Pontremoli to Noceto (68)

Pontremoli to Noceto (68)
Last views on the mountains.

After a relaxing night we had breakfast in our big kitchen and packed everything together afterwards. We were at the fifth floor but good for us that there was an elevator to bring down our bags. We prepared the bicycles and could start our stage a bit later as planned. The goal of the day was to overcome the Apennine…

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Torre del Lago to Pontremoli (67)

Torre del Lago to Pontremoli (67)
Bikes posing in front of a fountain, some art and the impressive mountains at Conca d'Oro beach.

Almost like a tradition of the last stages we stood up early before this stage when it was still dark. When we were finished with breakfast and prepared our bicycles the sun rose and it was time to cycle in the direction of the mountains. We still wanted to follow roughly the Eurovelo 5 which in this area is called…

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Palaia to Torre del Lago (66)

Palaia to Torre del Lago (66)
The impressive Apennine Mountains are coming closer.

On our first rest day at the agriturismo it was raining. We went into the village Palaia which was about two kilometers away. Actually, we wanted to buy some food at the local small stores but it was Sunday and the stores were closed. Also it started to rain again when we entered the village center, so we went to…

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Ponte a Tressa to Palaia (65)

Ponte a Tressa to Palaia (65)
Bikes with the view over the area from San Gimignano.

After breakfast at our nice apartment at Ponte a Tressa we packed our bags and got the bicycles ready. We were still a bit tired from the stage before, but we wanted to get further north. We followed our navigation first on a major road and after a while we could turn into a smaller road. On the way, we…

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San Lorenzo Nuovo to Ponte a Tressa (64)

San Lorenzo Nuovo to Ponte a Tressa (64)
Bright moon over lake Bolsena.

On our rest day at the camping ground at lake Bolsena we had late breakfast and after this we had to do some daily business like laundry. Afterwards we bought some food for dinner at the market on the camping ground and spent a lot of time at the restaurant doing stuff at our notebooks. You also could enjoy the…

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Trevignano Romano to San Lorenzo Nuovo (63)

Trevignano Romano to San Lorenzo Nuovo (63)
Snack stop at Parco Naturale Regionale dell'Antichissima in Sutri.

We did not take a restday at lake Bracciano, as we needed to make some kilometers to get further north. Thus, the goal of this stage was to cycle to the lake “Lago di Bolsena” and stay there for two nights. Therefore we used the navigation to get to the camping ground. Also the Eurovelo 5 leads in this direction…

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Roma to Trevignano Romano (62)

Roma to Trevignano Romano (62)
Sundown with the shilouette of the St. Peter's Basilica.

Of course we had to stay some days in Roma and enjoy the city. But on the first day we were still pretty exhausted and also had to take care of our bicycles. After making laundry we wanted to take the bus to the nearest bicycle store to buy some spare parts. But we took the wrong bus, so we…

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Sperlonga to Roma (61)

Sperlonga to Roma (61)
Sundown over the beach of Sperlonga.

On our rest day in Sperlonga we started with a late breakfast at the wonderful camping ground. There were not many parcels so it was quiet and in a remote area. After the breakfast we went to the beach and enjoyed the sun and the sea till late afternoon. Back at the camping ground we did some stuff at the…

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Napoli to Sperlonga (60)

Napoli to Sperlonga (60)
Napoli from above.

After the tough stages through the mountains of south Italy we needed two rest days in Napoli. We booked an inexpensive small apartment near the center of the city. The disadvantage was that during the night it was pretty loud because of the traffic at night and all the honking. However, after the breakfast our way into the city was…

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Avellino to Napoli (59)

Avellino to Napoli (59)
You already can see Napoli and the smog above the city.

We thought that Napoli isn't that far from Avellino, so we decided to start a bit later and stood up around seven. It was a Saturday night and our apartment was close to the center. Because of the heat we slept with open window and could hear the nightlife of the city from time to time. The highlight of the…

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