Road surface: asphalt
Recommended bicycles: road, hybrid, MTB
What to see: Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi, Pissignano, Clitunno Springs, San Giacomo, Spoleto
The route starts from the heart of Bevagna is developed almost entirely in their own office, the beautiful pedestrian path that runs along the banks of Teverone and Maroggia rivers. It is also completely flat and sliding along the Umbrian Valley, offers very beautiful landscapes of towns like Montefalco, Trevi, Pissignano, Campello sul Clitunno, some of which are easily accessible by short detours of a few kilometers.
It starts from Piazza Silvestri and proceed towards Montefalco, famous for Sagrantino wine and for its stunning visuals that have earned him the nickname "terrace in Umbria".
The village is still enclosed in the walls and is dominated by the thirteenth-century church of Sant'Agostino and the crypt of the Art Gallery, which are enclosed in archaeological finds and sculturedi various eras.
Going back a few meters on the main road at kilometer 0.3, turn left into the pedestrian path. We drive along the river bank until km 4.1, when at Torre di Montefalco get over a bridge and continue to ride on the opposite.
We continue pedaling on the flat cultivated fields and prestigious vineyards, paying attention only to the crossing of some secondary roads that are encountered along the way. At km 9.5 we report on the bank of the left and continue down towards Trevi, which can already recognize perched on the left between the endless expanses of olive trees which produce an oil fine workmanship.
At km 11.7 we pay special attention to a crossing with poor visibility and continue to cycle in the direction of Spoleto. At km 13.4 you can leave the route to make another short detour that, in about 5 km, leads to the center of Trevi.
We continue straight on overcoming various crossings and leaving on the left the villages of Pissignano and Campello sul Clitunno and the suggestive sources of Clitunno true natural jewel of this area. It is a set of springs, already famous in Roman times, forming a small lake from which the small Clitunno River.
At kilometer 23, in the vicinity of San Giacomo, we go back on the road, cross the river and continue the route still to Spoleto, which now can be seen clear in the distance, with the unmistakable profile of the Albornoz fortress to dominate the city.
We get to Pontebari at kilometer 26.6, where it ends the way: here we return on ordinary roads, turn left and, paying attention to traffic in about 3 km we reach the center of Spoleto, a "town of Two Worlds" as marked by evident roman influences, it keeps intact the structures of the Middle Ages as evidenced by the impressive Cathedral present in the historic center.
Author: Pietro Musso
Cover photo: Autumn colors in Montefalco, photo by Mirco Partenzi via Flickr