I met another American cyclist in Montefiridolfi, who I gave information to for future tours. It is quite unusual to see another cyclist in a place like this, and he was adventuresome to have found it. He was staying in a town called Montanagna, and had some good maps. I offered a reduced rate day for him if it works while he is still here. I can help people get around easier without needing to consult the maps all the time. I think in particular for people who are explorers, I can help them find roads they would have a difficult time finding otherwise. Anyway, back to the ride. From Montefiridolfi I descended through Bibbione to the valley floor and SR2. I took SR2 up to San Casciano, then went over through Spedellato, Chiesa Nuova, then took the second, rarely used turn to Scandicci. A really fun descent - thanks for finding it, Don and Kay. From Scandicci, back home through Porta San Frediano. 74 kilometers in 3 and 1/2 hours. Another fun ride. Remember www.ridingwithcosimo.com for booking a tour.
Ahead and going to the left is Via Vecchia Pozzolatico.
Beautiful flowers on the road to Tavernuzze from Baruffi.
Vineyards and Strada Bianca on the road above Luiano.
Just another beautiful road in Tuscany - Above Luiano before Mercatale.