I’ve been dying for a weekend escape mountain biking on this picturesque high plain in the Apennine mountains.
I wrote about my last biking trip out here in the autumn.
Although I never meant for it to go so long, work, kids’ sports activities, exam schedules, etc all colluded to keep me away until now, but my kids and I managed to get here for an enjoyable weekend in the mountains.
The town of Ovindoli is nothing like Rome on a Friday night. We whispered all the way on our walk to our house to not disturb the utter silence. Something we never feel the need to do in the chaos of weekend Rome.
But I did get a chance to join them and we enjoyed perfect weather, blue skies, and abundance of wildflowers and (as always) stunning views over the surrounding mountains.
The landscape may have changed from the autumn colors I saw on my last visit, but the sense of wellness and peace remains the same.
It was very tough to have to pack up our things and leave once the weekend was through. Already looking forward to the next visit out here for more mountain biking and hiking. Until then, urban walks will have to fill the void …