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June 28, 2007 / jslipschultz

Italy: The last day

The last day in Italy was low key.  Some wandering about in Valstagna (a nice city along a river and mountains), a great lunch at another friend of Jamie's.  Some shopping and a farewell ride.

We went up from the hotel.  A climb to Conco.  About 1,500 feet of climbing.  8 mph up the 5 miles.  38 minutes to go up, 12 minutes to go down.

All the training paid off. The climbing was tough and a unique experience in riding (hours of uphill is a lot different than the rolling "hills" of Texas).  Thank goodness I brought the bike with the smaller front gear.  It came in handy.

To cap it all off, we had dinner in town at the top of a small mountain within the walls of a castle.  Not a bad way to finish off a very successful trip.  We are very thankful to Jamie and Siv for inviting us into their little secret world across the Atlantic.  Highly recommend the area for touring and biking!




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