On the Divide: The Cities of Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol (Bolzano/Bozen & Merano/Meran)

Push Bike Diaries

Days 22 – 24  (15 – 17 June 2015)

Monday 15 June – From Rovereto to Bolzano

I wake to the sound of the nearby church bells striking seven and pedal away at 8:15 only to stop at the first café I see.

I take my cappuccino and Germanic pastry (apples, nuts, some sort of cheese) at a table on a cobblestone square with a view of Neptune’s ass – the café is behind a statue/fountain. A couple seated nearby are switching between German and Italian through out their conversation and, as I’m getting ready to go, they ask about my journey. They have a friend in Berlin who they think I’ll have lots in common with. I give them my card and hope to hear from them. It feels like a good start with German speakers.

It is another long day of riding on an almost entirely separated cycleway. The…

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