Giro d’Italia

Stage 5 · 203 km

Cosenza → Matera

"We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. "

— Yann Arthus-Bertrand - Photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist


By alex holm and vi duc troung at slaughterhouse

Keith’s Journal

Yesterday I cycled 247km down along the south-western coast of Italy to the “toe”, the one that “kicks” the “ball” (Sicily). Today I cycled 203km from Cosenza up along the south-east coast of Italy (where the “arch” is), and by evening we were sipping drinks as we sat watching the sunset on the east coast, the Adriatic Sea. We’ve covered a lot of ground in two days!

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the green room

by Louise Southerden

It wasn’t long ago that eco-lodges were hard to find, or else the domain of hard-core conservationists who didn’t mind roughing it for the sake of the planet. Times have changed and eco-lodges aren’t what they used to be – they’re better, way better.

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