Aosta bike tour Via Francigena
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Cycling on Via Francigena From Aosta to Ivrea
Cycling on Via Francigena From Aosta to Ivrea
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Cycling on Via Francigena From Aosta to Ivrea
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Cycling on Via Francigena From Aosta to Ivrea


Bike Tour: Cycling on Via Francigena From Aosta to Ivrea - 5 days

This section of the Via Francigena is far more than a pilgrim trail, it is an epic and easy bike ride from the Alps to the vast and fertile Po River plain, keeping everyone including: foodies, wine lovers, history buffs and landscape “aficionados” entertained

Starting from the Gran San Bernard pass, on the Swiss-Italian boarder, skirt the lake, towered by 3000m peaks and freewheel down the road to the ancient Roman city of Aosta. Criss-cross the fast flowing Dorea Baltea river on cycle paths and stone walled country lanes as you exit the Aosta Valley. Continue through a scenic landscape of gently rolling hills, on your way stop to visit imposing castles, chartreuse, churches and roman ruins as you eat and drink your way through the best Northern Italian cuisine has to offer.

N.B.Saint Bernard Pass open from end of June

Day 1: Arrive in Aosta
Day 2: Transfer to Saint Bernard Pass and ride to Aosta
Day 3: Ride from Aosta to Verres
Day 4: Ride from Verres to Ivrea
Day 5: Arrivederci Via Francigena!

Day 1:    Arrive in Aosta

The journey starts in Aosta, a Roman town located in a valley surrounded by mountains. Here you can contemplate the medieval capitals in the silence of the cloisters of Sant’Orso, or visit the impressive Roman theatre. To end the day, we recommend you take a walk through the alleys of the centre, admiring the high mountain peaks that appear over the roofs of the houses.

Day 2:    Transfer to Saint Bernard Pass and ride to Aosta
40 km

Today a private transfer will take you to the jagged peaks of the Great Saint Bernard Pass, where the same Saint Bernard built the first pilgrim hospice: from here you will descend to Aosta along a panoramic road with breath-taking views, pedalling first on a State Road and then through orchards and woods, crossing enchanting villages such as Saint Rhemy and Etroubles.

Challenge:40km, ascent 104m, descent 270m 

Day 3:    Ride from Aosta to Verres
50 km

The itinerary continues across the valley floor, on the cycle path that runs along the River Dora, through castles and vineyards. Along the way you encounter the enchanting Saint Germain castle, with its imposing Midday tower that used to defend the noble De Mongioveto family. From here the itinerary continues to Verrès through breath-taking views.

Challenge: 50km, ascent 230m, descent 450m 

Day 4:    Ride from Verres to Ivrea
35 km

Entering in Piedmont, the alpine scenery gives way to the gentle Piedmont hills, as ascents and height differences become less and less challenging. You alternate wood trails to typical towns such as Ivrea, with its nice old town centre and the tall tower of Santo Stefano. Continuing the ride you arrive close to the imposing Serra of Ivrea, the biggest European drift, until the nice village of Roppolo where a cozy, family-run bed and breakfast awaits you.

Challenge: 35km ascent 150m, descent280m

you can decide to extend with an extra night by doing an optional extra day loop ride around Lake Viverone

Challenge:40km, ascent 200m, descent 200m 

Day 5:    Arrivederci Via Francigena!

The trip ends after breakfast, unless you have booked extra nights or other optional services with us.

It is possible to continue the cycling on the Via Francigena to Pavia.


3* hotels in B&B


Available on request


Front and rear lights included


A padlock is always included


1 rear bag, 1 phone holder


Repair Kit included

Practical info

5 nights

Breakfast included

Route notes, maps and App

Bike rental available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transfer included

GPS tracks available 

Medical and luggage travel insurance

Arrival info

The closest airports on arrival are Turin and Milan.


From Turin, it's about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the location by train and bus, with one change.

From Milan, it takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes by public transport

Timetable / tickets trenitalia

Italian Bike Tours

Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
+39 055 2340736 

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