MTB - Woods and climbs on the hills of Lake Trasimeno
Difficult mountain bike trail on the hills of Lake Trasimeno
The trail starts in Passignano and continues through the hills above the northern part of lake Trasimeno. It is a favourite with local bikers for its varied scenery and staggering views. There are no prohibitive climbs or technical parts, but it's 48 kilometres with a 1000 metre altitude difference, making it more suitable for experienced bikers.
The first part is flat along the Trasimeno cyclepath, ideal to warm up and enjoy the atmosphere. After 10 kilometres, you will reach Borghetto, the start of the most difficult and fascinating part of the trail - you will have to face various kilometres uphill to reach Mount Castiglione and then continue on a long stretch across the mountain ridge to the Gosparini Cross, a vantage point that will leave you breathless.
From here, a series of steep ups and downs will test your legs, but the panorama is well worth it, seen that you are in one of the most panoramic spots of the lake Trasimeno area.
The last few kilometres are either flat or downhill, ideal to loosen your muscles and enjoy the views some more.The route can be taken any time of year, but we highly recommend autumn, when the colours of the woods that surround the lake are truly breathtaking.