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Self-guided tour – Umbria coast to coast

This 6-day self-guided tour will enable you to discover all the different facets of Umbria, the green heart of Italy. A trek from east to west: from the lush Apennine plateaux of Colfiorito, on the border with the Marche, to the shores of Lake Trasimeno, on the border with Tuscany. Along the region’s historic paths (the Lauretana, the Way of St Francis and many others), you will cross Spello as well as Assisi, exquisite jewels set between Monte Subasio and the Umbrian Valley. You will reach the spectacular city of Perugia, to then push on towards the villages of Lake Trasimeno and its picturesque shores. Timeless villages and unique landscapes await you: the marshlands of Colfiorito and the karst plateaux of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines, the Menotre valley with its waterfalls, the slopes of mount Subasio, the limestone massifs of Perugia and the Lake Trasimeno hills.

The route, as a whole, is doable by anyone with an aptitude for trekking.

  1. 1
    Day 1
    Stage 1
    • Tour pack collection and briefing

      Prior to departure there will be a meeting with our staff at the starting point, to collect your tour pack containing gadgets and gifts, and for a quick briefing on how to use our tour assistance.

    • From Colfiorito to Spello
      Colfiorito, Menotre valley, olive band, via Lauretana, Spello.

      This is the opening stage, which we could define as adventurous and ‘Apennine’. The Basilica of Plestia is the starting point of the tour, which then crosses the splendid Colfiorito marsh. You will head straight towards the village of Spello, along the Lauretana route and enter the magnificent Menotre valley, peppered with waterfalls and rapids.

      Length: 28 km; Uphill altitude difference: 450 m; Downhill altitude difference: 900 m

    • Dinner
    • Agriturismo/Country House
  2. 2
    Day 2
    Stage 2
    • From Spello to Assisi
      Assisi, olive tree belt, way of st Francis, Spello.

      Mount Subasio and the Umbrian Valley’s Fascia Olivata (Olive Tree Belt) are the main features of this relaxing stage. From the city of Spello, along the panoramic Way of St Francis, you will reach Assisi: the stage connects the two splendid ancient cities, with their primordial charm, looking out over the enchanted valley.

      Length: 13 km; Uphill altitude difference: 330 m; Downhill altitude difference: 240 m

    • Dinner
    • Agriturismo/Country House
  3. 3
    Day 3
    Stage 3
    • From Assisi to Perugia
      Perugia, historic churches, river Tiber, Assisi.

      This is the most ‘urban’ stage of the tour. The Way of St Francis is now our compass, with its splendid Perugian variant, which follows the ancient Via Lauretana route. From Assisi you will head down to the river Tiber and, via age-old streets and riverside paths, you will cross the ancient border that separated the Umbrians and the Etruscans. You will then reach Perugia, a uniquely charming city.

      Length: 24 km; Uphill altitude difference: 310 m; Downhill altitude difference: 250 m

    • Dinner
    • Agriturismo/Country House
  4. 4
    Day 4
    Stage 4
    • From Perugia to Corciano
      Perugia, monte Malbe woods, hermitages and monasteries, Corciano.

      A short but intense stage, keeping to the Via Lauretana now taken up by part of the Way of St Francis called the ‘Cammino de Le Celle di San Francesco’. After crossing the fantastic woods of Monte Malbe you will reach Corciano, which will entrance you with its medieval magic.

      Length: 14 km; Uphill altitude difference: 450 m; Downhill altitude difference: 550 m

    • Dinner
    • Agriturismo/Country House
  5. 5
    Day 5
    Stage 5
    • From Corciano to Passignano sul Trasimeno
      Corciano, Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno, ancient ruins, archaeological sites, lake Trasimeno.

      From Corciano you will head down towards Magione, with its imposing tower and castle keeping watch over the surrounding valleys. The route then continues on the Trasimeno hills until you reach Passignano, on paths that offer vast views from Tuscany to the Apennines.

      Length: 22 km; Uphill altitude difference: 500 m; Downhill altitude difference: 550 m

    • Dinner
    • Agriturismo/Country House
  6. 6
    Day 6
    Stage 6
    • From Passignano sul Trasimeno to Tuoro sul Trasimeno
      Passignano sul trasimeno, sites of the battle of Trasimeno, medieval castles, lake Trasimeno.

      The last stage starts from Passignano, one of the most beautiful villages on the lake, and reaches Borghetto, on the border with Tuscany. You will walk in some of the most unforgettable places, through the valley of the famous Battle of Trasimeno, fought between the Romans and Carthaginians in 217 BC.

      Length: 21 km; Uphill altitude difference: 400 m; Downhill altitude difference: 400 m

      Shuttle service back to the starting point

Included services:

What the price includes:

  • GPX tracking of the entire route;
  • Road book with directions on the route;
  • 5 nights at a Farm Stay or Country house;
  • 5 breakfasts;
  • 5 3-course dinners, drinks included, at a farm stay or restaurant;
  • Shuttle service to return to the starting point;
  • You will have access to assistance throughout the tour, in case of emergencies or other requirements;
  • Trekking pack with gadgets and various gifts;
  • Insurance;

What the price does NOT include:

  • Transportation of any kind is NOT included, except what is expressly set out under the heading “What the price includes”;
  • In general, everything that is not set out under the heading “What the price includes” is NOT included.

Additional information:

  • ON REQUEST, a luggage transport service will be available to your overnight accommodation;
  • To complete this tour, a basic aptitude for trekking and walking in general is required;
  • Good physical fitness is required;
  • There are approximately 6-7 hours of walking each day;
  • This itinerary can be purchased by a minimum of 2 participants;
  • Single occupancy of a double room is subject to a supplement of 120 euro.
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