Via Romea Germanica From Ravenna to Rome

Via Romea Germanica from Ravenna to Rome

A CHALLENGING GUIDED TOUR ON GRAVEL BIKE, FOLLOWING AN ANCIENT PATH

990 €/person
11–18 July 2021 Max. 110 km/day

Via Romea Germanica from Ravenna to Rome

Via Romea Germanica is a 2,200-km-long historic European path that links the north of Germany to Rome; we cover the entire Italian section. This challenging second week of the Italian Via Romea Germanica starts in Ravenna, by the Adriatic sea. From Ravenna we ride up along the Savio Valley until we gets in the Apennine region. The silence of the mountains and the lush nature of the Casentinesi forest surround us until the valley of the river Arno. We follow it until the city of Arezzo, then we cross the countryside and enter the Umbrian territory. We flank the large Trasimeno Lake, cross the beautiful Orvieto and finally, after the ups and downs of Tuscia - dotted with ancient towns dug into the tuff stone - we meet the first pilgrims coming from the Via Francigena. The final part of the trip follow the Vila Francigena, the course of the Tiber and it finally ends in Rome, the Eternal City, in front of the elegant colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, as for thousands of pilgrims who have preceded us over the centuries.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • The emotion of traveling on an old pilgrim path
  • From the Adriatic sea to the heart of Italy: Rome
  • By gravel bike on Roman paving roads!
  • Luggage transfer every day
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Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

Program

Individual arrival in Ravenna.

Dinner and overnight in Ravenna.

The first day of the the second part of the Via Romea Germanica is a stage of approach to the Apennines. We pass in front of the beautiful Church of Sant’Apollinare in Classe and cross green pine forests. We head inland following the course of the river Savio. We stop in Cesena and visit the beautiful old town dominated by the Malatesta Fortress. Despite the original Via Romea Germanica path is located more to the west, this route is quieter, with few cars on the way, so we can enjoy the beauty of the Romagna hills in complete safety. We finally ride up to Bagno di Romagna, a well-known town famous for its spas.

Overnight in Bagno di Romagna.

From Bagno di Romagna, the climbs to the Apennines gets more challenging, but all the efforts rewarded with great views over the mountains and the peace fo the Casentinesi forest. After the climb, we cycle fast downhill to Badia Prataglia and after that, after another climb we get to the Sanctuary of La Verna, a place full of spirituality where Francis of Assisi used to live. After La Verna, the road goes downhill towards the river Arno valley. We cross some nice villages built by the shore of the river and finally we get to Arezzo, a beautiful art city.

Overnight in Arezzo.

This day, less challenging then the last two, starts off with a completely flat section in the Chiana Valley, crossed by a nice bike path surrounded by crops. The landscape changes radically once we approach to Cortona, a nice village built on the top of a hill, surrounded by olive groves and overlooked by the beautiful Santa Margherita church. Then, we cycle again in the countryside until we get to Castiglione del Lago, a charming village facing the large Lake Trasimeno.

Overnight in Castiglion del Lago.

We leave the Lake Trasimeno behind and we cycle on winding roads among rolling hills covered with sunflowers and olive groves, sometimes interrupted by nice cypress lines. The route goes up and down on the hills, we cross the medieval villages of Città della Pieve and Ficulle, and we finally arrive in Orvieto, a beautiful town built on the top of a cliff, famous for its gothic cathedral.

Overnight in Orvieto.

Right after Orvieto we enter the Tuscia region, a hilly area dotted with ancient villages carved in the stone: we visit civet di Bagnoregio, a semi-abandoned hamlet built on a cliff surrounded by badlands. After the break in Bagnoregio, we cycle up to Montefiascone, a nice town situated on a panorami hill that overlooks Lake Bolsena. We reach the ancient Via Cassia, a famous Roman stone-made road and finally we get to the beautiful city of Viterbo.

Overnight in Viterbo.

Here, Via Romea Germanica and Via Francigena follow the same route. We got out Viterbo cycling on a Via Cava, a road built by the Etruscan and carved in the tuff stone: riding surrounded by history will be exciting! We cycle on dirt roads among the hills in a area rich of Etruscan remains, such as the villages of Vetralla, Capranica and Sutri. We cross large meadows with pastures and stop at the waterfalls of Monte Gelato for a refreshing break. We reach the villages of campagna and Formello, the we cycle along the lush Sorbo Valley and finally we meet the River Tevere. We follow the river Tevere bike path until we get to the city centre and to San Peter Square, the end of our epic trip.

Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Breakfast in Hotel, free day and individual departure from Rome.

Price and information

Via Romea Germanica from Ravenna to Rome Guided challenging tour

Travel package (8 days, 7 nights, 6 days of bike) 11–18 July 2021

990,00 € Accommodation in double room

1220,00 € Accommodation in single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 45,00 €/person

Deposit 200,00 € /person

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

10–18 people

  • 5 dinners
  • Lunches
  • Anything not listed among the included services

+ 200.00 € For 7 days for the rental of full carbon Bergamont gravel bike, delivered at the beginning of the tour, picked up at the end.

+ 180.00 € For 5 extra dinners (drinks included)

Booking

  • 11th July 2021 (Book before June 11th!)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in all travel packages, read here.

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