Kobarid to Vipiteno

We enjoy a delicious and very substanial breakfast with orange juice, pancakes, sandwiches, fruit and tea at the camp site and then we set off into the mountains. The route today will take us halfway up to Vrsic pass but instead of doing those 50 hairpins, we will take a left and head for Italy today.

The views are obviously stunning.

 Beautiful landscape near Bovec, Slovenia
Beautiful landscape near Bovec, Slovenia

The weather forecast for today was not that positive and knowing our experience with Italy, we will probably get wet. Italy clearly does not like us…

It starts off pretty sunny though.

 Entering Italy, border crossing no. 12
Entering Italy, border crossing no. 12

Up on the mountain in Montenegro Jo noticed that his front tire had seen better days. So we decided to look out for a dealer who could fit a new tire. While riding along a byway around Tolmezzo I spot this little shop in the industrial estate below. So we take the next exit and try to find it. After riding around for a few minutes we find the place and surely they have a tire that fits!

 Vama Moto @ Tolmezzo, Italy
Vama Moto @ Tolmezzo, Italy

An hour later, we are ready to go again.

 new rubber @ Tolmezzo, Italy
new rubber @ Tolmezzo, Italy

Brand spanking new!

 new rubber, with
new rubber, with ‘tsjoepkes’ @ Tolmezzo, Italy

In the meantime the weather has caught up with us and a light drizzle starts when we hit the road again.

We are crossing the Dolomites today with some iconic passes of course.

 Passo di Mauria, Italy
Passo di Mauria, Italy

A view on the cloudy Dolomites

 Beautiful landscape. Dolomites, Italy
Beautiful landscape. Dolomites, Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo. Riding into the town we also pass the famous ski jumps but it all goes too quick to take a photo.

 Cortina d
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

En route to the Passo Sella.

 Climbing Passo di Sella, Italy
Climbing Passo di Sella, Italy

 

 Climbing Passo di Sella, Italy
Climbing Passo di Sella, Italy

 

 We have arrived! @ Passo Sella, Italy
We have arrived! @ Passo Sella, Italy

 

 Climbing Passo Sella, Italy
Climbing Passo Sella, Italy

The motorbikes become thirsty so we have to stop for some fuel but apparently this has become gruelly expensive in Italy!

 expensive fuel in Italy
expensive fuel in Italy

Around 5.30PM, very dark clouds are gathering above the mountain tops in the direction we are going so we start looking for a camp site. We find one in Vipiteno, just before the Jaufenpass and the Austrian border. As soon as we have put up the tent, heaven’s gates open and a huge thunderstorm passes over. So we head for the restaurant to find some dinner in the form of pizza. We are in Italy after all.

Today’s route

 July 3rd 2013 - Kobarid to Vipiteno
July 3rd 2013 – Kobarid to Vipiteno
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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.