We pushed on again this morning, leaving Lake Garda and the hills behind us. Our campsite had been on a beautiful spot and as we sat drinking coffee looking at the sun sparkling on the water we couldn’t help but think about what a Monday morning in London would normally have in store for us… we felt very blessed indeed!
We headed south towards Mantova and after some initial navigational difficulties, got ourselves on the right road. We had been planning to wind our way down the valley, following the river Mincio as closely as possible and hoping it would be flat following yesterday’s surprises. We thought we had best look up our intended campsite for this evening to check it was open and on doing so, discovered from their website that there was a cycle route running alongside the river, the whole way to Mantova. A very pleasant surprise-no more tricky navigation and definitely no hills!
We covered the distance easily and the route was lovely. We’re now in a tiny farm campsite just outside Mantova where we got a slightly mixed reception… The first man we spoke to assured us they were open and told us to pitch wherever we wanted to. Shortly after that however, and mid way through pitching, a woman made it clear to us that the site was closed! She obviously didn’t take too much of a dislike to us though as she let us stay and we’re now cosy in our tent. On to Ferrara tomorrow, hopefully via another riverside cycle path.