So is there a proper term for roadside distance markers in metric countries? It’s impossible to not just think of them as milestones.
Whatever you call them, they’ve provided my initial submission for the June challenge. As soon as I started seeing old stone markers on the Gargano promontory I’ve had my eye out for one with a modern, boring pressed steel replacement beside it. I was really excited to find this one, one of the great old major markers that also lists the distance to the next town. They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore, sadly.
Gargano is great for more reasons than just this. If you’d like to see why, check out our ride to Foresta Umbra.