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Via Francigena by Bike – Lucca to Rome

Via Francigena by Bike – Lucca to Rome

690Euro per person

From Lucca To Rome
Enjoy the highlights of Via Francigena by bike, allowing you to cover more land in less time. Your journey will begin in Lucca, “the city of 100 churches” & a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there you’ll continue through the province of Pisa, stopping in the romantic medieval city of San Miniato, encircled in vineyards & olive groves. Continue through the rolling hills of Tuscan wine country, passing San Gimignano, Siena & San Quirico d’Orcia. You’ll see unforgettable panoramas, great Renaissance masterpieces & medieval castles.
Then you’ll enter the Province of Lazio, where you’ll visit a charming town on the edge of a volcanic lake & the historic medieval city of Montefiascone, now a notable winemaking capital of Italy. The last section of the journey has the most spectacular Etruscan & Ancient Roman ruins, as well as breathtaking natural beauty. You will hike through dense forests & follow crystal clear streams from town to town. You journey will end in the eternal city itself, Rome, where you can enjoy a few days exploring everything Rome has to offer.

You can reach Lucca easily by train from Florence (1h10min) or Pisa (25 min). At your hotel in Lucca you will find everything you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the route & stops along the way, & the GPS maps. You will also find information on churches where you can receive a benediction, should you desire one.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

> Lucca
> San Gimignano & Monteriggioni
> Siena
> Sant’Antimo & Bagno Vignoni
> Bolsena
> Viterbo
> Rome

HOW DOES IT WORK:

We transfer  your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.

We book  your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.

We supply detailed  route notes and maps

At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and GPS maps

  • Destination
  • Departure
    from Lucca to Siena
  • Included
    7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )
    All breakfast ( dinners on demand )
    Emergency number 24/7
    Gps Files Available
    Luggage Transfer
    Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
    Road Book & Maps
  • Not Included
    5 Dinner package ( On Request )
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Day 1 – Arrival and settling in

The first major point is that of Lucca. This is a town that has some incredible ancient walls in which you can cycle through. This convenient location allows you to get to the heart of Tuscany, and is relatively close to Pisa Airport, making it very simple to get to and start with. Here you will find traditional vineyards, small towns, religious centers, and so much more to explore. NOTE: Possible extra night in Florence before departure
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Day 2 – San Miniato – San Gimignano

After you take a train trip to San Miniato Basso, you will start your journey on a bike. We will meet you here with the bikes you will use, and all the maps and information that you’re going to need to take on the journey ahead of you. This will be a hill filled ride, but the views and natural wonders that you will traverse will completely astonish as you head to San Gimignano.

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Day 3 – San Gimignano – Siena

While you’re enjoying San Gimignano, you will no doubt be fascinated by the marketplaces, shopping, natural squares, architecture, and so much more. There’s a rich history here that you will see from the walls, to the old buildings, and centers. From there you will head to Siena, where the outdoor cafés await, including a recommended spot at Piazza del Campo. You’ll be delighted by what you see and what awaits, for sure
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Day 4 – Siena – Buonconvento

Siena is quite the locale. Exploring the area is a must, and you’ll definitely find the natural beauty, and mix of old and new to be compelling. This next trek will definitely require some rest beforehand. It will be a tough one, but it will be worthwhile as you head to Buonconvento. Siena will definitely be on your mind, but what awaits is definitely something amazing. The vineyards, and natural forestry that line Crete will absolutely stun. Cypress trees along the hillsides will definitely make this trek a bit easier to manage, albeit tough for some.
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Day 5 – Buonconvento – Radicofani

If you have ever seen the masterworks of famous artists, then you will denote their views of Val d’Orcia and the many elements that await you on this trek. Tuscany opens up in a whole new way here, and you’ll find yourself riding through what many calendars publish on a regular basis. Don’t miss San Quirico and Radicofani as you take your cycle through this incredible, illustrious area.
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Day 6 – Radicofani – Proceno

While you will be going through some amazing natural sights through the valleys and the Cassia Road, what awaits you here is nothing short of incredible. Upon getting to Proceno, you will be able to stay in a castle. That’s right, stay in a real castle, that will take you into the rich history of the region, and delight after seeing the natural wonders through Val d’Orcia and beyond.
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Day 7 – Proceno – Viterbo

As you leave Proceno, you’ll be headed through Latium. This is going to be an easier trek overall, and you’ll see some very unique areas. This is away from the beaten path, and you’ll no doubt want to take your time through here. There are some amazing religious elements, including the Pope’s Palace in Viterbo. This is where Popes of the past would go when fleeing persecution in Rome. You’ll also want to explore the Sutri Amphitheater, and visit the thermal pools of I Bagnacci. Simply put, this may very well be the most relaxing of your trip, so make sure to soak it all in.
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Day 8 – Viterbo – Sutri

Another great trek, this is going to show you a mix of natural splendor, and modern luxury. As you traverse the hills, you’ll be able to soak in the past, before reaching Vico lake. From there, you’ll visit Farnese palace, and eventually the medieval times community of Ronciglione. Also, make sure that you take a look at Santa Maria del Parto church. This journey will shine light on the past in a whole new vantage point for you. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open when in this region, there’s a lot to see and hear.
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Day 9 – Sutri – Formello

Two major points of interest that you will not want to miss in this part of the journey is Monterosi lake and St Maria del Sorbo. You’ll be headed to Formello, and then off to Rome, but these locales should be treasured. Make sure to also stop at Monte Gelato Waterfalls, and see if you can place the location from the many movies that have been shot here. Slow down a bit, and really take in the natural splendor that you will see in this part of your cycling quest.
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Day 10 – Formello – Rome

Rome awaits, and instead of having to go through the hustle and bustle that most will, you will not. The cycling tour will take you through an isolated path for bikes along the famed Tiber River. From here you will be within a few hundred meters of the world famous St. Peters Square. This cycling trek is definitely one of the best ways to experience Italy. It takes you through many different communities, in the fresh air, and beauty that has become synonymous with the country. If you want to see all that Italy has to offer, and you want to do so in a unique, inexpensive manner, then cycling becomes the most compelling way to do so.

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