Walking Holiday in Via Francigena

Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: The first section of the Via Francigena consists of walking through the countryside and passing quiet villages. During this section, experience the quintessentially English southeast coast of England and the north western coast and charming countryside of France.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Heading south through the northern region of France, Pas-de-Calais, the second section of the Via Francigena is rich in history from both World War I and World War II. Take in the French countryside alongside the dense cultural history and traditional French farming villages.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Travelling from Arras to Laon, the third section of the Via Francigena will take you through the famous region of the Somme. Much of the tranquil countryside and woodland were devastated by the World Wars, so you will have many opportunities to visit war memorials and cemeteries along the trails.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: With only five days of walking, the fourth section of Via Francigena takes you over rolling hills with stops at various villages throughout the Champagne region. At every stop, you will have the opportunity to try the local produce, and most importantly the uniquely regional drink, Champagne.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: The fifth section of Via Francigena features the Cathedral in Reims, the Canals of Chalons and the Napoleon Museum in Brienne le Chateau. On this walk, you will take in the regional history and folklore, especially the rich Napoleonic history, alongside the fresh country French cuisine.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: As you move closer to the border of Switzerland, this sixth section of the Via Francigena highlights the architectural side of the country. Early in the tour, there is a chance to visit the Clarivaux Abbey, where Victor Hugo was influenced and inspired to write his most famous piece of literature, Les Misérables.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Passing from France to Switzerland, this section of the Via Francigena will take you through Alpine influenced villages and towns, where you will also have the opportunity to sample local wines and food. Since this is a very scenic route, there are numerous with photographic opportunities for everyone.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Travelling exclusively through Switzerland and alongside the shore of Lake Geneva, the eighth portion of the Via Francigena includes hiking through Alpine terrain. Some of the hiking highlights include the Bernese Alps, the ascension of the Pennine Alps, with the final stop at the gateway to Italy Bourg-St-Pierre.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Using the famous St Bernard Pass, section nine of the Via Francigena leaves Switzerland and enters Italy. This trek traverses the Aosta Valley, which is well-known for its spectacular scenery, outstanding food, and over twenty wines. The tour ends in Vercelli, which is known as the European Rice Capital.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: An easier, more relaxed walk, the tenth section of the Via Francigena visits the Church of San Croce in Mortara, which contains the footprint of Christ. The walk consists mostly of walking along roadsides, over bridges, railways and numerous dirt tracks around fields, through quiet towns.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: For those seeking a more challenging trek through the Italian countryside, this stretch of the Via Francigena is the perfect fit. While enjoying the rolling hills, scenic woods, and weathered roads, you will be exposed to a rich cultural history as well as delicious local cuisine and wines.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Beginning in Aulla and finishing in Lucca, the twelfth section of Via Francigena features magnificent sights to see such as the Abbey of Saint Peter and the Church of Saint Michael, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Francis, towers and castles, and an interesting archaeological site at Luni.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Stretching from Lucca to Siena, this portion of the Via Francigena takes you along roadsides, over various bridges, rolling hills, and numerous earth tracks. Throughout the entire walk, you will be surrounded by beautiful fields, lush woods and over streams in the stunning Italian countryside.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Beginning in the city of Siena, this section of Via Francigena visits the Castello Bibbiano in Buonconvento, the Palazzo Chigi in San Quirico d’Orcia and Torre Alfina in Acquapendente. Rolling hills and valleys offer numerous opportunities to capture the Italian countryside.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: With five days and four nights to enjoy the Italian countryside, this tour allows you to experience traditional Italy. At every stop, you can enjoy the local wine, cuisine, and rich cultural practices. After touring the countryside, the tour ends in Viterbo, home of the Papal Palace.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Stretching from Canterbury, England to Rome, Italy this is easily the longest route we operate. The final section of the Via Francigena takes you from the charming city of Viterbo through the Italian countryside to Rome. Standing in the Vatican City is truly the pinnacle of this adventure.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Cycling from Lucca to Acquadente, this holiday will allow you fully experience the rustic Italian countryside. You will also stop in various Italian cities, including Siena, San Quirico d’Orcia, and Gambassi Terme. In each city, you'll have the chance to explore, try the local foods and wines!

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Stretching from Siena to Rome, this seven day cycling tour will travel through the remote Italian countryside, to small villages, and across the hilly terrain. There are plenty sight-seeing opportunities, including stops at the Torre Alfina, the Castle of Bolsena, and the Monte Gelato waterfall.

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Via Francigena

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SELF GUIDED: Consisting of cycling for nine days, this holiday will travel from Lucca through Tuscany and into Lazio, finally ending in the eternal city: Rome. Throughout the holiday, you will have the chance to embrace Italian culture, explore the beautiful countryside, and enjoy the scenery all around you.

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