This page was last updated Thu 05 January 2017.

Contents: Tours (6)   

Reports by Kirby James

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Day Rides in Northern Tuscany
by Kirby James, tour started April 2008, submitted 28 June 2008

These pages describe a series of day rides based around Lucca in Northern Tuscany. The rides visit

  • Diecimo
  • Bagni di Lucca
  • Collodi
  • Castelnuovo di Gafangnana
  • Isola Santa
  • Galleria del Cipollaio
  • Forte dei Marni
  • Marina di Pietrasanta, and
  • Camaiore

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Cyclists in Lucca's Via Fillungo
Day Rides in San Diego County
by Kirby James, tour started April 2007, submitted 29 June 2007

These pages describe a series of day rides around San Diego County, these include

  • Mount Laguna and the Sunrise Highway
  • Mount Palomar
  • San Diego's South Bay
  • The Anza-Borrego Desert
  • Julian, and
  • La Jolla

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle, Escondido
Day rides on or near California's Coast
by Kirby James, tour started October 2006, submitted 24 December 2006

These pages describe a series of day rides on or near California's Coast.

The rides include visits to

  • King Ridge, Meyers Grade, Cazadero, Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and the Jimtown Store in Sonoma County;
  • Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Sausalito in Marin County;
  • Paso Robles, Peachy Canyon, and the Klau and Buena Vista Mines in San Luis Obispo County;
  • Lake Piru in Ventura County and
  • Calabasas, Topanga, Fernwood, Saddle Peak, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Manhatten Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County.

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Autumn in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
California's Central Coast
by Kirby James, tour started May 2006, submitted 26 August 2006

These pages describe a series of day rides in California's Central Coast.

The rides include 17 Mile Ride, See Canyon, Figueroa Mountain, Camino Cielo and a loop of Lake Casitas.

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Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara
A Short Tour in Central Tuscany
by Kirby James, tour started April 2006, submitted 26 August 2006

These pages describe a week long cycle tour through Central Tuscany in May 2006.

The route took me from Siena to Florence via Castelnuovo Berardenga, Vagliagli, Radda, Gaiole, Panzano, Montefioralle, Greve, San Polo, Strada, and Impruneta.

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Il Duomo, Firenze
Short Tour in Southern Tuscany
by Kirby James, tour started May 2005, submitted 28 January 2006

These pages describe a week long cycle tour through Southern Tuscany in May 2005.

A number of the rides were inspired by Iris Origo's compelling description of life in Tuscany during the Second World War ('War in Val d'Orcia - An Italian War Diary - 1943-1944') and James Hudson's article ('Tuscany, the Hills, the Gelato') in the January/February 2005 issue of Adventure Cyclist which was illustrated by Sue Kemp's water colours.

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Early morning cleaning in sight of la Torre del Mangia, Siena