Travel Blogs from Riva Del Garda
We had already visited Lake Garda for a weekend (courtesy of Nic & Monica's wedding) but we really fell in love with it being there for 5 days. Garda is magnificent with high cliffs soaring up both sides of the lake and the town we were in (Riva del Garda) was very pleasant and touristy - but not in a bad way. It's a real hub for mountain biking, climbing and windsurfing and we did a couple of good rides. One of them ...
... like we have almost never stopped doing stuff so not sure how she has managed it. Anyway we set off for the last part of our ride and as we rode past the apple orchards I had to steal one off the tree to see what it was like. It was not quite ripe but was very tasty and we all had some and Tate finished it off. Today we didn't think we had done enough to deserve an ice cream, after all it was only a bit of a bike ride ...
... sight of a frog. Laura spotted a deer in the fields.
An afternoon of resting, interneting and generally relaxing
– I am feeling so lucky to be here having this amazing holiday and really
enjoying hanging out and doing stuff with Laura – who is a great travel buddy!
We walked up the road to explore the nearest forest for an
hour before cooking the yummiest Gnocchi, Chicken & Tomato dish for dinner.
Laura and I headed over to the supermarket which is a
convenient 5 minute walk from the hotel to get our first lot of supplies for
the next fortnight. Yummy choices of
fresh bread for breakfast and lunch. The girls arrived down to make use of our
free wifi and Malcolm and the boys headed in to Asiago. We joined them &
the team headed off to find lunch while ...
... amp; I headed down to Consegliano early as we had the earlier starts in the sprint race. The race start was in the bus depot and we had to run through an underpass out into the streets. It was a fun course with a reasonably steep climb in it. I made a few silly errors overshooting the turns into streets and even crossing an out of bounds road (so should have been dq’ed) but ended up 5th out of 23 runners .