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Walking and cycling routes and trails in Umbria 

By Tuesday, 04 October 2022 09:28

Discover the walking and cycling routes and trails in the centre of Umbria between the Tiber River Valley and the Chiascio River Valley, thanks to the integrated tourism project I Borghi delle due valli - Crocevia di esperienze (The Little Towns of the Two Valleys - Crossroads of Experience) promoting the towns of Torgiano, Bettona, Cannara and Collazzone.


This new network of trails can be travelled on foot or by bicycle, taking one or more days to discover the cultural, scenic, food, wine and artistic excellence that this "crossroads of Umbria" has to offer.

Trails aimed at different target audiences

This is slow tourism at its best: a varied network of ring-shaped cycle and pedestrian routes for each town involved, with trails aimed at different target audiences - bikers, expert walkers, families with children, etc. - and a wide range of activities. Visitors will also discover foods, wine and artistic experiences in the area, as well as thematic products such as places of faith, folklore and cultural events.

Free GPX files and descriptive roadbooks 

Over several days the Great Ring of the Villages of the Two Valleys can be travelled on foot or by bicycle, along a route of some 80 kilometres, crossing hills of olive groves and vineyards, woods and plains and passing through Torgiano, Bettona, Cannara and Collazzone.  Free GPX files and descriptive roadbooks of all the routes - in Italian and English - are available on the regional tourism portal UmbriaTourism at www.iborghidelleduevalli.it.

Borghi Due Valli Umbria Trails

Parks and museums

In Torgiano, an ancient fortified town known for its production of wine and extra virgin olive oil, in addition to visiting the Baroque Palazzo Graziani Baglioni, the Baglioni Tower, the Wine Museum, the Oil Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, visitors should not miss the Brufa Sculpture Park. This is an open-air museum with over 30 works combining urban and rural landscapes and contemporary sculptures. The Parco Fluviale del Tevere path along the river Tiber to its confluence with the Chiascio, also known as the 'Parco dei Mulini' is another lovely nature trail.

Trails along Etruscan pathways

In Bettona, in addition to a visit to the Palazzo del Podestà, it is possible to step outside the ancient Etruscan Walls and enjoy the outdoor trails of the Bettona Etruscan MTB, a true oasis with marked paths suitable for trekking, running and mountain biking. At Cannara, in the centre of the Umbrian Valley right opposite Assisi and Spello, it is possible to visit three places that retrace the life of St. Francis, starting with the Church of St. Francis, continuing with the Majolica-Landrini Palace and then the famous Piandarca wayside shrine on the road to Bevagna. 

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