I'm planning a road-cycling adventure for next year; not a tour, but a 7-day series of daily workout adventures on the road bike to explore new places. I'm seeing beautiful areas of northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia that get my attention and would love to hear from other cyclist with reflections, feedback, route suggestions, local customs and cautions, lodging recommendations, and more. So i ask you, if I had the good fortune of cycling with one of you, where in your corner of northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia would we cycle? Tell me about your favorite cycling places and why I should think about cycling in your hometown and surrounding areas. My idea is to explore places about which I have no real knowledge or preconceived notions and expectations that could influence the experience. This approach, to my thinking, would add greatly to the discovery process of the adventure.
Advanced thanks for all the great ideas.