Rediscovering beauty is one of the objectives of this cycling trip, which offers a complete and extraordinary overview of alluring Umbria. The fertile Valle Umbra, rich in water and surrounded by green mountains and hills covered with olive groves and vineyards, is excellent for a relaxing holiday on two wheels. This valley is famous for its medieval towns because here we find Assisi, Spoleto, Bevagna, Spello, and many other villages of considerable interest. Starting from Assisi, where you will surely be fascinated by the medieval monuments and the imposing fortress located in a dominant position over the valley and town. Walking through a maze of narrow streets, alleys, and passing through pretty squares embraced by medieval buildings and wonderful fountains, you will have the feeling of being in the distant past.
The first ride will take you to Spello, which you will reach by following a panoramic road between olive groves. Spello, the town of flowers, is of Roman origin and well preserved its medieval appearance. You descend into the Umbrian Valley arriving first in Foligno and then in the medieval town of Bevagna with its welcoming Piazza Silvestri and its two Romanesque churches. Returning to Assisi you will follow part of the Assisi – Spoleto cycle path. Your journey will continue to Torgiano, a wine town where outstanding wines are made and with an interesting wine museum, and San Martino in Campo, an excellent base for an extra night to visit the fascinating Perugia with its rich Etruscan, Roman, medieval and even Renaissance history by bus.
Back in the saddle, you will reach the beginning of the Perugia-Lago Trasimeno cycle route: you will pedal along with it, alternating cycle paths and secondary roads, reaching Castiglione del Lago, which rises majestically over Lake Trasimeno. You will have a free day for some relaxation on the shores of the lake or you make a loop ride to the Etruscan city of Chiusi. Finally, pedalling along the shores of the lake you will be led to the final destination, the splendid Passignano sul Trasimeno where you can stroll along the promenade, which will give you a breathtaking view over the lake or to visit the island ‘Isola Minore’, the icing on the cake of this tour through a green Umbria.
The 5-day tour goes directly from S.Martino in Campo to Passignano without passing Castiglione del Lago and Chiusi.