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Cycling track Spoleto - Assisi

Located in the heart of Umbria, where St. Francis "preached to the birds", Cannara (Pg) takes itsname from the word "canna" (reed), as it stands on a marshy area full of reeds, along the left bank of the Topino river, in the center of the Umbrian Valley, right in front of Assisi and Spello.

From Cannara it is possible to reach by bicycle the main surrounding medieval villages and the historic cities of Umbria such as Assisi, Spoleto, Foligno, thanks to the Spoleto - Assisi cycle path, the main"soft mobility" infrastructure in the Umbrian Valley that connects these two large Umbrian cities in 52 kilometers of flat route. This is an itinerary of great tourist attractions, built, mostly, on the embankments of the Marroggia, Teverone and Timia rivers up to Cannara and then crosses the Umbrian Valley right in front of Assisi.

Starting from Cannara, you can reach both Spoleto and Assisi. To reach Spoleto from Cannara, take the cycle path crossing the countryside up to where the Timia flows into the Topino river, get to the medieval village of Bevagna, where the Timia rises from the confluence of the Teverone and the Clitunno rivers. Passing by the vineyards of Sagrantino, reach Torre di Montefalco, a small fraction of the municipality of Montefalco. From here, follow the course of the Marroggia river and cross Foligno suburban countryside then skirt the small medieval villages of Trevi, which rises on a hill, and Campello sul Clitunno, pass the Clitunno river springs and continue towards Spoleto.

To reach Assisi you can start from the bridge over the Topino river which is also the gate to the village of Cannara. Passing the San Donato church, continue along the river banks, in the middle of the cultivated plain, from where you can discover wide views of Mount Subasio, Assisi and the Umbrian Valley up to the hills of Perugia and the Tevere Valley.

Then continue until you reach the Ose stream, going along the left bank and entering the plain on the ide of Assisi and Mount Subasio. You will arrive near the Sanctuary of Rivotorto, from which you can admire Assisi dominated by the stunning Rocca and Mount Subasio.

From here, you can both take a detour on the recently built cycle-path and get to Santa Maria degli Angeli, or, continue on the road that begins to climb the coast, characterized by a pleasant tree-lined slope, crossing large open spaces with splendid views of Assisi and the hillsides with vineyards and olive groves, interrupted just by scattered stone-built houses, to get to the path (pedestrian and partially cycling) of the "Mattonata" that connects Santa Maria degli Angeli with Assisi.

Continue, going up on a quite challenging uphill and busy road, until you get to Porta San Pietro which is the gate to the wonderful historic center of Assisi.

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