It started by having all of us gather at the ferry terminal in Portoferraio. We boarded and began the 160 kilometer ride to Poggibonsi.
Gathered to ride onto the ferry. That is Al in red.
He was our fearless leader and organizer.
A view of Portoferraio from the ferry before setting sail.
The harbor at Portoferraio
On this leg, Sarah and I rode with Ken and Walt, leaving the big group to ride together. Ken had the route programmed into his GPS and we headed out from the ferry terminal in Piombino. From there the ride was pretty, but mostly flat until we could see a small town on the side of a hill ahead of us. It was Massa Marittima, a beautiful old town.
The town on the hill was Massa Marittima
Scooters in front of the church
Two of the Italian club members, Marseglia Rossella Paolo and Simone Borghini have become friends on Facebook, so I can keep track of their riding, which is extensive.
Marseglia Rossella Paolo
Simone Borghini, a photographer with a camera mount on his shoe.
Ken pointed us into the hills after that, looking for a rural restaurant for lunch. He would look down every cross street until we came to a large stone building with several cars parked out front. No signage, but he knew that this was the place.
The nondescript exterior, hiding a wonderful dining experience.
Walt digging into the antipasti plate
Walt and Sarah looking pleased with the fine food.
The incomparable meat plate.
Fulfilled, we headed towards Poggibonsi. stopping a couple of times to enjoy the views.
Along the way.
Sarah and I always rode third of the three scooters.
That is Walt on the red one.
Almost into Poggibonsi. The light through the trees was pretty.
Once in town, we settled into the hotel, then went for dinner in the old part of town with Ken and Vicki.