Roamin' from Reims to Rome travel blog

Leaving Siena

Riding the white roads of Tuscany

Tucsan views

Waiting at the top of a serious white road climb

Yes we are all there at the top

Later in the day. Off the white gravel road at last!

Morning tea

Morning tea

Tom enjoys some Pandore for morning tea

Back on the gravel roads






Looking into the others’ apartment from ours above and opposite

Boy practises flag throwing in street below

Overview/ Highlights

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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