No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Trafoi
It was by accident we ended up heading towards Stelvio, or was it.
The day before we had driven further than I had anticipated and so hadn't paid much attention to where next. Kerry had seen a sign with Stelvio on it and mentioned it to me. I wasn't that keen for him to ride another mountain, but in the morning we drove to the bottom of the mountain and there were many cyclists ...
... We walked up and had a really thick,
chocolatey hot chocolate, mine had whipped cream on top (well, I had just
walked up a very steep path – reminded us of the Inca Trail!) Got chatting to a
nice girl who told us that she lives there from mid-June to the beginning of
October, when the pass gets closed because of snow. They let rooms too, it
would be an amazing place to stay. The cafe was 2,810 metres up. ...
... roam free with little or no fencing.
It was a bit cloudy and in the afternoon we got caught in a quick thunderstorm. Every flash of lighting high up at the top of the mountains was shortly followed by a crack of thunder that would echo through the valley like a pin ball, bouncing back and fourth. As a fan of storms, I hadn't hear thereunder like this before. After casually making our way back, we stopped for crisp apple strudel and gelatto before taking ...
... were 3 other riders from – you guessed it – Australia. They had also shipped their bikes with Get Routed and had been spending their time so far riding the Pyrannees in Spain. We chatted for a while before going to buy a sticker for the bike, a few postcards and a fridge magnet.
Before Kerrie could find a magnet she liked, it started to SNOW!!
Greg was VERY keen to ...
... all sizes. In summer it would be busy with walkers and cyclists. At the moment it is almost deserted as the weather is not the best. We managed however to easily fill in our rest day – washing, shopping, eating, swimming, and generally relaxing.
Tomorrow is off to Oetz to continue our quest to ride mountain passes. We have checked the internet and some sites tell us Stelvio is now open – fingers (and everything else) crossed. Tomorrow might be THE ...