Our Team

Our TeamCarol Neville

Carol the Pilgrim fell in love with the Via Francigena in late 2016 when she discovered its delights on her pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome. So, she started up Via Francigena Tours to share the joy of being a pilgrim! Carol has many personal attributes to help make your pilgrimage amazing. She spent many years teaching science, art and religion. Today she is well informed about the history and culture of the Via Francigena. Also, she is passionate about walking, historical architecture and the landscape, all creatively captured in photography, drawing and writing.


Our Team

Matthew Neville

Matthew Neville is our PR Manager and Social Media expert. He is the man behind the scenes who works patiently on website development and photography. In addition, he joins us on guided tours to capture lasting memories of our pilgrimage. He also enjoys indulging in the local food and wind. So his food appreciation, photography and media skills are a bonus to Via Francigena Tours.


Sarah Kleinknecht

Via Francigena Tours Our Team

Sarah is our Swiss Alps mountain guide. She will lead us along the Via Francigena trails from Orsières to Grand-St-Bernard Pass. A qualified mountain leader from the Swiss Mountain Guides Association, she is seriously dedicated to the Val de Bagnes region of the Swiss Alps and knows it thoroughly. She fell in love with the area 22 years ago when she came to Verbier for a skiing season and decided to remain. Today she is proud to say ‘I have walked, skied, and run in these valleys ever since, they are part of me now, such a great backyard to play in!!’