It turned out to be test day for the Maratona degli Dolomiti which happened on Sunday and so the road was swamped not only with sports cars, cars, motorbikes but also a gazillion cyclists. Any thought of doing the circuit evaporated very quickly.
|Passo Pordoi ride|
Our final full day in Moena was Saturday and it was to be an off the bike day. We drove over the Passo Rolle back into Feltre to stow Alex’s bike box in the garage I have rented for just that purpose. It joins my TT bike and wheels and all the stuff I just dont need with me here in the mountains….a really worthwhile expense. We also caught up with Deborah my former language teacher and had a nice lunch in a re-vamped caff in the centre of town.
Sunday was lemming day for us, but we were ahead of the crowd for most of the journey, although our GPS played up twice…completely sending us off track at one point and desperately trying to get us to visit every small village instead of using the bypass road at another point.
|Moena to Bormio..we chose not to go the northern route..been there, done that got stuck in a queue both times!|
|Gotta find out which range this is|
For me today’s ride was the Stelvio..the odd sticking out bits must be where I was going through tunnels and lost satellite reception.
|Bormio to Passo Stelvio..big climb, many tornanti|
I got there eventually and there was quite alot of snow as evidenced by the 3 downhill skiers I saw.
|On the way up..needed a rest!|
|The other side|
|View from the caff that was recommended to me..up the wooden steps..just about managed it!|