Bike Tour

Via Francigena Pro Tour

Start

Florence

Finish

Rome

Duration

4 days

Distance

395 km

Total ascent

7.150m

Terrain

80% unpaved

Difficulty

Intermediate

Price

from € 1.690

In the Pro tour version of our Via Francigena bike tour you will be accompanied our expert guides who will help you to discover enchanting places, whilst taking care of all the practical details so that you can enjoy a unique and memorable experience.

An unforgettable four days, leaving behind the timeless skyline of Florence and setting off on Tuscany’s famous gravel roads: the strade bianche, the location of the famous one day bike race and host of various stages of the Giro d’Italia.

The first part of the ride to Siena weaves through the instantly recognisable vineyards of the Chianti region and into the wide open vistas of the Val d’Orcia with cypress-lined “Gladiatorial” avenues and sweeping past the magnificence of Siena.

After Siena we join the historic route of the Via Francigena. This ancient road for pilgrims starts in Cantebury and ends in Rome; our final destination on this tour. In an area steeped in the cycling history of the famous Eroica races, the wine references change: from Chianti to Rosso di Montalcino – as does the geography, with well-known Tuscany becoming the undiscovered landscape of Northern Lazio.

Continuing the pilgrimage amidst forests, on Roman roads originally constructed many centuries ago, we pass towns whose high walls and stout gates remind us of a darker, more dangerous past.

The path skirts around Bolsena lake, then takes us onto roads carved deep into rocks with statues of The Madonna blessing our progress. Monte Gelato and its waterfall is the last of the wilderness as the more sparsely populated areas give way to the periphery of Rome.

Ancient meets modern as we navigate along the traditional path on the recently constructed bike path which eventually leads us to the river Tiber which we trace into the heart of the Eternal City of Rome for the most spectacular end to a bike ride: coasting down the wide boulevard towards Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The Pilgrims’ Way– Via Francigena is 4 days and 3 nights, departing from Florence and arriving in Rome.

  • Day 1: Florence – Siena. Distance 95 km, gain 2100m
  • Day 2: Siena – Proceno. Distance 119 km, gain 2550m
  • Day 3: Proceno – Sutri. Distance 108 km, gain 1750m
  • Day 4: Sutri – Rome. Distance 73 km, gain 750m

If you like the idea of cycling from Florence to Rome but you don’t need a guide or van support we can provide you with all you need to have your own personal pilgrimage with our Via Francigena self guided bike tour.

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Starting price € 1.690/person

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WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • Professional bike guide
  • Support van with mechanic
  • Accomodation with double room occupancy (3* o 4*)
  • Breakfast each day
  • Dinner each day
  • Rolling Dreamers welcome pack
  • Fun, authentic views, unmissable places to eat and drink
Optional extras
  • Gravel bike rental € 70,00 per bike/day
  • Single supplement € 250,00 per person
  • Transfer Rome → Florence (up to 8 people, luggage included) € 600,00
  • Twin accommodation must be booked as a couple – for both twin and double.
  • Travel Insurance is not included.
  • There will be a Rolling Dreamers bike guide for every 8 participants (example: for a group of 9 there would be 2 guides riding with the group).
  • The tour is available for private groups of 4 or more participants starting from € 1.690,00 per person.

*Please note that all measurements are approximate and the exact distances and duration of the tour will be confirmed upon booking.

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