their excellent wines.
  • After the wine tasting you will cycle for the remaining 4 kilometers through olive groves, back to Spello.
  • Distance covered: 33 kilometers.

Day 5 - Departure after breakfast

Programs may vary due to the weekly closing of the wine bars.

  • Cycling tour of Spello
  • Cycling tour of Torgiano
  • Cycling tour to Bevagna
  • Visit to vinery around Assisi
  • Paolo

    Paolo is an expert and meticulous technician, thanks to his years of work in a manufacturing company taking care of every aspect of the functional reliability and maintenance of the equipment. He has 'golden hands', as they say in Italian. He checks over, test rides and cleans the city bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes of Meravigliosa Umbria. If something breaks, needs repairing or simply isn't working quite as it should he manages to put everything right. Paolo loves the outdoors and has an in-depth knowledge of paths, tracks, roads and places in Umbria and in many other regions of Italy.

  • Cristiano

    An enthusiastic walker, who began planning and carrying out short excursions around the Perugia area when he was young. Today, as well as being a trusted member of our team, he is a voluntary guide for local walking groups and for the Club Alpino Italiano, for whom he is a hill walking escort. He accompanied many individuals and groups in the Sibillini mountains and in central Italy in general. Cristiano's passion for walking is combined with an insatiable curiosity for history and anthropology, which is reflected in his deep knowledge about the areas he crosses.

This vacation will take place in Umbria, Italy. You will visit the cities of Assisi, Torgiano, Spello, and Bevagna.

Below is the tasting menu in the restaurant and wine bar Drinking Wine in the evening of day 1.

  • Selection of bruschette with cherry tomatoes, black truffle and olive oil from Spello. Wine: Grecchetto dell’Umbria
  • Scrumbled eggs with black truffle. Wine: Trebbiano Spoletino
  • Tagliatelle with Cacio cheese, pepper and black truffle. Wine: Montefalco: Rosso
  • Selection of cheeses and salami. Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco
  • Tozzetti biscuits. Wine: Sagrantino passito
  • Cookery course in Bevagna
  • Cycling. Bike rental is available at EUR 50.
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting course in Spello
  • 1 dinner in restaurant (excluding wine)
  • 1 tasting menu (including wine)
  • 2 wine tastings
  • 4 night accommodation
  • Briefing on arrival day
  • Clients assistance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Route instructions and maps
  • Tour information
  • Bike rental
  • Extensions

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Perugia San Francesco dAssisi Airport (PEG).

San Bernardino, Switzerland

Ecologico Tours offers cycling and walking holidays, cooking classes, and wine tastings in Umbria.

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