Day 31 – Lucca to Gambassi Terme 

More from Adge’s epic adventure

Cycling the Via Francigena

Back in the saddle today and you know what..? Life is far simpler when you are in the saddle! The weather threatened rain, but thankfully it’s held off. I’m staying in the Ostello Sigerico which is just on the outskirts of Gambassi Terme, Tuscany. It was fairly straightforward cycling today, 6.5hrs in the saddle, a few rolling hills, but the sting in the tail was the final 5km which had a 330m climb… nice! The hostel has a good reputation and has all the facilities any exhausted pilgrim needs and for €23 you get a shared dormitory type room (modern, but in a rustic farmhouse setting) dinner and breakfast.

For the Roe, Goodwill and Barber families; I visited Villa Glicine, but unfortunately it was all closed up, so I didn’t even get a free coffee! The villa, garden etc looked much the same.

I also visited the location of the…

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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