Umbria Active Gourmet

Umbria, Italy’s Green Heart: The Art of Living Italian Style

Per person from  Euro €2.100,00

8 days / 7 nights

Type: Active Local Living

Level: 1 (Easiest)     

Our Levels Range from 1 to 3
 
 

Tour Overview

This “retreat” is a mix of active and local living experience, combined with some bike riding, hiking and cruising around with the comfort of a minivan. Ideal for those searching for an active holiday balanced with food and wine experiences, with the comfort of staying at the same home for the whole vacation. Get your hands doughy during a cooking class with Mama. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse in the nature and culture of Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy. We will ride and hike to explore the essence of the region while tasting our way through some of the country’s best Slow Food products. Let's go tasting some organic food at our friend's farm. It's fresh, healthy and yummy. It's fun. Let's have a glass of Sagrantino: the master of the wine in Umbria. Also, have you ever dreamed of living in a Medieval Castle? Sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian countryside, Torre del Colle is a hidden gem and the perfect get-away. Escape from the stress, take care of yourself. The tiny medieval village will take you back in time

            Highlights

  • Bike through olive groves, vineyards and lush green fields. 

  • Get your hands doughy during a cooking class with Mama

  • Live for in a fairytale-like medieval in the heart of the Italian countryside for a week

  • Explore Umbria’s wine region on a full-day tour by minivan

  • Ride around Lake Trasimeno and visit some medieval villages. Hey, don't forget your swimwear

  • Hike the sacred mountain of Subasio, visit Saint Francis' hermitage, and dip into the history on a walking tour of Assisi.  

Dates 2020

Tour Info

  • Starting and Finish point 
    Torre del Colle (Bevagna)

  • Type of TourActive Local Living 
    Small group > 4 to 8 people

  • Duration8 days / 7 nights
     

  • Level: 1 (Easy)

Our Levels Range from 1 to 3
Prices
  • Standard Double €2.100 per person

  • Suite Double €2.300 per person
     

  • Single Supplement from €500,00
     

  • Private Tours: enquire for prices

 

Accommodation

Sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian countryside, Ostello Bello Assisi Bevagna is a hidden gem, the perfect get-away. The tiny medieval village will take you back in time while allowing you to access everything the region has to offer.

Whether it is nature, history, cultural events, gastronomy or outdoor adventures that spark your interest, this is the place to be. Umbria has nothing to envy her neighboring Tuscany: while offering the same breathtaking views and activities it’s tourism hype is more undertone, allowing you to enjoy the authentic local vibe.

The village is located in a strategic position to explore Umbria. Assisi is less than 20km away and can be admired from your bedroom window, while popular destinations such as Perugia, Spoleto or Lago Trasimeno are a short drive away.

Nature provides you with the most beautiful playground. Stretch your legs on a hike or bike ride before tasting a local glass of awarded Sagrantino wine. 

What's included

  • Accommodation
    - 7 nights in a Boutique Hotel, that divulge the real essence of the region

  • Meals

    - Daily breakfasts,
    6 lunches,
    - 5 gourmet dinners in our carefully selcted local restaurants

     

  • Activities
    - Wine tastings, cooking classes and all the activities outlined in the tour itinerary
     

  • Gear
    - Cannondale trekking bikes

    - Bike helmet & snacks
     

  • Support
    - Expert Greenways' Guide

    - Support vehicle throughout the whole tour
    - Pick Up & Drop Off from and to Foligno Train Station

 

Itinerary 

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Tour Summary

Arrival Details

Airport City: Rome (Fiumicino)

 

Drop Off Location: Foligno Train Station 
Airport Drop Off Available Upon Request


Drop Off Time: 11:00 am

Departure Details

Airport City: Rome (Fiumicino)

Pick Up Location: Foligno Train Station          Airport Pick Up Available Upon Request


Pick Up Time: 3:00 pm

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            WELCOME TO TORRE DEL COLLE


 

Benvenuto! Welcome to Umbria. Your guide will pick you up at the arranged meeting point and drive you to your home for the week. Torre del Colle is an old Medieval castle sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian countryside. A hidden gem and the perfect get-away. Now it’s time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine at Sunset and get ready for a group dinner at the local trattoria.

Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Torre del Colle
Accommodation: Ostello Bello

 

            THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF BEVAGNA AND SAGRANTINO WINE

 

 

Buongiorno! Start your day with a ride down to the walled Roman town of Bevagna, bike along the cobbled streets that trace the ancient amphitheater. Enjoy a cappuccino at the bar, dip yourself into the life “Italian Style”. After a visit to the sleepy yet picturesque medieval town, head out to the Valle Umbra with its flat countryside roads and lush green fields. Stop at our friend’s organic winery and be delighted by a wine tasting along the way and a home-made lunch. From here, it’s a quick ride back to your home where you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the sunset before our homemade dinner. Can you play the guitar?

