Saint Francis Way
Saint Francis Way

Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

6 days

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Explore Umbria’s enchanting landscapes peppered with medieval tales on foot

Embroidered with fascinating tales, ancient medieval architectural wonders, and local delicacies like wine, cheese, and truffles, this self-guided pilgrimage along the Saint Francis Way not only takes you through a pinnacle point in spiritual history but it introduces you to Italy’s quintessential cultural greats in a unique, inspiring way.

Travel past villages—steeped in history—by chapels, hermitages, and rolling landscapes covered by orchards, fields of olives, and woodland as you walk the same path trail blazed by Francis of Assisi, a saint who swapped luxury for Christianity after he heard God ask him to revel in poverty and rebuild the church. This six-day tour encompasses the rich culture of Umbria, a region in Italy, with a spiritual twist.

Highlights of the Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

Catch a glimpse of what life was like in the region of Umbria during the Middle Ages as you trek through rolling landscapes.
Encounter areas rich in history, such as Gubbio and Assisi, two medieval towns layered with tales and ruins.
Enjoy famed Italian culinary delights—cheese, salami, truffles—as well as glasses of Umbria’s local wine.
Trek along the same path that Francis of Assisi frequently walked, where he listened to God's voice and shared his wisdom with villagers.

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6 days
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Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

Day 1 Arrive in Città di Castello

Start your pilgrimage along Saint Francis Way in Città di Castello, which encompasses an array of architectural wonders: Palazzo del Podestà, Cathedral of San Florido. Do find time to enjoy a dish of white truffle before you go.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Città di Castello
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Trek from Campanile to Pietralunga

After a fulfilling breakfast, take a quick transfer from Città di Castello to Campanile, where your walking journey begins. Meander through the hushed woods before reaching Pietralunga, a village layered with history and narrow roads. Opt to get dropped off a little further along the path if you want to walk less than 15 km.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pietralunga
Distance: 5 hours, 15 km, 614 m ascent, 655 m descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Reach the historical Gubbio

Enjoy breakfast before lacing up your walking shoes for another day where history and landscapes beautifully collide to form a remarkable 18 km trek. Pass by the abbey of San Benedetto, which harks back to the 12th century. At the end of your walk, you will take a taxi to Gubbio. Admire the preserved medieval architecture layering the slopes of this town. Spend the night at your hotel in Gubbio.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gubbio
Distance: 5 hours, 18 km, 547 m ascent, 712 m descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Walk to Valfabbrica

Get ready for the longest trek of this self-guided tour. This 23 km journey will take you along the hills, offering magnificent views as you go. Eventually, you’ll encounter Mt. Sibillini— these snow-capped peaks are members of the Apennines mountain range. Continue on through the lush, rolling valley of Sentiero Francescano before stopping in Valfabbrica, a former fortress during the Middle Ages, for the night. Marvel at the remnants of ruins dotting this commune.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Valfabbrica
Distance: 7 hours, 23 km, 336 m ascent, 336 m descent
Meals: None

Day 5 Trek to Assisi

Pass through and by a myriad of landscapes and monuments today: woods, fields, quaint country homes, and churches. Admire the snow-swept peaks standing like a faded sketch in the background. Amid the rolling hills, sits your final destination: Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Admire the panoramic vistas sprawling in the valley below as well as the aesthetically pleasing architecture dotting this town, such as the Basilica of St. Francis.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Assisi
Distance: 4 hours, 13 km, 578 m ascent, 498 m descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Goodbye Assisi

The tour ends after breakfast.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek Price and Dates

This guided walking tour in Italy is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the departure date and whether you are staying in single, double or triple room.

The best time to travel to Umbria for walking is during the shoulder season, as the summer months might get very hot.

Private Self-guided Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

Have your own private tour with just your group! The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:

Departure on October 1st – 31st (2021):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on April 1st – 30th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $795 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on July 31st – September 30th (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $795 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on October 1st – 31st (2022):

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,025 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $775 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $650 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $525 USD
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Accommodation on Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

Expect to stay in cozy hotels on this tour. They each offer modern amenities that work to elevate the total comfort of your stay. Keep in mind that you will share a room with another member of this tour.

Please note that the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar places.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season and the size of the group (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s definitely possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Le Mura in Città di Castello

Hotel Le Mura offers spacious rooms with WiFi, air conditioning, and a TV. Expect pleasant views of the city centre from your room.

Agriturismo La Cerqua in Pietralunga

This lovely hotel emulates the rustic, quiet vibes spanning your journey. Each room comes with a TV, WiFi, and a bathroom.

Hotel Gattapone in Gubbio

Situated amid the medieval wonders blanketing Gubbio, this hotel is placed in the thick of wonderful buildings. It also offers WiFi and a TV in each room.

B&B Sui Passi di Francesco in Valfabbrica

This charming hotel enables you to experience how the pilgrims once slept with a modern comfortable twist. Enjoy the local cuisine served in the restaurant.

Country House Tre Esse in Assisi

This lovely hotel offers sweeping views of the countryside. If it’s sunny, opt to take a plunge in their outdoor pool. Enjoy the hearty buffet breakfast.

What’s included in the Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek?

Meals

4 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included. You are responsible for buying your own lunches and dinners on the days where these meals are not specifically mentioned.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights along the tour. Additional accommodations before the tour in Città di Castello and after the tour in Assisi are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for your luggage is included from days 2 to 5, as well as a private ride to Campanile on day 2, and to Gubbio on day 3.

Also Included

  • Detailed tour notes
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Accommodation

Not included

  • Flights and any type of transportation to Città di Castello and from Assisi
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Touristic city taxes (€1.00 EUR - €1.40 EUR per person daily)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Transfer from the airport to Città di Castello and from Assisi to the airport
  • Additional nights during, before, or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Francis Way to Assisi Trek

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This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. This walking tour has moderate distances over hilly terrain.

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