Waking up this morning was a struggle. I was feeling tired and achy but pleased the sun was shining. We got ready and left our scenic campsite behind. We all enjoyed our time in Liechtenstein so I urge you to check it out! The next campsite was in Chur, Switzerland (the oldest town in the country!). It was Stanley’s last ride today because the next two days are rest days. He’s going home on Friday so this was his last chance to stretch his legs.
I decided to take us on a different route at the beginning of the ride. I wanted to join the river a bit further up stream so I spotted a valley for us to cycle through. We passed through a small village with a picturesque castle sitting on top of a small hill but soon we were on the main road and it was going uphill. There were steep hills either side of us but our valley road continued to rise and get steeper as well! This wasn’t what I had planned. However, Dad and Stanley were very happy to climb the hill and thanked me on numerous occasions for giving them the opportunity. Once we reached the top we found an old fort and some towers dotted high up on the hills. The views were amazing.
After our delightful climb it was time to head down to the river. We zoomed down the hill and found the bike route next to the Rhine. The rest of the trip was flat, much to the annoyance of Dad and Stan. We passed through a couple industrial estates so the views weren’t the best. We arrived at the campsite after cycling 35km and climbing 550m of hills. My legs are aching now so I’m looking forward to the upcoming rest days. I’ve got a massage booked for Friday so hopefully I’ll be in perfect condition for the next stint of hilly rides.