Night Out in Bolgheri

Our passion for cycle tourism has taught us to love the natural landscapes and the territory, always in the journey perspective. We wanted to try a different approach, to experience nature in a more close and unconditional way.

So last January 11, a small but determined team of Rolling Dreamers left for the campaign of Bolgheri, a beautiful Tuscan village. The goal was to live a different experience, far from both the hustle and bustle of the city and the adrenaline of sports competition.

We arrived at the top of the hill, here the forest opened up revealing the immense vault of the sky, serene and starry.

Rolling Dreamers Base Camp

First we set up the base camp. We dealt with the tents and the wood and then we made the fire that helped us with the low winter temperatures. Then we dedicated ourselves to preparing the meal, trying to follow the techniques of bushcraft, which involves the use of resources available for survival in natural environments. We used elementary foods like potatoes, onions and eggs, using the ash and the embers of the bonfire to cook them. After this simple but tasty meal we took a long walk at night, up to the top of the hill above us. Here the forest thinned out revealing the immense vault of the sky, serene and starry. Before went back to base camp we made a new fire to be able to rest, get a hot drink, and enjoy the incredible wonder of nature.

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

- Stephen Hawking