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... in some routes, like the Paternkofel (a peak near Toblach in the Dolomites), you even use them to ascend to the summit. These are called Klettersteigen, or fixed "climbing-routes". In the ascent of the Paternkofel, you climb through a tunnel used in WWI for almost half of the ascent.
The Dolomitic and Tiroler regions, while in Northern Italy, are split almost 50/50 between German and Italian speakers. The area ...
... was also an old hut that the workers that built the road had lived in and a memorial to those that had died during the construction. The tunnel at the top had icicles in it from water that had been dripping. At 5.00 pm it was 1.5C.
We stayed the night just at the bottom of the road in a car park as it was starting to get dark.
... than myself and about two other cars the whole place was empty. I bet the views from up here are just breathtaking but with all the mist I could not see a thing.
I bought myself a coffee and sat outside on one of the cliffside tables and tried to see what was down below, sadly I saw nothing.
Coffee drunk and i went to explore this summit area further. There down at one of the shops was the biggest snowman I have ever seen in my life and so I just had to get ...
After an exciting two hours I finally headed back to the restaurant for some dinner and after that went for a wonderful evening walk into the surrounding mountains.
The weather now was much better and that freezing temp had now become a nice comfortable 13 Celsius.
With it now such a nice evening I wandered off up the pass road and then took a old muddy farm track into the mountains. It was extremely peaceful out here and all that could be ...
Day 15 - Lienz to San Candido 44km We thought there might be a few hills today but it turned out to be a constant slight uphill, so we decided to test out some of our fitness and pushed ourselves along for the first 20km or so. The ride was alongside a river in a slim valley and literally had just enough room for a bike track, a river, a train line and a road. We saw lots of little villages once the valley widened out a bit, and ...