The Via Francigena in Aosta Valley is certainly one of the most interesting stretches of the whole route. With the bicycle it is possible to travel the entire valley by dividing the route into three stages.
It is a not very demanding tour but has some technical points where you need to pay attention.
Here are the three main stages that you can modify as you wish and download the GPS track.
01 – From Great San Bernardo to Aosta
After visiting the Hospice Museum and the adjacent kennel where St Bernard champions are bred, we can pedal to the border.
From here a really long panoramic road on the SS27 lead us towards the valley.
We cross the enchanting villages of Saint Rhemy en Bosses, where we leave the State Road, to later continue along secondary roads towars Saint Leonard, Saint Oyen, Etroubles.
We are on the left side of the river, and pedal across wonderful orchards before entering Aosta, city rich in attraction, especially of Roman time.
Total length: 41.5 Km
02 – From Aosta to Hone
The discent to Aosta Valley is an itinerary that initially runs on the orographic right of River Dora, where cycle path traits are frequent.Once in Saint Vincent we turn to the left side of the Valleè, facing some brief uphill streches with challenging ascents. Once in Barriaz we go back to the right side, which we follow until Hone.
The most important attractions are vineyards and castles of Quart, Nus, Cly and Fenis.
Resting points in Chambave, Saint Vincent and Montjovet. Water sources along the whole itinerary.
Total length: 55.3 Km
03 – From Hone to Roppolo
A leg rich in cultural attractions: the crossing of the bridge in Bard, enchanting village dominated by the fort, seat of the Alps museum; but most of all, the entering in Donnas, along the ancient Roman road of Gauls.
Entering in Piedmont, mountains turn into hills, ascents and height differences become less and less challenging. The path alternates carachteristic villages to enjoyable traits through the woods. Do not miss a visit to the historic centre of Ivrea.
The itinerary continues close to the Serra of Ivrea, the biggest European drift, interesting geologic formation that indicates the direction to follow. The road-village of Piverone is beautiful, as well as the enchanting landscapes of the Viverone Lake.
Resting points in Bard, Donnas, Ivrea, Bollengo, Palazzo Canavese, Piverone. Frequent water sources.
Total length: 45.8 Km