Zell am Ziller to Trenta

Camping quickly gets you into a “natural” rhythm, crawling into the tent at sunset and rising with the sun in the morning. We’re back on the road before 9AM. The plan for today is to ride the Grossglockner Hochalpstrasse and then cut across via Lienz to Villach and into Slovenia.

Weather has been very hot the past 2 days, but today starts of rather drab and gloomy, even quite chilly. On the descent towards Zell am See the weather changes drastically and we are quickly back to the heat of the past days. We duck into a shop for some provisions and then it’s straight to the Grossglockner. The toll is pretty steep, so we better enjoy the ride. After about 20km we spot a nice place to have our lunch. At least the money pays for great views.

 Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse

 

 Lunch with a view @ Grossglockner
Lunch with a view @ Grossglockner

 

 The snow seems cold and sticky...
The snow seems cold and sticky…

It’s another 30km down to the valley floor. The price by mile isn’t cheap but you get the views and 47 hair pin bends thrown in for good measure. After Lienz, Villach and then it is only a short burst to the Slovenian border.

 Entering Slovenia part 1, border crossing no. 3
Entering Slovenia part 1, border crossing no. 3

Only 15 minutes into the country all I can think is “Slovenia, douze points”. We stop to soak up the view and have a coke.

 Time for some refreshments
Time for some refreshments

We continue our ride over the Vrsic pass, which is an amazing ride. Many of the 50 hair pins are paved in cobblestones and the view of the mountains is simply gorgeous.

 Vršič pass
Vršič pass

And we are not alone to enjoy it.

 Vršič pass
Vršič pass

We took our time to enjoy the landscape on all of our stops today, so it is already getting close to 5:30. Time to start looking for a spot to put up our tent. The first camp site we come across looks pretty nice. Small, cosy and on the banks of a mountain stream. Well take it!

 Camp no. 2 in Trenta, Slovenia
Camp no. 2 in Trenta, Slovenia

The FZ6 decides to have an anniversary there and then.

 Josephine showing off
Josephine showing off

Our route of today:

June 21st, 2013 Zell am Ziller - Bovec
June 21st, 2013
Zell am Ziller – Bovec
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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.