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Day 31: Rome Conquered, Job Done

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n the Road – Distance: 49km / 30mi I Elevation: 557m / 1827ft

Hannibal might never have breached the Servian walls of Rome but we found a way into the heart of the city alongside the Tiber River, and conquered the Romans in our own way. From the tranquillity of our hotel but n a steady rain, we embarked towards the Eternal City.

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Day 30: On the Doorstep!

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On the Road – Distance: 130km / 81mi I Elevation: 1897m / 6224ft From Todi we continued south on our metaphorical descent towards the gates of Rome. The reality is that it was still quite rolling as we rode alongside a series of inland lakes through the Umbrian countryside and into Lazio. We paid a […]

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Day 29: Umbria and Hannibal Victory

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On the Road – Distance: 99km / 61mi I Elevation: 1093m / 3586ft Leaving Cortona we headed south to Lake Trasimene, scene of one of Hannibal’s greatest victories. Local authorities have set up signs to describe the battle between Hannibal and the Roman army as you skirt the lake so we had the opportunity to […]

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Day 28: Life is Good in Tuscany!

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On the Road: Distance: 104km I 65mi I Elevation: 1727m I 5666ft We headed straight out of Siena into the Val d’Orcia, a stunning UNESCO recognised landscape. The riding is rolling but this is truly the idylic Tuscany imagined when people dream of visiting the area. We rolled through Asciano, San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi […]

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Day 27: Through Tuscany Into Chianti

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On the Road – Distance: 108km I 67mi I Elevation: 1821m I 5974ft Siena is our destination tonight. Out of Tuscany to the region of Chianti, the roads were surprisingly smooth. We headed down into the Arno valley crossing the river of the same name to climb into the Chianti hills. The riding was exceptional […]

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Day 26: Resting in Fiesole and Firenze!

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https://www.relive.cc/view/vdOR7A9ZWK6 Florence: The cradle of the Renaissance, it is romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible. Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan. The mystical beauty of Fiesole, less than 10 km outside of Florence, encompasses centuries of history and it is amazing well preserved. Largely unknown by many, this small […]

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Day 23: Will These il Muros Ever End??

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On the Road – Distance: 100km I 60mi I Elevation: 1545metres / 6347 ft We continued in the Apennine foothills skirting east for much of the day as we headed towards our chosen pass over this mountain chain that is more than deserving of our respect. Great culinary destinations surrounded us today such as Piacenza, […]

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Day 22: the Apennines are tough!

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On the Road – Distance: 101km / 63mi I Elevation: 2157m / 7077ft Today’s riding kept us in the quiet agricultural foothills of the Apennines. We passed some great sites such as Castel Arquato and Vigoleno. We really ‘rolled’ across the northern foothills of the Apennines and the terrain was challenging. However this riding is […]