Walking holidays in Umbria

The Umbrians are isolated from everyday life by encircling mountains and inhabit a timeless world of natural beauty, historic sunsets and a gastronomic paradise that consists entirely of fresh local produce. Specialties such as risotto with grated truffles, mazzafegati (chopped liver) or Castellucio lentils are followed by rare ewes' milk cheeses and tasty pinoccate cakes, and enjoyed with a delicious Colli del Trasimeno white wine or the unique Sagrantino red.

A visit to Umbria is still an adventure into the undiscovered, a medieval backwater that is remembered for its stillness. The only way to fully appreciate it is to slow right down to walking pace. There is, of course, bustle too. Perugia has one of Italy's finest art collections, Gubbio is a complete memorial to the mediaeval period and Assisi is famous for St Francis. But every little town and village has its own unique charm or hidden treasure.

Umbria is very aptly described as 'the gentle soul of Italy' and it's a wonderful choice for a relaxed walking or cycling holiday. Aside from the beautiful ancient cities, picturesque hilltop villages, exquisite frescoes, and as well as producing more than 40% of the nation's pasta, the best olive oil in the country and black truffles that are sought after all over the world, Umbria is above all home to wonderfully down-to-earth and friendly people.

But don't just take our word for how amazing it is - you must see it for yourself. If you're about to plan your next holiday and have any questions about one of our walking holidays in Umbria, one of our experienced team will be able to help.

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Undiscovered Villages of Umbria Walk
Italy: Umbria

Undiscovered Villages of Umbria Walk

This trip combines scenic walking, medieval towns and panoramic hilltop villages, following a mix of quiet country lanes, paths and trails. Along the way, admire the stunning valley vistas from the slopes of Monte Subasio, discover the secluded hermitage of St Francis nestled amongst ancient oak forest.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeW07UR
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on the Francigena Way
Italy: Umbria

Walking on the Francigena Way

The Francigena Way is an historical journey; a road which once led from Canterbury to Rome and which has been walked by thousands of pilgrims. Your journey will take you from the medieval town of Orvieto, known for its impressive cathedral, through picturesque villages to the grand finale - the 'eternal city' of Rome!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW09VF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1269per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts, 1 evening meal and 1 picnic are included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)