Umbria’s Green Valleys From the Pilgrimage Town of Assisi

4.8/5 (22)
6 nights
23 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 577
Bike tour in Italy
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

Umbria’s Green Valleys From the Pilgrimage Town of Assisi

4.8/5 (22)

Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

6 nights
23 miles/day

Self guided from EUR € 577
Bike tour in Italy

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  • Umbria’s Green Valleys

    Nothing is better than cycling on quiet, country roads with views of rolling hills decorated with silver-green olive groves and fertile vineyards. Umbria has been praised for its unmistakable beauty since Roman times because of its colorful fields and sparkling bodies of water.

    This not-too-strenuous cycle tour will take you through the valley, with only a few rolling hills, to lively medieval villages and towns of the green valley “Valle Umbra”, such as Asisi, Spello, Foligno, Spoleto, Bevagna, and Perugia.

    The tour starts and finishes near Assisi, which rises on a mountainous branch of the Monte Subasio. The castle is located at the highest point, at 505 m, overlooking the beautiful pilgrimage town. Be sure that you walk these narrow alleys, cozy squares, and many medieval monuments for an unforgettable experience.

    On the first day of the tour, you will ride a scenic route through the fertile valley until you reach Campello sil Clitunno, famous for its refreshing springs immersed in an enchanting oasis of peace. On the second day, you’ll make a short circular tour among olive groves to Spoleto, where you will have ample time to experience this lively town and see the Duomo with frescoes of Filippo Lippi– a Florentine painter– along with the Roman Theater, the medieval bridge, and aqueduct Ponte delle Torri.

    The second part of the tour will bring you to Torgiano and Perugia, the capital of the provence. Here, you may visit Renaissance palaces, museums, churches, and stroll the winding shopping streets. A short ride along the tranquil country roads of the valley will bring you back to Assisi.

    Note: In the beginning weeks of July, Spoleto holds its music festival ‘dei due mondi’ and booking your tour during the festival will incur a supplemental fee due to increased hotel rates.

    It's also possible to make this tour a bit more leisurely over 7 nights with 6 days of cycling. Please inquire for further details.

    • Delicious Italian gelatos! Alexandrae Rust@Flickr
    • Magical Assisi, Umbria, Italy. CC:Sidvics
    • Proscuitto ham is an Italian masterpiece. Daniel Uvegard@Unsplash
    • Umbrian landscape in Italy. Edoardo Busti@Unsplash
    • Spello, province Perugia, Umbria, Italy. sterlinglanier Lanier@Unsplash
    • Vineyards en route this tour! Manuel Venturini@Unsplash
    • Parmigiana di melanzane in Italy! CC:Schellenberg
    • Italian Chardonnays! Didriks@Flickr

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    Highlights

    • The pilgrimage town of Assisi
    • Cycling along quiet country roads
    • Spoleto, with its beautiful cathedral
    • The excellent wines of the Montefalco and Torgiano area
    • The county town of Perugia
    • Wine and olive oil museums in Torgiano

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    Umbria’s Green Valleys

    Photos 

  • Traveler photos

    • Near Assisi (photo by max breedon)
    • Riding through olive groves (photo by max breedon)
    • Following rivers (photo by max breedon)
    • More rivers and streams (photo by max breedon)
    • Sowing in new crops (photo by max breedon)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Giovanni)
    • On teh way to Spello (photo by Giovanni)
    • Sagrantino grapes ready to pick (photo by Giovanni)
    • Lunch in Montefalco with Patricia and Barbara and Sagrantino Wine (photo by Giovanni)
    • Riding through olive groves (photo by Bike man)
    • Photo 1 (photo by KVWright)
    • Photo 2 (photo by KVWright)
    • Photo 3 (photo by KVWright)
    • Photo 4 (photo by KVWright)
    • Photo 5 (photo by KVWright)
    • What is the smell of the poppy flower_ (photo by ullabulla)
    • Watching the town of Spello (photo by ullabulla)
    • In a poppy field near Poreta (photo by ullabulla)
    • Singing in the rain (photo by ullabulla)
    • The beautiful ceramics of Deruta (photo by ullabulla)
    • Meeting Paolo from the bike company on our way to Assisi (photo by ullabulla)
    • A full fuggy day, till the twilight (photo by Emlaf)
    • the only rolling day, with superbs views as rewards (photo by Emlaf)
    • Photo 3 (photo by Emlaf)

    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    This tour is also offered in a more family-friendly 7-night itinerary. Please see the program overview at the bottom of this page.

