Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nice Vayable tour with Deeann and Lloyd in the Chianti hills.

I had a lovely day today, guiding Deeann and Lloyd in the Chianti hills.  Deeann contacted me through Vayable, an internet guide service.  We got everything set up and met this morning at my apartment.  Lloyd rented one of my bikes, so we set him up, then walked to Florence by Bike, where Deeann rented a hybrid bike for the day.  We had a very nice tour on a pretty perfect day to ride.  It was challenging for them both, but they hung in there, never complained, and seemed to really enjoy the day.  We rode through Vacciano to Impruneta, which has some steep grades.  A nice break in Impruneta for cafe, panninis, and pastries, then Luiano, followed by San Casciano, Chiesa Nuova, then Scandicci before returning to Firenze.  Nice work both of you, and thank you for the business.  Here is the garmin link for the ride:

Chianti hills with Deeann and Lloyd - Vayable tour by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details

On the way out of town, I usually stop at Piazzale Michaelangelo 
for the views and a photo.  Looking good!

On Pian de Guiliari before descending to Galluzzo.

At the beautiful church in Vacciano.  Wow, what a day!

On a break at the water fountain just before San Gersole.

The short uphill on the descent to start the Luiano climb.

Deeann in the same spot.

Lloyd climb toward Luiano.

Deeann at the same point climbing the Luiano hill.

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