Hotel Quarto Pirovano
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... mountain. The ride was complicated still further by the plethora of bicyclists (a good reason to avoid the Alps during August holiday.) Stopping first at Umbrial Pass a short distance away, we finally arrived at the village of Stelvio at the summit, a frentic collection of food vendors, shops, hotels, and ski lifts taking hikers to the higher elevations. The congestion added to the carnival atmosphere and the locales charm. Dave & Janet choose to return back down ...
... took us over Passo Balline, and eventually along the edge of the Dolomites at the Campo Carlo Magno Summit. The wonderful vistas continued all the way to Dimaro, when we turned west again and headed over the Passo del Tonale, passing a number ski areas on the way back through Edolo. We re-crossed Bernina Pass just after sunset and rolled into Pontresina a little after 9 pm, a thirteen hour day. Needless to say, we all slept well that night.
Jacob had done his research & decided we had to drive on this Stelvio Pass which had been featured on Top Gear...loads of twists & turns up the mountain.
left Venice & headed towards the Dolomites...the road is marked 'treacherous ' on the map...must be an exaggeration obviously says me.
road is normal for an hour or two, then gradually the terrain becomes hillier & steeper. But this is NOT the Stelvio Pass ...
... climb to do.....Bormio 3000 .....a cable car ride to the top of our towns mountain and the view is spectacular, we first climb to Bormio 2000 which is about half way up, there is a large hotel and plenty of smaller chair lifts to accomodate a busy winter ski season, from there we take the big Cable car...standing room only, with a full car of tourists and downhill mountain bikers, ready to have the ...
... will be climbing the Garvia and the “Bastido of Climbs” the Mortirolo.
This will be a fight between the Man
of Steele and Madame Natalia Diamonde.
We shall keep you all informed of
riding will also be doing it tough with a 3,000m cable ride up the hill, more
shopping and cleaning bikes.