posted by Rotmilky
For our 10th anniversary, my wife and I decided to take a two week tour through Tuscany on bicycles. The wife is a saint to agree to this–she’s not a big biker. She’s also a saint for staying married to me. It didn’t hurt that the luggage was ferried from hotel to hotel while we did nothing but enjoy the riding, the scenery, the wine, and all the other great things of Italy.
We started out in La Ciusa, then we went through Montefollonico, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena, Radda, and ended up in Florence. There were loads of small towns inbetween those whose name I can’t recall–my italian is absolutely atrocious.
We rode cross bikes and didn’t do any singletrack riding except for one morning when I left at sunrise and scoped out some short singletrack trails. Mostly, we stuck to tiny roads–some ‘paved’ if that’s what you want to call that peculiar state of crumbling disrepaired road, some gravel, and some two-track. I snapped several thousand photos, so posting a selection here was a real challenge.
The trip was a blast…next year we’re hoping to maybe do something similar in France or Germany–if the dollar will ever stop devaluing faster than the Mexican peso.
Here are some non-riding photos that I liked. Hope you enjoy them.
(this article original posted in the Passion forum here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=420560 Many thanks to Rotmilky for the great contribution!)