    Day 1: Arrival to Assisi
    Today you arrive and collect your bikes, route briefing and instructions. The tour starts near the Middle Age city of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. Many monuments have been erected here in honor of the saints Francis and Clare.
    Overnight near Assisi

    Day 2: Assisi – Casco dell'Acqua (16 miles/26 km)
    The day starts when you leave your hotel and cycle along the slopes of Mount Subasio to Spello. There is enough time this morning to wander around this charming ancient town, pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting town, containing many features dating back to the Roman and medieval times. Spello is also called the town of flowers, because of its many colorful little alleys embellished with plants and flowers. The town is well known for its special flower festival (‘infiorata’) for Corpus Domini.

    After Spello you descend to Foligno, which is in the valley. You pass along the main square with its beautiful ‘duomo’ which still has a Romanesque façade. Continuing along the lively main shopping street you will leave the town to cycle the remaining distance of your route, across the fertile valley with its colorful fields and various waterways.
    Overnight in Casco dell'Acqua

    Day 3: Circular route to Spoleto (32 or 28 miles/51 or 44 km)
    This morning starts with a short tour among olive groves, which will take you to Spoleto. You can already see Spoleto from afar, with its castle dominating the hilltop on which the medieval part of the town is built. The center is still largely inside the medieval town walls. Spoleto is very famous for its music festival ‘dei due mondi,’ held in the beginning weeks of July (booking your tour during the festival will incur a supplemental fee due to increased hotel rates--please inquire). There is a lot to see in Spoleto, including the cathedral with its famous frescoes by the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi, the Roman house and the Roman theatre with an annexed archaeological museum. Leaving Spoleto you cycle among the fields.
    Overnight in Casco dell'Acqua

    Day 4: Casco dell'Acqua – Torgiano (36 miles/ 58km)
    Today you bike to Torgiano, passing Bevagna and (optionally) Montefalco. You will bike through a slightly undulating landscape, with Montefalco looming from a distance. At the foot of this town you have the option to continue along the valley directly to Bevagna or to visit Montefalco, but to reach this lovely town you first have to conquer a steep climb.

    Montefalco (1,548 feet/472 m a.s.l.) is also known as the ‘balcony of Umbria,’ because of the fantastic panorama. The Franciscan church, now a museum, is decorated with magnificent 15th and 16th-century frescoes by artists such as Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino. Montefalco is well-known for its excellent wines, Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c. and Sagrantino d.o.c.g., produced on the sunny slopes around the town, and of course, it is almost impossible to leave the town without tasting them in one of the many wine bars.

    From Montefalco you go downhill to Bevagna. This town has a lovely medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a real meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the town. After one last hill you will reach Torgiano, at the confluence of the rivers Chiascio and Tiber (Tevere). Your hotel is in the quiet town center.
    Overnight in Torgiano

    Day 5: Optional Roundtrip Rides (15, 20 or 28 miles/24, 32, or 45 km)
    Visiting Perugia short trip (15 miles/24 km)-- This trip takes you to the neighboring town of Perugia, which is the capital of the province. A short cycle tour takes you to the station in Ponte S.Giovanni at the foot of Perugia. From here a local train will take you into the historical center of Perugia. The center, with its little alleys and characteristic town squares, is a lively vibrant place. The renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries will make a lasting impression. After your visit, you return by train and bike to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

    Visiting Perugia long trip (20 miles/32 km)-- This trip takes you to Perugia, which is the capital of the province. Cycling along quiet country roads you reach Perugia. A climb will bring you to the old town center, with its little alleys and characteristic town squares. There is a lot to see like renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and many galleries. After your visit, you return cycling to the peaceful, hospitable town of Torgiano.

    Or trip in the surroundings of Torgiano (19 or 28 miles/30 or 45 km)-- Close to Torgiano (4 miles/6 km) is the village of Deruta which has, in part, managed to retain the highly distinctive features of its medieval buildings. Deruta is universally famous for its ceramics. The origins of this ancient art go back as far as the Etruscan times and nowadays the many local workshops still make excellent quality ceramics. Numerous Italian and foreign museums have pieces of Deruta ceramics on show, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The town hall hosts the art gallery and the ceramics museum.

