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Cyclists competing in the Tour de France get a day off to rest their weary limbs. In our case Ian gets to do his washing ( which he has been looking forward to for days) and Richard gets to visit the Valley of the Temples. Cycling without panniers was a boon but inevitably there was a10% gradient thrown in just to keep us on our toes. The Agrigento site is huge and the Temple of Concord is the best preserved Greek temple outside modern Greece. The new city is ...
... bike tour operator saw our bikes and chatted to R and gave him a route idea to our destination which sounded like the Camel trail in Padstow along a disused railway line. We stopped in the village where this trail was supposed to begin, bought a couple of bananas etc R engaged the local mafioso in conversation and was told that the trail was not such a good idea and he didn't even know that R by now is feeling every little bump in ...
... time an extra €5 each.
Off to see roman villa tomorrow
Nearly forgot the stats of the day.
Miles covered. 68
Elevation gain 6004 feet
Hours in saddle 7 hours 54 minutes
Calories burnt 3,210
Cafe in Delia waffle with strawberry.
No max Mara
R saw a hare
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Have been woken by thunder and torrential rain so can't imagine we will be in any hurry to jump on our bikes ...
... and no answer to the phone, so after a ponder, set off instead to Collesano and ended up staying there two nights instead of one. Casale Drinzi is a restaurant just out of town with rooms, and I'm sitting on the terrace early evening writing this to the sound of cow bells across the valley, with the sun making the yellow flowers in ...
... we encountered goats grazing, and then a glimpse of Mount Etna in the distance.
By the time we reached Petralia Soprana clustered on a hill, in true Italian fashion, everything was closed for lunch, but we snapped a couple of the churches.
Further on, and we arrived at Petralia Sottana and ...