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Via Francigena

An exclusive journey from Lucca to Rome

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Our comprehensive itineraries are a one-stop-shop for all the delightful details of our carefully crafted tours, including:

  • A thorough daily itinerary
  • Details for exact accommodations
  • What to expect
  • Travel planning tips

Please provide your contact information so that we can say “benvenuto”. After submitting the form, you will be able to download the itinerary immediately.

Bike group on the Via Francigena tour
Via Francigena building
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Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.

  • 3 cultural visits with local guides
  • Van support
  • Expert, bilingual guides
  • 2 tastings of local specialties
  • Group shuttle at the end of the tour

What’s Included

  • Use of a gravel bike
  • Ciclismo Classico water bottle
  • Two water bottle holders
  • Map holder on handlebars and a Garmin Edge GPS
  • Handlebar bag
  • Tire pump
  • Combination bike lock
  • Gel-padded saddle
  • Choice of pedals
  • Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers

Pedal Options

  • Flat pedals
  • Half-toe pedals (without straps)
  • Toe cage pedals

What’s Not Included

  • Helmet
  • Optional: clipless pedals with shoes
  • Optional: your own saddle

 

  • 7 dinners, 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • All accommodations

 

The Route, dirt and paved roads following in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims, was first documented in 990 by Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, in his diary describing the places he passed through as he returned to Canterbury. The roads that Sigeric followed became known as the Via Francigena (the road from France) or “Via Romea” (the road to Rome) and for centuries was used by merchants, clergyman, soldiers, and pilgrims traveling back and forth from the north of Europe to Rome and Jerusalem, carrying ideas as well as money and produce. These people traveled on foot or on mules and horses, and rarely by cart because the conditions of the road varied continually. The road was built and maintained by the local nobles. Because it was not constructed with the idea of connecting places of great importance and distance like the Roman roads, it was a series of local paths and trails of various widths and various materials, which linked mountain passes, bridges, ferry boats and villages.

Dates

2020

May 22-31
Available
Sep 18-27
Available
From $5,795 PP through August 31, 2019
$800 Optional Single Supplement
Any of our tours can be made private. Contact us to learn more.
Guaranteed

Confirmed tours are dates that have been selected by us that have a very high probability of reaching the minimum group size for us to run the tour and for you to receive the best Ciclismo Classico experience. These tours are confirmed as much as a year in advance, compared to our regularly scheduled tours which are confirmed around 90 days prior to departure.  When you place your deposit for a confirmed tour, you have the green light to make your pre and post travel plans and even book your flight with our personal guarantee that your tour will run!

Optional Single Supplement

If you are traveling alone, this optional single supplement will guarantee you a room to yourself at each hotel. The cost of a single room is often more than half the price of a shared room, so this additional supplement reflects that increased cost for each night over the course of the trip.

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