What a great trip this has been! Starting in the Dolomites we hurtled downhill to Lake Garda on a route with stunning views and very little flat let alone uphill.
A real joyful start to any trip.
From Riva di Garda we took boats to the southern end of the lake then wound our way to ‘Fair Verona’ – I’d only heard of this place thanks to Shakespeare.
What a spot! Arrival in the city centre means photo stop by the Roman Arena – still used for performances today.
After the obligatory view of Juliet’s balcony and some impromptu amateur dramatics we followed the river Adige towards the wonderful walled town of Montagnana. It was only a tiny bit hilly on the next day when we made it to Padua with its enormous central piazza.
Then……. well I was van driver on the last day so for me Venice will have to wait for another time but the group went through the city and took the archipelago of islands with short ferries to the magical port of Chioggia where we toasted the week with Proseco.
In addition to the Mikes and Steves, we had Manuel, Judith, Kathy and Penny. Great cycling, great landscapes, super culture, wonderful food and a very nice group of fellow riders.
Chioggia on our last day – we didn’t want to leave!
Mille grazie to the folks at Skedaddle Italia for the arrangements.