The most complete hiking program around Trasimeno Lake, for hikers, photographers and lovers of nature in its purest form ! Suitable in every season, for individual or small groups, with or without your hiking guide, you will get immersed in the nature of Central Italy, in an environment of great scenic beauty, quiet and green! The lake Trasimeno will always be in the background and the soundtrack will be the sound of your footsteps, the rustling of the grass and the wind noise. 8 days to escape from reality!
Around the Trasimeno Lake
Accomodation: In a 3 or 4 star Hotel in Lake Trasimeno area ( San Feliciano, Magione or Passignano) according to your needs and to the season; half board basis suggested
Food: 7 breakfast, 7 dinners in Hotel with welcome drink on day of arrival.
Special dinner with local gourmet cuisine and wines
7 overnights in Bed and Breakfast basis in double room as mentioned in the program, luggage transfer from 1 hotel to the following (1 case per person max 20kg each), pilgrim passport, maps and instruction, assistance UmbriAction.
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
city tax when expected, lunch, dinner, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN LUCCA, SIENA OR IN ANY ANOTHER DESTINATION. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
AIRPORT TO LUCCA HOTEL OR FROM SIENA HOTEL TO AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST
Arrival in Lake Trasimeno area with your own car/bus or with the transfer provided by UmbriAction. Accommodation in Hotel or Agriturismo! Meeting with your hiking guide or with our representative!
After your breakfast you will start your first excursion: CASTEL RIGONE – TORRE FIUME. The itinerary starts in Castel Rigone! Heading west the track will take you downhill, skirting meadows and scrub composed mainly of turkey oaks, junipers, shrubs and Spanish broom! Here we are surrounded by rolling hills decorated with ancient castles and small villages out of time. From the nice valley of Pian di Marte we start to climb heading Torre Fiume, where we will stop for a while breathing fresh air and for a sip of water! From here, back to Castel Rigone. Back to Hotel.
Second Hiking : LA GOGA – CALIGIANA. Starting from Magione we will follow an unpaved road through cultivated fields to enter a wood. But before we will have a wonderful view of Colpiccione and Castel Rigone. Crossing through age-old olive groves we skirt abandoned farmhouses to reach the top of Monte Bitorno. From here we will se Perugia, Città della PIeve, Magione and many mountains! The medieval centre of Caligiana will be an interesting discovery! From here we descend the valley of Formanuova torrent and than to la Goga.
Third hiking: MAGIONE – MONTE RUFFIANO. From the cemetery of Magione, close to the old Lambardi tower, we will start to climb along a crest . Along the way, the scenic views of the Lake and its Islands and the view of the hamlet of Montecolognola will make this journey even more exciting. Continuing along our itinerary, the landscape opens up onto the valley of La Goga, with Colpiccione in the foreground. We climb to Casa Quarantaia (494 m) and, from there, take a very scenic track halfway up the hill, crossing through a recently afforested area (holm oaks, oaks, cypresses and cedars. We soon arrive at the glade beneath Mount Ruffiano. We can climb to the top of the knoll, which has the ruins of an old fortified tower (423 m). We backtrack from the glade and head right. From here we can enjoy a lovely view of the church of San Donato and several typical farmhouses.
Fourth excursion: MONTEMELINO – MONTE PENNA – MONTESPERELLO. One of the most exciting and picturesque routes in the area, easy but with great landscape! Starting and arrival point is the square in front of the church of Montemelino. We take an unpaved road heading uphill, entering the scrub composed mainly of holm oaks, arbutuses, Spanish broom, junipers, heather, laurustinus and rockroses. This rocky climb leads towards Monte Penna. At the top, we come to a ridge trail and turn left, heading towards the shrine with a crucifix that is visible just above us. When we come to the cross, we can take a short break to enjoy the views of Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.Later, we turn left and take a road downhill along the eastern slope of Monte Castiglionaccio (523 m). This particularly scenic track offers stunning views of Val Lupina, the Mugnano valley, Agello, Montali and the woods of Marzolana. The other option is to go straight along a ridge trail that descends to the fork leading to the water reservoirs and on to Montesperello, which is worth a short stop. Unforgettable!
Fifth excursion: PASSIGNANO POGGIO DEL BELVEDUTO. The starting point for this itinerary is the main square of Passignano. The town merits a visit and after a walk in the centre, we climb the stairs to the historic district to start our walk! Our route immediately affords sweeping views of the lake. When we reach the built-up area of Le Masse, with its dusty-pink villa and church, we go straight ahead along a slight descent that circles around the manor. We cross a level stretch with fields and then climb slightly – amidst olive trees and houses – to come to the area of Cerqueto. From here we continue to a small group of houses around the lovely church of San Donato, set in a strategic and panoramic position overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The area is worth a short visit. From here, we go uphill into the woods, and after several bends in the road we go past a farmhouse on the right to come to another farmhouse, which has been renovated and is now a restaurant in a panoramic position overlooking the lake.
Relax in Hotel. In the afternoon, short walk in the vineyard for visiting a typical winery close to Montesperello! Wine tasting!