Cycle the Via Francigena - Siena to Rome

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As you cycle this section of the Via Francigena you will feel like your cycling in a postcard. Each day you will marvel at the passing scenery - from the vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany, to the fascinating villages of Umbria, to the beauty of Lake Bolsena, and finally the magnificent Eternal City of Rome. Beginning in the historic town of Siena you will cross the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia, both icons of the Tuscan landscape. You will continue to Bagno Vignoni, with its enormous thermal pool in the centre of the square, and Radicofani, whose fortress dominates southern Tuscany. As you make your way towards Rome you will be amazed by the beauty of Lake Bolsena, and charmed by the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years. You will be enchanted by the medieval center of Viterbo, which has an entire district dedicated to the pilgrim. You will cycle to the ancient Etruscan roads and to the Roman amphitheatre of Sutri. The last cycle day will bring you along a beautiful cycle path straight into the heart of Rome, to your final destination of St. Peter's Square. You will also be able to appreciate the true Italian flavours, sampling delicacies of the vineyards of the Brunello di Montalcino, the cheese produced in the zones of the cacio di Pienza, and the famed extra-virgin olive oil produced between Bolsena and Montefiascone.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Siena DAY 2 Cycle to San Quirico d'Quirico past vineyards and fortified towns (54km/33.5mi) DAY 3 Enjoy fabulous views of the Val D’Orcia en route to Radicofani (37km/23mi) DAY 4 Cycle along the old Via Cassia to Lake Bolsena (55km/34mi) DAY 5 Continue through woods and olive groves to Viterbo (33km/20.5mi) DAY 6 Cycle to Sutri and its Roman ampitheatre (38km/23.5mi) DAY 7 Continue ride to Formello past the Mount Gelato Waterfalls and the Veio Nature Park (34km/21mi) DAY 8 Final stage across the countryside of Lazio to Rome (34km/21mi) DAY 9 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
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what's included
MEALS: *8 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *8 nights in charming B&Bs and 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €12) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including smartphone app with maps plus a guidebook per room booked *luggage transfer from day 2 to day 8 *emergency hotline EQUIPMENT: *hybrid 21 speed rental bike with front bag map holder, odometer, pannier, lock, repair kit and helmet (e-bikes available - supplement applies)
AT A GLANCE
Cycle the Via Francigena - Siena to Rome
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trip grading:
moderate
duration:
9 days
trip code:
VF3
2018 PRICING
AU $2,290
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