Lake Bracciano is one of the main sources of water in the capital. There are several aqueducts that make Rome so rich in fountains. The surrounding lakes are well connected to both Viterbo and Rome by regional trains that allow the transport of bicycles. The itinerary of the lake can start from any of the villages located on its shores, for convenience the one described here starts from Bracciano.
Beginning to cycle in Bracciano, the itinerary develops immediately downhill. The town is actually perched on a hill and dominated by a very scenic castle. The fortress is clearly visible from the shores of the lake, it is a landmark for the entire territory.
The cycling route around Lake Bracciano is not characterized by the presence of cycle tracks. You always ride on a dual lane provincial road keeping the lake shore at your right. The road is not very busy, but you have to be careful especially near the curves.
The only uphill stretch of the route is just before Trevignano, a very pretty tuff village where it is worth taking a break. The final destination of the itinerary is the medieval village of Anguillara. Here you will find a beautiful lakefront with kiosks, bars and a small pier.