Departure: Collestrada – Enpa Resort (connection Bike Lane of the Tiber) │ Arrival: intersection Via Francesca and Mattonata (connection Bike Lane Assisi –Spoleto) │ Distance: 12,8 km │ Difference in level: +80m; -30m │ Difficulty: easy │ Road surface: asphalt 10 km (79,1%) dirt road 2,8 km (21,9%) │ Bike recommended: hybrid, mtb │ What to visit in the area: Perugia, Collestrada, Bastia Umbra, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi.
The bike lane connection among Perugia and Assisi does connect the bike lane of the Tiber (which from Città di Castello, with a stop in Umbertide, it does arrive to Ponte San Giovanni in Perugia) with the bike lane Assisi –Spoleto (passing through Bevagna). This will allow you to walk an itinerary of about 200 km from North to South of Umbria, across several regional bike lanes, starting from San Giustino, passing through Ponte San Giovanni, Assisi, Spoleto, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, up to the Marmore Waterfalls.
This connection is spread over a low traffic viability, especially through rural areas. You can reach Assisi enjoying its view for the most part of the trip.From Collestrada until the end you can travel it by every kind of bike (except racing bike).The first stretch, indeed, is earthy and it could be muddy in the flat part, furthermore it is pretty rough along its short uphill which leads to the first buildings of Collestrada, for which it is practicable just by mountain bike and fat bike.
To reach Perugia:
Line Milano – Firenze – Roma Line Ancona – Foligno – Firenze: Railway Station of Foligno and then a connection with regional train to Perugia.
For those coming from the North::
- Highway del Sole A1 –Exit Valdichiana;
- Highway Adriatica A14 –Exit Cesena and then follow for E 45
For those coming from the South:
- Highway del Sole A1 –Exit Orte
- Highway Adriatica A14 –Exit Civitanova Marche and then follow for SS 7