Italy
Provincia di Udine

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  • Day75

    Tribil di Sopra

    September 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    23.5 km, 1222m ascent, 852m descent, rating moderate
    Too knackered to take photos today -,brutal hills in 90 % humidity and finished off with another massive thunderstorm (lightening strikes all around) and torrential rain. The best part of today was walking into our accommodation - this delightful house in a small village.Read more

  • Day76

    Cividale del Friuli

    September 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    25.7 km, 590m ascent, 1121m descent, rating medium
    Today we walked with a young Swiss couple and we smashed out the kilometres in great time ....and we had fantastic storm free weather - we could even see the Adriatic Ocean in the distance which is our final destination.

  • Day64

    Feistritzer Alm

    August 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    9.8 km, ascent 1135m, descent 0, medium rating
    We had a glorious breakfast with so many things to choose from but my favourite item was the house made butter (served on ice) with crusty bread! We then walked out the door of the hotel and immediately started our ascent of 1135m which did not ease off until we arrived at our mountain hut right on the border of Italy, Austria, and Slovenia. Everything was sitting in the clouds when we arrived (the hut sits at 1711m) and we spent the entire afternoon watching the panorama around us change minute by minute. It was a busy stopping place for walkers of all ages (and their dogs) and a noisy mix of the 3 languages - it was fantastic entertainment. We spent the afternoon and evening, eating drinking, talking. At around 6pm the fog and cloud finally lifted to reveal incredible views of the surrounding alps. Our sleeping quarters for the night was a basic wood room without power but cosy all the same.Read more

  • Day64

    Feistritzer Alm

    August 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We saw the bears .... as a photograph on the wall of the mountain hut! They now have 4 pairs in the district and this year, one was seen just outside the hut. A few years back they thought the bears were definitely heading to extinction in these areas.

  • Day65

    Valbruna

    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    14.7km, ascent 244m, descent 1123m, medium rating
    We left the hut in drizzle and fog and within 10 minutes we were in almost total whiteout on the ridge - which made navigation by markers pretty useless. We eventually managed to find a track (and not lose each other) and we started our long steep descent. Unfortunately we missed the views because of the cloud but it provided lovely cool walking conditions in the forest down to the pretty village of Valbruna, Italy.Read more

  • Day70

    Blubberblasenregen

    September 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    150 ebene Kilometer trennen mich noch von der Fahrradverbannenden Stadt Venedig..insgeheim dachte ich mir heute morgen, dass geht ja mit ein bisschen Rückenwind auch an einem Tag..Das mit dem Rückenwind klappte für ein paar Kilometer..Aber irgendwie hat sich dann der Wind gedreht und mit ihm kam der Regen..ein bisschen halte ich ja aus..ein bisschen mag ich sogar..nunja..den ersten in Pfützen Blubberblasen schlagenden Regenerguss habe ich noch in einer Bushaltestelle abgewartet..beim zweiten hatte ich nicht so viel Glück ein trockenes Plätzchen zu finden..der Regen strömte in mein Gesicht und zwar in der Art, dass ich selbst die Straße nicht mehr gesehen habe..Für die Regenhose war ich zu langsam, nach ein paar Sekunden war meine Hose tiefdurchtränkt und die Regenjacke hatte ich zwar an, aber auch die konnte den Regenfluss auf meiner Haut nicht aufhalten, so unerbittlich prasselte es vom Himmel..Viel eher blähte sie sich, trotzdem sie hoch verschlossen war, vor lauter Wind zu einem Fallschirm auf, der das vorankommen nicht wirklich einfacher machte..nach einigen Kilometern finde ich eine kleine Kaschemme am Wegesrand, die mir einen Kaffee und einen Keks serviert..zwei Stunden warte ich unter strengster Beobachtung des Regenradars, bevor ich mich für heute geschlagen gebe und mir die nächstmögliche trockene Unterkunft suche..8km..ich warte auf einen günstigen Moment, in dem es nur stark regnet, Ich aber zumindest noch drei Meter weit gucken kann..hat nichts gebracht..hielt nur 500m an bevor ich mir wieder Nebelschlussleuchten an Kevin wünsche..komisches Gefühl, wenn beim in die Pedalen treten Wasser aus der Hose kommt..😂..
    Den restlichen Tag widme ich einer heißen Dusche und Netflix..
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  • Day66

    Mount Lussari

    August 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    11.7 km, ascent 1095m, descent 0, rating medium
    Unfortunately our climb today did not deliver the jaw dropping views described in the guide book, due to very thick cloud, fog and drizzle. It did however provide lovely cool walking conditions for the long steep ascent. It was a very special moment when the fog momentarily cleared to reveal the gorgeous village of Lussari, perched on the next mountain over, just as the church bells rang across the ravine echoing off the surrounding alps. When we arrived the village was alive with day trippers who had taken the ski lift up and by 5 o’clock there was hardly a soul around - in fact we were the only people in the entire lodge/hotel. As the sun set different mountains came into view and it was stunning. Only one month ago (in the middle of summer) they had 20cm of snow fall here!Read more

  • Day68

    Refugio Zacchi

    August 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    22km, 1259 ascent, 607m descent, rating moderate
    We met a lovely couple (Thomas and Marion from Germany) at the beginning of the trail today and walked together for the rest of the day. The lake areas were beautiful and we had perfect clear weather and sunshine to enjoy the reflection of the surrounding alps in the water. The climb up to the Rifugio was quite brutal (at one stage it was difficult just to put one foot in front of the other) but we were well rewarded with the views from this beautiful cosy rifugio perched on the mountain.Read more

  • Day2

    Dolomiten und Udine

    August 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Nach einem aufregenden Trip über das Timmelsjoch und dem Jaufenpass haben wir, wie letztes Jahr, direkt auf dem Pass übernachtet. Weiter ging's heute über einen Pass in den Dolomiten wo wir dann einen langen Badestop an einem Fluss genossen. Weiter ging's nach Udine wo wir die Nacht auf einem kostenlosen Stellplatz verbrachten.Read more

  • Day7

    Tolmezzo in the rain

    May 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    It's nice to now be in the part of Italy where they speak Italian.
    I had rode in light rain for around 40 kilometers inside the Italian border when I stopped for petrol. More about that later. Every one was speaking German. It is the language of the area.
    I was about five and a half hours on the bike with the temperature at 13c at its best and 6 on the mountain passes. Whoever invented heated handlebar grips should be made a saint. Also, before setting off on this adventure I treated myself to new riding clothing. In my world it was very expensive but today it proved its worth. I wore the jacket and trousers both with the removable lining in and left my jumper off so under the jacket was only a tee shirt and under the trousers boxer shorts. I was not the slightest bit cold. The rain was negligeable until the last 40 minutes when the heavens opened so I arrived at the hotel and asked the receptionist to take a picture of me as I dripped on the carpet. The rain stopped as I checked in.
    They provided a special lock up place for motorcycles and just a I was putting my bike away 6 other BMW bikes arrived from Germany and Finland. This area is there destination.
    When I fill my bike with fuel it shows on the screen how many miles can be covered with the tank now full, this is based on how you are riding which wasn't hard due to traffic. It said I could do 710klm which is 441 miles on 23 litres which is 5 UK gallons which if it were correct would equal 88 miles to the gallon. I think its nearer 75 which is still very good.
    After posting this I'm off into town to a pizzeria I spotted when I went for a walk.
    Just across the square from my hotel which you can see in one of the pictures is a church and like a lot of Italian churches it looks bland from the outside but inside it was beautiful.
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