Today was a big cycling day – since a longer period. In the morning I’ve had a chat with a young couple from Zurich/Switzerland. They were on their way to Venice and noticed that they’re too fast…So we talked about cycling tours through Europe and I gave them a copy of the EuroVelo map. They looked interested – perhaps we’ll meet somewhere in Europe again.
I jumped on my recumbent-bike and started to pedal the known cyclepath – and with a fantastic weather.
There were again about 30 C and I needed about 8 l of water…plus coffee and beer 😁
Having lunch around 2 pm after 74 km were quite okay so I arrived at 5 pm at the Youthhostel Bolzano – really nice as I knew already from previous stays.
Having a Veggie Burger and a craft beer at the famous ‘Batzenhäusl Biergarten’ was a cool end for this day. And the ticket for tomorrow to go to Brennero Pass is already in my pocket…
Cycling day 15/11 km ~ From Torri del Benacco to Torbole and up to Loppio
You have read correctly – 11 km were just on bike computer today. This comes as my plan A was to cycle all the way from Torri del Benacco to Torbole – but some cyclists told me not to do so as it was really dangerous.
So I checked out the timetable of the boats and there was a ferry departing at 11:17 h – arriving at Torbole at 13:20 h.
So I had a fantastic journey over the lake accompanied by sunny weather and marvellous views.
After my arrival at Torbole I enjoyed the beach and had than to cycle up to the pass – behind this there is again the Agriturismo in Loppio – with a pool!
Tomorrow will be a real cycling day – there are about 95 km to do to Bolzano where I’ve booked already a bed in the youthhostel.
Cycling day 12/67 km ~ From Loppio to Lazise/Lago di Garda
In the morning we were lucky again because of the fine weather – what a difference to my trip last year…
So I left the valley were Loppio is situated and continued to follow the cyclepath of the river Adige. The temperature climbed to 32 degrees but the landscape was outstanding.
After the lunch I had to leave the valley and cross some hills – and in a very small village I just stopped to refill water so an old man started a conversation where I come from and where to I’d like to go.
In the end I sat in the living room of Romeo and Julia (their real names as they promised me – brother and sister) and we drank a glass of homemade white wine. He visited Munich 50 years ago to watch the Olympics…
So finally after some serpentines downhill later you could experience the difference between the countryside and the lago – a big difference of money…
My first stop was in Bardolino and it was great to have done the second aim – Lago di Garda.
It was so crowded that I couldn’t realise how it would be like here in the high season.
I continued to Lazise and put up my tent at the Camping municipal which is okay for 19,- €. But don’t expect the quality of a small Agriturismo – worlds are lying between them.
You have a nice strip of stone beach and the water was refreshing – cool! 😁
In the evening I went out to explore the old town and it was full of life – and you can meet also nurses from your hood…
After having enjoyed the great breakfast which was included in the room of the Agriturismo Montibeller I left the small town and continued to cycle in the valley of Valsugana which I already knew from my trip two years ago.
Having fantastic weather it was great to follow the Via Julia Augusta. I thought I just would have to cycle downhill to Trento – but that was completely wrong as you’ve had to go uphill as the valley was very near.
I’ve also cycled along the Lago di Caldonazzo which was outstanding.
Finally I came down to Trento where I had lunch in the central park. There I had the idea to come back one day and attend an language school – would be great to study in the country of the language you want to learn.
Cycling along the wide valley of Adige was a little bit boring – and very hot. But of course better than rain 😀
I’ve tried to have a look to the ancient town of Rovereto but the traffic was so dangerous that I decided to continue my ride to the campingsite in Loppio – which has a pool and a coffee machine 😁
Crossing the Alps with my recumbentbike visiting the Adriatic Sea, Lago di Caldonazzo and Lago di Garda