Como to Bellinzona (71)

Como to Bellinzona (71)
Flowers in front of the mountain range.

On our rest day in Como the first action point was getting a Covid test around the corner in the pharmacy. This was quite easy. Afterwards we discovered the city starting with a walk to the Porta Torre which also is the entrance into the old town. There we walked through narrow streets till we came to the “Basilica di…

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Agrate Brianza to Como (70)

Agrate Brianza to Como (70)
Rainy days are coming back!

Due to the long stage on the day before we chose to start a bit later. The Motel we stayed at provided an Italian style breakfast which consisted of a coffee and a croissant. Como was not that far so we thought that this would be enough. After breakfast we got the bicycles ready and during this we heard some…

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Noceto to Agrate Brianza (69)

After three stages in a row it was time for a rest day after arriving now in the Po valley. Because the last stage was really tough we slept very long and started with a late breakfast in our room. After making some laundry we took a walk to a nature reserve next to the river Taro. It should be…

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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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