Rest day ride Lake Garda

Easy day as we transferred nearly 300 km from Sappada to Torbole, Lake Garda.  a beautiful drive with views of the Dolomites. I admit, I would much rather be riding than sitting in a car. I do find that frustrating.

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The first half was through areas ridden last week including Muhlbach, stopping at San Lorenzo for coffee.  San Lorenzo was the town where last Sunday we witnessed the Oompa Loompahs outside the church ( per video in the blog). Today, the Piazza was very quiet, although mid morning, there were a few blokes sitting around drinking wine.

With the lack of people around, I found something I had not noted last week.  A small obelisk with an interesting history.

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Arriving into Torbole was nice.  Tony and I were here less than 2 years ago, en route via bikes from London to Venice.  Two years ago the sun shined.

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Today it was overcast, light drizzle.

As we have some tough climbing days later this week today’s ride was just rolling the legs over as we rode around one side of the lake.  Easy as, riding some 20 km along a busy road, many cyclists in the area for tomorrow’s Giro time trial.

Returning included a steep but short climb through a village, descending into a tourist mecca along the lake. The total ride was only around 43 km.

Some views from the ride.

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Erin and Chris

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A cycle track is being constructed to circumnavigate Lake Garda.  When completed, it will be 160 km in length. That is now on my bucket list as a nice day from Torbole, hopefully in a gloriously sunny day!

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