Umbria the easy way

The easy tours try to give you the best of the area while keeping at the lowest both uphill rides and prices still maintaining our high standards for lodging and assistanc


Note !
3 weekly Rayan air flights directly from Stansted to Perugia



Highlights of the tour
 
Cortona
Lake Trasimeno shores
Perugia subterranean town
St Francis Basilica
Sagrantino wine
Orvieto Duomo

Practical information
 
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Meals: 3 suppers
Mileage: 195 km
Daily average: 39 km
Grade: Medium


Day by Day program
Accommodations


Cortona and Lake Trasimeno

Day 1& 2 -
Arrival in Cortona, the small medioeval town that Mayes' book has made famous. The next morning, after welcome meeting proceed toward Trasimeno lake shores descending soft hills covered by the yellow broom bushes. You will spend the second night at Cristina's house enjoying an Italian family




Cooking class

Day 3 – La Corte del Poggio loop -  You can have a rest day with just a short loop to Panicale and a cooking class in the afternoon (not included in the price) or you can make a longer loop (50 km) to visit Deruta, famous for its ceramic





Perugia

Day 4 – La Corte del Poggio/Perugia (32 Km.) - Your day destination is Perugia, the main town in Umbria, with its fine square and communal palace, its renaissance painting collection, and the Rocca Paolina, the subterranean town . Perugia is also a lively town with shops and fashionable boutiques. Spend the night in town.



Assisi

Day 5 - Perugia/Assisi - (35km) We are now in the heart of Umbria; visit Torgiano, Lungarotti wineries home town; if a wine tasting might be dangerous for your safety (!) a visit to the wine museum is advised. Assisi is probably the most famous town of Umbria. Spend the night there in a lovely country Inn. 

Assisi

Day 6 – Free day in Assisi – Assisi deserve an entire day to enjoy and your Inn has a lovely swimmingpool to relax. However if you want some exercice we have a half day hike to reach the Eremo delle carceri the San Francis peaceful retreat just above Assisi

The heart of Umbria
Day 7 - We bike in the very core of Umbria: from Assisi to Spello, and, if you haven't had enough, on to Bevagna the lovelyy medieval town where each sumer a huge medieval festival is held that feature ancient workshops and costumes.
Back to Assisi for the evening

Day 8 - After breakfast, take the funicular down to the railway station.

 

 

 


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