Travel Blogs from Arco
Our last day in Trento, went out in the morning for a ride to stretch the legs after yesterday. I found a fantastic bike path which runs next to the Adige River so followed that for little while. Had to stop on the way back to let a herd of sheep, goats and donkeys pass which is something you don't see back home.
I finished off by climbing up a large rocky outcrop which overlooks Trento called Doss Trento. The gradient was 15% + but only fairly short. Up ...
... 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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... of water, warm coke and banans to help get me up. The quads cramped up in the last few km's so I couldn't stand up out of the saddle and then my left hamstring cramped in the last hundred odd meters but other than that it was just a matter of willing myself to keep turning those pedals over and watching the meters tick off.
I finished 77th out of 120 starters in my category so fairly happy considering the course isn't built for a larger guy like myself.
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 ...
... cobblestoned roads barely wide enough to fit a car through them. Today was fun spinning up on an easy gear but if the peleton goes hard up here on sunday (which will happen) there will be riders spat out all the way up - and this is the easiest of the three climbs!
Went into town in the arvo and spent a few hours at Castello del Buonconsiglio which dates back to the 13th century. It is a blend of ...