Kobarid to Villach

So after a stormy night at least it has ceased raining in the morning. And since we have plenty of time to catch our train in Villach we sleep in a little before indulging in a luxury breakfast of bacon and eggs followed swiftly by a pancake with chocolate sauce. That should keep us going until well past lunch time. In the bar/restaurant the wood fire is already blazing. Probably to keep its regulars nice and warm.

 This guy keeps guard at the bar
This guy keeps guard at the bar

 

 And this little fellow welcomes you in
And this little fellow welcomes you in

 

 The bar
The bar

We take our time to break camp and try to dry out the tent before packing it. But that turns out to be useless. The tent is definitely no longer waterproof.
By about 12:30 we’re ready to hit the road. After saying our goodbyes to Markus we steer towards Vršič pass again. The river has turned a milkish green color from all the debris the rains washed out of the mountains.

 Grey looking Soča river
Grey looking Soča river

Although we hadn’t originally planned to leave Slovenia this way, Vršič pass forms an appropriate end for our trip. It was this very same road where we got started a little over 3 weeks ago. The weather was a bit better at the time though. There’s plenty of fresh snow on the peaks around us. That’s not the only change in the view. All over the slopes the pines that still stood tall and green 3 weeks ago are now scattered all over the place, blown and washed away by what must have been a massive storm in the mountains. What we experienced on the camp site in Kobarid was only peanuts compared to what passed on these slopes.

We arrive in Villach an hour early and are forced to take shelter in a gas station cafe from yet another rain shower. By the time we have finished our cappuccinos it has dried out again and we proceed to the railway station. Check-in proceeds with German precision and before we know it the bikes are strapped down again on the DB Autozug.

 Ready to leave Villach
Ready to leave Villach

 

 Strapped in and secure
Strapped in and secure

Some more snow along the way…

 Fresh snow in the alps
Fresh snow in the alps

And that more or less concludes our trip. And probably the trip of this well-equipped gentleman as well.

 Why invest in motorcycle luggage when you can take your Samsonite
Why invest in motorcycle luggage when you can take your Samsonite

As is tradition for us we decided upon next year’s destination during the Christmas break. If all goes according to plan we’ll be crossing the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Ukrainian Carpathians and Poland.

Thanks for following along!

Jo Written by:

Roamer, wanderer, nomad, vagabond.



Keen and curious adventurer who feels just as much at home in IT as in the workshop tinkering on bikes. Loves exploring the world, its people and himself, preferably on 2 wheels behind the handlebars of his beloved bike. Lucky to have found a partner in life and on the road to share this with.