​Day 7 Thurs- 2018-10-11 cycle to Radda

Day 7 Thurs- 2018-10-11 cycle to Radda return 50km - 769m

Charlie and I did an early morning reconnaissance ride north on SR222 to assess the grade. The 350m descent to 220m was fantastic and an exerting climb back.

At the bottom of the valley our fingers were very cold. We decided this route was not a good start for the first full day on the ebikes.

Over a late, long breakfast we planned some possible routes and then headed to the tourist info to buy a map. We were advised to take the white road via our hotel to Radda. This had a descent from the ridge to the river and via the L’Eroica route to Radda.

In the old village of Radda, we enjoyed a good pasta lunch- lots of bread, tomato’s, pasta and olive oil. The ride back was via the bitumen road and was quicker and easier. The ebikes performed well.

For dinner, we walked the 2.5km to in the old town of Castellina. The restaurant had great food, though the service not quite comparable.

 Karen and Becky on the ebikes reading to ride to Radda

Karen and Becky on the ebikes reading to ride to Radda

 A trip Castellina to get a map

A trip Castellina to get a map

 White Road to Radda

White Road to Radda

 Lunch in Radda

Lunch in Radda

 My previous visit to Radda was four nights earlier at 20:30 near the end of L’ Eroica

My previous visit to Radda was four nights earlier at 20:30 near the end of L’ Eroica

 The Rooster is the Chianti Region symbol since 1600s. 

The Rooster is the Chianti Region symbol since 1600s.