We’ve now been on the road for 100 days! Unfortunately for us though, it won’t be too much longer before we arrive back on home soil. This is mainly due to us beginning to run out of money, but also we feel the time is right to come back and start the next chapter of our lives.
We’ve booked flights from Rome to Gatwick on the 20th and intend to ride back to Bournemouth over the next two days. If anyone fancies joining us for our final two days, we’d be honoured for your company!
Our plans for the rest of our time in Italy are as follows. Today we’re riding over to the walled city of Lucca, where we will spend a day checking out its narrow winding streets. We’ll then make a beeline for Rome over the next few days, having lunch in Pisa. With a bit of luck and a lot of legwork we should arrive in Rome on the 16th, where my Mum and Sister will hopefully fly out to see us. We’ll then look around the city before packing our steel steeds into cardboard boxes, ready to board our flight to Gatwick.
As for the past couple of days, we’ve hammered down the road from Milan and are starting to rack up the mileage again. We had a stroke of luck just outside Piacenza too! We’d had trouble exiting Milan due to it’s busy streets and decided to stop earlier than first intended. A quick search on google found a very well priced hostel nearby!
When we arrived, we found out that the hostel had considered closing for the winter but had reopened bookings about an hour before we’d arrived. This meant we must have booked in within minutes of them opening!
After a good nights sleep we continued relentlessly riding down the straight foggy road through Piacenza and Parma (where of course, we bought some ham) towards Modena. We arrived at our campsite last night in good time and are ready for a potentially mountainous ride to Lucca. For the past few days, we’ve been riding through a thick fog, hence the lack of photos. Let’s hope it clears up soon!