These are the top 5 realizations that convince all of us here at Ciclismo Classico that la primavera—“the springtime”—is the absolute best time to be in Europe.
1. REJOICING ABOUT NEW FOODS! SPRING HARVEST.
So much delicious food comes into season: bright and peppery leafy greens, asparagus, cherries, fava beans, rich vegetables, and fresh seafood for starters.
2. GREEN LANDSCAPES AND SPLASHES OF COLOR ABOUND!
Landscapes transform from cool, muted greens and golds to fields of sprouting trees, vast stretches of rich and bright primary colors, valleys covered with olive groves, peach, apple and plum orchards, vineyards with budding vines, and so much more.
3. WARM TEMPS EVERYWHERE!
Perfectly warm days (~72° F) make for ideal cycling, when you can ride longer and stop to capture amazing photographs of landscapes and architecture, or just to savor that shot of caffè that will keep you going. The warmth of the day folds into cool nights and a good deep sleep to recharge for the next day.
4. JUST GETTING OUTSIDE.
People start to come outside. Farmers, neighbors, shoppers, cyclists, and more fill the outdoor cafes, shops, and restaurants with chatter and laughter, gently awakening the once quieter streets and piazzas.
5. RENEWED SPIRIT!
An indescribable renewal of the spirit—a Renaissance of sorts—seems to fill everyone around, creating an addictive vibe of renewed vitality and new beginnings.
Surely, these happenings take place not just in Italy, but all across Europe. Wherever you decide to go, let the spring season entice you to start it right and keep it going. You’ll bring it home with you and it will set the tone for the entire year—guaranteed!
Trips to book this spring:
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