long distance cycle touring adventures

home page

departures arrivals awards

BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 3

DATE: 06:08:2008
START: MERANO
FINISH: PRATO ALLO STELVIO
LENGTH: 57 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A2
Climbs start!
Merano's morning is refreshing, with a canoe which seems made of ice inside transparent water. Few minutes after, the first real ascent. Difficult, but not impossible. Here Adige Cycle Path is actually under construction.
When you see a small hydraulic plant, with an impressive waterfall, it's done: now street becomes flat again.
Now there is just to follow way indications at all crosses (small road signs with drawed bicycle) and Prato allo Stelvio arrives soon. Its camping, along the cycle path, is fabulous: hot indoor swimming-pool, with waterworks and hydromassage!
In the night, a sudden, terrible, storm and tents full of water. Valid help of camping's managers to solve problems.
in italiano
all the informations

grandride 2008-2010