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THE VILLAGES AND HILLS OF TRASIMENO

Weekend by bike on the shores of the lake

THE VILLAGES AND HILLS OF TRASIMENO

€155 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 - Panicale - Sant'Arcangelo - Castiglione del Lago
  • Total kilometers
    20 km + 15 km
  • Elevation gain
    200 mt
  • Road surface
    50% asphalt – 50% dirt
  • Included
    THE VILLAGES AND HILLS OF TRASIMENO
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Day 1
Arrival in Passignano sul Trasimeno and first overnight stay. Passignano is one of the most known and lively villages of Lake Trasimeno, with the beautiful lakeside promenade, many clubs, restaurants and activities. In the afternoon, board the ferry and walk to Isola Maggiore, the only inhabited one. Dinner and overnight
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Day 2 – Passignano - Sant'Arcangelo (20 km)
In the morning we start along the Trasimeno cycle path in some sections, in others passing through the state road with very little vehicular traffic. We first cross San Feliciano, an ancient fishing village, enjoying the hills covered with olive groves and dotted with ancient farmhouses, and continue in the direction of San Savino, continuing to alternate some sections on our own with others on a paved road. A little less than a kilometer after the Oasi la Valle (nature center managed by Legambiente, where it is possible to observe the lake ecosystem in its many aspects) and continue up to Sant'Arcangelo. Dinner and overnight
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Day 3 - Sant' Arcangelo - Castiglione del Lago (15 km)
From here, to reach our final stage, Castiglione del Lago, we have two options: the simplest but, in any case, along the main road, to reach a few kilometers after the end of the journey. Otherwise, moving away from the lake, go up the hill and a secondary road between the cultivated fields, before reaching Castiglione del Lago, lengthening in this case about 15 km. Return independently from Castiglione del Lago to Passignano for the recovery of your vehicle.

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 € 155.00 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
  • Umbria & Bike Kit
The fee does not include
  • Extras and tips
  • Gpx tracks or detailed road map
  • Return from Castiglione del Lago to Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • Luggage transport
  • Bicycle rental
  • Suggested experiences
  • Optional insurance to be requested when booking
  • City tax where applicable
  • Means of transport
  • Anything not expressly indicated under "the fee includes"