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... this begins at Bormio.
We begin to climb....all ok..then come to a sign advising 'narrow rd'...they weren't jokingly! It was 1 vehicle width & had flimsy barrier on one side, more to advise you where the road ended I believed, as it was not going to stop you tumbling down the sheer drop.
oh yes, 'sheer drop'. This quickly became very apparent when the barrier completely disappeared!! Aah! I glanced down once, ...
... to the Bormio and walk to the old part of town with its narrow cobbled lanes and marvel at the history of this place shadowed by the huge mountains that tower above, this is a beautiful and special place.
We settle in a small Ristorante for some lunch and a cool beer, as it is hot in the valley again, enjoyed, we stroll back to the hotel to watch some TDF, buy a Stelvio ...
... managed to get to the top and the views were absolutely stunning
After the usual
photo opportunities, we rode further to the Lake and had a cup of tea.
return downhill, the Man of Steele had a puncture, whilst the group waited
under a tree.
returning to the Hotel around 1300, we had a light lunch.
... with Anna our host helping in the last minute follow ups of our luggage dramas to the induction into the Stelvio Experience, with its all inclusive facilities, fabulous meals, unbelievable bike set up with a workshop the envy of many a cyclist and dedicated Bar for cyclists, plus there bike tour program, what a find this place is.
Our morning starts with breakfast all you can eat with fresh fruit a ...
... flowery boxer shorts and Bazz scored a set of Snoopy Dog pajamas. Keith got some dental floss, whilst Paulo and BazMarty ate a pizza.
We were picked up at Como in a black van and started the 2 hour trip to the North. The drive was good but the driver was listening to an Italian Country Music Station all the way – it was a long trip pardner…..
We were reunited with Natalia on the ...