The most popular time of the year to do the Via Francigena is during the Spring and Autumn seasons if you are travelling in the Italian sections, particularly Tuscany and the stretch into Rome.
Summer is however the best time to trek the Swiss and Alpine section of the Via Francigena (from Lausanne to Aosta), the sections in England and Northern France; as well as the Saint Francis Way from Florence to Rome, across the Apennine Mountains.
If you intend to walk during the Summer months, please check the weather forecast, be aware that some sections can get very hot along the Via Francigena, and therefore you should bring along the essential items to avoid sunstroke.
Please note that if you intend to walk during the winter months (low season), you will find some routes challenging due to the snowy and cold weather. The Alpine section of the Via Francigena is not accessible to walkers during the Winter months. Many cafes, restaurants and accommodations may close (particularly in rural areas) during the winter period (if you book with us you will not have accommodation problem).
Most of our holidays are run year round, but ask our travel team for specific routes and conditions.