    The next stop is the sanctuary of Madonna dei Bagni, which has built after a miracle, which took place in the year 1657. Inside the church there are more than 600 votive tiles, all testimony to the tradition of the Deruta ceramics. Cycling through a beautiful hilly landscape you pass typical Umbrian hamlets like Casalalta. Your cycle back to Torgiano is through the Tiber valley. Torgiano, like Montefalco, is famous for its excellent red and white wines and when you have you can visit the interesting wine museum. Next to the museum you can taste the wines of the Lungarotti family in the ‘osteria.’
    Overnight in Torgiano

    Day 6: Torgiano – Assisi (16 miles/25 km)
    Today you will cross the valley, cycling on quiet country roads. You will already see Assisi from afar as, like many other Umbrian towns, it is built on a hilltop. Before reaching Assisi, however, you can stop for a moment to visit the Franciscan basilica in S.Maria degli Angeli. Under its impressive dome still lies the humble little chapel ‘Porziuncola’ where Saint Francis came to pray.

    To reach the beautiful historical center of Assisi you have to make a short steep climb, but wandering through the town you will agree that it was worth the effort. You will have enough time to visit the main monuments of the town, like the Basilica of Saint Francis with its beautiful frescoes by the painters Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel where you started your tour (1.8 miles/3 km from Assisi).
    Overnight near Assisi

    Day 7: Departure from Assisi


    7-night itinerary

    Please contact us for more details.

    Day 1: Arrival in Assisi

    Day 2: Cycling to Casco dell’acqua (26 km)

    Day 3: Loop tour to Bevagna (34 km)

    Day 4: Cycling to San Luca passing Spoleto (46 km)

    Day 5: Cycling to Torgiano (37 km or 39 km)

    Day 6: Cycling tour in surroundings of Torgiano / visiting Perugia Cycle and train / loop cycling to Perugia (45 or 30 km/24 km/32 km)

    Day 7: Cycling to Viole passing Assisi (25 km)

    Day 8: Departure


    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Photos Accommodation 

  • Accommodation

    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    You will be accommodated in hotels, bed and breakfasts, and historic accommodations

    • 3 and 4-star hotels and country houses

      Assisi: Hotel la Terrazza

      Casco dell' Acqua: Country House Casco dell' Acqua

      Torgiano: Hotel Al Grappolo d’Oro

    • 4-star hotels or superior room upgrade

      Assisi: Hotel Dal Moro Gallery OR Hotel la Terrazza (upgrade to Superior room)

      Casco dell' Acqua: Country House Casco dell' Acqua

      Torgiano: Tre Vaselle Resort and Spa


    Local hotel taxes are not included and are to be paid directly to each hotel (approximately €1-3 per person/night).

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Daily program Bikes 

  • Bikes

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Standard touring bikes, 21- or 24-speed
    • Electrically assisted bike*
    • Child's bike or bike trailer

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Rear saddle bag
    • Visibility vest
    • Tool kit (spare inner tube and pump)
    • Map holder (one per party)
    • Odometer (one per party)

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are available for rent and must be booked in advance (€5). We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.


    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Accommodation Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    Daily: Apr 1 - Aug 3, 2024 and Aug 19 - Oct 31, 2024 (minimum 2 persons)

    Prices

    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €577
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €763
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €808

      Additional Services

      Dinner package* €183

      * Please note dinner package includes 6 dinners

      Extra Nights, Assisi

      Per person, double occupancy €66
      Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) €90
    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €675
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €995
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €1040

      Additional Services

      Superior room upgrade, Hotel la Terrazza
      Per person, double occupancy €18
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €33

      * Please note dinner package includes 6 dinners and is only available in Classic hotels. May be possible in Superior hotels, but is on request only.

      Extra Nights, Assisi

      Superior (standard) Superior (with upgrade to Hotel la Terrazza, superior room)
      Per person, double occupancy €63 €79
      Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) €100 €132

    Bike Rentals

    Standard touring bike €80
    Electrically assisted bike €174
    Child's bike €45
    Bike trailer €45
    Follow-me tandem €60
    Helmet €5

    Included services

    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Breakfast daily
    • Luggage transfer
    • Ride with GPS App 1 access code per room: GPS tracks/cue sheets/tour info*
    • Emergency support hotline
    • Route briefing on arrival day
    • GPS tracks (upon request)

    Local hotel taxes are not included and are to be paid directly to each hotel (approximately €1-5 per person/night).

