The place we had lunch, a swim, and a tour, Torre a Cona, is a beautiful spot that handles a group this size very well. Super views, great food, and nice people. One interesting piece was guiding the group through the city on the way back. The tour operator, Ola, asked if we could go by the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace on the return. I certainly managed that, and it would have been pretty simple, but town is packed with people and there are the World Cycling Championships going on right now. So, a few detours, lots of people, and a large group.
All in all, a good day, and a great experience for me. I think I prefer a small group, but it is good to know I can make a large group work, and now have the experience to make it happen. Ciao.
Guiding a group of 22 to Torre a Cona and back by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The whole group just before starting the return trip. Perfect
day and a great group.
I ran into some friends upon our return, and one of them took
this picture. Almost back at Piazza de Duomo.