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Lucca to Siena Via Francigena

Lucca to Siena Via Francigena Self-Guided Tour, the ever-changing landscape of this Tuscan odyssey leads you from the industrial plains of Lucca to the rolling hills of the Val d’Elsa.
From March 1 until October 31
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Enjoy this stunning Self Guided Cycle Tour over the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena in beautiful Tuscany! Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting Tuscan countryside, which unveils the breathtaking charm of two of its most picturesque towns. This adventure takes you on a voyage through remarkable villages, some widely celebrated, like San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and others hidden gems, such as San Miniato and Colle Val d’Elsa, offering a sense of mystery and intrigue.

The ever-changing landscape of this Tuscan odyssey leads you from the industrial plains of Lucca to the rolling hills of the Val d’Elsa. As you traverse this enchanting terrain, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, as if embarking on a medieval pilgrimage. Ancient parish churches that have stood for a millennium dot the landscape, and time-worn cobblestone paths invite you to trace the steps of those who’ve journeyed here for centuries. San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, with their well-preserved medieval architecture and storied past, offer glimpses into the rich history of the region. Yet, it is the lesser-known destinations like San Miniato and Colle val d’Elsa that hold a particular allure. These hidden treasures hold secrets waiting to be discovered, revealing a different, more intimate side of Tuscany.

As you near the conclusion of your adventure, the grandeur of Siena awaits, promising a grand finale to your expedition through this land of ancient wonders.
This journey will not only leave you with lasting memories but also a deep appreciation for the diverse and captivating beauty of Tuscany, from its plains to its hills, and from its renowned towns to its hidden marvels.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Art cities and medieval villages
  • Lucca
  • San Miniato and the truffle cuisine
  • The towers of San Gimignano
  • The small town of Monteriggioni
  • Siena
Day 1
Arrival in Lucca
Lucca is a small town with a charming old town center, rich in attractions: we advise you to enjoy a long walk along its sixteenth-century walls, admiring the surrounding view, before going to discover why holm-oak trees grow at the top of the Guinigi Tower. Naturally, the mystery can be revealed only by climbing the numerous steps! Restore yourself with a snack of Bucellato, before visiting the splendid Duomo. After dinner, go and admire the elliptic square, built over the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater, now hidden by multicolored houses containing little restaurants and artisan shops. Check-in around 14.00 at your charming hotel in Lucca. There will be a briefing, bike setting, GPS, and map delivery. Airport - railway transfers from Pisa or Florence airport (on request). Overnight in Lucca.
Day 2
Lucca - San Miniato - 47km
An easy and flat leg of the journey will lead you from the walls of Lucca to the old town center of Altopascio, passing through the Badia di Pozzeveri, where ancient pilgrims stop to rest and pray. In Altopasacio you mustn't miss the local bread: enjoy it at the foot of the Torre Campanaria, whose tolling bell, together with a fire lit on the terrace, used to guide the pilgrims towards the town as darkness was falling. Leaving Altopascio, you will walk along a splendid section of the original paved Via Francigena, surrounded by woods. Allow yourself to be charmed by the wild land of the Cerbaie, before crossing the river Ano and continuing towards San Miniato. The Seminary, which gives the name to the main square, will amaze you with its particular facade: enjoy it lit up, perhaps after eating a risotto dusted with the typical white truffle, the pride of the local area.
Day 3
San Miniato - San Gimignano - 43 km
A demanding leg, but one with unique beautiful scenery, awaits you. From San Miniato, you will descend at the bottom of Val d’Elsa to later ascend again towards Gambassi Terme, where you will be able to cross the threshold of the Pieve di Chianni and enjoy a healthy bathe in the hot springs of Gambassi, surrounded by a park of ancient trees. You will continue your journey pedaling across splendid natural scenery to San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful towns along the Via Francigena: you will get a foretaste of your arrival when you see the famous towers that make its skyline unmistakable. Do not miss the view of the medieval town and its surrounding valleys from the top of the Torre Grossa, or if you don’t run out of energy, venture up the steps of the Rocca di Montestaffoli, for an even more special view.
Day 4
San Gimignano - Siena 51 km
From San Gimignano, you will continue, up and down, through the Tuscan hills, to Colle Val d’Elsa, a Tuscan village that will take you back in time, with its charming old town center and narrow alleyways winding through the stone walls. Prepare yourselves for one of the most beautiful sections of the Via Francigena: a meditative route, along which you can surround yourselves with the silence of the Pieve di Strove, with its Romanesque interiors, or stand in the quietness of the splendid Abbadia at Isola, with its imposing Abbey. Your breath will be taken away when you see the castle of Monteriggioni, with its crown of towers, built on a hill as a defence against the ancient republic of Siena. Do not miss a stroll along its walls to admire the surrounding landscape before continuing towards Siena and passing through Porta Camollia, the traditional Francigena entrance to the historic center. An unforgettable way to celebrate? A plate of pici all’aglione in the illuminatedPiazza del Campo. And don’t forget the panforte
Day 5
Departure day
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home, or a pleasant stay in Italy.

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  • 4 Nights in 3 or 4* Hotels and B&B with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Maps and detailed description of the itinerary
  • 24-hour travel insurance
  • Phone assistance in case of emergency
Bike Rentals and accessories - * the price includes: an anti-puncture kit, mobile phone holder and one rear bag
  • Trekking Bike +100 euro
  • E-Bike +180 euro
  • Gravel and Road Bike on request
  • Front bag € 35
  • Helmet € 28
  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • High-season supplement from 1/5 to 30/09 from € 60
  • Single room surcharge € 175
  • Third person in triple room 30%
  • Hotels 4 stars supplement € 160
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Visits and entrance fees – tips.
  • Extra night in Lucca  or Florence from 110 euro




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