Via Francigena bicycle trip from Lucca to Siena

Via Francigena bicycle trip from Lucca to Siena

  Duration

  5 days/4 nights

  Price

480,00 €

  Level

  Active rider

4 days bike trip to discover the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena, from Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to the beautiful Piazza del Campo, in the hearth of Siena. You will cycle through country roads and woods, always surrounded by the typical Tuscan hills. You will also have the opportunity to visit the beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. A bike trip in the heart of Tuscan culture, following part of the ancient pilgrimage roads that connected Siena and Rome.
Once you arrive in Siena you can decide to complete your pilgrimage, cycling the whole Via Francigena route from Siena to Rome.

DURATION: 5 Days/4 nights


PRICE FROM: 480,00 €


WHERE: Lucca - San Gimignano - Monteriggioni - Siena


WHEN: from March to November

Itinerary

1

Day 1 - Benvenuti in Toscana

Individual arrival, dinner on your own and accommodation in 3 stars hotel located just outside the city center of Lucca.

2

Day 2 - From Lucca to San Miniato

50 km - Elevation gain: 390 meters

Meet and greet with our staff after breakfast, you'll receive the maps and all the informations to complete the bike trip on the Via Francigena.
First stage quite easy where you can find the challenging part only at the end, we suggest to enjoy the city center of Lucca before to complete the bike ride. | The first part of the stage will be almost flat and the point of interest are represented by the numerous historical and religious buildings you’ll find along the route, like the Pieve di Capannori and the town center of Altopascio. | From Altopascio the cycle path follows the walking route until Galleno and once crossed the Arno river, you will take a short uphill direction San Miniato.

Dinner on your own and accommodation in 3 stars hotel located in San Miniato.

3

Day 3 - From San Miniato to San Gimignano

43 km - Elevation gain: 820 meters

From San Miniato you will cycle towards the Val d'Elsa, where a long flat road will take you to the town of Castelfiorentino. | You will then complete a first climb direction Gambassi Terme, where we suggest a break before the final part of the stage. You can also take a relaxing break at the thermal baths of the Via Francigena. | A challenging climb will take you up to San Gimignano, always accompanied by the extraordinary beauty of the views of this sector of Via Francigena, with the medieval towers as a backdrop to your ride.

Dinner on your own and accommodation in 3 stars hotel located in the town center of San Gimignano.

4

Day 4 - From San Gimignano to Siena

52 km - Elevation gain: 790 meters

The first part of the route will be very panoramic, you will cycle surrounded by vineyards, leaving San Gimignano behind. After an up and down road you will arrive in Poggibonsi, where begins a climb to reach the town of Colle Val d’Elsa. | You will reach Strove and the monastic complex of Abbadia a Isola, a Benedictine monastery founded at the beginning of the year 1000. The following segment of road will take you to Monteriggioni, one of the most beautiful and intact walled towns in Tuscany. | Cycling along the gravel roads of the Montagnola Senese you will reach Porta Camollia, the traditional access to Siena and the north entrance of the city. «Cor magis tibi Sena pandit» Siena opens a heart bigger than the door you are crossing. | Take your time to visit the wonderful medieval city center and enjoy a tuscan dinner in one of the restaurants of the city center.

Dinner on your own and accommodation in 3 stars hotel located just outside the city center of Siena.

5

Day 5 - Arrivederci!

Check-out and individual departures, otherwise you can add more days at your stay and visit this beautiful city or complete the Via Francigena route to Rome.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights stay with breakfast
  • Meet & greet, briefing with our staff on day 2
  • Baggage transportation between the hotels
  • 1 intervention of technical assistance along the route
  • Pick-up of everything you bought during your daily stage: wine, gift and more
  • Maps and information for your daily stage
  • GPX tracks for GPS system
  • Phone assistance by Anima Toscana staff
NOT INCLUDED
  • Medical baggage insurance
  • Tourist city tax
OPTIONAL SERVICES (PRICES ON REQUEST)
  • Medical baggage insurance
  • Bike guide
  • Van support during your daily stage
  • Bike rental (MTB or E-Bikes)
  • GPS rental
  • Transfer hotel Siena to Lucca, airport, train station or other hotels
  • Discount for baggage transportation
  • Single or triple room
  • Upgrade in 4 stars hotels if available
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Price from 480,00 € 
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