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HIKING IN WESTERN UMBRIA

Week end on the roads of the Randonnée del Trasimeno

HIKING IN WESTERN UMBRIA

€130 per person

COD. 80 / Week end on the roads of the Randonnée del Trasimeno

A route of 200 kilometers with departure and arrival in Passignano sul Trasimeno, touching the Trasimeno lake, the Monte Peglia, the Corbara lake, crossing historic towns like Marsciano, Orvieto, Castel Viscardo, Ficulle, Fabro, Monteleone di Orvieto, Città della Pieve , Castiglion del Lago.

An extraordinary journey to discover a surprising region for history, nature, culture and beauty, bringing with you the travel card, to be stamped to the rando points along the way, to obtain the patent as the real randonneeurs. Only that you can do it in two days instead of one, having more time to enjoy the views, visit the villages and cities, taste good wine and good food.

The itinerary develops in the western part of Umbria, between Lake Trasimeno and Orvieto, crossing the Natural Parks of Lake Trasimeno, the Tiber River and Monte Peglia.

The area is hilly and therefore the stretches of the plains will not be many. You will face mainly hills and short climbs, with the exception of the ascent to Monte Peglia, very long but with not binding slopes. Here you will find wide roads, with little traffic and a good background, really ideal for cycling and enjoying the beauty of the area. Also noteworthy are the ascents leading to Orvieto, Castel Viscardo, Valico del Nibbio and Monteleone di Orvieto.

The naturalistic sceneries and the places to see change kilometer after kilometer, passing from the lakes to the woods, from the vines to the expanses of sunflowers and cultivated fields. Just as there are many villages and cities to see: Mugnano, Marsciano, Orvieto, Castel Viscardo, Monteleone, Castiglione del Lago, just to name a few.

The path is still challenging and requires a good level of training. A cyclist who trains regularly a couple of times a week can face it without any problem. The recommended bike is the racing bike with front compact crankset.

  • Route
    Passignano-Mugnano-Marsciano-Monte Peglia-Orvieto-Città della Pieve-Castiglione del Lago-Tuoro-Passignano
  • Total kilometers
    210 km
  • Elevation gain
    2900 m
  • Road surface
    asphalt
  • Included
    HIKING IN WESTERN UMBRIA
1
Day 1
Individual arrival in Passignano sul Trasimeno, with delivery of the rando kit (travel card, rando point list, roadbook) and first overnight stay. Passignano is one of the most known and lively villages of Lake Trasimeno, with its beautiful lakeside promenade, many bars, restaurants and activities.
2
Day 2 – Passignano-Orvieto (105km)
The first leg of the journey starts along the lake up to Montebuono, then head south towards Marsciano, where the longest climb of the route begins, that of Monte Peglia. A panoramic road surrounded by woods that once on the summit will offer you a wonderful view over most of Umbria. From here you can expect a long descent to Orvieto, one of the most beautiful cities in central Italy, where you can spend the afternoon and evening.
3
Day 3 – Orvieto-Passignano (105km)
We start climbing towards the lake through a mainly hilly route, dotted with villages and panoramic points. Once you reach Città della Pieve, on the border between Umbria and Marche, you will have overcome most of the altitude difficulties, even if you will still miss more than 50 kilometers to go back to Passignano. The last kilometers run all along the lake, touching the villages of Castiglione del Lago and Tuoro and offering beautiful views of the Trasimeno.

TOUR LOCATION

HOW TO ARRIVE

By plane
"San Francesco d'Assisi" International Airport of Umbria Perugia - Sant'Egidio 35 km from Passignano - Tel. +39 075 592 141
Ticket Office: Tel. +39 075 592 1432/3 - Fax +39 075 692 9562 www.airport.umbria.it
By train
You can get to Passignano sul Trasimeno directly by train, with station right in the center. Schedules and prices on the websites www.trenitalia.com.
By car
Depending on the places of departure there are various routes to quickly reach Passignano. Coming from both North and South (Milan, Florence, Rome), the best exit for Passignano on the A1 motorway is Valdichiana, from where it continues towards Lake Trasimeno on the SS75bis highway, which will take you to Passignano in about half an hour Now. Driving along the A14 motorway, for those coming from the north the best way to reach Perugia is to leave the motorway at the exit for Cesena and via the E45 highway reach first Città di Castello, then Perugia and from here Passignano. For those coming from the south, the recommended exit is Civitanova Marche, from where you can use the new fast road SS77var to Foligno and then from here continue to Perugia and Passignano
Once the booking is complete, you will receive hotel vouchers and other booked services via e-mail. The gps of the tour, the road book and the list of hotels, as well as the rules on how to use the rando kit and how to obtain the "Randagi" patent will be provided via e-mail. Upon your arrival at the hotel you will find a travel kit consisting of a map of Umbria, a small gadget of Umbria & Bike, a paper format of the road book of each single stage, travelcard kit with travel card. In case you have also booked a bike rental, you will find them ready at the hotel on your arrival.

From € 130 in Hotel and Farmhouse 

Duration: 3 days - 2 nights

Difficulty: ●●●● ◌

Type of holiday: Self guided individual

Departures: every day from 1/3 to 1/11

Recommended bicycle: race

The price includes:

2 nights with breakfast

Road book, kit rando and informative material

Insurance

The fee does not include:

Tourist tax where expected

Anything else not expressly understood

Supplements:

Luggage transport € 300

Rent a racing bike with helmet € 90