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... than but it sure makes one realise just how massive these mountains really are.
Finally I just had to force myself away from this magical balcony. Sitting in the hot sun here was just magical but as I had many miles to cover I thought I better get on my way.
Onwards down the last few thousand feet through the town of Tirol and beyond until finally reaching the main SS38 road to Merano.
I remember this road from previous trips and was certainly ...
Well we made it. After finding our way out of Innsbruck, we climbed for 36 kilometers to the summit of Brenner pass and over the top into Italy. All in all it was a good first day. Total distance for the day was 67 kilometers. Bikes are working well and we are settling in. We will see how far ...
... br> parallel to the main motorway (which appeared to be elevated on concrete piers
most of its route). The motorway was busy and even the local road was busy, Not
pleasant driving. This is a main north-south arterial route.
Stopped at Camping Corones. Luxurious site, with heated
sanitary facilities and a heated outdoor pool, but somehow we did not like it.
Full of Germans and very “ordered” parking.
Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so I was out on the bike as soon as the morning mist had lifted to do half a dozen more passes on a 160 km loop, with a coffee stop at Rocca Pietore and lunch at Cortina (the "birthplace" of that nondescript but popular car the Ford Cortina). The tops of the highest passes were shrouded in cloud and the last 20km were in light rain but it was a great ...
... br> River. We only made it as far as the first set of cascades, and it little
further. The cascades are in deep (very deep) limestone gorges and, to view
them, involves walking a stretch of a vie ferrate. The view down into the gorge
when crossing the Ponte Outo was amazing. Chickened out of the vie ferrate and
went on across a further bridge, after which the path became precarious.