The experience is a 25km linear cycling tour from Assisi to the winery Arnaldo Caprai, near Montefalco. We'll meet in Assisi (or at your Hotel if you requested the pick up) and after finding the best hybrid bike for each of you, we'll ride through the “olive grove way” in the eastern slopes of Mt Subasio, towards a traditional olive mill where we will have an olive oil tasting with the owner. After that we'll go back on our bikes and ride through the Medieval town of Spello, giving a quick look to the Pinturicchio painting in the church of St Andrew, and then towards the opposite side of the Umbria Valley, where the Roman and Medieval village of Bevagna lies. We will explore the town and visit some of the craftmens’ workshops and end the ride in a Sagrantino wine Estate to taste the best wine of Umbria! Information about the tour: 25km long easy ride, the initial 10km are on rolling terrain, then we will descend to Spello and to the valley, mostly flat for the rest of the ride. We will cycle on minor public asphalt roads. The ride is for all type of bikers, no training needed.
My name is Michela, owner and guide of the Tour Operator "Circolo degli Esploratori" in Sansepolcro (AR). For twenty years I have been proposing, together with my team, both walking and cycling active holidays, both cultural and gastronomic experiences in Central Italy. The issues related to the natural environment belong to us particularly, and for this reason we propose activities in areas of great landscape and naturalistic interest; nevertheless we never neglect the historical and artistic beauties of our territory, including guided tours and/or treasure hunts in the most interesting historical centers.
Olive oil tasting with bruschetta
Wine tasting at Sagrantino winery
Van transfer to the meeting point
Hybrid bike rental
The Umbrian countryside is unique in its beauty and calm. Along the ride we'll enjoy it in every landscape and corner. The meeting point is Assisi, the home town of St. Francis, majestic and simple in its architecture at the same time. If you like, we can add an optional visit of Assisi, of its historic centre and of the Upper and Lower Basilica. Along the tour we will also visit Spello, one of the most photographed village of Umbria.
Cycling or sport outfit, in order to visit the interior of the churches it is required to have longer-to-the-knee pants and a top that cover the shoulders. Bicycle rental and helmets available.
Bike tour with wine & olive oil tastings