A road bike tour

Welcome  to our Radltour!

 August 31st 2018 through
September 2nd 2018
 

Participants:
Heide, young and strong talented bicyclist
Iris, age 73, retired and tired bicyclist

Road bike Tour to Stelvio (Italy)
the highest Alpine pass at the East Alps of Europe (height: 2.760 meters above sea level)
47 needle bends to the top.
Franzenshoehe is on bend 22, where the tour has ended...

We participated the Stelvio cycling day 2018.
Road is closed for motor traffic from 8:00 to 16:00 hours

As there is no time to stall.

we traveled by train to Landeck (Tirol / Austria).
By Bus to Nauders / Austria
With the bicycle down to Prad / Italy.
Prad is the starting point for the participants.

But, old and weak as I am we have been gaining height and distance (about 10 Kilometers) and went up to Trafoi, whereas our accommodation was located.

We accommodated at the Albergo Tuckett, Family Raffeiner.
A rather old traditional hotel, but modernized and a wonderful owner lady who is known for her cooking in the whole area of Trafoi.

Riding up from Trafoi in very wet and cold condition up to Franzenshoehe (about 2000 meters).

Then the road has been closed due to bad weather. See pictures with snow.

Heide walked up the remaining 6 kilometers and as taken the pictures,

Enjoy the pictures and my short report.

Good luck to our followers.


Stelvio cycling day 2018:
September 1st 2018


The web page of the Stelvio organization you may find here:
http://www.stelviopark.bz.it/en/radtag/

Photogallery from the organization:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMGP0Cvc9NkLUl3cXkSNQ1J2r-G4XledS9LTpkcSnnjB1tZwqdV4ifUjIFdVrJlJw?key=ZV9haVJHZHZPdDh1OG9zYzZyUlRnUWdUaUk2cERR

August 31st 2018:
Travel to our accommodation at Trafoi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 heaven is crying tears
 our accommodation - tel.: +390473611722
 
 

Our cook has been awesome:

 Polenta funghi - she likes it
 "hot love"


September 1st 2018:
this is the cycling day now

 wet, wet, wet... and freezing cold
 Ortler glacier in fog
 the tired bicyclist
 we did just sweet 25 of this needle bends
 

end of climb up

 

At the Franzenshoehe hut: fire makes my body cold, I am gonna give you mine to hold




Heides walk to the top:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 life at the top
 
 
 
 seen on the way down...
 

02 August 2018:
Heides ride to the Reschenpass: still a wet and cold ride


Thats how it looks, when sun is shining:



pictures taken by the organization:

 young and strong
 old and tired


- END of REPORT -




THANK YOU !