We don’t have a photo that does this 600m beast justice. (All attention needed on the road/traffic/hazards). The climb to Kruje, Albania came at the end of a long day and was much cursed. The downhill the next morning was very welcome.
Everyone loves a list… Especially Jo.
Day 11 of advent and things are definitely Christmas-ing up here in Italy. We have seen lots of Christmas lights and Annunciation Day fireworks on the 8th December in Maiori on the Amalfi Coast. It’s also time to start a new top five. This one will feature some of the crazy roads we have ridden, though many of them are too hilly to be actual race tracks they definitely look the part (especially on Google Earth).
The first entry is from the Italian Appenines. We weren’t really expecting this mountain range between Bari and Napoli but can confirm that it is very hilly indeed. This climb is near Tolve, and took us from 300m to over 800m.
We had a few stops on our own private beaches in Croatia. This tea and biscuits stop on Brač Island was particularly fine one, with excellent stone skimming opportunities to accompany the view. A worthy winner!
Cities with walls are fab. Especially if they a bit crumbly and you can just wander around them/have scenic elevenses in them. This is Este in Italy.