Day 22. 98km. Trento – Manerba.

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Cycling, Italy
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A picture tells a thousand words. But, a picture doesn’t capture the sound. I experienced the roar of cars and motorbikes for hours, to the beautiful backdrop of Lake Garda. I have been spoiled with the silence and tranquility of my trip up to now. Busy roads will be the norm, and often without the beautiful vistas and cute towns as a backdrop.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Alessandro accompanied me along the Adige River today to the Bicigrill – a kind of cafe for cyclists. There were lots of people there, mostly in their slick lycra outfits and bikes that weigh less than a feather. Drahtesel was a bit clunky in comparison. Also, my sandals without click pedals were not the norm. It was nice to sit down for a drink and enjoy the weather, and be amongst cyclists.

Bicigrill

Bicigrill

Bicigrill

Bicigrill

Lake Garda was in haze today. The brain builds up an image from the eye darting around the panorama, piecing together small subelements in the scenery. All the while, the eye adjusts to the light conditions, making an image that looks good to the brain, even if it doesn’t make for a good photo. I tried my best to take some nice photos, but the lake ones were less than optimal.

On the way to Lake Garda

On the way to Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Windsurfing on Lake Garda

Windsurfing on Lake Garda

A bike is not a car. Nor is it a pedestrian. Cycling along bike/footpaths brings one past lovely little villages with cute bridges and cafes. It also means one hardly moves forward. Cycling along roads is noisy. That is really all one notices, even though there is a nice backdrop.
Here are some noise free photos of the lake and the cute little villages.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Village on Lake Garda

Thank you Alessandro again. This evening I am staying with him and his family in an apartment on the Garda Sea. He was planning to be here and invited me along. Great!!

Comments
  1. Good night bro. I will try to ready your blogs, but I am also on the way now. And I put a very simple map online (directly on the start page http://www.bike4peace.eu ) so do not get angry when I can not follow your whole trip… because I am on the bike, but I am with you – in my mind.

    Good and safe travel
    Alexandros

  2. Joe Trudo says:

    I have stopped twice now at this bicigrill and yes there are plenty of roadies so one feels kinda a minority or oddball as a cycletourist. I just love cycling this valley. Have gone north 2 times and south 3 times. Twice over Brenner Pass southbound.

  3. dvanderzwaan says:

    mooi, mooi, mooi Italië heeft mij nooit kunnen trekken waarom weet ik niet. Maar als ik nu de foto’s zie, zo stil en spooky gaat mijn hart open … misschien toch maar een keer in de toekomst doen dan.
    groetjes Trudi

  4. Chyrel Gomez says:

    Wow. This place is Beautiful! Favorited this entry.

  5. AndrewGills says:

    Am enjoying following your travels. I think I am going to switch my pedals from clip ins to flats too when I get home (if I don’t do it earlier at one of the many bike shops here in Korea). Crazy how busy traffic is so loud after being away from it hey

  6. […] Leggete il mio post del 7 novembre 2014. Ero al bicgrill di Nomi (Trento). Incontro alcuni amici in compagnia di un ragazzone, Matthew, che sta pedalando dall’Olanda fino in Australia. Mi danno il suo link per seguirne l’avventura . https://arctic-cycler.com/2014/10/04/day-22-98km-trento-manerba/. […]

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