Italy, Trentino, June 2021
Finally out again and finally to Italy. Thomas asked me to come to Lago di Ledro near Lake Garda. I could not say no.
However, I also had an appointment with other friends in Stuttgart. Without further ado, we combined the two trips and I went to Stuttgart first and then moved on to Lago di Ledro from there.
A beautiful day on the road. The weather was magnificent and I found beautiful roads.
We used Saturday for a paddle trip on the river Enz. There was a lot of rush but on the water it was quiet and beautiful.
From Stuttgart I drive to Lago di Ledro. That's 370 miles through Austria and Italy. The highlight is the Timmelsjoch pass. It was opened just two days before.
The hotel is located directly on the lake. You always have a great view of the mountains. There is also a pool and direct access to the water. The food is very good and host Aldo is always there for us.
Thomas wants to go to Passo San Boldo and then, of course, so do I. The pass has a remarkable history and indeed the hairpin bends cut into the mountain are very impressive.
More information can be found in Wikipedia.
We want to go over the Passo Croccedomini. But it is closed because of two rockfalls. This adds a 55 miles detour and we come back quite late. New for us is Passo del Mortirolo. The road is bad but the view of the mountains is magnificent. And we get a nice lunch there too.
I am alone on the way to the Stelvio. The loop is quite long but I have not been on this pass for a long time and the views there are very nice. Then I go over Gaviapass. The southern ramp, however, is in a very bad condition. Since it is not very good to drive.
I ride over Kaiserjägerstraße, Manghenpass, Lavazèjoch. In addition, it goes along Lago di Molveno again.
We want to enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Garda from Monte Baldo. So we drive a loop through the mountains on Lake Garda. We also go by ferry across the lake. The Tremalzo makes the finale, which ends as a dead end at the top.
The weather is good (rather too warm) and I decide to drive the 650 miles in one piece to Berlin. So I have to leave very early. I still drive over the Gampen, Jaufen and Brenner Pass and completely through Bavaria on country roads. At Hof I have to take the Autobahn for the last 230 miles.