Alps, Dolomites, August 2011
Well, a little insane idea hat to be followed. Last time we stopped at Würzjoch in July Thomas noted he wanted to have a stay overnight there just to see the morning sun. And he wanted to go over Nockalm road in Austria. I said "Just let's do it" and that's how it started. We both had only time for an extended weekend. So it became a four day (plus one afternoon) trip to the Dolomites. The most southern point is about 430 miles direct line away. In total I had to ride 1430 miles. This is more than 300 miles a day. Fortunatley weather was fine.
Thomas came together with Alps rookie Rico. He did a very good job. Nice to see when you can pass on some of your enthusiasm for the mountains to a beginner.
I start in the afternoon at four to get to the meeting point in Saxonia.
We go through Czech republic and Germany to Austria. Still on our journey just to get into the mountains
The highlight of the trip. We will go over Nockalm road and then to Italy and via Giau Pass to Würzjoch.
It was very foggy the last time we have been here in July. This time it is a little bit better. One can imagine the big vista
And now we have to leave the Alps. But we will go over my favorite pass the Timmlesjoch Pass.
Thomas, Tom and Rico
Getting home to Berlin