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9/11/2015 - Today was the first day of our Terruggia Bicycle Tour -

Alessandria to Valenza to Terruggia

Our first week of cycling on the Cyclomundo trip officially ended today.

Now we are cycling to the small hilltown of Terruggia near Casale Monferrato.

We will be staying in an apartment for the week and will do loop rides from Terruggia.

Before coming to Europe, I mapped some rides from Terrugia using GPS routes

from Italian cyclists plus Michelin maps and Google maps.

         

ABOVE -Market day in Valenza - lots of clothing in the first several blocks,

then we entered the food section of the market

BELOW - Snack break with castle in the background

         

BELOW - We rode through miles and miles of arborio rice fields

before heading up into the hills again

We're hoping for risotto for dinner tonight
 

                   

BELOW - Church in San Germano and war memorial on the left

           

Our apartment in Terruggia (Ariotto Hotel/Resort). Now we need to find a market for groceries!