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.
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.
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!
An hour later, we are ready to go again.
Brand spanking new!
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.
A view on the cloudy Dolomites
Cortina d’Ampezzo. Riding into the town we also pass the famous ski jumps but it all goes too quick to take a photo.
En route to the Passo Sella.
The motorbikes become thirsty so we have to stop for some fuel but apparently this has become gruelly expensive 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.