From 4 degrees to 24.5 degrees and back down again !!
16.06.2015 - 16.06.2015
Leaving Hotel Silene in Bormio was a lot like farewelling family, Nonna was in the corner chatting with her friends pausing to give me a fold farewell in Italian - no idea what she said but it sounded lovely. Alba opened the underground Garage and then came out to say goodbye/safe journey etc. Very touching.
We could have taken the easy way out - but why would we do that when we can go over the Passo di Gavia (2621m), we have done this one before in sunshine. Today was very different, quite challenging but stlll amazing.
It is an incredible experience to ride through such rugged countryside, high up in the Alps, very few people or even animals around.
We arrived at Cles and decided to stop for a coffee which turned into lunch, and map studying time.
Surprisingly sunny we were very happy to sit around for a while and enjoy the sun..
Leaving Cles the GPS took us on a circuit up the side of the mountain, through the lovely lush green orchards, and back onto the main road. Thank you GPS we would have missed that - no photos as the roads were almost vertical.
Back on the right road the scenery changed dramatically, now we are seeing bright green lush vineyards layered up the cliff edges.
Now we are a bit lost. The GPS co-ordinates seem to be sending us on a merry dance - yet again. Luckily I can read a map and have decided to follow the map and road signs. I knew we had to go over the Passo di Lavaze to Rauth, and was not happy until we did this. I was correct - of course. Once we came down the other side we found our Hotel.
Later we discovered the Hotel co-ordinates are incorrect on their web-site : hmmm worked that out !!!
We were unable to stay at Hotel Mondschein, but were able to stay at their other Hotel : "Biker Hotel"
Rather concerned about this as it was very cheap we were not sure what we were getting.
Brilliant surprise - it is fantastic, very clean etc etc. And we will be transported to Hotel Mondschein for dinner - perfect.
Another great day on the road.