Siena Rome in 7 stages
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Bike Model: Gravel, E.bike, Trekking
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Duration: 8 days
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Siena Rome in 7 stages

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Are you ready to become the characters in a postcard? In the first part of this journey you will walk along the legendary dirt roads of Siena for kilometres and kilometres, crossing the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia, icons of the Tuscan landscape. You will visit wonderful villages like Bagno Vignoni, with its enormous thermal pool in the centre of the square, and Radicofani, whose fortress dominates southern Tuscany.
Once you enter Lazio, you will be amazed by the beauty of Lake Bolsena, and charmed by the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years.

But the surprises continue, from the enchanting medieval center of Viterbo, with with an entire district dedicated to the pilgrim, to the ancient Etrurian roads, to the Roman amphitheatre of Sutri, completely dug out from the tufo, to the beautiful cycle path that leads you into the heart of Rome, running along the River Tevere until your destination: St. Peter Square.

If you appreciate good flavours, keep in mind that you will cross the vineyards of the Brunello di Montalcino, one of the best Italian wines, and the production zones of the cacio di Pienza (type of cheese), before entering one of the most important areas for the production of extra-virgin olive oil, between Bolsena and Montefiascone.
Day 1: Siena
Your journey will start in Siena, one of the most beautiful towns along the Francigena, famous for its palio: you will be able to spend the day walking through its paved streets, looking for coats-of-arms on the walls of the contradas, or climbing the Torre del Mangia to enjoy a unique view over the roofs of the town; not to be missed is a visit of the duomo, which will impress you with its amazing black and white columns. If you are lucky you will be able to witness a festival in one of the contradas, and see the work of the skilled flag-throwers, before sitting down at a table in Piazza del Campo to enjoy a plate of pici all’aglione for dinner, admiring the illuminated Palazzo Pubblico.
 
Day 2From Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia, distance: 54 km
Let’s hope that the sun will be shinning during the first day of your journey, because the Crests of the Val d’Arbia offer unforgettable views: after saying goodbye to Siena, resting on the hills on the horizon, you will travel along the typical dirt roads of Siena as far as the fortified village of  Lucignano, with its fine Church. At the gates of Monteroni d’Arbia you will be able to admire the impressive Grancia di Cuna, a fortified farm which held the reserves of wheat destined to the republic of Siena.
From Lucignano you will continue your journey through the Valle dell’Ombrone to Buonconvento. You will cross the gate of the walls and enter the fine old town centre of the village, discovering why its name means “happy fortunate place”, before jumping again on your bicycle and continue towards San Quirico over dirt roads and some asphalted ones: these however will be compensated by the beautiful views of the  Val D’Orcia, among hills tinted with charming shades and scattered with vineyards and cypress trees. At San Quirico you will stand enchanted before the gate of the  Collegiata, trying to recognise the various architectural styles that blend into its decorations, before enjoying a rest among the green hedges of the  Horti Leonini, a fifteenth century garden.
 
Day 3From San Quirico d’Orcia to Radicofani, distance: 36 km
You will continue your journey across the fabulous views of the Val D’Orcia: just beyond San Quirico you will enter a timeless world visiting Vignoni Alto, and you will be able to enjoy a reinvigorating rest in the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni.
Today you will test your strength with a short but demanding leg of your  journey which will take you as far as  Radicofani: stick it out, because admiring the view from the Radicofani fortress, tired but satisfied, will repay all your efforts.  You will also be able to visit the Pieve di San Pietro, a little jewel dating back to the thirteenth century, and take an evening walk in its old town centre, admiring the magic of the illuminated Fortress.
 
Day 4: From Radicofani to Bolsena, distance: 51 km
From Radicofani you will walk towards one of the most exciting sections of the Via Francigena, leaving the fortress behind you and travelling along the old Via Cassia, surrounded by scenery of infinite hills dominated by Monte Amiata. You will be able to walk in silence in the Romanesque crypt beneath the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, among decorated capitals and arches: where, according to tradition, some stones bathed in the blood of Christ are supposed to have been kept.
Your journey will continue gently as far as the first views of Lake Bolsena: from here you will descend into a volcanic crater and you will continue along dirt tracks, alternating thick woods with meadows scattered with olive trees, as far as Bolsena. If you are curious to see proof of the miracle of the Corpus Domini, for which Bolsena is famous, in the Cappella del Miracolo some marble slabs stained by the blood pouring from a Host in the thirteen century are kept. If, instead, you are more interested in the typical cuisine. you can taste the products offered by the lake, such as the  Sbroscia, a typical soup made from lake fish and tomatoes.
 
