This loop route around Lake Trasimeno currently runs for about three-quarters of its mileage along the bicycle/pedestrian path (opened in 2005), which runs partly on its own seat and partly on a mixed seat. The project, which is still a work in progress, once completed will allow the Trasimeno ring to be “closed”, offering the possibility of cycling on a route free of roughness.
The route measures a total of 70.5 km and starts from Castiglione del Lago. Given the almost complete absence of roughness, it can be traveled without too much effort, perhaps stopping in villages or at the many viewpoints along the way. However, the less trained can divide the route into two fractions, perhaps assuming an intermediate stop in San Feliciano or Sant’Arcangelo. The route runs clockwise on the bicycle path along the shores of the lake, in areas of considerable environmental interest. You pass through Lido di Tuoro and Passignano to the hamlet of Torricella, where you temporarily join the provincial road to San Feliciano (km 26.5). The footpath resumes and continues, alternating between its own seat and paved road, to La Frusta locality, after visiting the ancient village of San Savino and Oasi di Valle. While waiting for work to be completed to “close” the bike path loop, having arrived at St. Archangel you can choose to continue for 13 km on the state highway (in traffic) to Castiglione del Lago or move away from the lake toward the countryside, through the rural vistas of Macchie and Sanfatucchio and finally rejoin the municipal capital. In the latter case, you travel 27 km and also stop at Montalera Castle, an imposing fortress built in the 12th century, nestled among elks and oaks.