The Via Francigena passes through the Val d’Orcia, Viterbo, the lake of Bolsena and the “Tuscia”, before arriving in Rome. You’ll have the chance to visit charming medieval villages riding among breathtaking views!
SCHEDULED DATES 2022: 20 - 25 June | 20 - 25 September
Day 1 - Benvenuti in Toscana
Individual arrival in Siena, meet our staff at the train station and private transfer to the first hotel.
Briefing, bike setting (in case of bike rental) and dinner in local restaurant located in the city center of Siena.
Day 2 - From Siena to San Quirico d'Orcia
57 km - Elevation gain: 750 meters
First stage surrounded by beautiful views. | In the first part of the stage you will ride the typical rolling hills of the Val d’Arbia region, crossing the permanent route of L’Eroica to Buonconvento, very nice medieval village. You can also decide to reach Buonconvento riding the Eroica route. | You will then cross the Brunello region before the final arrival in Val d’Orcia, UNESCO protected site.
Longest option to visit the Chapel of Vitaleta and Pienza available on request.
Dinner and accommodation in 3 stars hotel with swimming pool located at San Quirico d’Orcia.
Day 3 - From San Quirico to Bolsena
92 km - Elevation gain: 1360 meters
You will cycle surrounded by the landscapes of the Val d’Orcia. | In the first part of the route you will visit the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni, with its extraordinary thermal pool in the main square. | From Bagno Vignoni, you’ll ride a flat road along the Orcia river and then reach Radicofani through a long uphill on asphalt. The challenging climb will be repaid by a beautiful view over the valley. | You will then descend towards the Val di Paglia, the landscape is characterized by rolling hills, with the Monte Amiata on the horizon. | After a short ride along the Cassia road you will cycle a long gravel road that leads to the beautiful village of Proceno. | After a quick passage in the town center of Acquapendente, the stage will easily lead you to San Lorenzo Nuovo, where you’ll have a first beautiful view of Bolsena lake. | Approaching the lake, you will ride along a nice off road, in a continuous ups and downs among olive groves, meadows and woods, with the beautiful views of Bolsena Lake on the horizon.
Dinner and accommodation in 4 stars hotel located at Bolsena.
Day 4 - From Bolsena to Sutri
75 km - Elevation gain: 1090 meters
You’ll leave Bolsena riding the Via Cassia direction Montefiascone, and say goodbye to the lake. The following sector is one of the most spectacular, on the ancient paving of the Via Cassia, still in excellent condition. | We'll cross the Bagnaccio baths, a series of hot water pools, which have always been frequented by pilgrims who passed along the Via Francigena, before the arrival in the city center of Viterbo.
The daily stage is characterized by ups and downs between fields and woods, mainly on paved roads, up to the village of Vetralla. | The next part of the route will take you to the nice villages of Capranica and Sutri, town located on a narrow tuff rock, also known for the Roman amphitheater and nice town center.
Dinner and accommodation in 4 stars hotel located at Sutri or Lago di Vico.
Day 5 - From Sutri to Rome
68 km - Elevation gain: 680 meters
Final stage to complete your pilgrimage and reach the Vatican City. The daily stage will be easy and short, we suggest to start cycling not so late in the morning and arrive in Rome for lunch time, so you can enjoy much more this beautiful city.
Discover Monterosi and the Monte Gelato waterfalls, a park area where you can rest and swim before the last part of the route that will take you to Campagnano. | The route presents some busy roads approaching to Rome, we can offer an alternative routes to reach the cycle path of River Tevere. | You will finally reach St. Peter's Square, where you can take a final photo and start discovering this wonderful city.
Dinner and accommodation in 4 stars hotel.
Da 6 - Arrivederci
Breakfast and final transfer to Siena.
You can also decide to extend your stay in Rome or reach the airport with a private transfer.
- 5 Nights stay with breakfast
- 5 Dinners, drinks not included
- 4 Lunches
- Van support along the route
- Expert Bike guide
- Baggage transportation between the hotels
- Pick-up of everything you bought during your daily stage: wine, gift...
- Maps and informations for your daily stage
- GPX tracks for gps system or mobile app
- Transfer Rome to Siena
- Phone assistance by Anima Toscana staff
- Tourist city tax
- Medical/baggage insurance
- Medical/baggage insurance
- Bike rental (Gravel or e-bikes)
- Transfer Rome-airport, other cities
*Tour and price guaranteed with a minimum of 6 participants.