Tuscany, Italy (2006)
In May 2006, I `diagnosed' myself with a cycling-fever: time for a cycling holiday! But where and how...?? As it was my first time, I decided to join a group from Cycletours, going to Tuscany (Italy) in June. What happened next, you can find out below...
To blend into nature, we went camping. This is the first night in Montenero. My tent is the grass-green one.
Campeggio Collina, Livorno / Montenero
The real work started on the next day: Stage 1 from Montenero to Vada.
Beach close to Vada
The second stage brought us through vineyards, olive-trees and pretty villages to Marina di Castagneto.
Stage 3: on the way to Campiglia Marittima!
Square in Sassetta
View on Suvereto
Castle close to Campiglia Marittima
View on Campiglia Marittima
View from camping Blucamp, Campiglia Marittima
A round-trip to Populonia Alta, a nice place at the coast.
Flowers, nearby Populonia
View on Populonia Alta
Castle in Populonia Alta
Gate in Populonia Alta
Small shops in Populonia Alta
View from Populonia Alta
Port of Populonia
A visit to Campiglia Marittima.
Square in Campiglia Marittima
'San Giovanni' church
Flowers in Campiglia Marittima
How to make your couch straight, Campiglia Marittima
3-wheeler in Campiglia Marittima
Stage 4: on the move to Gavorrano, a village on top of a steep climb...
Grapes, on the way from Campiglia Marittima to Gavorrano
A round-trip to a.o. Giuncarico.
View, close by Giuncarico
Stage 5: to Marina di Grosseto! Wonderful camping site, next to the beach! But first, a cycling tour passing by Vetulonia and Buriano. Magnificent views on the way~.
Etruscan constructions, Vetulonia
View on Vetulonia, from Buriano
View from Buriano
Round-tour to Grosseto.
Park de Maremma
Church in Grosseto
Camping Le Marze, Marina di Grosseto
Visit to Castiglione della Pescaia, a very very pretty village.
View from Castiglione della Pescaia
Castiglione della Pescaia
View on Castiglione della Pescaia with the port
Forrest nearby Castiglione della Pescaia
Finally, a few selected pictures for the collector-items :)
Cactus-collection: Guardistallo (left-side) and Campiglia Marittima (right-side)
Campanili-collection: Castagneto Carducci (left-side) and Suvereto (right-side)
Window-collection: Castagneto Carducci, Populonia Alta, Campiglia Marittima, and Tirli