Happy to leave Rome we left it via the Via Appia, the road that the Romans took when they crossed the country over to Brindisi on the east coast. The Via Appia in our eyes is one of the secret gems of Rome. Most touristic attractions are completely overrun with people and here there are not too many people to be seen. It did give us a bit of a bumpy ride. We were following Eurovelo 7 a cycling route out of Rome as our road to pompeii. We however don’t really think it is used as a cycling track. Part of it had a lot of glass, we were directed to cross a field and were cycling on really busy roads. Photos from Rome to Pompei
The glass and the busy roads made for our first puncture when Susanne banged down in a hole on the road. It was flat in two seconds so we made our way of the road and found a safe place to switch the inner tube. We had decided to only cycle 30 or 40 km out of Rome because Martin hadn’t recovered fully but a camping place was very difficult. We ended up at a small wine farmer where we could camp in the garden. His son had backpacked through South America last year and came over to have a chat with us. We were given a bottle of wine and the next morning coffee which was nice.