Cycling the Via Francigena from Lucca to Rome
Cycling the Via Francigena from Lucca to Rome links two of the most beautiful cities on the planet: Siena with its stunning UNESCO World Heritage historic centre and Rome nicknamed the ‘The Eternal City’ because of its history and all the glorious buildings you can see there.
Your cycling route will take you 11 nights and bring you across both the Tuscany and the Lazio regions while all the time being surrounded by outstanding landscapes, with rolling hills, vineyards, and lakes.
These hills are not difficult to climb and your route takes only nice rolling roads/trails. Pass by the outstanding Val d’Orcia, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, made famous by artists of the Renaissance.
All roads lead to Rome on this Via Francigena route. You have the option to start your cycle anywhere from the valley town of Lucca, south of the Apennine Mountains to the eternal city of Rome.
Tailoring your cycle allows you to discover this magnificent region at a leisurely pace, with an average of only 20kms per day if you wish.
Choose to pass through beautiful Tuscan countryside with spectacular towns and cities like Lucca, San Miniato, Siena, Sutri, and Rome to name a few.
Each town has its own special attractions surrounded by the fantastic Italian countryside, that won’t leave you disappointed.
Have a look at the itinerary below and see which towns you would like to see. If you have some spare days, we recommend spending some extra time in Siena and Rome as there is much to see and experience in both of these cities.
The best time to go is March to November as this is when the weather is most suited to cycling.
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