Stage 3: Palazzolo’Oglio to Chiavenna

It’s a beautiful warm and sunny Sunday. We run into several cycling teams on training rides along Lake Como – they most likely originating out of Milan. The lake is such a special sight – certainly beats Holland Marsh near Toronto as cycling backdrop. We stop at an ice cream stand in Cremia and take in the view. Run into a rain storm going north of the lake, along with a bunch of Swiss day tourist leaving the beaches. Traffic became heavy and a bit chaotic but it clears up – along with the rain – in about half an hour. We veer off the main route to Switzerland and on to an old quiet highway toward Chiavenna. Ended up cycling 163km (projected 141 km)
en route through Samolaco
Once in Chiavenna we locate our B&B La Specola, very comfortable accommodations situated in the heart of this picturesque town. We were warmly greeted by our hosts Signora Rina and her son with tea and cookies. We spent some time talking of our travels and her son was very helpful in providing advice on the route we were to take the following day. We highly recommend staying at La Specola if you ever visit.

View of city & view from bedroom window

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I hope Italy is treating you well. Ignore the catcalls and whistles, they are but flattery on the wind.
xo Monique