Over a thousand years ago, pilgrims used to travel all the way from England to Rome, among them Sigeric the Archbishop of Canterbury did it to receive his symbols from the Pope. Now you can follow their footsteps by taking a 3,300km long version of the biking route called EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena), from Canterbury to Brindisi. The Eurovelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) bike route is developed with the European Cyclist Federation and its partners. The Eurovelo 5-Via Romea (Francigena) overlaps the Council of Europe Via Francigena from Canterbury (UK) to Calais (FR) and from Pavia until Brindisi (in Italy), while it differs in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. The Eurovelo 5-Via Romea (Francigena) bike route is not yet completed in all countries, in Italy is still being implemented and it will be addressed to cycle-tourists and non-professional bikers. However mountain bikers can follow the Ciclovia Francigena in Italy which is safe and signed. On this page you can find more information on the Eurovelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) project in Italy.
Detailed information on the European Eurovelo 5 cycling route are available at : www.viaromeafrancigena.com