Assisi & St Francis walking 7 night package

Enjoy the Spiritual Atmosphere of Assisi on a 7-night Walking Holiday

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 remember that we tailor all our holidays to suit our clients' needs so the details, including the number of nights and landmarks visited, can be tailored to your needs. For a personalised quote, 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.

7 Nights: The Complete St Francis Experience

As an example of what is possible on a 7-night self-guided Assisi walking holiday, we can include:

  • 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

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 Holiday Itinerary

We recommend the following itinerary for a 7-night walking holiday in Assisi.

Day 1. Arrive at your hotel in Piediluco close to the lake.

Day 2. Start from the St Francis Sanctuary in Piediluco and take a short lakeside walk to Labro - one of the medieval villages. Continue through Morro Reatino to see a little stone-chapel and the St Francis beech tree and then on to Cepparo and the Sanctuary of Poggio Bustone. From here you can take a mountainside path to your hotel in Borgo San Pietro, where you will spend the night.

Day 3. After breakfast, start the second part of your self-guided walking tour with a hike along the mounatin flanks to the little village of San Liberato. Continue to Cantalice, Santuario di San Felice all’Acqua and then the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Foresta. After visiting the sanctuary, continue your scenic walk to Rieti, where you will stay for the night in a city-centre hotel.

Day 4. The third section of this walking tour takes you from Rieti, along the bank of River Velino, to the Sanctuary of Fonte Colombo. You can then continue on to Sant’Elia, Contigliano, the Abbey of San Pastore and the medieval village of Greccio, where you will stay for the night.

Day 5. After breakfast, hike to the top of the Monti Sabini, which hangs above Greccio, and visit the Cappelletta di San Francesco, the Ruschio meadows and the Sanctuary of Greccio. Finally, relax in a comfortable apartment at Agriturismo Le Chiuse di Reopasto.

Day 6. The penultimate leg of the journey winds across the valley for most of its length so you can see the Terria Bridge and small canals and lakes in the Riserva dei Laghi Lungo e Ripasottile. End you day in Borgo San Pietro, where you will stay for the night.

Day 7. The final part of this 7-night walking tour begins with a short walk to the Sanctuary of Poggio Bustone, Prati di San Giacomo and Cima d’Arme, where you can visit Sacro Speco - a little stone-built church against an imposing rock wall (don’t forget to ring the bell before leaving)!. Continue through meadows and by rocky slopes to reach the highest point at Sella di Vallorgano (1850 m). Here you'll find the ski resort of Piande’ Valli, where you can remain for the night or you can choose to journey to Rieti.

Day 8. 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 £350. This tour is available for a maximum of 8 people. The programme can be modified to suit special requirements, such as alternative/additional routes, extra nights, different types of accommodation and local transportation.

For a personalised Assisi holiday 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.