We rode out through Piazzale Michaelangelo - photo opportunity - then up to Poggio Imperiale, then down to Galluzzo for a first real break of 20 minutes for a cafe and pastry. We got back on the bikes and started our real climb of the day to Monteoriolo. Everyone did fine, although there was a fair amount of walking. Good spirits prevailed and with a number of rest / view stops all were fine. We stopped at a villa for a pre-arranged lunch that the shop puts together. It is at a beautiful villa, put on by three generations of the family that lives there, and is really nice. After lunch, we took a different route back to the city to avoid as much traffic as possible. Back via San Gersole, Vacciano, Cinque Vie to Piazza Ferrucci, then to the shop on the bike path on the Viale. All in all a tiring but good day.
Here is the garmin link for the ride:
Florence by Bike Chianti tour for 10 by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Here is the group of 11 (a couple are not in the picture) for
the Chianti Tour yesterday for Florence by Bike.
The view back toward Florence from Villa Riboia, where we
had a beautiful lunch.