This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, David and Gail, as we continue our walk along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome. In the fall of 2019, we completed the first leg from London to Canterbury, known as the Chaucer Way, and onward to the small town of Tergnier, France on the Via Francigena. A pandemic got in the way but now, in 2022, our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Tergnier to Besançon over 23 walking days and 580 or so kilometres.
Notes from today’s walk:
We have left the rain behind on this relatively short walking day. That’s okay with us. The past two days logged a total of sixty kilometres and tomorrow we face a long thirty-three kilometre grind. Today’s route over gently rolling terrain was a reprieve for sore legs, depositing us at our bed and breakfast early afternoon with nothing more to do than bathe, eat and get a good night’s sleep.
Walk Date: Oct 3, 2022
Distance: 20.8 km
Elevation Gain: 279 m
Read on to view today’s photos, a soundscape captured along the route and an interactive map.
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Overview map of the route from Tergnier to Besançon.