    *Paper route descriptions and maps on request with supplement of €10.


    Tour Company


    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Bikes Other Details 

  • Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    Surface and terrain

    On this tour, you will cycle through a landscape of gentle, rolling hills. This generally easy itinerary offers mostly flat routes with short daily distances. There aren't too many climbs (though a few hills) and if possible there will be offered an alternative. The daily distances range from 22-35 miles (35-57 km).


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Florence, Pisa, or Rome, Italy
    Nearest train station: Assisi, Italy

    For trains:
    From the North: Florence – Terontola – Passignano sul Trasimeno – Perugina – Bastia – Assisi
    From the South: Rome – Orte – Terni – Spoleto – Foligno – Assisi

    Tips on getting to and from your tour


    Umbria’s Green Valleys

     Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

    • max breedon 8 months ago

      Exceeded expectations

      This was a brilliant way to experience and explore Umbria. The instructions were clear and the route design was really thoughtful. The tour operator has done a great job planning this route. There were so many highlights, riding through olive groves, exploring towns like Spoleto. We loved staying at Casco dell'Acqua, Ms Carla's cooking was magnificent.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Late October 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Near Assisi (photo by max breedon)
      • Riding through olive groves (photo by max breedon)
      • Following rivers (photo by max breedon)
      • More rivers and streams (photo by max breedon)
      • Sowing in new crops (photo by max breedon)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Mark eisenberg 9 months ago

      Self guided bike trip in Umbria

      This was the perfect self guided bike trip. The roads were quiet or on dedicated bike trails. The directions on GPS were easy to follow. The hill towns were magnificent. We chose the hotel upgrade and were very happy with the accommodations. It is in fact true that one can't find a bad meal in Umbria

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Bill Allured 9 months ago

      A beautiful experience, well-organized and planned out.

      We received detailed trip information the night before our ride, along with GPS tracks, which made navigation fairly easy. Because we were primarily on back roads, there were many turns so we occasionally went a short distance out of the way. We highly recommend using a bicycle navigation app. Each hotel was a wonderful oasis along the way.

    • DrFerro October 20, 2019

      Magical Umbria

      The first couple days in the Umbria region were almost magical. Riding through the olive groves and vineyards, passing by the fig trees that were offering their ripe luscious fruits brought special significance to this region of great spirituality. (These fruits are all mentioned in the Bible.) Experiencing the places where Francis of Assisi had his illumination, along with countless others who are nameless, reminds the visitor that all these churches, chapels, and basilicas are there because of the Italian people's expressions.
      This was our sixth European bike tour. It was our first tour in Italy, and also the first tour we had done that was almost completely on roads (as opposed to dedicated bike trails). That said, we felt somewhat vulnerable, especially in heavily populated areas. Italian drivers are not overly aggressive or careless, but they do like to drive fast. Pavement conditions on several roads were pretty bad, especially near the edges where one would ride. Distances on the daily rides were about right given the riding conditions, there were interesting things to see and the written directions were excellent. The accommodations on this tour were outstanding, the food remarkable, and the hospitality of the Italian people warmed our hearts. Of the six tours we have taken, this is the first one where we gained weight after five days of riding!

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept. 18, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Dotty October 12, 2019

      Beautiful bike trip through the Umbrian countryside

      Beautiful tour through the countryside. Lots of old mountaintop towns to explore (Assisi, Montefalco), beautiful scenery, and lots of agriculture (olive trees, vineyards, vegetables, tobacco). Food prepared by Carla at Countryhouse Casco dell'Acqua was the best we had in Italy.

      What was the date of your tour?
      9/26/19 - 10/1/19
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • LMOC August 21, 2019

      Challeging and beautifull tour

      Umbria is beautiful and we loved to visit the old and historical towns throughout the tour.
      However, there were a bit more steep climbs than what we were expecting and the 40 degrees made them more challenging :/
      Paolo and Petra were very helpful and friendly and the overall tour was well thought out.

