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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 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 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 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 […]