88Km + // 1 496m Elecation Eggplants for breakfast, that has quickly became our top favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner... and any other meal in between. After a good climbing session we stopped for a coffee and had our first bad news, the road ahead was more of mountain pass or highway, no way around it. After much consideration and calculations we had again to take a train for that stage, even tough we were not very excited about the idea of a day of climbing that was not
136 Km // 2 746 m Elevation We had a very early start and a very early climb. 8 or 9Km of long slow climb. At the end of the first climb we were greeted with rain, Exhausted, the moral was at the lowest, and the second climb was done mostly pushing. It's safe to say that from there it could only get better and as soon as the sky cleared, the view and an insane descent, we were happy again, even a flat tire felt like just a good excuse for a coffee and wifi check. The rest of
167 Km // 2 481m Elevation Our 5 start hotel on the beach with beach beds and shower, the morning was just what we have been looking for. We will need all the energy later on. 20Km to our breakfast we found a mini market on the side of the road and we loaded ourselves with fruits and juice and from their to a coffee. A crash. Fortunately nothing too serious, coming to a round about a driver decided last minute to do another ride around and Stepan who was in the front braked.
Km 123.6 // 1 679m Elevation The ride is going slower that expected with the amount of hills on the way. Hot slow painful climbs make for an amazing view, they all could be on a postcard. On the way we passed by Cefalú and even though our planned stop wasn't for another few Km's a street food festival and cold beer by the beach was too much of a good invitation to pass on. We enjoyed what we could but night was coming fast and we still had no idea where we would find a place
21Km || 117m Elevation || 2 flights We had a very long travelling day and the party the night before didn't make it any easy. We met our friends at FunBikes and things very fast got out of control... as per usual. After two flights and too many hours on airports we finally arrived in Palermo and we got straight to business unpacking the bikes at the airport doors and building them as fast as we could, we really had the urge to get on the bikes. The ride for that day would con