GALLARD Babette - Riding the Roman Way.

Année de parution: 2007
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(Pilgrimage. 2007) : 2000 km à cheval sur la Via Francigena.

Mis à jour le samedi 6 septembre 2008
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  • Mai 2010
    GALLARD Babette - Riding the Roman Way.
    par Bernard Delhomme

    "We have good equipment, our horses are fit and we are fully prepared, so why this feeling of dread ? Perhaps it has something to do with knowing what to expect."

    Babette and Paul have come a long way since their first horseback pilgrimage and not just in kilometres. They have learnt a great deal about themselves, their animals and some of the practicalities of long distance riding, but they continue to regard themselves as incompetent amateurs and are still in search of a rationale for their insatiable wanderlust.

    Common sense and the deteriorating east-west political situation put an end to their original plan, riding on from Santiago de Compostela to Jerusalem in 2006, but Paul has found an equally exciting alternative : the via Francigena pilgrimage to Rome. The good news is that there will be no war zones to contend with, but the bad news is that they will be travelling 2000 kilometres along a relatively unknown route, with a 2,469 metre climb over the Swiss Alps, often under snow, even in August.

    Riding the Roman Way takes you alongside this intrepid team every step of the way and shares the highs and lows with disarming honesty. It also provides a detailed account of the via Francigena and offers practical guidance for someone wanting to embark on a similar journey. But be warned, this book will inspire even the most timid traveller and you read it at your own risk.

  • Septembre 2008
    GALLARD Babette - Riding the Roman Way.
    par Bernard 64

    Equestrians and authors Paul Chinn and Babette Gallard ride out again, this time 2000 kilometers in search of the Vía Francigena, the ancient road from Canterbury to Rome.