      What was the date of your tour?
      20 of July
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Tom33 May 22, 2019

      Our first self-guided tour

      Umbria was beautiful. Incredible scenery with rolling green hills and fields of red poppies. Most of our biking was in the valley so fairly flat. We had electric bikes expecting more hills. The climb to Montefalco would have been challenging otherwise. Hotels were very nice and it was great to spend 2 nights at each of 3 different hotels so you didn't have to pack up each morning. Our orientation was very thorough from Paolo. There were a few occasions on the road where we had questions about written directions but we figured things out. We were mostly on backroads with little traffic so that was great. A group of 4-6 people doing a self-guided tour would be fun. We rode 4 days out of 5 and took one rain day off. Longest day was 33 miles and shortest about 15. We had plenty of time to stop and explore, take pictures, open church doors, etc. Overall this was a great experience and we look forward to returning to Umbria!

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 1-May 7, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Giovanni November 7, 2018

      Our best BIKETOURS...so far

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Giovanni)
      • On teh way to Spello (photo by Giovanni)
      • Sagrantino grapes ready to pick (photo by Giovanni)
      • Lunch in Montefalco with Patricia and Barbara and Sagrantino Wine (photo by Giovanni)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Bike man October 3, 2018

      Pedaling through Umbria

      This trip was perfect from start to finish thanks to Petra and Paolo. Bikes were like new and well tuned. Organizers met us, went over trip details, and made overnight accommodations in beautiful hotels and B&B’s. Luggage was transported and waiting for us at each new stay. Our stay in Italy was wonderful. We were a self-guided group of 4. We will be back.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept. 9-14,2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Riding through olive groves (photo by Bike man)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • atlantacyclist72 September 24, 2018

      Beautiful part of Italy

      The scenery is lovely and the accommodations were very nice. The upper church at the basilica in Assisi is spectacular--don't miss it. Just remember that European air conditioning is not the same as US air conditioning if you go during warm months.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 10-17
      How many tours have you completed?
      more than a dozen
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Nora July 1, 2018

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 18-24
      How many tours have you completed?
      This was the first
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Bufo Spodimus June 24, 2018

      Ideal bike tour through Umbria for our family

      Our family of four was in Italy for two weeks, and our self-guided bike tour through Umbria was the highlight of our trip. Our kids are 20 and 17 years old respectively. We were attracted to this particular itinerary, because of the location and moderate degree of distance and hills. All said and done, the tour exceeded our expectations. The local tour company provided everything we needed. The bikes and equipment were excellent quality. The tour briefing and advice provided from Paolo were excellent, and detailed directions were most reliable. You would really be unlucky to get lost on this tour. We appreciated that about ninety percent of the riding is on dedicated cycling trails or quiet back roads with little traffic. The countryside and the views along the way were impressive, and the many towns and villages we visited were attractive, friendly, and brimming with history. For accommodations, Casa del Acqua were most comfortable, and Torgiano had the best views and recommended restaurants. We were fortunate that we enjoyed excellent weather during our tour with mostly sunny skies and moderate temperatures. I recommend this trip for families and for anyone considering their first self-guided bike tour.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Sandyp May 3, 2018

      Fun week in Umbria!

      This was our third self-guided bike tour with Bike Tours and once again they did not disappoint. The Umbrian countryside was beautiful, the food and wine the best and the people very friendly. We especially enjoyed the Country House and Carla’s hospitality. Her meals were wonderful and we enjoyed meeting her family. Paulo (local tour rep) was also great and he and his wife were able to make some last minute changes for us to take advantage of the weather. Only a couple of climbs all week although the last one into Assisi is a doozy.

      What was the date of your tour?
      April 6-12, 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • KVWright October 16, 2017

      A wonderful tour of Umbria Valley

      My friends and I have completed two similar bike tours (bike rental, luggage moved, etc). This was our first tour in Italy. Previously we had done a point A to point B ride. This tour consisted of only three location bases with day trips out and back. The routing was done in an attempt to keep us off as many of the main roads as possible. There were times when going onto busy streets was unfortunately necessary. The area does have some hills. None of us are avid riders and we managed the journey which did include walking up some of the grades. The maps provided mostly clear directions (we had a couple missed turns). It's a good idea to have a phone with a map as a back up. The accommodations were excellent: clean rooms, friendly staff, and great food.
      The owner of the tour company personally met with us, went over the maps, and made any needed adjustments on the bikes before our journey. The bicycle were of good quality (mine was a 27 speed hybrid) and we were provided with one pannier for each bike.
      Overall a great experience.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 8, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by KVWright)
      • Photo 2 (photo by KVWright)
      • Photo 3 (photo by KVWright)
      • Photo 4 (photo by KVWright)
      • Photo 5 (photo by KVWright)
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Brittany October 17, 2017

