Wellness Hotel Chasa Montana
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... happens and where it takes you.
I started looking for hotel signs. Followed a few signs but didn't find anything. I was driving through a valley with lush hills on both sides and streams flowing along the road. Just after Spinedi-Ca' San Giorgio I saw a hotel and restaurant on the side of the road, with parking. Perfect!
Friendly staff that spoke enough English, good price. Wifi and a good restaurant. What a day!
... bikers going both directions. I followed some for a while but most were driving faster than I wanted to, so most of the time I'd just follow for 15-20 minutes, then ease off a little.
The road got narrower as I got nearer to the Stelvio Pass and as I started the ascent it got colder. I had expected this and dressed warm.
It was an incredible scenery. Small winding roads, small streams ...
... of the lake, popular with mountain bikers. I notice a couple of them stare right at me as they pass, which seems a bit odd--people don't usually stare at each other in this part of the world. Then I realize it's because they're wearing helmet cameras, and I guess they want to get a good view of this odd character hiking down a mountain carrying a guitar! I've now entered the commune of Mals. The first village of this ...
... what I suspected is true: a village had to be flooded when the dam was built, and this church tower is all that is left to the eye from this now underwater town. It seems both sad and poetic... The sun is setting as I reach my third village of Curon Venosta. Here I give into temptation, and opt for a warm bed again instead of camping out. It does seem to be a lot colder on this side of the mountain for some reason. And so ends a beautiful ...
... through the mountain, but it looks like it's my only choice. I back track a little just to see if the foot trail continues elsehwhere. There's a bus stop with a sign telling cyclist to stop and take a special shuttle bus with a trailer up through the tunnel. it says cyclist doesn't say anything about hikers... After coming this far, I would sure hate to have my hike interrupted. I hurry up the busy road, sometimes tunnels, sometimes one side opens ...