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3 weeks of riding - 3 weeks of writing?

Software, hardware and network issues all colluded to prevent me blogging my trip 'live', as it were. But perhaps that was a good thing, since I've now taken the time to write about tour fully.

It was quite the tour - a total of 83:16 h of riding, covering 1,646 km, and climbing 25,280 m.

Starting out from San Donato val di Comino, on the Apennines, and then heading NW through Lazio, Abruzzo, Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and La Marche, returning back to San Donato. The variety of countryside I saw was quite staggering, from the fields of sunflowers, to the fields of Tuscany, the flat lands of the Po valley, and the slashes in the earth of La Marche.

Although I sampled a lot of Italy, I also realize that I've only sampled a small amount. Each town and city deserved more attention, but on a bicycle tour with a COVID PCR-test timeline at the end, there was only so much stopping that could be done.

You can read my report on the tour here, and if you want to dig in further to the cycling route try here, and finally too learn more about the bike side of things, look here.

I hope you enjoy it, and I hope this motivates you to get on a bicycle and get riding - wherever y