We used the weekend before Easter to check out a couple of hotels and soak up some much needed warmth on the shores of Lake Garda!
First, however, we had to get over the Jaufenpass with its 2,094 metres above sea level.
Next it was down South. Our Plan was to hit the Passo di Mendola, not very high but a beauty to ride as it has just about everything a biker’s heart could wish for from hairpin bends to longer curvy stretches and of course only the best tarmac.
Having had a refreshment at Kalterer See we headed back to Cavareno to our hotel.Next morning we set off again at a reasonable time and after a great breakfast. The plan was to hit the Passo Crocedomini. On the way we discovered absolutely mind blowing stretches of road. Italy tends to do that …
Unfortunately the Passo was still closed so we turned round and cruised over to Lago d’Idro and have a coffee and something to bite before we got to the highlight of the day: the road along Lago di Valvestino! Not long after Lake Garda lay below us. Temperatures rose to 25 degrees and more in the sun and it was time to get our shorts and T-Shirts out.The night was spent in Salo of Fellini fame. The hotel, although we have not taken pictures as it was conveniently located near the centre of Salo, was excellent. Especially the roof terrace was nice to hang out on after a long day’s ride.
On Sunday morning it was time to head back home. As we wanted to avoid the ridiculously busy road along the shores of Lake Garda we hit the ferry.Then it was straight over Mount Baldo to the motorway to Bolzano, from where we once again hit the breathtaking Jaufenpass before cruising on home.
The little trip just served to remind us why we get out and about. It was a serious holiday full of new experiences packed into a meagre three days! Fantastic!
Already looking forward to the next tour but it is snowing outside as I am typing…