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THE WAY OF FRANCESCO – SOUTH WAY

From Piediluco to Assisi

THE WAY OF FRANCESCO – SOUTH WAY

€415 per person

The way of Francesco is a very suggestive naturalistic and spiritual itinerary that crosses Umbria, touching the most beautiful cities of the region, but above all the most important and significant Franciscan places. The Via del Sud starts from Piediluco, touches the villages of the lower Valnerina as Arrone, Ferentillo and Scheggino, before to reach Spoleto and then cross one of the most famous areas of Umbria, touching Trevi, Foligno and Spello. A perfect balance between natural beauties and artistic and cultural pearls, a journey less difficult than the North Road, thanks to a more approachable elevation profile.

  • Route
    Piediluco-Arrone-Scheggino-Spoleto-Trevi-Foligno-Assisi
  • Total kilometers
    125 km
  • Elevation gain
    1850 m
  • Road surface
    70% asphalt – 30% dirt
  • Included
    THE WAY OF FRANCESCO – SOUTH WAY
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Day 1
You will leave your car near the Terni train station. Transfer to Piediluco by public transport. A small village overlooking the shores of the lake of the same name, a quiet place surrounded by nature, ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon before leaving for the journey to Assisi.
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Day 2 – Piediluco-Scheggino (30 km)
You will start from Piediluco leaving behind the lake to start immediately the ascent of Forca di Arrone. Once you reach the top, after about 3 kilometers of ascent, you can admire a beautiful view of the lake and the Reatina valley. At the end of the descent you will reach the village of Arrone, from where you will begin to climb the Valnerina following the course of the Nera. After passing Ferentillo and Ceselli, you will arrive in Scheggino
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Day 3 – Scheggino-Spoleto (25 km)
It is one of the most beautiful but also the most demanding stages of the South Road. Shortly after the departure, in Sant'Anatolia di Narco, you can enter in the former Spoleto-Norcia railway route, which will lead you to Spoleto between viaducts and tunnels.
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Day 4 – Spoleto-Trevi (30 km)
Immediately outside the city you can get on the Spoleto-Assisi cycle path, where you can pedal in the plains and in complete tranquility up to the foot of Trevi. In a few kilometers of ascent through expanses of olive trees reach the village of Trevi. Enjoy the view of the Umbrian valley
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Day 5 – Trevi-Assisi (35 km)
Last stop of the journey, which as always is full of charm because it will lead you to the Sacred Convent of Assisi. But first you will be able to cross other places of great interest, such as Foligno and the enchanting Spello. From Spello to Assisi you will cycle on the Via degli Ulivi, in a truly characteristic landscape. End of services. Departure scheduled in the afternoon.

Further information

  • Once your booking is complete, you will receive vouchers for hotels and other booked services via email.
  • If you buy, always via email, you will be provided with the gps tracks of the tour, the road books and the list of hotels.
  • Upon your arrival at the hotel you will find the Umbria & Bike welcome kit consisting of an Umbria & Bike bottle and tourist material about Umbria.
  • In case you have also booked the bike rental, you will find them ready at the hotel upon your arrival.

From € 415.00 per person in a double room

The price per person in a double room includes:
  • 4 nights in facilities along the route
  • Half board treatment (drinks not included)
  • Umbria & Bike
  • Pilgrim's Credential Kit
  • Registration fee and insurance Covid 19 coverage
The fee does not include
  • Extras and tips
  • Extra night in Assisi
  • Transfer from Terni to Piediluco by public transport
  • Return to Terni from Assisi
  • Gpx tracks or detailed road map
  • Luggage transport
  • Bicycle rental
  • City tax where applicable
  • Means of transport
  • Anything not expressly indicated under "the fee includes"