Sunday Lake Maggiore Cycling Tour
I have recently decided, with my new workout plan, that by the end of the summer I want to be able to go round lake Maggiore once with my bike.
I’ve been cycling since I was small when my dad first bought me my very own racing bicycle.
This year i’ve been out quite a few times already doing 30-40 km cycling sessions. Usually i manage quite easily without feeling wrecked at the end, so I have decided to set a goal for myself.
This goal is going round the whole of lake Maggiore before the end of summer.
The lake’s perimeter is 160Km long. There’s a ferry that goes from point A to point B on the map below (it’s also the ferry I take every day to get to work).
This sunday, I decided to take on half the “Tour” to see if I can cope with the whole deal.
I went from Laveno ( point A) to Intra (point B) for a total of 70.1Km in 2hours 50 minutes.
It was a great cycle, and a great achievement (xbox360style) at the end when I managed to get there.
The last 5km were the worse. I probably looked like i was a zombie on a racing bicycle… must have been funny!
So in the end I had loads of fun, stopping at random bars along the way asking to refill my water bottle with tap water, but to be honest, 70km is quite a lot and I was really tired at the end. Next up is the northern half, which is about 90km, and if I manage that I think i’ll be content with what I have achieved.
I really do not think i can handle 160km in one session like i intended when I first thought of this. I’d be happy with completing the “tour” in two separate sessions like i’m doing now.
What a workout!