Montefiascone, Lazio (Italy)

Montefiascone, a hilltop town in Lazio, Italy, captivates with its panoramic views of Lake Bolsena. Home to the historic Rocca dei Papi and renowned Est! Est!! Est!!! wine, it blends history and gastronomy.
Cycle routes passing Montefiascone
Weeks I stayed Montefiascone
Sat, 4. Mar 2023
EuroVelo 5 - a ram

I should get into a better routine writing the tours up. For the best of me, I can't remember a lot of the leg to Viterbo. Only that I got started pretty early and had a pretty lonely breakfast. My hosts went to the market in Rome to sell their goods and just prepared everything. The stay was certainly good, but I believe a lot more enjoyable when there are more people around.

That's a common theme right now. I'm most of the time by myself, no other bikers, no other tourists, just me. It's absolutely ok for me, I'm quite good with that. But I certainly look forward to see a bit more people around.

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Sun, 5. Mar 2023
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This is the part where I sort of fell in love with the Via Cassia. It is not a cycle path, but rather a small country road, at least in some parts. As mentioned earlier, I find the Italian drivers quite courteous, specially on these smaller roads. One thing that I now use as a rule of thumb. If the route is straight, try to avoid. Drivers will be fast and rush through. If it has many turns, take it. It's usually a lot easier to get up because of the turns and the cars can't go fast. That's just what I'm doing, but so far it works for me.

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Mood: happy :)