Hotel Europa - Riviera
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... highlighed by a mesmerizing visit their world class Aquarium. It is called Le Musee de Oceanagraphique, built in 1910 by Prince Albert and also run by the famous Jacque Cousteau. I instead stayed in town and went swimming in La Mer. A bit cold but all the more invigorating. I took a walk to an overrun garden originally put in by Lawrence Johnson (of Hidcote fame). Unfortunately, it is in need of a lot, a lot of TLC. I imitated ...
The riding methodology is everyone is ready @ about 8:00am. We get a briefing on where we will ride on the day, then specifically, how to get to morning coffee. Coffee is usually either just before the morning climb or just after it. The rental bike was a 57 cm BMC Team 3 carbon with a 105 build and compact group set. More than fine for climbing but a superb bike for decending. Dare I say it, better than Ti as it ignores bad surfaces up to a 4 or 5cm in variation. The ...
... like a top holiday spot in good weather with lots of hiking, swimming, camping options throughout the area.
Besides...who goes to an amazing canyon and only sees it by bus? We did...well no...almost.
One saving grace was a 30minute stop in cute village with an interesting patisserie.
... Portofino is a stunning little place with lots of coloured buildings lining the small harbour. The water was turquoise...picture perfect for sure. The entire town of course is completely set up for tourism. Tourism and more 'residences' of various princes and so on. Not a lifestyle we were born into thats for sure.
In Portofino we did a small walk as a group up to the church and lookout on the hill on the left hand side ...
... on the sea. We stayed here for 2 weeks several years ago and it is a favourite town for us. After going to the market, we bought a baguette for lunch and then headed to St Michel church and then the cemetery in the Citadel, both of which are in the old town and have wonderful views over the city. The church was built in the 1700's. We left John to explore and photograph, and we went ...