Departure: Chiusi │ Arrival: Passignano sul Trasimeno │ Distance: 16,9 km │ Difference in level: +30m; -20m │Difficulty: easy │ Road surface: asphalt 10,4 km (61,9%); dirt road 6,4 km (38,1%) │ Bike recommended: hybrid, mtb │ What to visit in the area: Chiusi, Castiglione del Lago, Paciano, Panicale.
This connection is spread over ordinary roads of low and medium traffic intensity, it allows to connect with a small flat path the Bike Lane of the Sun from Chiusi Scalo to the Bike Lane of the Trasimeno. Near “Muffa”, you can follow two panoramic paths:
- one that is grafted into debike lane at Sant’Arcangelo sul Trasimeno;
- the path to the railway station of Terontola, from which you can easy reach the bike lane of the Trasimeno.
Panoramic path towards Sant’Arcangelo sul Trasimeno
Departure: Cycleconnection Chiusi – Trasimeno near Muffa │ Arrival: Graft bike lane of the Trasimeno at Sant’Arcangelo│ Distance: 12km │ Difference in level: +150m; -150m │ Difficulty: easy │ Road surface: asphalt 5,75 km (47,9%); dirt road 6,25 km (52,1%) │ Bike recommended: hybrid, mtb │ What to visit in the area: Paciano, Panicale, Sant’Arcangelo sul Trasimeno.
An itinerary slightly more challenging will let you reach the district of Sant’Arcangelo sul Trasimeno and its hills, from which you can admire in all its beauty the Lake landscape. If you want to have a break in this village you must visit the same name Abbey or “Badia”, as it is called by local residents, whose origins are very old (its presence is documented since 1115). You also have to see the Colombaia tower and the San Giovanni ai Baldami Chapel. Very interesting is the Church of “Santa Maria di Ancaelle”, a small church of the 13thcentury, within which you can admire a precious table representing the “Virgin holding her Son” of the 13thcentury, and you can see some paintings attributed to Giovanni Battista Caporali, of the 12thcentury.
Panoramic path towards Terontola
Departure: Cycle connection Chiusi – Trasimeno near Muffa │ Arrival: Graft bike lane of the Trasimeno at Borghetto │ Distance: 34km │ Difference in level: +200m; -200m │ Difficulty: medium-easy │ Road surface: asphalt 32,1 km (94,4%); dirt road 1,9km (5,6%) │ Bike recommended: hybrid, mtb │ What to visit in the area: Castiglione del Lago.
If you want to reach Terontola by going through the panoramic hills overlooking the west side of the lake, you have to follow the itinerary described from Chiusi but, once near the overpass at Muffa, you have to carry straight on until Sanfatucchio and then continue towards Gioiella. Later on the Provincial Road 301, which winds among the hills, until the village of Pozzuolo, of late medieval origin, taking part of the district of Castiglione del Lago, where you have to visit the wonderful Church of Saints Pietro and Paolo, an old parish church dating back to 12thcentury, rebuilt in 1743 with its bell tower of 30 meters high, in which Margherita da Cortona received baptism. After crossing the small village, follow the indication for Piana and then for Petrignano del Lago and Ferretto.This road winds among the hills, with fantastic views, stepping over the Oak of Repentance remains, linked to the Santa Margherita da Cortona affair.
Highway del Sole (A1), Exit “Valdichiana” for those coming from the North, Exit “Fabro” and “Chiusi – Chianciano Terme” for those coming from the South;
E45, Exit “Perugia”, direction Lago Trasimeno.
Line Milano – Firenze – Roma: Railway Stations of Castiglione del Lago, Chiusi – Chianciano Terme or Terontola; Line Ancona – Foligno – Firenze: Railway Stations of Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno or Tuoro sul Trasimeno.