Umbria Bike & Slow Food Retreat

Summary

Itinerary

This “retreat” is the perfect opportunity to immerse in the nature and culture of a beautiful area of Italy - Umbria - also known as the spiritual and green heart of Italy.

We will “slowly” explore the area by bike and by foot while tastingour way through some of the country’s best Slow Food productsthat make this area of Italy a must visit especially for genuine,organic, and locally sourced food’s lovers.

Have you ever dreamed of living in a Medieval Castle?

Sitting on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of the Umbrian country side, Torre del Colle is a hidden gem and 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.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Experience of local Italian cuisine
  • Cycle through vineyards & taste their wines
  • Discover the ‘Gold of Spello’
  • Explore untouched traditional Italian towns & villages
  • Ride along side Trasimeno lake
  • Learn to cook from Mamma Doriana

What's Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights – 8 days
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 6 lunches
  • 3 Guided Bike Tours
  • Cannondale trekking Bike with equipment
  • Guided Hiking Tour
  • Guided walking Tour of Assisi
  • Olive oil Tasting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wine Tour with minivan
  • Cooking class
  • Transfers from Foligno station or Perugia Airport

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • 2 Dinners during your free time
  • Any additional purchases made at the wineries or restaurants

 

Other Information

Packages

Package 1 – superior double room with ensuite bathroom

Every room in this beautiful hostel is a work of art, with its own personality and characteristics that make it unique and unforgettable. You can choose to sleep in a gym, a magical forest with your bed mid-air or in the mind of a painter. We can assure you it won’t be every day that you’ll come across rooms like these, but just wait until you see the bathrooms!

 

Package 2 – double room with private ensuite bathroom

The perfect solution for two inseparable travel buddies or for a couple: a room all to yourselves with a private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, a hairdryer, towels, soap and shampoo.

 

Package 3 – Medieval Tower Apartment

To sleep in a Medieval village is a dream, but to sleep in a medieval tower is a fairy tale! Choose to live like Rapunzel in the most special room this boutique hostel offers, with a panoramic terrace from which the view is so stunning you’ll never want to leave.

The bedroom, on the upper floor, has an independent entrance, on the middle floor you have the quaintest living room, and on the ground floor you’ll find a dining room with an open-plan kitchen.

 

Further rooming options for 3-4 persons available upon request.

Departure Details

The host will pick you up (28th Sept) and drop you off (5th October) either at Perugia airport, Rome Airport or Foligno station.

 

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ActivityReviews

  1. Matthew

    Sunday 19th May, 2019
    A fantastic experience from start to finish. Cannot recommend them enough, and Umbria is a great part of Italy to visit. Bravo!

  2. Sienna

    Sunday 5th May, 2019
    Daniele was attentive and knowledgeable and shared Umbria's hidden gems, riding, food and wine superb! One of our best days in Italy!

  3. Sharon

    Thursday 25th April, 2019
    We had been seeing the Italian countryside from a car, and decided to look at it from a different viewpoint - bicycle! We had an absolutely wonderful experience. We are not expert bikers by any stretch of the imagination, but Daniele was encouraging and a lot of fun. Laura packed a picnic lunches for us, and we stopped at a microbrewery to try local beers. We had a wonderful experience, with a few hills to challenge us along the way!

  4. Diane

    Tuesday 9th October, 2018
    A lovely ride through beautiful countryside and small towns at a relaxed, easy pace. Bikes were excellent quality. Lunch al fresco was a delicious assortment of interesting dishes. Daniele & Laura were fantastic - professional, knowledgeable, fun, friendly and caring - everything you want in a guide. We loved it!