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!

Sassetta

Square in Sassetta

Near Prata

Near Prata

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

Nearby Populonia


A visit to Campiglia Marittima.

Square in Campiglia Marittima

'San Giovanni' church

Flowers in Campiglia Marittima

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

Hay


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

Sunflowers

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


Hungry birds


Cheers!