THE BICYCLE PATH OF THE TIBER
COD. 50 / Along the river course from Città di Castello to Perugia
A 60-km cycle route, which runs along the River Tiber from Città di Castello to Perugia, following the model of the most famous cycle routes in Europe. An easy and completely flat route that alternates between its recently built sections and low-traffic secondary roads immersed in nature.
A short break, a weekend to get away from everyday life, where you can discover the beauties of Città di Castello and Perugia along with an unusual and less frequented area of Umbria. A perfect mix of rural landscapes and artistic beauties, suitable for all those who like to travel slowly and visit unspoilt places.
The itinerary develops from Città di Castello to Perugia following the course of the Tiber river, alternating along sections of dirt road to sections of asphalted road with low traffic. A very easy route, therefore ideal also for beginners and families with children.
The route is almost completely flat and in total 65 kilometers, which we offer you divided into two stages, easy and fascinating. If you have a little ‘more training, once you get to Ponte San Giovanni you can ride a bike to the historic center of Perugia, facing a climb of about 5 kilometers, with a little’ traffic. Otherwise you can opt for using public transport, but in any case we recommend a visit to the historic center of Perugia, including an extra night. The Etruscan arch, the San Pietro and San Francesco al Prato complex, the National Gallery, the Palazzo dei Priori and the Fontana Maggiore, the many historic buildings, together with the numerous places where you can taste typical products and cultural events that animate the Umbrian capital, will be a worthy frame for the final day of this itinerary.
RouteCittà di Castello-Umbertide-Perugia
Total kilometers65 km
Elevation gain200 m (without the climb to Perugia)
Road surface50% asphalt - 50% dirt
IncludedTHE BICYCLE PATH OF THE TIBER
Day 2 – Città di Castello-Umbertide (30 km)
Day 3 – Umbertide-Perugia (Ponte San Giovanni) (35km)
HOW TO ARRIVE
From € 120 in Hotel and Agriturismo
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Difficulty: ● ◌◌◌◌
Type of holiday: Self guided individual
Departures: every day from 1/3 to 1/11
Recommended bicycle: Hybrid, ebike
The price includes:
2 nights with breakfast
Road book and informative material
The fee does not include:
Tourist tax where expected
Anything else not expressly understood
Transfer from Perugia to Città di Castello 70 €
Bike rental with helmet € 50
Ebike hire with helmet € 100