Italy 2006 - Day 6 - Sella Ronda 4 pass's bike ride
 
 
 
 
 


  

Click to Enlarge As all the roads in the area we were staying were going to be closed for the Sella Ronda Bike day. An event where the main road linking the 4 passes are closed to all motorized vehicles. We decided to rent mountain bikes from our Hotel and do the ride ourselves. After managing to track down a pump, and adjusting the rented clunkers the best we could and set off on the ride Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge The first pass we climbed to was Passo Pordoi (2239m), surprisingly even though our bikes were heavy and had fat tires , we managed to get to the pass with out too much effort. It was a nice warm sunny day, although we did put on wind proofs as we went down the mountain roads. Click to Enlarge
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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge After an exhilarating downhill we then climbed up to Passo Sella (2244m) Click to Enlarge
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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge After another great downhill we climbed up to Passo Gardena (2134m). The ride was a great experience , with the only noise being from other riders, whereas normally the roads are very busy and smelly with diesel fumes. Click to Enlarge
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Click to Enlarge On the way down to Corvara I got stung by a bee on my leg, so we stopped for a cold drink at a cafe in Covarar before climbing up to Pass Capolongo (1875m) Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge We then rode back down to our hotel in Arraba, I then decided to take advantage of the empty roads and rode back up to Passo Pordoi, and my wife went for a walk in the wild flower meadows and took some pictures of the flowers. When the roads were re-opened I decided to head back to Arraba as riding on the roads is not that pleasant with all the cars, trucks and motorbikes on them. Click to Enlarge
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DAY 7