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Cycling the Wine Trails of Umbria

 

Summary:

Enjoy totally unspoilt cycling through Italian countryside

Duration
9 Days
Next Departure
15-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 1,928.00
Price per day
± USD 214.00

  • Overview
  • Dates and Details
  • Map, Destinations
  • Exodus Travel
Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycling the Wine Trails of Umbria
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
1 - 0
Age Group
8 - 99 Years
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Summary

Enjoy totally unspoilt cycling through Italian countryside

Day 1.
Arrive At Spello
Day 2.
Spello To Spoleto
Day 3.
At Spoleto
Day 4.
Spoleto To Marcellano
Day 5.
At Marcellano
Day 6.
Marcellano To Torgiano
Day 7.
At Torgiano
Day 8.
Torgiano To Spello
Day 9.
Leave Spello

Visited cities (2): Perugia, Rome

 

Details

The sun-drenched Umbrian countryside is an enchanting place to blend cycling with food, wine and cultural highlights. The riding is idyllic through olive groves, sunflower fields, vineyards and apricot orchards. There is plenty of time to absorb the timeless atmosphere of the hilltop villages and hamlets and uncover the cultural highlights of Spello, Montefalco and Assisi. Each evening you can unwind in our specially selected hotels and enjoy the wonderful food and wine of the region.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Enjoy totally unspoilt cycling through Italian countryside * Visit medieval Montefalco, Spello and Assisi * Relax in friendly, high quality hotels, most with swimming pools
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts and 6 dinners included.Umbria represents Italian home cooking at its best and the region's cuisine reflects its landlocked location. The distinctive taste of the region's olive oil and black and white truffles flavour many of the dishes. The origins of many of the dishes derive from thrift, for example, bruschetta comes from toasting stale bread, covering it with olive oil and rubbing it with garlic. Similarly, crostini are thin slices of toast with a smear of pate, usually made from chicken liver, anchovies and capers. Cooked and cured meats also have a fantastic reputation in the region. You will get to try many of these famous and delicious antipasti, which will then be followed by a 'primo' (a first course). In Umbria this is usually a pasta dish oozing with flavour. Wild asaparagus is popular in the spring and truffles feature more strongly in autumn. Secondi (second course) will then follow, the Umbrian preference is for grilled meats. Rapidly grilled spatchcocked rabbit and guinea fowl remain favourites. Desserts do not feature strongly on the Umbrian menu, cheese is often the post dinner preference and you will find the option to dip them in oil or honey.Meal times are usually later throughout the day (08:00-10:00 for breakfast; 13:30-15:30 for lunch; 20:00-22:00 for dinner).Wine also has a strong history in this region. It has been produced in Umbria since Etruscan times, when vines were first planted. Possibly the most unusual wine of the region is the Vernaccia di Cannara, a desert wine which is unlike any other as it is red.
    • * All breakfasts and 6 dinners * All accommodation (see below) * Luggage transfers * Route notes and maps * Local bike hire * Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

    NOT included in price

  • * Optional electric bikes * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request, compulsory supplement) * Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
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    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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