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Winter Alps Adventure
St Christina to Cortina 14-11-12
After a poor night sleep in St Christina I got up at 8am and looked out the window. It looked extremely cold outside and frost was lying all around. I wonder how my poor bike has coped with this weather, I thought.
Boxes all packed and a quick check over the bike it's into the coffee shop for a cuppa and then off up the road to explore the mountains.
Well I did not get off to a good ...
... of the wonderful coffee shops and then head on towards Bolzano.
What worries me now is the steep road back down the other side of the pass, is it going to be as icy as going up the pass was??
As any motorcyclist who has ridden a bike in these conditions will tell you going down is much harder than going up as if the bike decides to let go there's no stopping it on a downhill!!
Sure enough this road down the pass was a nightmare. Quite a few times the ...
Left padova train to Verona from there suppose to be a fast train to Bolzano, yes it broke down so were put on normal fast regional train, bugger, only ended up 30mins longer somehow normally 90 mins. From Venice we saw the mountains, on the way to Bolzano we were closer, on the way to castelrotto saw them again, snow on the ground as well, then cable car up to top took 15 mins and amazing all the way. They said it is ...
... and they make all the gelato on the premises so you never quite know what flavours you’ll be pleasantly surprised by. They had an array of flavours including baccio, hazelnut, chocolate, super dark chocolate and cream. I naturally ordered an affogatto while Megs and Dino stuck to gelato. The little café had a really nice interior ambience and was one that I would frequent quite regularly if we lived there. We had a good long chat with Dino and Sue ...