Are you a bicycle lover? Discover the most fascinating routes of routes of Umbria
Umbria, thanks to the shape of its territory, full of hilly terrain that alternate with flat areas, is the ideal place for lovers of mountain bike and offers a range of itineraries and routes suitable for different types of activities related to the bicycle. In Umbria, you can find itineraries suited to the sport.
If you love nature and beautiful landscapes, you can try many itineraries dedicated to cycling that extend throughout the region, crossing places really suggestive and giving you the opportunity to fully enjoy the scenery and the beauty of Umbria.
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Torgiano is an ancient medieval village in the heart of Umbria, between hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, located a few kilometers from Perugia.
The route that we propose starts from Torre Baglioni, old building built in the thirteenth century and placed just outside the historic center. Outputs from Torgiano down towards Bettona and Deruta and at the end of the short descent, at a traffic light, turn right.
After about a mile, immediately after crossing the bridge over the River Chiascio, turn right continuing to follow the signs to Deruta and Torgiano leaving on your right.
Pontenuovo passed after about 7 miles you come to Deruta, the City of Ceramics.
Now reach the old town of Deruta, less than a mile from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area, characterized by the passage of the River Tevere and connotations still predominantly rural.
Deruta, in addition to its architectural charm thanks to which has been included in the list of most beautiful villages in Italy, has been known since 1290 to be the land of origin of one of the most famous handicrafts of central Italy: la ceramica.
One of the points of historical and artistic interest most significant of Deruta is certainly the Ceramics Museum, located inside the fourteenth-century former convent of San Francesco. Inside the museum are kept individual pieces of ceramics and majolica from Deruta made over the years by master craftsmen.
Released from Deruta follow the signs for Casalina, where you will arrive at kilometer 11.
Reached Casalina turn right and follow the signs to Papiano.
At 13.5 km turn right again towards Papiano station and just before the level crossing, instead reimmettervi on the main road, turn right down a side street that runs for several kilometers between the railway and the cultivated fields and which also has a stretch of dirt well beaten.
Once the white road, take the second right at the intersection and continue to ride in the middle of farms and fields to the junction with the SP377; Here turn left and go to Fanciullata.
At the next intersection, turn right towards Perugia taking the right also to the branch that will meet at kilometer 18.7.
At km 20.5 you cross the SP375 to take to the right in the direction of Perugia, continuing straight up to San Martino in Campo.
Once in San Martino, at kilometer 23.5, you will find a roundabout turn right again and follow the signs for Torgiano: overcome before the bridge on the E45 and a little further on the bridge over the Tevere River before the short climb that leads to the center the country, which begins at the Cantine Lungarotti and the Wine Museum of Torgiano.
Going up to the old town, on the left you can see the vineyards that have made this town famous for its wine and, just further, the unmistakable profile of Perugia and Mount Subasio.
At the top of the hill turn right and in a few meters you will be at the starting point.
Data of the route from Torgiano to Deruta:
Distance: 27,5 km
Vertical Drop: 250m
Road surface: asphalt and gravel
This itinerary has been provided by the site bikeinumbria.it portal specializing in cycling routes owned by Regione Umbria.
For more information, to download the file to the GPS of this route and to discover all the other routes available, visit the website www.bikeinumbria.it