Travel Blogs from Sesto
... the shopping in Cortina is just fabulous and not a "chain" store to be found. Really worth the drive to this super chic resort.
The one downside is that it is crowded. We are in high season and German school Holiday is going on now. Add to that the fact that the Dolomites have not had this much snow since 1951. Minor complaint and it sounds like things will clear out next week.
... through it. There isn't much to do here apart from walk up to the Schloss on top of the hill at one end of town. But luckily, the weather has been kind to us and on Sunday there was blasting sunshine!
We met with a friend, David Taylor, who also works for Vienna's English Theatre and went to dinner with him. His knowledge of Austria is incredible and he has enough anecdotes that could last for days! A very nice evening had by all.
This is our second one nighter of the week and this time it's in Lienz. Very nice area...right next to the ski resort. Unfortunately we can't ski! The hotel rooms looked like a hospital ward and I'm pretty sure the bath water was green. Other than that... it was a good hotel! Before ...
... I noticed quite a number of bikes coming up the pass whereas last year there was only one biker and that was some Nutter from Scotland!!
My first plan was to simply take a trip up here to Giau summit and head back to the hotel but then I had a brain storm and something came flashing back into my head and that was the western section of Falzarego Pass.
I remember this pass as being a truly great road with high cliffs much of the way and some old bridges hung ...
... which is not always possible.
Now that I'm staying here for another two nights it means I can leave most of my goods at the hotel and head off on my bike with only my camera equipment in tow.
It’s about 09h30 and I’m ready to head off down the steep mountain road of Delle Erbe pass. It’s as misty as hell so will have to take it very steady down these steep slopes.
Looking at the map its one road all the way down the pass to St Martin but ...