Day 104: Trento to Verona

Saturday July 16, 2005, 103 km (64 miles) – Total so far: 6,331 km (3,934 miles)

Today we said goodbye to the Alps and rolled down to Verona, initially on a fantastically smooth cycle path following the Adige river, then the last 30 km or so on a fairly quiet road.

We’re in the same campsite as last year, Castel San Pietro, under the vines by the Old Castle. There are a few signs dotted about the castle grounds with information about the builders of each section. I reckon the washrooms are from the medieval period.

It’s really hot down here on the plains, I must have sweated 20 litres of water just putting the tent up, and there are plenty of mosquitoes about too.

I broke another spoke today. I must keep a count for Andy at Roberts Cycles who confidently told me ‘the wheels will be fine, you won’t break any spokes’. I had asked him what gauge they were so that I could take some spares.

The cycle path follows the River Adige out of Trento…

The cycle path follows the River Adige out of Trento…

...and winds southwards through vineyards

…and winds southwards through vineyards

Villages south of Trento

Villages south of Trento

We had spaghetti here for lunch

We had spaghetti here for lunch

An old café en-route to Verona

An old café en-route to Verona

All downhill out of the mountains

All downhill out of the mountains

The gorge which took us out of the Alps

The gorge which took us out of the Alps

An old bridge in Verona

An old bridge in Verona

Views across the Adige River in Verona

Views across the Adige River in Verona

Our campsite in Castel San Pietro is at the top of that hill

Our campsite in Castel San Pietro is at the top of that hill

We had the best pitch in the campsite

We had the best pitch in the campsite

 

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