Cinque Terre is one of those rare places that leap from the pages of picture books simply because it seems too picturesque to be real. Do places like this really exist? A string of colorful centuries-old seaside villages perched on the rugged cliffs of the Italian Riviera, clinging to the rocks as if defying gravity. Small fishing boats ply the waters between the towns and happy locals enjoy lively conversations in the narrow winding streets that thread and climb steeply through these enchanting outposts overlooking the blue Mediterranean.
About: Russell Grange
Growing up in Alaska and on a horse and cattle ranch in Idaho, Russell never envisioned a life as a world-traveling Backroads trip leader. But after spending a year of college in the Tuscan hill town of Siena and exploring Italy from Sicily to the Alps, all the far corners of the world became too alluring to ignore. Graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in History, he spent the next several years living, working and traveling across the globe, subscribing to the philosophy that life is short and meant to be lived with no regrets. He brought his love of Italy and world travel to Backroads in 2014, leading trips in Tuscany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Yosemite and more. When not leading trips he is often back in Idaho, climbing mountains and rafting rivers.
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- May 24, 2017 on Ultralight Bicycle Touring Tips