today's holiday

Just booked family holiday in Canazei. So excited.
Dolomites, most beautiful mountains in the world.
At least Reinhold Messner and I think so.

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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216
    I do hope that you are taking or hiring a bike?
    Try this route if you are -
    https://www.maratona.it/en/138km
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 284
    pblakeney said:

    I do hope that you are taking or hiring a bike?
    Try this route if you are -
    https://www.maratona.it/en/138km

    Yes, taking my bicycle of course.
    I did the maratona the last 2yr already. Pity this year its during school term.

  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 284
    pblakeney said:

    I do hope that you are taking or hiring a bike?
    Try this route if you are -
    https://www.maratona.it/en/138km

    Yes, taking my bicycle of course.
    I did the maratona the last 2yr already. Pity this year its during school term.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216
    As you've already done it I'd focus on shorter routes in the mornings then spend the rest of the days with the family. It is a wonderful area!
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 284
    edited March 2023
    pblakeney said:

    As you've already done it I'd focus on shorter routes in the mornings then spend the rest of the days with the family.

    Yes, this is the plan.

    pblakeney said:

    It is a wonderful area!

    Yes! Been visiting there regularly since my teens in 1990. Even had a girlfriend in Canazei in the late 90s, funny thing we first met in boring flatland.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,165
    Very nice, used to go to San Martino di Castrozza quite often with my Italian cousins back in the day. Must go up that way again soon.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 7,915
    We'll be booking a tunnel crossing for Italy in July/August and taking the bikes, a full Lake Como tour is in order for a few of us plus a few "lets potter about" type of days with the girls.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,726
    A group of us are doing a fully supported week in July in the Dolomites plus the Stelvio. Looking forward to it.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216

    A group of us are doing a fully supported week in July in the Dolomites plus the Stelvio. Looking forward to it.

    Twas very, very hot last year. Absolutely stunning though.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,726
    pblakeney said:

    A group of us are doing a fully supported week in July in the Dolomites plus the Stelvio. Looking forward to it.

    Twas very, very hot last year. Absolutely stunning though.
    I don't generally mind the heat, and have had high 30s in the French alps quite frequently, including the 2015 Etape (39 degrees at bottom of final climb!) and 40 degrees when riding around Lake Annecy in 2019.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216
    edited March 2023
    I had 45C going along the valley and at the start of Mortirolo. Broke me*. 😢
    My personal scale. 30C hot. 35C too hot, 40C getting silly, 45C beer time. 😉

    *I went through 2 bidons in 3 kms, bailed on the climb then emptied 2 bidons (plus what I got at the van) in the last flat 10 kms to the hotel at 16 kms/hr.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 284
    edited March 2023

    a full Lake Como tour is in order for a few of us plus a few "lets potter about" type of days with the girls.

    You know the area already?
    I lived 20yr-long not far from Lago di Como, so I know there very well.
    In short: for cycling is good, but not the best, hope you're lucky and not find too many cars.

    Here some random suggestions in the area:
    Bellagio - Ghisallo, 10km 556m
    Nesso - Sormano, 14km 800m
    Morbegno - passo Marco, 25km 1775m
    Tirano - p.sso Bernina - St.Moritz - p.sso Maloja - Chiavenna (maybe use the train from Lecco-Tirano, and again Chiavanna-Lecco)
    Tirano - Bormio - p.sso Stelvio (60km long, almost completely uphill, though the first 40-45km Tirano-Bormio the gradient is minimal)
    Tirano - Bormio - p.sso Gavia, 63km 2200m
    Tirano - Bormio - p.ssp Umbrail, 66km 2474m
    Tirano - p.sso Mortirolo, 22km 1423m

    Besides, I guess you're driving there, so obviously it'd be great if you manage some of the top alpine passes on the way to-from.

  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,349
    Going to cycle the heel of Italy (Puglia) on 22nd - 28th of this month
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 284
    edited March 2023

    Going to cycle the heel of Italy (Puglia) on 22nd - 28th of this month

    Exciting.
    I spent my first 24yr in Italy. Pity I've never been to Puglia though.
    Where will you start?
  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,349
    pep.fermi said:

    Going to cycle the heel of Italy (Puglia) on 22nd - 28th of this month

    Exciting.
    I spent my first 24yr in Italy. Pity I've never been to Puglia though.
    Where will you start?
    Start in Alberobello
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,819
    edited March 2023
    pblakeney said:

    I had 45C going along the valley and at the start of Mortirolo. Broke me*. 😢
    My personal scale. 30C hot. 35C too hot, 40C getting silly, 45C beer time. 😉

    *I went through 2 bidons in 3 kms, bailed on the climb then emptied 2 bidons (plus what I got at the van) in the last flat 10 kms to the hotel at 16 kms/hr.

    At the end of the bonkers heatwave we had last July/August in the UK, I discovered that soaking a baselayer in cold tap water before putting it on and heading out the door was bliss... For ~30mins.

    I was then exponentially cooked alive.
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