Pilgrimage to san pietro by bike via di francesco assisi

Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Southern Way from Roma to Assisi

Stage 1 - from San Pietro to Monterotondo

The first leg of the Southern Way starts at St Peter’s Basilica and leaves Rome in the direction of Monterotondo.

The first leg of the Southern Way leaves from the beautiful setting of Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica and heads northwards leaving the city by way of the Marcigliana reserve to get to Monterotondo.
San Pietro
35 Km
Height differences
700 meters
tarmac - dirt road
Road Sign
Recommended Bike
hybrid, gravel, ebike
Water sources
yes (Roma, Monterotondo)

Degree of difficulty
The first leg of the Southern Way begins from the extraordinary setting of St Peter’s Basilica in the heart of Rome, from where it goes North towards Assisi. This leg will take you through Rome to the outskirts and presents no particular difficulties. In 35 kilometres, and a gradual climb of 700 metres, you will reach Monterotondo, just outside of the Eternal City. You leave the Basilica along Via della Conciliazione and travel over the cycle path along the Tiber River that starts at Ponte Sant’Angelo, thus getting through much of the city without having to battle its traffic.
You pass Ponte Milvio and continue on the cycle path past the Auditorium and then over Via Nomentana in the area of Montesacro, where you will have to get onto ordinary streets and deal with traffic to leave town. Do be careful. You will exit Rome on Via Bufalotta and from here proceed over Via di Tor San Giovanni into the Nature Reserve of Marcigliana, where they found the site of the Crustumerium, among the oldest cities of Lazio’s early history, on the plains above the Tiber River. It was built to keep an eye over the Via Salaria in the early Iron Age (X-IX century BC).
The ride will take you through kilometres of Roman countryside, dotted with gently sloping hills covered in fields and pasture land, before you begin the ascent to Monterotondo, at the centre of which you will find the ancient Rocca Orsini Barberini fortress.
What you should know before departure
Once out of Rome you will not come across any towns until just before you reach Monterotondo, so make sure you have plenty of water as summer in the Roman countryside can be very hot.
Intermediate stages
This leg of the route is not especially long and has no steep climbs, so no stops have been planned along the way.
It is the first leg of your journey, so you will still be fresh and rested. Enjoy the beauty of Rome, and once you leave the cycle path along the Tiber, be alert to the bustling traffic around you. Don't forget to take a small food supply with you (fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars, mineral salts if it's very hot), There are not many places to fill your water bottles until you get to Monterotondo.
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Tourist information Roma
Contact center 060608 is the number of Roma Capital dedicated to tourist and cultural information.
(For the cost of the call see www.turismoroma.it)
Territorial Tourist Office of Rieti
Address: Via Cintia, 87 - 02100 Rieti
Phone: +39 0746 264106 – 8 – 0
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