Question: A group of friends in Rome with children aged 7 to 10 years we have asked for advice to walk a section of the Via Francigena by bike (are not professional cyclists), stopping one or two nights in hostels.
Obviously having children we were asked if there were sections in Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany (coming from Rome have taken into consideration places easily reachable by train with a time not too long) with the following characteristics:
– Only passable on foot or by bike without going into roads with cars
– Easy enough, without excessive up and down.
Answer: We have not recommended along the Francigena cycling with young children. It’s all ups and downs and every step is taken in some traffic. Better walking, simple steps such as Bolsena-Viterbo-Montefiascone.