Zermatt, that crazy little postcard town high up in the Alps, gave us the most beautiful goodbye salute: Matterhorn, the Swiss icon by excellence, in all its glory!
One last Swiss mountain pass over Simplon, and then it was time to go and look for some Italian icons.
There goes Michael with his group over Simplon! First tour and already guiding groups through these landscapes... not a bad job huh Mike?
Italian icons we said, right? Well, here's the first one: tartufo, or the legendary truffles, have just come in season. Would have been rude not to indulge... just a little tiny bit.
Somewhere on the other side of Lago di Como, Todd has spotted something... and it wasn't George Clooney's house... it was way better!
It was this place! A special add-on for our special tour group: the holy ground for motorcycle lovers, the Moto Guzzi factory and museum in Mandello del Lario! Tobias immediately kicked into petrolhead-mode.
Some really special one-offs on display here. A small museum, and a long way round to get there, but our classic bike lovers really enjoyed their visit...
... see? All smiles!
A nice little thunderstorm in the afternoon came at a perfect time to cool off the heat.
Some last little pretty sights before finally heading towards Lugano.
And how better to end a really long day on the bike than by having... a barbecue baby!