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“Gold of Spello” Bike Tour

From £93 pp

Umbria

7 Hours

2-8

“Gold of Spello” Bike Tour

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What You'll Do

Get to know Umbria's 'gold', the olive oil that this spectacular, fertile land produces and makes famous the world over, as you ride the famous Olive Path and soak up this peaceful rural landscape.

You’ll meet your guide for the day in Torre del Colle, a commune near the town centre of Bevagna, and head out on a stunning bike tour through the rolling hills and shad vineyards to one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

In Spello, a few kilometres south of Assisi, you will learn all about the Oro Di Spello, or the Gold of Spello, as you will be in the very centre of the production of one of the most famous products in the world – olive oil.

Nowhere else in the world produces olive oil quite like this little corner of Umbria, and you’ll see why when you get to taste and learn about the production of this luxurious extra virgin olive oil, with a light lunch of traditional Umbrian delights.

The bike tour offers the opportunity to take a wonderful journey through the Umbrian countryside, as well as a unique, off-the-beaten-track experience that helps you discover the working side to these picturesque hilltop towns.

Experience
Highlights

Cycle through the unspoilt, peaceful Umbrian countryside

Access the 'Gold of Spello' olive oil and understand the history behind its production

Taste incredible olive oil & pair it with a traditional lunch

Your Local Host:

Laura Cimó

I set up a business in Umbria with my boyfriend because we were both working as tour leaders and we wanted to settle down. He is the cyclist, while I'm very interested in Italian food and wine culture. We chose Umbria as our home. We love the quietness and the beautiful green countryside and amazing food. Sustainability is something that we are very interested in particularly in regard to tourism. We definitely wanted to do the tours with bikes and do things local so that we could uphold these values. We realised that combining these values could create something nice and something that people can truly enjoy.

Reviews (1)

Neil

Saturday 18th May, 2019

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fabulous day biking through the Umbrian countryside from Torre del Colle (Ostello Bello) to the hilltop town of Spello. Daniele guided us, and along the way he shared interesting tidbits of information about the history ...

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fabulous day biking through the Umbrian countryside from Torre del Colle (Ostello Bello) to the hilltop town of Spello. Daniele guided us, and along the way he shared interesting tidbits of information about the history and culture of the area. We stopped for a tasting at a local microbrewery and then for a delicious lunch and olive oil tasting at a restaurant in town. Daniele is clearly a very experienced bike tour leader and he mapped out a route along quiet roads and bike paths with spectacular views. And he is also a photographer and we stopped in a few places to take photos of our memorable experiences. Daniele and Laura are a great team and are super-nice. We stayed at the Ostello Bello hostel which was a really unique experience and I highly recommend it. The place is super cool (like your own tiny little medieval village) with amazing views from our room, a Michelin rated restaurant on-site, and the meeting place for the tours right there so you just climb out of bed and get going. I'm so glad we stumbled on this place. We rented a car which made it easy to get there and explore the nearby towns of Assisi and Bavagna, but it's not absolutely necessary.

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Location Information

You’ll meet your guide at 9am outside the bike shop in Torre del Colle.

This commune of Bevagna lies about a 6 minute drive outside the town, or a 25 minute drive south of Assisi.

  • Bike with helmet
  • A visit to Spello
  • An olive oil tasting with a light lunch
  • English speaking local guide

FAQs

This experience requires a minimum of 2 people.

The cycling route is around 40 km, and the pace will be set by the guests.

This tour is offered in English, Spanish and Italian.