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Discovering an outstanding valley

Cycling day 6/77 km ~ From Tarvisio to Gemona

Having left the wonderful hotel after breakfast I continued the former railway track from Tarvisio. A perfect cyclepath with new bitumen let you run without trouble till…heavy clouds came up and I thought how long could I wait to put my rainclothes on – it took about 5 minutes and I just maneged to protect my backpack and the trailer. After a while I reached a small town with a café and all the cyclists gathered around there – even the motorcyclists…

After this break I continued in the rain – but shortly afterwards it stopped and the sun came out. So a good moment to make lunch and dry my stuff 😁

I followed the track again and the valley opened to the south – with a bright sunshine 😀

In 1976 in this area called Friaul there were some earthquakes who destroyed so many ancient buildings – but they are all rebuilt again – great work!

Finally I arrived at the campingsite near Gemona, built up my tent, cooked a meal – and heavy rainshowers including thunderstorm came down. I searched for shelter in the restaurant of the campingsite and met a couple with their small son – so we talked till 11 pm – and I wasn’t motivated to write a post for this blog.

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From Spittal to Tarvisio – Benvenuto in Italia!

Cycling day 5/84 km

Leaving Spittal this morning I had sun in my eyes – just great! Following the river Drau it was easy to reach Villach but I didn’t visit the city as I’d like to go into the countryside.

Cycling along the Drau is a little bit like making the Danube cyclepath – always straight and a little bit boring… but it’s okay.

Making a turn and following the small and more wild river of Gail was much more fun! Interesting nature and a nice cyclepath.

So after about 60 km there were some ascent to do – approaching the Austrian-italian border – or what is left of it.

Is didn’t watch out and missed the beginning of the italian part of the cyclepath – just a small path on your right-handside goes up a little bit.

The former italian border

So now there came the most nicely part of the day – through the woods and in the end following a former railway track – you can find even the old signs on the track.

The cyclepath through the woods in Italy – next to Tarvisio
The church of Tarvisio

After 84 km I reached my hotel – they’ve got pizza with organic ingredients – and this I didn’t know before! 😁