Trasimeno gravel route in Umbria

The Trasimeno gravel route is an itinerary on a mixed route that allows you to go around Lake Trasimeno safely and admire the beauties that this bathing lake has to offer. You pass through several very famous locations and some of the most beautiful villages in the region. This itinerary, therefore, is suitable both for those who want to organize a weekend or a longer period considering the Trasimeno ring as a daily training.

If you want to avoid exposing your bicycle to unnecessary risks, you can decide to rent one directly in Umbria and travel in peace with the security of complete assistance in the event of breakdowns or unforeseen events. Bike rental in Umbria also includes accessories and can provide for delivery to various points in the region.

The GPX track of the Ciclovia del Trasimeno

The Trasimeno Cycle Route is the itinerary that makes the complete circumnavigation of Lake Trasimeno. The route takes place on cycle paths reserved for cycles, cycle and pedestrian paths and mixed roads with little or no traffic.

  • Length: 57.2 km
  • Total ascent: 105 m
  • Bottom: mixed
  • Credential: no
  • Stamps: no
  • Event date: permanent
  • Difficulty: easy

The surface is of a mixed dirt / asphalt type, with an average slope very close to zero, therefore, not very demanding. The information provided on this page was taken from the official website of the Umbria region which we recommend to consult to check for updates and news that may be present on the itinerary.

Il fondo è misto asfalto 42% (21,4 km) e sterrato 58% (33,1 km). Le sezioni di asfalto sono per la maggior parte su itinerario promiscuo con poco traffico, quindi, adatte a tutti i ciclisti. Il percorso è molto facile, poco impegnativo e perfetto per tutte le stagioni. Alcuni tratti posso diventare fangosi a causa delle piogge ma sempre percorribili.

L’itinerario è tuttora (2021) in fase di completamento. I comuni competenti per territorio hanno predisposto le infrastrutture specifiche. Dove non è possibile realizzare la ciclabile, è stata posta una segnaletica specifica sia per i ciclisti che per gli automobilisti. Il sito sul quale è possibile trovare informazioni e aggiornamenti sull’itinerario è quello ufficiale della Regione Umbria, nella sezione dedicata alla Ciclovia del Trasimeno.

The Trasimeno cycle path and the battle of Hannibal

Starting from Passignano sul Trasimeno, we can take advantage of one of the many regional trains that stop in this village, we meet Torricella, San Feliciano, also called the town of sunsets, and Sant’Arcangelo, Mirabella, Castiglione del Lago, originally the fourth island of the Trasimeno today among the most beautiful villages in Italy.

From Castiglion del lago the route includes the most suggestive stretch, on earth and pressed gravel, with numerous pedestrian bridges and picnic areas. The scenery is extraordinary among reeds, wildlife, migratory birds and woods.

Continue towards Borghetto and Tuoro sul Trasimeno, a village of medieval origin, the territory of which was 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.
The itinerary continues along the railway until it returns to the town of Passignano sul Trasimeno.

The ferry that covers the Passignano – Castiglione del Lago route carries bicycles.


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