Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Handful of Hiking

Yesterday, Ged and I hiked the 9km path across Cinque Terre, or "The Five Lands."

The footpaths connect five sea villages.  The paths were once used by the natives to carry goods from town to town.

The hike was amazing.  So many incredible vistas, fresh air and vibrant colors.

Here's a collection of shots I took along the way.  The hike itself was constantly changing from uphill to downhill.  It reminded me of doing "stadiums," you know, when people run up and down the bleachers in a football stadium.  :)

Finally done!

There were a lot of Americans and French on the trails, as well as lots of newlyweds.  My brother and his wife even came here for their honeymoon two and a half years ago.

We're leaving Italy today and driving into France for some killer rides.  Expect to hear about the famous climbs of Mont Ventoux and Col du Tourmalet.