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Daily journal of a ride through river valleys in Italy and Switzerland

Old 02-05-24, 09:33 AM
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Daily journal of a ride through river valleys in Italy and Switzerland

In July and August, 2024, I rode in Italy and Switzerland. My route took me through and up and over several river valleys: Piove, Brenta, Adige in Italy and the Inn in Switzerland. To get from the Adige bike path to the Inn River Valley (Engaden), I had to climb the Resia Pass into Austria. I've written a detailed daily journal of this ride, for those interested. Here are some selected photos from the ride (posted previously).

Some trip highlights:

Riding with 2 different sets of friends for the first time.
Creating a front fork tension solution that stabilized my Bike Friday
Following the Adige River bike Path all the way from Trento to its end on the Resia Pass
A mountain top sojourn and Festival Day in Scuol
The lakes west of St. Moritz and the Maloja Pass
Getting to the source of the pretty blue Inn River
Riding down the northeast edge of Lake Como
The hard climb over the Passo culmine di San Pietro
The short, narrow Val Taleggio
The long rail-trail down the Brembo River
Spending several hours drinking Aperol spritzes and resting on the shores of Lake Garda.

Low/Scary times

Hiding under a rock ledge from a passing lightning storm
Riding past a landslide on a closed road
Unending up and down on dirt tracks
Walking up steep gravel paths to get to Barzio
Making many wrong turns through the urbanscape between Bergamo and Brescia
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