Walking The Via Francigena 2: Walking to Besançon

This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, Gail and David, 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 and in 2022 we completed Part Two of our pilgrimage, which took us from Tergnier to Gy, just south of Besançon.

Part Three of our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Gy, through Switzerland, over the Saint Bernard Pass an into northern Italy, ending our walk in Fidenza.

Be sure to click the play button on Today’s Trailside Chat With David and Gail below to listen to our discussion of the day’s events.   

Walk Date: Aug 2-4, 2023

Distance: 40.9 km

Elevation Gain: 618 m

Read on to view today’s photos and listen to our trailside chat. At the end, there’s an interactive map showing our complete Part Three route and a comment section.

Today’s Dinnertime Chat With Gail and David

Today’s chat from the patio of Brasserie Granvelle
While looking at the photos below, you can listen to our chat about today’s walk. Just press the play/pause button to get started.

Click any image below to view a full-screen slideshow.

Overview map of the route from Gy to Fidenza.

Stage Three Map
Click the map to open an interactive version on AllTrails.com (opens in a new window).

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  1. * Photo pick # 1 – the re-enactment of Gail’s tumble on the curb.
    pick # 2 – the long-legged Jack Russell-ish dog on three legs in the trees
    pick # 3 – the goats
    Beautiful photos. So much to shoot!! But I admit to feeling relief to see you in the forest and in the small towns. You are such natural travelers! i really admire your constant energy!!

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