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WALKING TOUR IN TUSCANY & LAZIO

A more leisure walk along the Via Francigena

 

The Via Francigena was an ancient way of connection with the Alps, namely France. In fact, pilgrims came from France from the Via Tolosana, leading to Santiago de Compostela, and from Northern Europe. They crossed the Alps through Monginevro, Moncenisio and the Great St. Bernard Pass, went down to the Po Valley, and then crossed the Apennines (in Parma). From Monte Bardone pass, they arrived in Tuscany. After mayor centres like Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, Bolsena, Viterbo, they came to the final destination of their pilgrimage: Rome. Today, the Via Francigena includes different trails, which have changed over the centuries. As the number of pilgrims traveling to Rome increased, abbeys, monasteries, churches, cathedrals and religious shrines were built in places where important relics were kept and where miracles or apparitions had happened. This amazing journey, a more leisure version of the Francigena stages Luca-Siena-Viterbo, starts in Lucca and ends in Viterbo or Rome. It is a journey on foot through an unspoilt and panoramic landscape of Tuscany and Lazio, a walk along cultural interesting towns and places like Lucca, San Gimignano, Val d’Orcia, Siena, Lake Bolsena and Viterbo.

 

 

 

 

STAGE I: program in short (ask us for the more detailled program)

 

Day 1 Individual arrival in Lucca

Day 2

Lucca to Altopascio Distance: 18,5 km; Walking time: about 6 hours; Ascent/Descent: +15 m. -15 m.

Day 3

Altopascio to Fucecchio Distance: 19,5 km; Walking time: about 6 hours; Ascent/Descent: +115 m. -100 m.

Day 4

Fucecchio to San Miniato Alto Distance: 14,5 km; Walking time: about 4 hours; Ascent/Descent: +140 m. -15 m.

Day 5

San Miniato Alto to Gambassi Terme  Distance: 24 km; Walking time: about 7 hours; Ascent/Descent: +415 m. -239 m.

Day 6

Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano  Distance: 13,5 km; Walking time: about 3,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: +380 m. -382 m.
Day 7 San Gimignano to Torre di Quartaia  Distance: 14 km; Walking time: about 4 hours; Ascent/Descent: +218 m. -298 m.
Day 8 Torre di Quartaia to Monteriggioni Distance: 17,3 km; Walking time: about 5,5 ore; Ascent/Descent: +103 m. -88 m
Day 9

Monteriggioni to Siena  Distance: 20,6 km; Walking time: about 6,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: +307 m. -257 m.

Day 10

Departure after breakfast or continuing with next stage

 

 

STAGE II: program in short (ask us for the more detailled program)
Day 1 Individual arrival in Siena

Day 2

Siena to Cuna Distance: 14,5 km; Walking time: about 5 hours; Ascent/Descent: + 60 m / - 200 m

Day 3

Cuna to Buonconvento Distance: 16 km; Walking time: about 5,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: + 100 m / - 140 m

Day 4

Buonconvento to San Quirico d’Orcia  Distance: 21,5 km; Walking time: 7 hours; Ascent/Descent: + 510m - 250m

Day 5

San Quirico d’Orcia to Gallina or Passalacqua Distance:16,5 km;Walking time:5,5 hours;Ascent/Descent:+300m -340m.

Day 6

Gallina/Passalacqua to Radicofani  Distance: 16 km; Walking time: about 5,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: +540 m. -130 m.

Day 7

Radicofani to Sant’Apollinare  Distance: 14 km; Walking time: about 4,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: +90 m. -510 m.

Day 8

Sant’Apollinare to Acquapendente   Distance: 17,5 km; Walking time: about 6 hours; Ascent/Descent: +60 m. -420 m.

Day 9 Acquapendente to Bolsena Distance: 23 km; Walking time: about 7,5 hours; Ascent/Descent: +90 m. -195 m.  

Day 10

Bolsena to Montefiascone  Distance: 18 km; Walking time: about 6 hours; Ascent/Descent: +600 m. -300 m.

Day 11

Montefiascone to Viterbo   Distance: 18 km; Walking time: about 6 hours; Ascent/Descent: +90 m. -380 m.

Day 12 Departure after breakfast or continuing with next stage to Rome

 

 

It is possible to continue your walk until Rome (please ask for the programme)

 

 

 

 

Included in the tour:

  • 9 or 11 nights with breakfast in 2, 3 or 4 star hotel, B&B or farm houses

  • In case booked for: luggage transportation (1 piece per person)

  • Route instructions and maps 

  • gps tracks 

  • credential

  • pre-tour information

  • Emergency number

     

Not included in the tour:

  • Local tourist taxes

  • Insurances

  • All what isn't mentioned under 'included in the tour'

 

Dates

Daily from March to November (other dates on request)

Level 2/3

from medium to difficult) The routes are in hilly areas and plains. It is a tour for experienced walkers in good physical condition. Daily distances go from 11 km (minimum) to 24 km (maximum). 

Participants

Minimum two persons (single traveller on request)

Prices p.p. 2020

Stage I (10 days/9 nights)

In double room     € 660,00

Single room   € 960,00

Luggage transfer € 120,00
Supplement half board € 265,00

Stage 2 (12 days/11 nights)

In double room     € 685,00

Single room   € 950,00

Luggage transfer € 150,00
Supplement half board € 270,00