Via Francigena: Tuscany Grade: Moderate Plus


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7 nights / 8 days
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 6 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
20 - 27 Sept, Fri - Fri
Walk Grade
Moderate Plus
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 16 weeks in advance

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim route stretching across Europe from Canterbury, England, through France and Switzerland before ending in the Italian capital, Rome. The 1240 mile route follows the pilgrimage taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sigeric the Serious, to reach the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul.
Our trek along the Via Francigena covers one of the prettiest and most interesting sections through Tuscany, taking in the stunning Tuscan hills and the iconic medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Alongside these towns, there are many villages of interest with a wealth of history, culture, art and architecture. Our route covers 74 miles from San Miniato in the north of Tuscany to Buonconvento further south. The 6 walking days vary from 7 to 15 miles.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1: Arrive in Pisa. Transfer to San Miniato
Day 2: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme 15 miles / 24 km
Day 3: Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano 9 miles / 14 km Free afternoon to explore
Day 4: San Gimignano to Strove 15 miles / 24 km
Day 5: Strove to Siena 15 miles / 24 km
Day 6: Siena to Lucignano d’Arbia 13 miles / 21 km
Day 7: Lucignano d’Arbia to Buonconvento 7 miles / 11 km km Free afternoon to explore
Day 8: Transfer back to Pisa

£1450 Single ensuite £150 discount per person Twin ensuite Please note: The single occupancy price is payable if there is nobody else to share the twin room. Price includes: 7 nights' part board accommodation - breakfast and evening meal with wine; luggage transfer along the trail - you only carry a day pack; transport to / from Pisa airport at certain times Not included: travel to Pisa; lunches; personal expenses; insurance
Please note the grade for this holiday is Moderate Plus due to 3 days being 15 miles  which is longer than the usual walks for moderate holidays. Walks are between 7 and 15 miles per day mainly on good footpaths and minor country roads with some sections of tarmac. There are a couple of hilly days (up to 780m of ascent) but generally the walking is not strenuous and is taken at a moderate pace with time to enjoy the scenery. If the weather is unseasonably hot then this will impact on how you find the walking as there is little shade on some days.
There is a mixture of accommodation on the trip. We stay at some very nice small hotels and B&Bs. All are comfortable, clean and welcoming and of a good standard.
Clare Kelly, owner of Her on a Hill, has spent many years guiding in Tuscany. It is a place close to her heart and she is looking forward to returning to Italy.
There are good links to Pisa airport from the UK. There will be transport by train from the airport and back meeting certain flights (tbc). Please do not book flights before the holiday has been confirmed.


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  • 20/09/2024
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