Hotel Relais Valle Orientina
Travel Blogs from Pitigliano
... route is 55km's, and there are two alternate routes that will increase the length by about 25k's, frankly I will be happy to complete the normal route!
On the bikes, we went downhill from the hotel to the road. I am having issues with my bike clips, and can't seem to get them on/off in a very efficient manner. At the bottom of the hill, there were cars coming and I tried to unclip so I could stop and wait, ...
Left Sorrento today a much cloudier day than The previous day on our way to Rome. First stop was Morning stop at Pompeii which according to our tour director was closed due to a strike. We were herded into a cameo factory which miraculously was not closed. Anyway once the factory visit was finished our guide arrived and at 11 am the strike ended. We commenced ...
When we travel we love the food and the sights and the people etc. But we also love the cycling! The first days' rides were fun but the last two days were exceptional. The terrain was beautiful and VBT does a great job of offering an option for every kind of rider. Every day we have a relatively short and easy ride to our lunch spot. People ride at their own pace and meet up for lunch. One guide drives a van along the route, stopping at certain points to ...
... was happy.
I was not initially impressed with the town. Although it is on a bay, the town itself is a bit run down. It did not look like a postcard! Our guides recommended a few places to eat and we (Karen, Jessie and Allen from Chicago and John from Atlanta) chose a trattoria off the main square that specializes in seafood. The menu was extensive and we couldn't decide. the server, who did not ...
... just a bit early for a 12:30 lunch! I saw one of the proprietors as I wandered around who said "Arrivati?" (You've arrived) and then looked att his watch.
The guides said that we would have a simple picnic lunch. What they didn't say was that it would be two courses! First, they served us flat pasta with asparagus sauce and then brought out sausage and roasted potatoes. I liked the pasta and the potatoes but the sausage was not my favorite.
After lunch we ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility