Travel Blogs from San Bartolomeo al Mare
... colleagues, by reading a novel on the park bench and enjoyed a slow afternoon doing NOTHING! In our never ending search for increased steps/walking miles, we entered the old section of Menton and climbed via narrow winding ways to the top of the old town. On our way we encountered the chapels of the black penitents and the white penitents, neither open for reflection as to their differences. We continued upwards fueled by a ...
... for the week was as follows: Sat - prepare bikes, dinner Sun - Poggio to Menton through Perinaldo. 67 km 1300m climbed. Mon - col de Madone (13km @ 7.5%) coffee @ St Agnes) 54km 1250m climbed. Tue - Menton to Vence. Col du Castillon 12.2km @ 6%) col de Braus (1002m, 5.5 km at 7.5%) 95 km for the day, 2100m climbed. Wed - Loop ride, Col de Vence (a Paris Nice classic) 58km 950m. Thur - Vence to Grasse (famous for perfume) via Gourdon & plateau de caussol. 65 km and 1180 ...
So this is what the Verdon Canyon is meant to be like if its not totally white out fog and pouring rain. Which it was all day. All 8 hours of sitting on a bus. Seriously tour company, if you know that a place is not accessible that day. Don't go. Stuff your itinerary!
Tried to take a few pics but kind of ...
... town. After that we had 'free time' during which mum and I did the unmentionable and walked (omg a huge 20minutes) out to a lighthouse/lookout along the cliffs of Portofino. The rest of the group were well impressed with our 'energy'. This was a lovely walk and we were rewarded with a cute little cafe at the end, where of course they charged tourist prices (4Euro) for one small lemonade.
Back in the town we were ...
... been here twice before, we cut down on the exploring. Stopped for a nice cappuccino on the boardwalk and then headed for the train at 5:00PM. I managed to find my spreadable St Agur cheese, we have been looking high and low since the last time we were here to find it, and couldn't find it anywhere in Villefranche. Bought 4 pots of it to bring home. It is heavenly!! Only about a thousand calories ...
Other places to stay in San Bartolomeo al Mare
Via Faraldi 77, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $74
Via Aurelia 11, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Via Malta 32, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Via Colombo, 28, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Via Mazzini 6, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Via Corsica, 20, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Via Aurelia, 223, San Bartolomeo al Mare | 3 star hotelfrom $92