Hotel Savoy Palace
Travel Blogs from Riva Del Garda
... two gay female couples with children - we wondered if we'd hit Garda gay week when we first arrived) and drove a couple of hours to stop just inside Austria. We stayed the night in a car park in a little industrial area - sounds crapy but was actually very pretty (outside the immediate vicinity) surrounded by the Tirolean mountains. It would have been perfect if not for the regular freight trains running about 100m ...
... really good bike path which runs for 80km along a river so we were planning to do a bit of this. The mountains rise up on either side and in the middle we were riding through fields growing corn, strawberries, apples and juicy pears (are there any other sort) and as we looked ahead there were still the odd clouds clinging to the side of the mountains. It was a nice cool day so the riding was pretty easy and Ruby was ...
... 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.
... I explored the Asiago streets
– it was deserted as the town closes down for the long lunch break. We looked
at the ice skating rink and local “Tree Adventures’ type playground. We spied
a Gelato shop, but had to wait until 2.30 to get our daily fix – Lampone (raspberry) and double chocolate for me.
Back to our hotel for a big diary catch-up. Laura ...
... in the final loop to hand on to Michelie in 2nd place. Michelie brought the team home in 3rd.
We headed back to the house where we cooked up hot potato chips and I made pikelets for lunch. Tim, Ross, Laura, Greta and I drove a couple of kms up the road to have a walk around the Grotte del Caglieron cave system. It was an interesting walk and the boys also entertained themselves trying to catch skinks!