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Tuscany, Italy Bike Tour – Long, 56k Beware

Old 09-26-06, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by R900
I'll need to double check with my wife on the local wifes we sampled.


Dude, you got THE BEST WIFE EVER!!!!

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Old 09-26-06, 11:00 AM
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If you want to tour Tuscany on your own, I think Siena is a much better base than Florence or Pisa. Siena is a prettier town with more interesting nearby scenery and much less traffic. I think most of the packaged bike tours get out Florence pretty quickly and spend most of their time around Siena and Chianti. Buy one of the Siena fruitcakes and cut it into energy bars: way better than PowerBars.

Florence is a great town for walking around and visiting churches and museums, of course. If you can, try to visit when the Giro d'Italia rolls through town (May).
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Old 09-26-06, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny99
If you want to tour Tuscany on your own, I think Siena is a much better base than Florence or Pisa. Siena is a prettier town with more interesting nearby scenery and much less traffic. I think most of the packaged bike tours get out Florence pretty quickly and spend most of their time around Siena and Chianti. Buy one of the Siena fruitcakes and cut it into energy bars: way better than PowerBars.

Florence is a great town for walking around and visiting churches and museums, of course. If you can, try to visit when the Giro d'Italia rolls through town (May).

Already booked in Florence. Wife to be's hotel points!
Looked at some of the Giro route. Some of the climbs are nearby, so I may be renting a roadie to get some exercise in between the eating and sight seeing!
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Old 09-26-06, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake


Dude, you got THE BEST WIFE EVER!!!!

Damn.

Madone

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wife sampling....

oh my!!!!
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