domenica 22 giugno 2014

Renaissance ring: Campi - Vaglia

Renaissance ring is a tour around Florence up and donw on hills close to the city.
Florence is placed on the bottom of a basin, with old tipical villages spotted on the hills like diamonds on a crown.
The complete renaissance ring is 126 km with more than 4000 m elevation, impossible to complete it in one day, but wonderful to ride it stage by stage...
Today we get the Campi-Vaglia stage.
First part of the trail is on easy plain enbankment, following Bisenzio river to Calenzano Alto and than the trail become a steep track to Sommaia and Monte Morello.
On the top of the mountain, about 700 m, we get the down hill trail to Vaglia.

martedì 10 giugno 2014

Early morning ride

In hot summer days there is a lovely way to start, what is?
Wake up and ride before work, when people is still sleeping and temperature is cool, climbing the hill like sun climbs in the sky.

lunedì 2 giugno 2014

Pisa's hills, Peccioli

In low Arno valley, near to Pisa, there is a rural area, with middle age villages and sweet hills. Here is Peccioli, a little contry town asleep under the sun...