The Tuscan section of the path is particularly beautiful, varied and interesting: from the Cisa Pass it gets across the Lunigiana on a comfortable asphalt road on the right of river Magra.
From Carrara the landscape changes and you ride along the beautiful seaside bike path. Following the sound of the waves,you go to Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Lucca. From there, you basically follow the walking path until Altopascio, then leave it to ride on secondary roads touching San Miniato and Gambassi Terme then, after a long climb, you ride down into San Gimignano.
After this, you enter Val d’Elsa, where you ride along the bike path built on the old railway to Colle val d’Elsa. You then join the walking path again and follow it with few detours until Siena and from there to Buonconvento and San Quirico d’Orcia. And then Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo for a break in the thermal wellness.
From here you will join the old Cassia road again and follow it until Ponte a Rigo, and then, in Lazio.
The Tuscan stretch of the Via Francigena can also be traveled from south to north, click here to download the itinerary of the Via Francigena Toscana by bicycle from Acquapendente to Pontremoli.