        Karen, we're so glad to hear you all had a great time in Umbria! The Umbrian towns are full of history and if walls could talk I can only imagine the stories they could tell. We hope to help you with another bike vacation!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Wrightriders October 14, 2017

      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • jmain October 9, 2017

      Great way to explore this wonderful part of Italy

      Self guided tour with a lot of useful information about places to investigate. Clear route instructions and maps. One bike had a problem with the gears but was quickly sorted by the agents, who were very attentive. A good selection of hotels, and BikeTours was able to negotiate a different hotel for our last night, which was helpful (our request to change not due to the quality of the hotel originally offered, but for some personal practical reasons)

      What was the date of your tour?
      29.9.17
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Brittany October 10, 2017

        It's great to hear you enjoyed all of the aspects about this tour. Umbria is such a beautiful region to explore. Thank you very much for your review!

      • 3/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Cosmo September 27, 2017

      great way to see Umbria at a great value

      the tour staff were competent, friendly, helpful and responsive. the tour itself gave plenty of options and instructions were usually good although with a very few glitches. hotels were very good three stars. Casco d'Aqua was really a treat and very peaceful. all the towns included were just great.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      5+
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson, Founder and president September 28, 2017

        Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed Umbria--a real treasure.

      • 5/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Bigbluesea14 August 17, 2017

      Fabulous self guided tour at a great price!

      Bike Tours.com always provided prompt and clear communication in preparation of the trip overseas. The tour company in Italy provided excellent service and great bikes. We were a group of 10, including kids, and were impressed with the quality of hotels chosen and loved the dinner package option. Stress free and enjoyed by all.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 1st - July 7th
      How many tours have you completed?
      none
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with young kids
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Jonathan M March 23, 2017

      Beautiful ride in an interesting part of Italy

      This tour of Umbria combines delicious food and wine, beautiful scenery, and wonderfully preserved medieval towns like Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, and Bevagna. The tour operators (Petra and Paolo) are very organized and personable. A highlight was the guest house (Country House Casco Dell'acqua) operated by Carla and her brother Luigi. Not to be missed!

      What was the date of your tour?
      March 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • UdiA July 23, 2016

      Great Trip

      Hotels (upgraded) + Maps and Navigation Story + Overall service (Paulo) were good. That plus the charms of Umbria (in particular during the Jazz festival in Perugia made our trip very enjoyable

      What was the date of your tour?
      July
      How many tours have you completed?
      Few
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • ullabulla July 7, 2016

      Umbria The green Valleys a pleasant surprise

      The area was absolutely wonderful. The local bike company charming and most helpful. Every one of the hotels had its own charm and uniqueness. the bike tour itself was just one adventure after another going through the small villages and beautiful towns. Umbria still has a feel of virginity and less crowded with tourist as in other parts of Italy. The local food was delicious and the local people more than willing to help if you had a problem. We finished the tour with a lot of taste for more.

      What was the date of your tour?
      8 of may 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      7
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • What is the smell of the poppy flower_ (photo by ullabulla)
      • Watching the town of Spello (photo by ullabulla)
      • In a poppy field near Poreta (photo by ullabulla)
      • Singing in the rain (photo by ullabulla)
      • The beautiful ceramics of Deruta (photo by ullabulla)
      • Meeting Paolo from the bike company on our way to Assisi (photo by ullabulla)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Emlaf November 5, 2015

      Solo trip in Umbria

      Very great trip in beautifuls places, with greats accomodations and people, even in november.

      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens, Solo travelers, Families with young kids, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • A full fuggy day, till the twilight (photo by Emlaf)
      • the only rolling day, with superbs views as rewards (photo by Emlaf)
      • Photo 3 (photo by Emlaf)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection

    Umbria’s Green Valleys

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