Dirt tracks through the woods, laughter, sun and then rain, ancient villages and unspoilt nature. The zero edition of Geogravel Tuscany was much more than a test, turning into an epic day out with friends, in the very spirit of authentic gravel, with some classic off programmes that made it all the more exciting. To the question "Is it to be done again?" it is natural to answer yes, absolutely yes.
The morning of a rainbow weekend
Pomarance is one of those places where you immediately find the right friends, the ones who laugh at the same jokes, who meet at the bar after the six-hour ride and above all who never stop being curious, exploring trails along which they have not yet ridden. It was impossible to think of a better place to start GeoGravel Tuscany, which is basically a long, crazy, fun ride with friends to enjoy nature at its truest. Few plans, lots of enthusiasm.
It is half past eight in the morning, the sun tries to disprove the gloomiest forecasts, and the group of early pioneers of this adventure gather at the camper van area and - specifically - around a smartphone with live coverage of the World Championships. In Australia the girls are racing for gold and the professional effort almost forces us to watch the last kilometres and everyone’s breath is bated. You know, with the World Championships we all get a bit technical. Above everyone - of course - is Paolo Bettini who, however, after seeing the finish, does not want to waste any time.
Off we go.