The Via Francigena by bike from Aosta to Pavia

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

254Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Aosta
Individual arrival in Aosta.

Day 2: Aosta – Chatillon/Saint Vincent (35 km)
Today we will cycle up and down the first part of the Via Francigena and the Val d’Aosta, following along the Dora river, first on the cycle path, with the mountains by our side. We must take some time to visit Fenis Castle, one of the most beautiful in the region, before crossing the river and reaching St. Vincent and its famous casino.

Day 3: Chatillon/Saint Vincent – Pont S. Martin (30 km)
Still on a slightly undulating route, we will cross the river a couple of times, reaching the last part of the Val d’Aosta. Along the way we will stop to visit Arnad and Donnas castles, and the spectacular Bard fortress, which alone is worth the trip; we will cycle on the Via Francigena, a route travelled by the Romans, up to Pont St. Martin, where one of the bridges built by the Romans still stands.

Day 4: Pont S. Martin – Ivrea  – Lake Viverone (51 km)
Today we leave the Val d’Aosta and enter Piedmont. The road is easy and we begin to see the plain and the moraine hills of Ivrea in the background. We will stop in Ivrea, the city where the personal computer was born, to admire the narrow streets of the center and visit the castle, before reaching Lake Viverone, where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Lake Viverone – Vercelli (55 km)

Today's stage is mainly flat, we will cross rice fields, typical of this part of the region which, from May to August, look like hundreds of lakes, full of birds of all kinds, especially herons. The panorama is enriched by the presence of the Bosco della Partecipanza, the last remnant of the ancient and huge forest that covered the whole area since Roman times, and by the Abbey of Lucedio. Vercelli is a town famous for its silver craftsmanship, but don't forget to visit the Church of S. Andrea, one of the best preserved Romanesque monuments in Italy.

Day 6: Vercelli – Vigevano (40 km)
Today we will cycle along the Via Francigena, still on flat territory and it will be so until the end of the journey. We leave Piedmont and enter Lombardy. We cycle in Lomellina, a fertile plain characterized by rice fields. Along the way we meet the area where the Battle of Palestro took place between Austrians and Piedmontese, during the Second War of Independence, on May 31, 1859. Our destination is Vigevano, with its Sforza Castle and the famous and elegant Piazza Ducale dating back to 1492.

 Day 7: Vigevano – Pavia (43 km)

Today we cycle along the Ticino river and its natural park, one of the best preserved in Italy; clean waters and shady trees accompany us up to a pontoon bridge. Before arriving in Pavia, we meet the Certosa, which is worth a stop to admire the church and the monastery. The city of Pavia awaits us, with its famous covered bridge and its historic center.

Day 8: Pavia
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.
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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

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  • More 45 days of departure
  • 85%
  • From 44 to 45 days before departure
  • 65%
  • From 27 to 44 days before departure
  • 50%
  • From 10 to 27 days before departure
  • 20%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

The Via Francigena by bike from Aosta to Pavia

  • To start from the elegant city of Aosta, the Romans' Augusta Praetoria, which still retains evidence of its important past
  • To cycle among the morainic lakes of the Ivrea area, with its Serra, a glacially originated hill unique in its kind
  • To do bird watching in the rice fields of the Vercelli area and visit the Church of S. Andrea, one of the best preserved Romanesque monuments in Italy
  • To immerse oneself in the nature of the Ticino Park, recognized by Unesco as a Biosphere Reserve
  • To reach the enchanting Pavia, with the Certosa, the Cathedral, the Visconteo Castle and the Covered Bridge
  • To experience the unique emotion of traveling the Via Francigena by bike, the ancient route of the pilgrims that came from Northern Europe to Rome, through the peak of San Bernardo

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