We had a great ride today to Montieri! We started with a climb into Montecello then it was downhill for 25km on a quiet road with vistas on our to the north and on our left southwest to a hazy Grosseto. Our biggest climb seemed to be into Roccastrada where we had a picnic lunch in the square. For the rest of the afternoon it was mostly rolling and down until the final climb into Montieri where we switchbacked up the hill at a comfortable 5% grade with lots of shade from the forest. When we arrived the resort served us a complimentary beer from a local brewery because it was Harold's birthday! It was great!