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bevagna 
Activities: Visit of a family-farm winery and Wine Tasting 
Accomplished: 30km / 20mi Easy ride, mostly flat. 

Accommodation: Ostello Bello

 

            GOLD OF SPELLO BIKE TOUR

 

 

Our day begins with a ride across the beautiful Umbria Valley through the peaceful backroads all the way to the hill-top town of Spello. Walk around appreciate the beauty of the village, or opt for a slightly more challenging climb to Collepino. Yes, it’s a bit of a climb but totally worth the effort. Oh, the last one buys espressos for everyone…

Savor the world-famous Extra virgin olive oil, the so-called Gold of Spello known for its unique flavors and natural properties. After lunch ride the Olive Path, through olive groves all the way home. Hey, it’s happy-hour before homemade dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Destinations: Spello opt Collepino

Activities: Gold of Spello Olive Oil Tasting Experience 
Accomplished: 45km / 30mi - Medium ride, mostly flat with some sweet hills

Accommodation: Ostello Bello

               Mt SUBASIO HIKING AND ASSISI WALKING TOUR

Depart from the City of Assisi, walkthrough San Francis's Hermitage to the peak of Mount Subasio. Enjoy an immersing walk through the holy forest where Franciscans used to meditate and still today you can find peace and tranquility away from the city tourist crowds. Incredible photo opportunity with the breathtaking view of the whole valley and Assisi. Relax for a home-made picnic lunch and return to Assisi for a guided walking tour with a local guide. Your guide will drive you back to Torre del Colle. Relax and get ready for a home-made pizza night.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Destinations: Assisi / Mount Subasio & Saint Francis Hermitage

Activities: Guided walking tour of Assisi / Hike Mount Subasio
Accomplished: 10km / 6mi - Easy Hike

Accommodation: Ostello Bello

            LAKE TRASIMENO BIKE TOUR

Wake up with an Italian espresso! Today’s adventure will take you north, to the border with Tuscany: Lake Trasimeno. You’ll ride following the cycle path visiting different fishing villages, small beaches, scenic spots of great beauty making Lake Trasimeno a must-see when visiting Umbria and Tuscany. It’s the longest ride of the week, mostly flat with some short hills and plenty of stops for photo opportunity. A very beautiful ride. Watch the sunset right into the water while having a drink before your guide will drive you back. Group dinner.  

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Destinations: Lake Trasimeno 

Activities: Lake fish tasting 
Accomplished: 65km / 40mi - Medium ride with some short hills. 

Accommodation: Ostello Bello

 

            UMBRIA WINE LOVERS TOUR

Today,  let’s give our legs a rest and get comfy in the van. Engage your senses on a wine tasting tour through the vineyards and olive groves of the region. Learn about the art of making wine, and immerse yourself into the vineyards of Sagrantino’s Land: the Master of the wine. Try some fruity white Grechetto and some sparling Umbrian Prosecco. Why not taste a platter of organic sliced meat and local pecorino cheeses, while sipping your glass. Known for the production of Sagrantino Montefalco DOCG wine and Grechetto Bianco, winemakers and professional sommeliers will lead you through this sensorial experience.
In between tastings, treat your palate to a lunch of organic Umbrian products. 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Strada del Sagrantino / Montefalco, Bevagna

Activities: Wine tastings 

Accommodation: Ostello Bello

 

            FARM TO TABLE AND COOKING WITH MAMA

Enjoy a free morning and choose from a wide variety of optional activities or simply relax in our village. In the afternoon, walk to our friend’s family-owned organic farm, get to know their animals, goats, pigs, geese, donkey, and learn all about their products. Explore their orchard selecting and picking their seasonal vegetables which will be used during the cooking class as part of our evening meal. You will learn how to prepare the typical Umbrian home-made pasta and much more… At dinner, taste what you have prepared and enjoy a typical Italian feast! Salute!

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations: Bettona

Activities: Farm to table experience / cooking class 

Accommodation: Ostello Bello
 

            FAREWELL IN FOLIGNO

After a delicious colazione italiana, it is time to say good-bye! Your tour leader will drive you to Foligno train station around 10 am. Then it’s on to your next adventure!

Meals: Breakfast

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We think this Tour is perfect for those who:

-> Look for an active holiday without exaggerating

-> Want to learn more about the art of making wine and good food


-> Want to get rid of stress immersed in nature, in a unique spot


-> Think that riding, hiking, sipping an excellent wine and taste good food would be therapeutic to go back to routine brand new

 

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