Hotel Des Alpes
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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, ...
With dinner enjoyed and a quite wine savoured after our meal, with Nat and Keith sharing
there epic ride we call it a night as our adventure moves on, the six become 5 and head to Rome, I head to Dublin with Nat following in a day or so........
A warm appreciation to our host Hotel Funivia......first class all the way!
... 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 a welcome refresh at the top, it was time to descend back to the hotel.....a fabulous descent after such an amazing ride, in total we covered just over 100km with over 3000m of vertical climbing taking in the Umbraill Pass and the 48 switchbacks from the backside of this colossus.
Dinner and a few drinks were thoroughly enjoyed.....
What a wonderful day!
... efforts you undertook in getting our bags)
We quickly unpacked the bikes and put them together just before 1930. Dinner was great.
We then had a shower and were finally ready for our attempt tomorrow of the mountain called Stelvio.
Stelvio Report to follow tomorrow (pending internet availability)
Also, a cheerio to EP – who lost his bike again on his way back to ...