A great day out or even multiday trip in the countryside of Rome and easy to reach the start point by train from Rome. This is one of the best places to go cycling near Rome, through the woods around Bracciano Lake.
The first destination of this multi stop itinerary for cycling around the Lakes north of Rome is close to Cesano. Cycling is mostly off road and made easy by the fact the trail is mostly flat and out in the open. As you start to reach the lake the it begins to climb until you’re at the top of the crater with the lake lying down below. Its totally different to cycling the Appian Way Bike Tour since a lot of the time you’re cycling through woodland.
There isnt a complete trail circling the lake of Martignano but you can climb over some of the hills through the woods and make a loop from the back. This is possible by following our GPS track. Download it here.
Click here to see the route around Martignano Lake https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/lago-di-martignano-2c3279b?u=m&sh=manybf
One of the best things to do at Martignano Lake is go for a swim! It has crystal clean water and beautiful beaches surrounding the lake as well as Kayaks, Canoes and various other equipment for rent. There is plenty of space to put a towel down on the grass and warm yourself in the sun, as well as food trucks located within the vicinity.
Continue on your journey of the Lakes near Rome by Mountain Bike. To reach the second area of uninterrupted mountain bike trails requires either cycling on the road or through some open fields and farmland.
The trail that connects the lake of Martignano with Bracciano is unfortunately interrupted by roads. Once you reach the entrance into the Park however you will soon be riding through woodland and single track, suitable for mountain bikers.
The trails that run through the Bracciano Park will lead you through Beach forests and Pine, circling above the lake around the edge on some exciting single track with downhill sections (not enduro!)
At the end of the trail, you will find the towns of Oriolo and Manziana which is where we stop for lunch and probably end up taking the train unless you haven’t had enough?!!
You can continue on cycling towards the Via Francigena and the towns that are like further Monterosi and Sutri.
There are trains almost hourly from Ostiense train station to Anguillara Sabazia, not to be confused with Anguillara Subaudia which lies south of Rome. Heading northwards towards
From Oriolo Train station it’s approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
This makes an exciting day out biking the Lakes of Rome. If you are looking for something closer to Rome, please check our page Appian Way Bike Tours which are perfect for a half day trip from Rome.