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Itineraries

Hikes along the roads

Because of its shape and isolated geographical position, the main road network of Monte Subasio runs along its borders with SS road 75 linking Foligno to Perugia in the west and SS road 444 Assisana reaching Gualdo Tadino in the north. Not far on the south-eastern side there is also SS road 3-Flaminia. The roads leading to the Park are mainly represented by the roads connecting the historical towns of Assisi, Spello, Nocera, and Valtopina with the minor towns situated on the mountain. These roads have a mainly tourist function, as for the road connecting Assisi town center - Porta Cappuccini with Eremo delle Carceri, San Benedetto Abbey, and the summit of the mountain.
Leaving from Assisi, exactly from Porta Perlici, taking SS road 444 first and then turning right, you will find Cà Piombino, housing the Park Headquarters. Going ahead and climbing to Costa di Trex you will reach Spello: along the way you will touch the minor historical towns of Armenzano, San Giovanni, and Collepino.
The mountain road connecting Assisi with Spello and following the ancient carriage road is important. It is a panoramic road busy with tourists to reach Stazzi mountain grasslands on the slope of Assisi and Madonna della Spella Sanctuary on the slope of Spello.
Along this trail you will also find Mortaro Grande and Mortaro Piccolo, dry dolines lying near the top of the mountain. They were used in the past to produce ice by pressing snow and preserving it till summer.
Besides the main roads you can go along by car - respecting the limits involving the mountain road for environmental protection needs - there is a network of paths you can go along on foot or on horseback, mainly leaving from the towns of Costa di Trex, Armenzano, San Giovanni, and Collepino, giving the opportunity to reach the summit meadows.



Hikes along the roads

On Foot in the Park

The itineraries crossing Subasio Park represent an occasion for a thorough knowledge of the geomorphology of the mountain of Assisi and its karst nature.

They are also a way to discover from close up the naturalistic and historical-architectural main features of the territory and, above all, to directly touch the Franciscan spirituality characterizing the town and the mountain.

Texts and photos are taken from Parco del Monte Subasio, Quattroemme, Perugia 2006. All rights reserved.

Map of the trails
Map of the trails
Trail no. 50
Assisi - Mortaro Grande - Spello
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 51 - Lap of Subasio
Assisi - Costa di Trex - Rocca di Postignano - Nocera Scalo
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 52
Collepino - Mt. Subasio
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 53
San Giovanni - Armenzano - Stazzi - Montarone
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 54
Fonte Bregno - San Benedetto - Eremo delle Carceri
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 55
Valtopina - Armenzano - Mt. Subasio
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 56
The lake - Gabbiano Vecchio - Sasso Rosso
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 57
Valtopina - San Giovanni di Collepino - Mt. Subasio
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 58
San Giovanni - Madonna della Spella
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 59
Buccilli Mill - Nottiano - Armenzano
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 60
Eremo delle Carceri - Madonna della Spella - Pontecentesimo
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 61
Costa di Trex - Mt. Subasio
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 62
San Vettorino Bridge - Armenzano
Typology: On foot
Trail no. 63
Il Termine Pass - Lanciano
Typology: On foot

Regione Umbria, thanks to a project carried out in collaboration with the regional CAI sections, has recently surveyed in the Park the following itineraries.

Assisi - Spello
Departure: Assisi
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 6 h 30 m
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 4 h
Assisi – Nocera Umbra
Departure: Assisi
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 9 h
Forra del Marchetto
Departure: Piano della Pieve
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 1 h
Mortari Trail
Departure: Monte Subasio
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 4 h
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 6 h
Valtopina - Armenzano
Departure: Valtopina
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 6 h

By bike in the Park

Eremo "Stazzi"
Departure: Eremo delle Carceri
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 h
Hermitage Armenzano
Departure: Eremo delle Carceri
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 h
Madonna della Spella Hermitage
Departure: Eremo delle Carceri
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 h
Nocera "La Bandita"
Departure: Nocera
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 3 h
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Medium
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Valtopina "Ponti Romani"
Departure: Valtopina
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Average-high
Duration: 3 h

Monte Subasio Park and C.A.I. (Club Alpino Italiano) - Section of Foligno work together in order to improve and develop the existing trails, contributing to its maintenance and conservation.
Thanks to regional funds, they have collaborated in the past to the publication of a carta dei sentieri (map of the trails) containing fourteen trails that have been planned and organized by the C.A.I. volunteer members with the help of GPS equipment; for this reason, this map is one of the most reliable products in the field.

Further information on the carta dei sentieri (map of the trails)

There is an ongoing measure aiming at placing vertical markers at the departure points and crossroads of the trails.



Itineraries

Flying over the Park

Mount Subasio, whose summit reaches an altitude of 1,290 m above sea level, is a spectacular flight area for paragliding in the sky of Assisi. Thanks to its side location it is the ideal place for flights at an altitude of more than 2,000 m above sea level. The flight area has five take-off areas, climbing down the North, East, South, West sides and two landing areas which are easily reachable by car or by shuttle bus. The club placed a sint-wind near the take-off areas, which can be reached by calling the number +39 338 6613344. The difference in height among the most frequented take-off areas, the southern (1,250 m above sea level) and the western (1,277 m above sea level) ones and the official landing area of Rivotorto di Assisi is about 1,000 m. With good weather conditions, flying over Assisi with the view of the Trasimeno lake and of the Apennines is a breathtaking experience, and flying will be easy for any pilot.
Further information (Italian Text)

Photographic Contest 'Cattura il Subasio': View 2
Photographic Contest 'Cattura il Subasio': View 2
Eastern take-off area - 1,220 m above sea level
Map with diving spot
Typology: Paragliding
Map with diving spot
Typology: Paragliding
San Rufino Take-off  Area - 1,110 m above sea level
Map with diving spot
Typology: Paragliding
Southern take-off area - 1,250 m above sea level
Map with diving spot
Typology: Paragliding
West take-off area - 1,277 m above sea level
Map with diving spot
Typology: Paragliding
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