While it is true that all roads lead to Rome, as the old saying goes, it is also true that the historic Roman roads are by far some of the best to also enjoy on your bicycle.
In the middle ages it joined Canterbury to Rome and to the ports of Apulia. Today, Via Francigena has been rediscovered by many walkers and cyclists looking to enjoy this unique experience making their way across mountains and plains, passing through ancient villages, discovering historic monasteries, cycling through scenic woods and fields, rice fields and vineyards.
Via Francigena is perhaps the best known, but Italy is home to countless other Roman routes worth discovering on your bike, such as the Via Claudia Augusta, which starts from the Po Valley and reaches the Danube in Bavaria, across the Alps. This historic road was originally built to connect the Adriatic ports with the Danubian Plains and today it remains one of the easiest Alpine passes to ride and a destination for countless cyclists. Here, you can enjoy a combination of landscapes, lively towns and a rich historical heritage.
And let’s not forget the Via Appia Antica, the Queen of Roman roads, or the Via Aurelia which once served to link Rome with the territory that is currently Tuscany. And these are just a few of the most popular ones!