Monthly archive November, 2013
Crossing the Alps: a taste of the Tour

Crossing the Alps: a taste of the Tour

After passing over Col Agnel, our first mountain pass, we sped down in to the valley, keenly looking out for our next mountain. But in the Alps there is no shortage of mountains, and we had a lot of trouble picking out Col D’Izourd from the peaks around us. That didn’t stop Grace trying! After...
Crossing the Alps: leaving Italy.

Crossing the Alps: leaving Italy.

The road from north-western Italy to France crosses through the Alps. There are many possible passes to take. Since before leaving Melbourne, we had been thinking about this section of the ride, and we knew we would be crossing Col D’Izourd, a mountain in France where Grace had previously spent many months filming Audrey of...
Northern Italy: Venice to Torino

Northern Italy: Venice to Torino

Off the beaten tourist track in Venice, the locals eat tapas style dishes called cicchetti. We went into a few of these places and would then find it very hard to order, they didn’t seem to want tourists in there. But we persisted and became proud wannabe locals standing at the bar with our glasses...