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Bike Lane of the Trasimeno

Bike Lane of the Trasimeno

Difference in level
+100 | -100
57,2 km
A ring route which runs along the lake giving unforgettable views and beautiful natural landscapes.
Distance 57,2 km
Difference in level +100m; -100m
Difficulty medium
Road surface asphalt 24,1 km (42%); dirt road 33,1 km(58%)
Bike recommended hybrid, mtb
To visit in the area Passignano sul Trasimeno, Monte del Lago, San Feliciano, Oasi la Valle, Sant'Arcangelo, Castiglione del Lago, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Isole Polvese and Maggiore.


This path unfolds along the Lake Trasimeno perimeter, along its banks up to head inland and to the border lane of the same name Regional Park. Each turn gives you the mutable show of lake waters, reedbeds, islands and its rich livestock.

This journey, in its entirety, cab be followed just by mountain bike, fat bike or by stronger touring bike. During rainy periods, just with mountain and fat bike. However there are some stretches of asphalt passable by every kind of bike.

With the exception of the section AnguillaraCastiglione del Lago, which is spread over a very busy road and over regional and provincial roads, the asphalted road surfaces you can find it on secondary roads not very busy.

Starting from the Train Station of Passignano sul Trasimeno, a wonderful village on the shores of the lake, a mix of nature, history, art and folklore, this ring route alternates some asphalted sections and dirt road sections, allowing you to find some typical villages like Torricella, San Feliciano (with its typical port) and Sant’Arcangelo (districts of Magione), Mirabella (district of Panicale) up to Castiglione del Lago, in origin the fourth island of the Trasimeno Lake, today among the Most beautiful villages of Italy.

From here the path is continuing along the Lakeside and on a dirt road which, in about 2 km, turns into a pleasant pedestrian and cycle route on gravel and pressed road, with several footpath bridges and picnic areas. The reeds landscape and the wild bird that you will meet here, they deserve several stops which allow you to admire the wonderful lake view.

The path is going back to the road after 5 km to reach the small village of Borghetto and then continuing towards Tuoro sul Trasimeno, a medieval village overlooking the shores of the lake, location of the Trasimeno Battle, occurred on June 24th 217 B.C., in which the Carthaginian army of Hannibal defeated the Roman army.

The itinerary goes back to coast along the railway up to the village of Passignano.
If you came here by train you can reach the forecourt of the small railway station, while if you wish to reach the Lakeside or the ferry terminal,  you can take the latest pedestrian itinerary which will pleasantly lead you to the destination.

For those who want to split the journey in two days, they can coordinate their return with the ferry boat direction Passignano – Castiglione del Lago. You can carry your bikes on the ferryboat without problems.



By car
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 Trasimeno Lake.

By train
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.

Opening hours of ferry services on Trasimeno Lake