Walking in Umbria
5 nights — from USD2090
Umbria is often described as "Italy's green heart" and its gentle hills are peppered with charming hilltop towns and villages where you can enjoy beautiful views of the sunny countryside. It exudes an almost serene sense of spirituality, perhaps as a result of the thousands of pilgrims who, over the centuries, have walked through its green valleys to pay homage to St. Francis of Assisi. Today, Assisi is still an important pilgrimage center. South of Assisi, the magical Vale of Spoleto conceals many traditional hamlets, villages and farms, offering superb walking through some of the most picturesque scenery in the region.
- Take daily walks in the countryside of Umbria
- Explore the towns of Spoleto, Narni, Montefalco and Assisi
- Visit a Roman city hosted by the region's chief archeologist
- Enjoy Umbrian specialties and cuisine
|Depart From: Spoleto||Finish In: Foligno|
|Starting Dates:||Any day, all year long|
|Fitness Rating:1-4||Ratings Explained...|
“...recommending Girosole to everyone we know...”
Richard and I would like to tell all of you what a great time we had on our Umbria walking tour. Because of the unique way that we were able to customize our tour, a couple days were spent on casual walks that weren't very strenuous. Then, on the other days, we challenged ourselves to longer, more difficult hikes. We are looking forward to our next walking vacation, and we have been recommending Girosole to everyone we know. Thanks for providing us with one of the best vacations we've ever had!
— April and Richard Angotti
Here is an outline of a suggested daily itinerary. You can shorten or lengthen this tour to fit your travel dates. For further information, please request a detailed itinerary.
- Day one: Your guide meets you upon your arrival in Spoleto and transfers you to your hotel, after which you enjoy a guided walk into the hills above Spoleto for a stunning view of the Val di Spoleto. Later, you explore the town itself, enjoying its alimentari (food shops) selling all manner of locally-produced delicacies.
- Day two: In the morning, you walk through lush and fertile farmlands to Castel Ritaldi, a picturesque little medieval town. In the afternoon, you begin an exploration of some of the local wineries.
- Day three: Your guided walk today takes you through the impressive ruins of a Roman city, accompanied by an archeologist. After lunch, you explore the hilltown of Narni, also founded by the Romans.
- Day four: This morning's walk takes you from Montefalco to the pretty hilltown of Bevagna, practically untouched since medieval times. You then continue to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis and a major pilgrimage site for over 700 years.
- Day five: You start the day with a walk to the Eremo dei Carceri above Assisi. Afternoon brings you to Deruta to visit the ceramics workshops and to Spello to admire the gorgeous frescos in the town's main church.
- Day six: You depart Umbria from the Assisi train station. From here, you can easily reach all of Italy, including Florence, Rome and Milan.
We suggest the following inclusions based on the proposed itinerary (above) and prices (below). Keep in mind that you can modify these as per your own preferences.
- 5 nights accommodation with en-suite facilities
- breakfast each day
- 2 dinners
- full-time, professional Tour Leader
- guided walks each day
- private tours hosted by local experts
- wine and specialty foods tastings
- paid entrance to all included activities
- all land transfers to and from tour area, and during tour
- travel guidance for pre/post-tour activities
(Not included are airfare, wine and other beverages with alcohol, personal purchases such as laundry, phone calls, frigobar items etc., and anything not specifically included above.)
We price this tour for the following categories of accommodation. We also tier-price based on your group's size. You can keep your tour private to your own group or you can open your tour for other travelers to join, thereby taking advantage of our tier discounts. Single Supplements (sing. supp.) are charged on single occupancy rooms only. All prices are quoted per person in USD.
|accomm. level||2-3 p||4-5 p||6+ p||sing. supp.|
You can schedule this tour to start on any day of the week, all year long. As with all our tours, you tell us the dates you would like to start your tour, allowing you the maximum in flexibility and convenience (full explanation).
“...thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...”
After returning from our customized week long hike in Umbria I wanted to thank all the Girosole staff who contributed to our successful outing. Marco, Jean, Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Of particular note, Giuseppe, our guide and Erik our driver, were both standouts. Definitely among the nicest Hiking Company employees I've met in the past 6 years of hiking. We thoroughly enjoyed their company.
— Bill Rose
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