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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Bormio October 1st 2016

Day 6: Mulhouse Just a short trip from the Holiday Inn to the Cité de l'Automobile http://citedelautomobile.com/en/home In my opinion anyone on a road trip who has driven this far from any where should take the time out to visit this place. If youre not in to history or cars you might find it boring but the scale of this collection is impressive. The value and uniqueness of some of the collection is simply breath taking. This is my 2nd visit in over 20 years so if you have been before a long while ago and are passing you know its worth another look. The cars are the starts as they say so the large number of pictures is attached with out apology! I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I did. The numbers: ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Bormio August 29th 2014

Continuing the road trip, from Innsbruck we drove to northern Italy through the Stelvio Pass. Boy was that a tough journey in a manual car. The pass consists of 45 hairpin turns up, and another 45 down the mountain, while gaining 2800 m in elevation. It is so scary because when youre making a turn you can't see who is coming your way, and the road is so narrow in some parts that only one car can go at a time. It was a very scary, and incredibly fun drive through the mountains of northern Italy. I can definitely say my skills as a driver of a manual car have greatly improved. It was the ultimate test for myself. That evening (the 25th) we stayed in Santa Caterina, which is just near the bottom of the ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Bormio May 9th 2014

We're on our way to Bormio in the Italian Alps in anticipation of riding the famed Stelvio Pass featured on shows such as Top Gear. A quiet day commuting between the coastal city of Genoa Italy and the mountains.... read more
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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Bormio September 12th 2010

So my big day in the Dolomites has ended up in disappointment, failing to make it up (or even start) the final climb of the day. As it turns out, the Passo di Gavia (2621m) is about as tough a climb as you will find anywhere and given the altitude, an absolutely freezing descent. I am now roughly 30 miles behind schedule, in Bormio when I had planned to be on the other side of the Passo dello Stelvio, so time for excuses... I have none, I think I may have found the limit of what I'm able to do which doesn't include 2 mountain climbs above 2,500m towards the end of 120 odd miles of cycling. That said, the last day or so I have been compelled to the the bathroom a lot more often ... read more
Actually wanted to lift the bike above my head, but just couldn't...
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The toughest and most beautiful climb I've ever done, to date...




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