Monthly Archives: July 2017

Italy, Turin, 28 – 30 July 2017

Genoa to Turin, I planned a scenic route through the mountains, 200 km in 5 hours, great ride going up to 1000 m. I took the freeway just to get out of the built up area and then turned off … Continue reading

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Italy, Genoa, 25 – 27 July 2017

Another ferry trip to get from Bastia, Corsica to Genoa, Italy, a 10 hour journey, departed at 2145 (45 min late) and arrived at 0715 (15 min late) the next day. Cost 34.63 euro that includes a discount of 7.50 … Continue reading

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France, Corsica, Bastia, 22 – 24 July 2017

At Corte I could not upload pictures to my blog and at Bastia the Internet at the place I was staying at was broken so I am catching up now. From Corte I rode to Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napolean … Continue reading

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France, Corsica, Corte, 20 – 21 July 2017

Sassari, Sardinia to Corte in Corsica. First stop out of Sassari was Castelsardo, a seaside town full of tourists for some pictures and then on to Santa Teresa Gallura which is where the ferry leaves for Bonifacio, Corsica. Good ride … Continue reading

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Italy, Sardinia, Sassari, 18 – 19 July 2017

Cagliari to Sassari isn’t very far so I stopped at a few places along the way to take pictures. First the¬†Nuraghe di Barumini, next Arutas Beach, white sand, small and crowded, next¬†Santa Caterina di Pittinuri a small seaside town with … Continue reading

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Italy, Sardinia, Cagliari, 16 – 17 July 2017

I took the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari, booked on Tirrenia, cost 132.47 Euro, expensive for a 12 hour journey. I actually paid an extra 20 euro for a seat without thinking, there was no need because you can sit … Continue reading

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Italy, Palermo, 12 – 15 July 2017

Palermo – founded 2,700 years ago and the biggest city in Sicily, a great place to spend a few days. There was of course a festival in progress…… I was lucky enough to be taken on a tour of the … Continue reading

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Italy, Trapani, 10 – 11 July 2017

On the way from Agrigento to Trapani I stopped at the Valley of the Temples, the most impressive structure was the Temple of Concordia, the rest was a jumbled ruin. The best way to see the place is to park … Continue reading

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Italy, Agrigento, 08 – 09 July 2017

From Syracuse I rode to Noto, a small picturesque town in the hills with some very steep, slippery, cobblestone streets. I wandered around took some pictures and left, a nice old town but I have seen so many of these … Continue reading

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Italy, Syracuse, 06 – 07 July 2017

Messina to Syracuse was a series of tunnels along the coast. I stopped at Taormina located on a mountain with great views, very pretty and packed with tourists. Next I planned to ride as far up Mount Etna as I … Continue reading

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