Riding the Via Francigina - CycleBlaze

Riding the Via Francigina

Our first cycle tour - London and Rome

By Tricia Graham
2,239 km (1,390 miles) over 68 days between Aug. 8, 2009 and Oct. 14, 2009
In the Beginning heart 1
Off we go heart 1
From Brisbane to Gatwick: Airlines aren't easy on bikes heart 1
To Teascombe Bay - past Brighton: The moment of truth heart 1
From Teascombe Bay to Pitt: Was this really a sensible idea ? heart 1
To about 30km from Canterbury: A lovely evening with old friends heart 1
To Canterbury Cathedral: The start of the Via Francigene heart 1
We start the Via F: To Dover heart 1
A Terrible Trip on the Ferry to Calais: Was this whole enterprise completely unrealistic? heart 1
Camping at Liques: A much better day heart 1
Camping at Helfaut heart 1
To a beautiful gite at Auchy au Bois: A lovely day followed by a memorable meal heart 1
Arras: An interesting place for Kiwis to visit heart 1
The Camping Ground at Peronne: A day through the battlefields heart 1
Serancourt-le-Grand: A relaxing day beside the Somme heart 1
To Laon heart 1
Reims: Mechanical problems and we discover Deacathalon heart 1
Chalons au Champagne: Through the champagne country but not a coffee to be had heart 1
Vitry en Francoise heart 1
Dienville heart 1
Bar sur L'Aube: Accommodation is very tight heart 1
Chaumont heart 1
Landres heart 1
Dampierre sur Salon heart 1
Cuzy sur l'Ognon heart 1
Besancon heart 1
Etalan heart 1
Pontarlier heart 1
Orbe: Switzerland heart 1
Villeneuve: At the top of Lake Leman heart 1
Martigny heart 1
Bourg St Pierre: Into the mountains heart 2
The Grand St Bernard Pass: We made it to 2473m !! heart 2
Nus: Down we go heart 2
Hone heart 1
Viverone heart 1
Vercelli heart 1
Tromello heart 1
Belgioioso heart 1
Ostello San Pietro, Piacenza heart 2
Fidenza heart 1
Casio heart 1
Pontremoli heart 1
Ponzano Magra (near Sarzana) heart 1
Camaiori heart 1
Altopascio heart 1
Gambassi Termi heart 0
San Giminano: St Lucia Camping Ground heart 1
Sienna heart 1
Buonconvento heart 1
San Quirico d'Orca heart 0
Montepulciano heart 0
Aquapendente heart 0
Lake Bolsena heart 0
Night 2 Lake Bolsena: To Orvietto by bus heart 0
La Cura heart 0
Campagnano di Roma heart 0
Rome: WE MADE IT heart 0
Camping Roma heart 0
Finding Bike Boxes in Rome heart 0
The end of a great trip heart 0
Saint Satur: A lovely ride with a bit of frustration at the end of it heart 0