EuroVelo 5Via Romea (Francigena)

3,200 km long
20 cathedrals
21 UNESCO sites
7 countries visited
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Over a thousand years ago, pilgrims traveled all the way from England to Rome. After the Eternal City, the route continued to Jerusalem through the port of Brindisi, along the ancient Via Appia. Now, you can follow their footsteps by cycling EuroVelo 5 our 3,200 km version of this legendary route. The route passes through 7 different countries and links both modern and ancient institutions, with many cathedrals, churches, monuments and museums mixing along this route with the major European Institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg. Whether you want a short break or a long adventure, EuroVelo 5 offers something for everyone!

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Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages


We have designed you a circuit almost entirely on tracks and lanes, one Tour of Alsace which will make you discover the magnificent road wines and where you can ride in peace and security with your friends and family. Alsace has the widest bike lanes of France, we have a course where you can also discover much of the rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region such Eguisheim preferred village of France or even two pearls of the vineyards Kaysersberg and Obernai.

Enjoying Alsatian vineyard by the EV5 in 3 stages- Leisure


We designed a course where you can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim crowned as most beautiful village of France. The circuit ends in Colmar with its beautiful historic centre, its charming pedestrian streets and its many museums, such the Unterlinden Museum which has been beautifully restored.

Alsatian vineyard and Vosgian Piedmont on EV 5 in 3 stages – Leisure/sport


You can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim, and at the same time, you will get the opportunity to climb a few beautiful and famous mountains of the Vosgien Piedmont as the Mont Saint Odile or the "Haut-Koenigsbourg"! The beautiful journey ends in Colmar, Alsace wine capital with its beautiful historic centre.

The 3 UNESCO sites of Puglia and Basilicata


The tour offers the visit of the 3 UNESCO sites of Puglia and Basilicata: Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello, connected one to the next by very quiet country roads running along National or Regional Parks. The Greenway running along the Apulian Aqueduct is today open to the public in the first stretch, and offers the very best possible views of the landscape of valle d’Itria. Level of difficulty: medium (relaxed activity).

Cycling the complete italian Via Francigena (EuroVelo 5) from the Alps to Rome


The Via Francigena cycling itinerary takes you from the snowy peaks of Grand St. Bernard then through the Apennines. The scenery varies among millenary churches, continuing on the iconic dirt roads of Siena crossing the Val d’Orcia. You will be amazed by the beauty of Lake Bolsena and by the ancient road of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years. Surprises continue, from the Roman amphitheater of Sutri, to the beautiful cycle path until your destination St. Peter Square.