Still packing. This time a short route around 10 days? The plan is the tunnel route from Irun to Santo Domingo.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Finally. Now it's a slow ride to find the b&b that I had booked earlier considering this is the Easter weekend near the Tiburtina station. Actually more of pushing the bike as there are so many tourist. Actually I am officially now a tourist too! It's not easy to move around Rome without bumping into a tourist spot. Too many, heres 2 of them. The place I am staying are more residential and its nice to see how the people of Rome actually live. Got a flat (third) right outside the street of the b&b! Fixed it at the b&b and have it cleaned up. Will be sad to let it go, my steed for the last 10 days.
Tomorrow I will just relax and maybe ride along the Appian way, the only thing I have not done in Rome.
The experience of riding a bicycle to Rome is great, but I would probably walk my next pilgrimages. It is very tough and I have to give up or push on some of the trails. It may be faster but you experience more when walking.
That's it. Till the next pilgrimage.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Good thing I'd decided on Formello. Probably the last small town before Rome which is 35 km away and you can even see it in the valley. It's a youth hostel that is also an ostello and it's also a museum. The theme is a tribute to via Francigena with steps going from Dover and over to France and every town and city until Rome which is the roof where the pananomic view with Rome in the backdrop.
Yesterday in Bolsena there were 2 Italians and an English couple who arrived very late. Today there are guests with luggage so I guess they are not doing the via Francigena.
Lots of km today. Should be at the Vatican tomorrow before lunch if it is not raining. The weather seems accurate as I am seeing dark clouds coming in around sunset.