Sealed roads initially then we were on white Tuscan gravel roads for quite a while. Included some steep climbs. Quite tough cycling.
Followed a lovely rail trail for 6km into our morning tea stop at Colle di Val D’Elsa. A large cafe on the town square few drops of rain whilst there but nothing serious.
Supermarket stop in the way out of town then back onto white gravel roads. Saw a few other cycle tourers as well as some cycle tour company groups.
Took a sealed road to our lunch stop at an old fort/village on the top of yet another climb. It’s wall and towers looked like a large crown. Monteriggioni. The others walked the walls and Tom and I stayed in the square with the bikes. Quite a few road bike groups there.
After lunch we had a really nice descent on good roads before a final climb into Siena. I got behind the group and rode most of it by myself.
Siena was alive with tourists.
Tom and i ate out whilst the others had a home (Gaylene ) cooked meal in their apartment.
We all kept our bikes in our apartments which meant Tom and I carrying bikes to the 4th floor up stairs!
Goody. Time for another rest day !
Distance Today. 54km Total Distancer 1484 km
Elevation Gain 960 m
Quite warm but not too hot
Casa Vacances ‘Il Campo’. Apartment €75 pp for 2 nights
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