Travel Blogs from Riva Del Garda
... is a memorial to Cesare Battisti who fought for the autonomy of Trentino from the Austrian Empire and fought against them in WW1. He was captured and hung at Castel del Buonconsiglio. There was a cool little descent from the top of Doss Trento which passed through a tunnel cut out of the rock.
Onto Rome: we caught the Frecciaargento which is one of the high speed tilt trains in use by Trenitalia. About a 4 hr trip to do the 600km journey so considering ...
... called Magic Mountain and it's the best roller coaster I've ever been on (My sister's first roller coaster ride!). I loved the adrenalin rush it came with!
Other cool rides : I Corsari; Ramses; 4D Adventure and a huge merry-go-round.
The one CRAPTASTICO ride - The Jungle Rapids Of LameO.
Over and Out
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... the evening with some other Sutho people, one of whom won both the Road Race and TT in her division (65+). Had dinner at Forst which is a German themed restaurant, I had the Stinko which was a big pork knuckle, pork sausage, sauerkraut and potatoes while Rach shared a massive veal schnitzel. Finished off with gelato.
Tomorrow off to Rome on the Frecciaargento which is the silver high speed train (the second fastest after the frecciarossa).
Went out this morning to scope out climb #2, headed south towards Rovoreto which is about 15km south of Trento. The climb is over 750m in elevation from top to bottom but no really steep sections, so spun up it in an easy gear so as not to tax the legs too much before tomorrow. Passed through a little village called Castellano before hitting the descent - superfast with some 80kmph sections without even pushing it.
Had a rest during the ...
... and did the first leg of sundays' race, a Cat. 2 8km climb about 15km nth of Trento up to a little town called Verla and then back again.
Without a doubt it has to be the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen, riding along the valley floor surrounded by 1600m walls on either side. Even the climb up to Verla was great, vineyard and apple orchard lined roads and then passing through tiny little ...