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UMBRIA AND AUTUMN COLORS IN MONTEFALCO

Pedaling among the Sagrantino vineyards that are colored red

UMBRIA AND AUTUMN COLORS IN MONTEFALCO

€80 per person

COD. 240 / Pedaling among the Sagrantino vineyards that are colored red

An easy proposal to discover in a weekend the charm of the vineyards that are bright red in the area between Montefalco and Bevagna. A unique show, because only the Sagrantino vineyards acquire this particular color in autumn. To this spectacle of nature is added the opportunity to visit the historic centers of two beautiful villages such as Montefalco and Bevagna and to savor the food and wine delicacies of this area of ​​Umbria.

The itinerary is developed in the area of ​​production of Sagrantino wine and for long stretches, in fact, you will cycle through the vineyards, which from mid-October onwards start to turn red. The first part of the route is very easy, all in plain and downhill. The second is characterized by some ups and downs on the country roads, before facing the final climb to return to Montefalco. The difficulty is not high, but given some stretches of climb to overcome we recommend a minimum of training. For those who do not feel able to tackle the route it is possible to rent the e-bikes.

  • Route
    Montefalco-Bevagna-Montefalco
  • Total kilometers
    42 km
  • Elevation gain
    450 m
  • Road surface
    70% asphalt – 30% dirt
  • Included
    UMBRIA AND AUTUMN COLORS IN MONTEFALCO
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Day 1

Individual arrival in Montefalco, one of the most beautiful villages in Umbria, known for its fine Sagrantino wine, but also for its beautiful panoramic view of the region. The village is charming and full of bars and wine bars where you can spend some relaxing moments. For those arriving on Saturday, in the afternoon there will be a visit with tasting in the Cellar.

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Day 2 – Montefalco-Bevagna-Montefalco (42km)

You will leave from Montefalco, starting to descend in the direction of Bevagna, a medieval village of great beauty. From here you will cycle for a few kilometers along the Assisi-Spoleto cycle path, before starting a long stretch of valley between the vineyards, which alternates dirt and asphalt, before taking the final climb that will take you back to Montefalco. Possibility of showering in the hotel. End of services before lunch.

TOUR LOCATION

HOW TO ARRIVE

By plane
Umbria International Airport "San Francesco d'Assisi" Perugia - Sant'Egidio 35 km from Montefalco - Tel. +39 075 592 141 Ticket office: Tel. +39 075 592 1432/3 - Fax +39 075 692 9562 www.airport.umbria.it
By  train
You can get to Montefalco by train, the nearest station is Foligno. Schedules and prices on the websites www.trenitalia.com. From the station you can reach the center by taxi or bus.
By car
Depending on the starting point there are various routes to reach Montefalco. Coming from the north (Milan, Florence), the best exit for Montefalco on the A1 motorway is Valdichiana, from which the highway SS75bis enters Umbria from Lake Trasimeno and proceeds to Foligno and from here to Montefalco. Coming from the south (Rome), always via the A1 motorway, the best exit to reach Montefalco is that of Orte, and then continue on the SS204 (direction Terni) first, and the E45 highway, from Terni to Foligno, then. Driving along the A14 motorway, for those coming from the north the best way to reach Montefalco is to leave the motorway at the exit for Cesena and via the E45 highway reach first Città di Castello and then Foligno and Montefalco. For those coming from the south, the recommended exit is Civitanova Marche, from where you can use the new fast road SS77var to Foligno and then from here continue to Montefalco.

Once the booking is complete, you will receive hotel vouchers and other booked services via e-mail. The gps tracks of the tour, the road book and the list of hotels will also be provided by e-mail. Upon your arrival at the hotel you will find a travel kit consisting of a map of Umbria, a small gadget from Umbria & Bike, a road book format. In case you have also booked a bike rental, you will find them ready at the hotel on your arrival.

From € 80 in hotel and farmhouse

Duration: 2 days - 1 night

Difficulty: ●●● ◌◌

Type of holiday: Self guided individual

Departures: every day from 1/10 to 15/11

Recommended bicycle: Hybrid, ebike

The price includes:

1 overnight stay with breakfast

1 visit with tasting in the cellar

Road book and informative material

Insurance  

The fee does not include:

Tourist tax where expected

Anything else not expressly understood

Supplements:

Bike rental with helmet € 25

Rental ebike with helmet 45 €

Extra night in Montefalco