Never change my desire to travel. All seasons are beautiful for different reasons. Since we’d have travelled in January, we have chosen a shortened tour which is known as The Minor Silent Ways. Avoiding the highest peaks and riding between 60 and 80 kilometres per day. La Via Silente is a circular route of about 600 km that traces coastal stretches and penetrates the mountains of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park.
A journey between sea and mountains, through the hills and cities that with their history, their well-preserved buildings never cease to surprise. The places where Church and Landowners invested and built, where the earthquake destroyed, where nature amazes.
Here’s the story of a lovely trip along two valleys and around two lakes. Iseo Lake is known to be very popular during this time of year for couples and even for weddings. The lake of Iseo has several villages that are meant to be the perfect setting for a romantic movie. OK, I won’t get too cheesy, since I travel with a friend rather than a lover, but I do think we sometimes need a bit of romance in our lives.
Garfagnana came up from a sort of willingness of freedom, with restricted options due to the covid-19 regulations, with many of the accommodation facilities still closed, finding a way to travel in a group, together and in safety was not easy. Nothing that scares Ciclozenith, in fact, also this time the group had planned in detail and at 7 am on Saturday morning we left for Castelnuovo ne’ Monti.
Its full name as the sign mentions is Monte Acuto delle Alpi, 910 meters above sea level, at the end of a road that leads to a church and then ends up leaving space only for walking-paths. A dead-end destination, but in our case a goal to be achieved in one day.