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So, the journey starts. ( And Jan is writing this blogpost because...because) (because stef is working)
We knew we still had some gear to pack so we went to bed early (don't believe me) which resulted in an early start (11 am) the next morning. From the beginning, it was clear, that the ascent to the top of Julier pass will be the hardest uphill climb on our whole trip. It's about 620 m above Champfèr and ...
... this, 2 days before we leave, its absolutely pouring with rain. We will be cycling to london, where rain is pretty much a given. All this in a tent. Like I said, this was a great idea in the summer. But it will be done. Bikes have been packed, return flights have been booked, and I refuse to be outdone by mom and dad in record km on ...
... 3rd October. Train travel is free with a special pass. I noticed Chris didn't give out the tickets until this morning.....just in case. St Moritz is at 1775 MASL and we are off to Alp Grum at 2091 metres and a 50 minute ride. The trains are fantastic in Switzerland.......clean and always on time with huge windows to view the passing scenery a part of the UNESCO world heritage site. A quick turnaround as it was cold and rainy, back in the train to Pontreschino, a bus to Punta ...
... would not grip like Transalps
down this pass just seemed to go on forever but finally after about 30 or so km
I finally arrived at the town of St Peter which told me I was getting near the
motorway to Bolzano. However I just went on following the satnav and then
realised I had set it up to avoid the motorway and take me over yet another
single track road pass through the town of Kastelruth.
little pass generally ...
... car down, we saw them enjoying themselves on the outside patio drinking beer. They went down on the next cable car with us and were on the same train back. We called that the Senior Boy Scout beer drinking convention at 3,000 m.... Tomorrow to Italy by taking the train that will go over the Bernina pass, at 2253 m elevation. This railway, due to its amazing engineering feats, has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage ...