I was so tired when I arrived last night that I forgot that the next day would be Sunday and probably it would be hard to buy something for lunch. Sure enough everything was closed so I set off hoping to find something along the way. Before long I came across one of the bar/cafes located along bike paths and all was well.

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A famous visitor to Borgo …

More wisteria growing next to the Brenta river

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Almost all the walk today was on asphalt and with a deviation due to a rock fall, around 40km. At times, the bike track seemed to stretch for ever.

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A berry farm

The walls of the valley were very high and steep.

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At one point there was a World War One fortification built right across the valley in the form of a trench built from concrete with slits looking up the valley.

All of the territory I’ve covered so far on this walk was part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire at the outbreak of the war. Italy declared war in 1915 with the aim of completing the reunification of Italian speaking people.

There was never a battle here as in 1917 the Italian high command ordered a change in the location of the front.

A bit further on, I crossed into a different Italian region

The Valley became very narrow indeed . At one point, the bike track is tacked to the side of the cliff with protection from falling rocks.

I finally reached the little town of Cismon via an unusual long pedestrian bridge with wobbly planks.

I had a nice meal in the hotel restaurant but there was just me and the TV!

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Tomorrow thank goodness I’ve got a shorter walk with a lot less asphalt down to the beautiful town of Bassano.