Day 5From Bolsena to Viterbo, distance: 33 km
You will continue through woods and olive groves, on a route that will offer constant views of the lake: you will cross an area famous for the production of Extra virgin olive oil, which we recommend you taste on the a piece of fragrant local bread. You will experience the emotion of walking on the ancient paving stones of the  Cassia, travelled over before you by pilgrims from every century and provenance, before arriving at Montefiascone: not to be missed, a climb up the  Torre del Pellegrino, where you will be enchanted before a boundless views. After descending from the Tower, you can go into a typical wine bar and taste a glass of  Est!Est!!Est!!!, which is even better here because it is km zero.
If you want to spoil yourself a little more, you will be able to enjoy a pleasant halt at the spas of Bagnaccio, recharging your batteries in its thermal waters before proceeding towards Viterbo, the end of your journey. In honour of our trip, do not miss visiting the picturesque pilgrim’s quarter, before admiring the splendid Palazzo dei Papi and enjoying the silence of the Longobard cloisters of Santa Maria Nuova. And to end on a sweet note, celebrate the end of the journey with the delicious local  frittellacce !
 
Day 6: From Viterbo to Sutri, distance: 38 km
From Viterbo the journey continues towards Vetralla, town in the heart of the ancient Etrurian territory, to later continue through the green countryside of Lazio you come to Sutri, a small town rich in attractions. The Roman amphitheatre, completely dug out from the tufo, is something not to be missed.  Decide whether to sit on the terraces or to get up onto the stage, but as you leave remember to sign the visitors’ register: it is very important for the custodian, and if he is there he will invite you to do so. After this, proceed to the church of   Santa Maria del Parto, the tufo walls of which are decorated in well preserved frescoes. Look for the group of pilgrims among the images, depicted in prayer with their sticks in their hand.
 
Day 7: From Sutri to Campagnano, distance: 27 km
From Sutri we go on towards Campagnano: during the journey you will flank the Mount Gelato Waterfalls, where you can stop for a reinvigorating bathe. A panoramic road of the Veio Nature Park will bring you to the gates of Campagnano. Here you can rest in the Venturi Park, the home of a three-hundred year old Yew tree the locals call the “Tree of Death”: but don’t worry, you can sit in its shade without any danger!
 
Day 8: From Campagnano to Rome, distance: 41 km
Get back on the saddle and face the last leg of your journey which separates you from the Eternal City. You will continue through the Veio nature park with its woody hills, before entering the enchanting Valle del Sorbo. Along the way you will be able to admire the sanctuary of the Madonna del Sorbo, but also the old town centre of Formello, with its fine medieval buildings. The leg continues across the countryside of Lazio, you could never guess to be so close to a metropolis. You will have to cross a brief trait of trafficked roads to reach the cycle path of River Tevere, an enchanting slow path which will lead you to the gates of Vatican City, where you will be able to end your journey in St.Peter Square.
Do not forget to take a triumphant photograph in front of the Basilica, before celebrating the end of the journey fortifying yourselves with spring lamb, pecorino romano cheese, and perhaps a delicious  maritozzo with cream…you’ve deserved it!
 
Day 9: Roma
Last day is included. The tour ends after breakfast.
 
Included:
 - Nights in double room in 2/3 hotels, B&B and agriturismi with breakfast.
 - One dinner.
 - Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel.
 - Maps and detailed description of the itinerary.
 - Medical and luggage travel insurance.
 - 24h phone assistance.

Non included:
.- Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
 - Lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated.
 - Visits and entrance fees – tips.
 - Personal expense.
 - Possible sojourn taxes.
 - Everything that is not mentioned in the “What is included” section.
 
Supplements:
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:
 - Single room supplement.
 - Half Board supplement.
 - Bicycle rental.
 - Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.
Our Tips:
• Admire the big termal pool in the center of Bagno Vignoni square 
 
• Admire a sunset over lake Bolsena
 
• Walk barefoot on the paving of the Via Cassia in Montefiascone
 
• Get lost at night in the district of il Pellegrino, in Viterbo
 
• Recite your favourite poem in the centre of the amphitheatre of Sutri
 
• Be amazed when you glimpse the dome of Saint Peter’s from the belvedere of Mount Mario
Typical Flavours - Do not miss:
• The Panforte of Siena 
 
• The Brunello of Montalcino 
 
• The cacio of Pienza 
 
• The Est!Est!!Est!!! wine of Montefiascone
 
• Extra-virgin DOP oil from the Tuscia Viterbese
 
• The gnocchi alla Romana, dusted with a good handful of pecorino cheese