Saint Francis Walk, La Verna-Assisi
* Adventure of 170 km walk in 7 days plus two days at Ananda Assisi *
Following the path of Saint Francis: an unforgettable pilgrimage through the wonderful places of Tuscany and Umbria, finding beauty both natural and inspired, with moments of deep internal reflection.
2020 from July 30th to August 9th
Walking in peace: 2020 July 30th – August 9th
July 30th is the arrival day at Ananda Assisi. On July 31st we’ll depart by car to La Verna Santuary where we will visit this sacred place of Saint Francis. Our walking starts on August 1st..
|day||route||km.||walking time||Altitude change|
|1/8||La Verna – Passo di Viamaggio||28||8,5 hours||ascent 910 m, descent 1070 m|
|2||Passo di Viamaggio – Sansepolcro||26||8 hrs||a. 320 m, d. 930 m|
|3||Sansepolcro – Le Burgne||23||6 hrs||a. 520 m, d. 430 m|
|4||Le Burgne – Città di Castello (and bus to Pietralunga)||16||4,5 hrs||a. 710 m, d. 430 m|
|5||Pietralunga – Gubbio||27||8 hrs||a. 510 m, d. 560 m|
|6||Gubbio – Biscina||24||6,5 hrs||a. 540 m, d. 490 m|
|7||Biscina – Assisi||29||8 hrs||a. 450 m, d. 610 m|
The pilgrimage includes two nights full-board at Ananda Assisi (nights of August 7th and 8th) with yoga and meditation practices included in the package.
This pilgrimage requires sufficient physical stamina to be able to walk between 14 to 29 km per day for seven consecutive days. Each participant should check with his doctor to ascertain that his or her physical condition is suitable for this type of pilgrimage. When you book for the pilgrimage, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your health. We recommend that you do some training on your own before the pilgrimage in order to fully enjoy this adventure!
The weather in this period is ideal but at times uncertain and variable; sunny days with temperatures up to 30 degrees can alternate with possible rainy periods. You will need comfortable and appropriate clothing; a detailed list will be sent to you upon confirmation of booking.
All hotels have been inspected by the guides. They are simple and cozy, comfortable and fully equipped. All accommodations include towels and sheets. The rooms available are double, triple or quadruple, in a friendly spirit of sharing and pilgrimage. Bring your swimsuit, because one of our resting places has a swimming pool!
Food will be completely vegetarian. The price includes half-board, with breakfast and dinner. Packed lunches, extra drinks and any additional options will be charged to the participant. Contact us in case of special dietary needs.
Depending on weather conditions, the programme may vary slightly. This adventure requires mental flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing conditions.
This pilgrimage is organised by Ananda Assisi in collaboration with Vacantioner Travel Agency, Bastia Umbra PG Italy
10 nights in half board service in double or triple bedroom. The price is € 830 per person.
Booking and balance due by 2020 June 30th. The pilgrimage will be confirmed from 8 participants.
Optional Cancellation Insurance: 4% of the total cost.
Please ask to us during your reservation if you want to submit this insurance.
The price includes:
* Room and board, two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
* Transportation to La Verna and return to Ananda Assisi
* Medical insurance valid during the period of pilgrimage on foot
* Ananda guides and spiritual practices
* Lunch and extra drinks
* Laundry and extra services by hotels
* Any personal journeys
* Anything not expressly mentioned under ‘the price includes’
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