My Local Life on tour
The married couple Ilka and Gerhard live on the shores of Lake Constance. For many years the retirees have regularly headed south in the summer months. When they were younger, bicycles and a tent did the trick for Tuscany. This year, they are relying on their motorhome and – for the first time – on a couple of eBikes.
Think Italy, think Tuscany: long rows of cypress trees bathed in golden light, impressive Medici country villas, medieval villages, leaning towers and impressive church domes. The region is world-famous for its splendid landscapes and magnificent art and cultural sites. For many, Tuscany is synonymous with Italy. In Tuscany the way is the goal. To discover the region, you need mobility. An ideal way to travel here is by motorhome and bike, which is what Ilka and Gerhard are doing.
Ilka (61) and Gerhard (64) have made lots of trips to Tuscany together with the children in the past. Today, they tend to travel as a couple. The two of them always have their bikes with them. This time, Ilka and Gerhard went on tour in Tuscany with their motorhome and their eBikes equipped with Bosch Active Line.
“The Old Bridge” has spanned the river Arno since the 14th century and is as eye-catching as ever. We were impressed by the many shops along the Ponte Vecchio, where the local silver and goldsmiths display their sparkling wares.
This place serves the probably best-known sandwiches in Florence. Join the line, you won’t regret it. Mouthwatering and very popular: Ham and cheese with a truffle dressing.
Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa Maria del Fiore is undoubtedly one of the largest churches in Italy. This realization dawns on you as soon as you stand in front of this imposing Gothis building. The cathedral rises heavenwards to a height of over 100 meters. Its huge dome is a masterpiece of Renaissance engineering.
Giardino delle Rose
The Rose Garden is situated directly below the Piazzale Michelangelo viewing point. It offers the most wonderful view of Florence. Compared to the Piazzale Michelangelo, with its year round bustle of visitors, the Rose Garden is an oasis of tranquility.
Castello di Verrazzano
One of the oldest wineries of Italy, it is situated in the Chianti region near Greve. The owner, Luisig Giovanni Cappellinis, gives daily tours of the histpric wine cellars. HE gave us a tasting of the different Chianti varieties.
Ilka and Gerhard made a conscious decision for eBikes with Bosch systems.
The Active Line is the first choice for daily use whether going shopping or a bike tour with family or friends, experience greater riding enjoyment and a longer range while being energy efficient.
The lithium-ion batteries PowerPack 400 and 500 convince with a high energy density, enormous distance, long lifetime and simple handling.
The Nyon all-in-one on-board computer combines navigation, eBike controls and trip data in one device.
The Intuvia control center offers intuitive ease of operation and the display can be read easily even in direct sunlight.
The integrated electronic gear shifting solution ensures greater ridnig comfort, range and safety.