Assisi & St Francis walking 5 night package

A Spiritual Walking Holiday in the Exquisite City of Assisi

Saint Francis was born in Assisi in 1182 and dedicated his life to preaching the message of peace and forgiveness around the globe. He had a profound impact on Christian belief and his legacy is evident in every corner of Assisi.

Our Assisi and Saint Francis walking packages are available as 5-night or 7-night tours that allow you to discover some of the main landmarks that feature in Saint Francis' story, including the Holy Valley and Rieti, in your own time and at your own pace. You will be provided with useful maps and information so that you can follow the trail with ease and take in the sights of this beautiful region.

Further details of the self-guided Assisi walking tour can be found below but please keep in mind that this is an example of what is possible - we tailor all our holidays to suit our clients' needs so if you want to amend the number of nights or any other details please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.


5 Nights: Rieti and the Four Sanctuaries

This 5-night self-guiding walking package in Assisi includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels or traditional farmhouses
  • Baggage transport
  • Visit to the “Holy Valley” in Rieti, including Franciscan sanctuaries, medieval villages and mountain hermitages
  • “Pilgrim’s passport”, which is stamped at the sanctuaries
  • Detailed maps
  • A booklet with useful information

This is just an example of what is possible as we customise our Assisi holidays to meet your needs. For a personalised quote, please contact a member of our expert team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500. Alternatively, please click here to send an online enquiry - we typically respond within 24 hours.


Walking Tour Itinerary

We recommend the following itinerary for our 5-night Assisi walking holiday, but it can be customised if there are other destinations or landmarks that you would like to visit.

Day 1. Arrive at your chosen hotel in Assisi.

Day 2. After breakfast, set off on the first leg of the journey, which starts at Rieti Cathedral, goes along River Velino, and then continues to the Sanctuary of Fonte Colombo. After some hillwalking, you arrive at the Abbey of San Pastore and the medieval village of Greccio, where you will stay overnight.

Day 3. Start the second leg after a hearty breakfast with a hike to the top of Monti Sabini and visit the Cappelletta di San Francesco. Amid woods full of beech and oak trees, you can walk down to the Ruschio meadows and the Sanctuary of Greccio. After the visit, walk to you overnight accommodation in a comfortable apartment at Agriturismo Le Chiuse di Reopasto.

Day 4. The third leg of your tour winds across the flat bottom of the valley, crosses the TerriaBridge on the Velino and continues along small canals and lakes through a protected area of Riserva dei Laghi Lungo e Ripasottile. You'll end your third day on the tour at Borgo San Pietro, where you wil stay overnight.

Day 5. Enjoy a buffet breakfast before stating the forth section of the tour, which begins with a short walk to the Sanctuary of Poggio Bustone. From there, you can visit a little stone church if you wish, or simply continue your hike to the little village of San Liberato and then up to Cantalice. From there you will pass by the Santuario di San Felice all’Acqua and arrive at the final Franciscan Sanctuary: Santa Maria della Foresta. After the visit, enjoy a walk down the hill to Rieti, where you will stay overnight.

Day 6. Enjoy a buffet breakfast before your departure.

On-site assistance and a help-line number is provided to all guests. A supervisor is available during the entire journey to provide assistance and information by telephone and, by prior arrangement, in person.

Please note that the above price is based on 2 people sharing one room and there is a single room supplement of £250. This tour is available for a maximum of 8 people.

For a quotation tailored to you, please contact a member of our expert team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500. Alternatively, please click here to send an online enquiry - we typically respond within 24 hours.