Left Saint Raphael for Lucca, via Nice & Monaco. Taking an hour to cover 14kms, we popped back onto the Autostrada to cover some distance quickly.
Probably the fastest we have ridden on this trip so far, helps stay awake in the blistering heat. Bikes buzzing everywhere. Lovely to see.
Emotions running high as I take the beautiful surroundings, contemplating the highs & lows as the trip draws to a close. Find myself grinning, in my helmet. Again. Gratefully privileged, would be an understatement.
But wait! There’s more.
Arrive at the ‘Villa’ in Lucca, with no expectations whatsoever. I’ll let the pictures do the talking here… “A Good Year”
Refreshing swim, late afternoon lunch. Power sleep before we go out for dinner at 10pm…wondering where the background music is coming from….
Turns out it’s the Lucca Summer Music Festival. Lenny Cravitz is playing. Live. Tonight. Elton (us well travelled call him) played last week. Turns out there is quite a playlist during the Summer Festival!
Inner village closed off due to the concert, we are unable to access the restaurant we planned for dinner, without tickets. No problem. Enter stranger, who randomly hands us tickets to enter… wtf!
Nothing surprises me anymore. It ain’t over til it’s over.