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Cycling the Via Francigena

Discussion in 'Via Francigena to Rome' started by Linda Strickland, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Linda Strickland

    Linda Strickland New Member

    Jul 14, 2015
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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Hello. My husband and I recently walked the Camino de Santiago (St Jean to Santiago) and have now set our sights on the VF. In order to ensure we have enough time to complete the journey we are considering cycling from Canterbury to Bensacon (or Lausanne) and walking the rest.

    This approach raises some issues that I thought I would pose to the forum.

    1. Does anyone know of companies that rent bikes one way Canterbury to Bensacon (or Lausanne )?

    2. Does anyone know of a good cycle shop in Europe where we could buy some used bikes?

    3. We may possibly bring our own bikes and would like to store them until we return next year for another cycle trip. Anyone have ideas for storage in Lausanne or Bensacon?

  2. William Marques

    William Marques Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

    Jan 10, 2005
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    London UK
    Your idea of cycling that section is a good one. I cannot help with answers to your questions but a new bike can be bought in the UK for less than £200 ( from places such as Halfords) which would compare well I would suggest with a rental or transporting your own. Of course such a bike will not be a lightweight sprinter but would still have 21+ gears which will be useful when lugging your stuff.

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