Light and shadows in Tuscany, on a backroad road near Volterra. As I arrived near this beautiful mountaintop walled old city, a long stretch of smooth curves was almost hypnotizing: the afternoon sunlight had to share the road with heavy shadows from the tall trees covering both sides of the way. It felt like I was riding through a kaleidoscope for a few kilometers, and the feeling was so great I had to turn back and stop on the deserted road for this photo.
It was a nice welcome to Tuscany and a lot of free-riding around this wonderful countryside, looking for the best routes to include in a great motorcycle tour here next year. The choices are many; the hard part is to choose which ones will make the final route. From these first few days, I can already tell it will be an extraordinary itinerary.