My wife Jess Simpson had the privilege of interviewing Italian cycling champions Francesco Moser and Gilberto Simoni for this article in Paste Magazine about cycling in Trentino, Italy.
Check it out!
And, p.s., the above image is a cycling Trentino in winter shot. Yep, I’m that crazy.
Cycling Trentino, Italy
Living la dolce vita, pedal after pedal
In Italy’s northern reaches, the mountainous, lake-studded lands of Trentino offer mile after mile of epic single-track cycling paths and roadways. On any given stretch, it’s common to spy more Cannondales and Pinarello cycles than Fiats or Fords. Routes climb peaks made famous by the country’s most prestigious cycling event, Giro d’Italia, then descend river valleys through fields of grapes ripening on the vine.
While there are leisurely rides around the city hubs of Trento and Bolzano and lakes of Garda and Caldonazzo, the true bounty of offerings is geared toward avid riders. This is the place for serious cyclists to challenge their might amongst a tribe of like-minded enthusiasts.