Bicycling between the villages and the hills of Lake Trasimeno

Weekend by bike on the shores of the lake

Bicycling between the villages and the hills of Lake Trasimeno

€215 per person

Umbria is not bathed by the sea but is still a region rich in water, including springs, streams and lakes. The lake area of ​​Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy by extension, is one of the most characteristic and well-known in Umbria, as well as one of the most popular with cyclists, who can decide to cycle on the plains along its banks or climb the hills. that surround it, admiring its three islands from above and, if the time is right, unforgettable sunsets.

Ancient fishing villages alternate with small beaches and tourist spots, highly suggestive panoramic points are added to the beauties of the most important villages, such as Castiglione del Lago, Passignano, Tuoro and Magione.

A soft, romantic landscape, ideal for cycling to discover its many facets. You can pedal along its banks, without effort, closely observing the fishermen and then stop for lunch in a small restaurant, overlooking the lake, to enjoy a plate of fresh fish or the typical cake al testo. Or go up the hills, reaching the medieval villages of Panicale, Paciano and Città della Pieve, to visit these enchanting towns and discover some of the most beautiful viewpoints in Umbria.

  • Route
    Passignano - Tuoro - Castiglione del Lago
  • Total kilometers
    20 km + 15 km
  • Elevation gain
    200 mt
  • Road surface
    50% asphalt – 50% dirt
  • Included
    Bicycling between the villages and the hills of Lake Trasimeno
Day 1
Arrival in Passignano sul Trasimeno independently. In the early afternoon, departure for a mini-cruise to Isola Maggiore, one of the three islands of the lake, the only one inhabited. It hosted St. Francis during an entire Lent. The small village is made up of a single entirely paved road along which the houses of the thirteenth and fourteenth century overlook, among which the pretty house of the Captain of the People stands out. Dinner and overnight in Passignano sul Trasimeno
Day 2 – Passignano - Castiglione del Lago
The day will be spent entirely by bicycle. Departure in the morning from Passignano sul Trasimeno towards Castiglione del Lago. The route runs along the lake on an unpaved dirt road, turning into a pleasant cycle / pedestrian itinerary on gravel and pressed earth, with numerous pedestrian bridges and picnic areas. The scenery of the reeds and the ease with which you will be able to see wild birdlife in this stretch deserves numerous stops that allow you to wander with your gaze on the lake. We will make a brief stop at Campo del Sole and on the banks of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, the scene of the "battle of Trasimeno", which took place on 24 June 217 BC, in which Hannibal's Carthaginian army defeated the Roman army. Packed lunch. Return by bike. Dinner and overnight stay in Passignano sul Trasimeno
Day 3
In the morning, before returning to your destination, you will visit a winery with a tasting.

Experiences to enrich the program

  • Trasimeno Lake: in every location we can organize sports activities (trekking, canoeing, windsurfing, sup, etc.)
  • Visit to the Oasis La Valle di San Feliciano
  • Boat trip to Polvese Island
  • Castiglione del Lago: entrance to the Palazzo del Duca della Corgna and the Rocca del Leone
  • Wine and Extra virgin olive oil tasting

Further information

  • Once your booking is complete, you will receive vouchers for hotels and other booked services via email.
  • If you buy, always via email, you will be provided with the gps tracks of the tour, the road books and the list of hotels.
  • Upon your arrival at the hotel you will find the Umbria & Bike welcome kit consisting of an Umbria & Bike bottle and tourist material about Umbria.
  • In case you have also booked the bike rental, you will find them ready at the hotel upon your arrival.

From € 215.00 per person in a double room

The price per person in a double room includes:
  • 2 nights in half board with dinner in the hotel (drinks included)
  • boat trip to Isola Maggiore
  • packed lunch
  • wine tasting
  • Umbria & Bike Kit
  • Registration fee and insurance Covid 19 coverage
The fee does not include
  • Extras and tips
  • Gpx tracks or detailed road map
  • Bicycle rental
  • City tax where applicable
  • Means of transport
  • Anything not expressly indicated under "the fee includes"