Here’s the first part of pictures from our trip to italy. After it rained three days, we finally started the ride wednesday in Zurich. Through Zug and Brunnen we made our way to Bellinzona and then Ascona. It was pretty cold already, so heading south is the best you can do then.
Never underestimate the blast from a truck in a tunnel.
Second stage started along the Lago Maggiore. Soon we entered Italy. As there are quite a lot of lakes in North Italy, we decided to use them to determine our route. Usually good roads, nice views and the possibility to jump into the water. We spent the night in San Guilio d’Orta at the Lago d’Orta.
The third day we made it to Como. Very nice route. Some hills, some flat long roads and some pretty bumpy and curvy ones and a long downhill into the town centre.
To minimize the weight of our backpack we didn’t have to much clothing with us, so every evening was laundry-evening. So glad that the bike clothes dry pretty quickly.
After the first night in a tent, we spent the others in hotels. Surprisingly, we couldn’t afford the luxury ones, but hey, as long as the room has enough space for us and our bikes we are happy.
Last part was to Milano, where we spent one more night. It was so hot the last two days and not easy to find something to drink, as most Italian stores are closed in august because of vacation. Was also nice to end the bike trip with some city riding (without backpack).
On the way to the trainstation.
Home again. Well, I could have written a lot more, about all the nice spots and the good food and the equipment and so on. But I guess the pictures speak for themselves. Also want to thank Biroma and opignon again for the support and hopefully we can do something like that very soon again.