Gord and made it from Innsbruck to Rome in just over 1800 kms!
If you are a cyclist on the Via Francigena, or just cycling into Rome from the North or East, it is worth a few more kilometres and hills to go in on the Euro Velo 5. Gord and I were both apprehensive about cycling into Rome, but we had a wonderful ride in that surprised us both. Here is my summary of our route in case someone else is looking for a calm way in.
We started this morning in Fontevivola near Sutri. We headed NE on the SP82 and then quickly turned down the SP1 which merges into the Via Cassia or SR2. We stayed on the Via Casia just until Monterosi and took the exit for Campagnano. The road climbs up to a ridge but it is worth the rewards of the long coast into the outskirts of Rome. From Campagnano head for Sacrofano where you will join the Euro Velo 5. The climbing is over just after Sacrofano on the road to Prima Porta where the Euro Velo route takes you safely around the freeway and down to the river. The rest of the route simply follows the river into the heart of Rome.
Enjoying the Trevi Fountain with 700 plus others.