- Exploring the renowned cities of Siena and Rome
- Admiring the sunset over Lake Bolsena
- Cycling on the old Via Cassia and to ancient Etruscan roads
- Discovering the thermal pool in Bagno Vignoni, the amphitheatre of Sutri, and the pilgrim district in Viterbo
- Enjoying delicious Italian delicacies along the way
The final stage of the Via Francigena from the impressive town of Siena, through picture-perfect landscapes, to the Eternal City of Rome. As you cycle this section of the Via Francigena you will feel like you're 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 brings 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.
Day 1 : Arrive Siena
Day 2 : Cycle to San Quirico d'Orcia past vineyards and fortified towns (54km/33.5mi)
Day 3 : Enjoy fabulous views of the Val D’Orcia enroute to Radicofani (37 or 42km/23 or 26mi)
Day 4 : Cycle along the old Via Cassia to Lake Bolsena (55 or 60km/34 or 37mi)
Day 5 : Continue through woods and olive groves to Viterbo (33km/20.5mi)
Day 6 : Cycle to Sutri and its Roman amphitheatre (38km/23.5mi)
Day 7 : Continue to Formello past the Mount Gelato waterfalls and Veio Nature Park (34km/21mi)
Day 8 : Final stage across the countryside of Lazio to Rome (34km/21mi)
Day 9 : Trip concludes in Rome
- 8 nights in charming B&Bs and 3 star hotels (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10)
- 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Digital information pack including route notes and maps per room booked, plus app to download and navigate the route
- Luggage transfer from day 2 to day 8 (max 1 piece, max weight 20kg and max size 60 x 50 x 40 cm per person). Supplement applies for excess
- Hybrid 21 speed rental bike with smartphone holder, panniers, helmet, lock and repair kit (e-bike available on request - supplement applies)
- Pilgrim passport
- Emergency hotline
- Travel to Siena and from Rome
- Meals not listed as included, drinks
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees
- Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
- A supplement will apply if you are booking a single cabin (we do not match single travellers)
- Hotel taxes (allow €14)
- Extra days of bike hire if adding additional nights to the tour
- Excess luggage
- Items of a personal nature
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Via Francigena - Siena to Rome tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 19 February 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 February 2024, a deposit of 188 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Cycle the Via Francigena - Siena to Rome tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Cycle the Via Francigena - Siena to Rome tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.