A Tuscan hillside village

A steep climb to the hilltop town of Campiglia Marittima.
The road turns through a steep S-shaped curve to gain height and I am soon passing the riding stables situated underneath the town of Campiglia. As the sun continues slowly rising, the colour of the trees emerge from the shadows on the hillside. Read More

Mountain Biking in the Jachenau

River Jachen This a a mountain bike tour of part of the Jachenau Valley in Southern Bavaria. Setting off from Lenggries, I headed south along the riverbank towards the small settlement of Leger. The route follows part of the River Jachen which itself has meandered along the Jachenau valley all the way down from its… Read More

Hinterriss

The first real test for the new bike, from Vorderriß to Hinterriß and beyond. This is a popular route to the village of Eng, at the top of the valley. Stunning scenery, an early start because of a storm warning later on this afternoon. It’s all a climb but not too bad, the road is… Read More