Day 19. 40km. Livigno – Bormio

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Cycling, Italy
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Rain. Mist. Not a day for Passo dell Stelvio. Instead, I rolled down into Bormio at the base of Passo del Stelvio all ready for the ascent tomorrow in the (predicted) sunshine.

Passo del Foscagno

Passo del Foscagno

Tomorrow (Thursday) is predicted to be better weather. Thursday and Friday will be good on Passo dell Stelvio, and then it will be crap as far into the future as we can see. Winter is coming, and those may be the last two nice days in the Alps. Today was a day to prepare for the big climb tomorrow. A short day to the base of the pass. As it turned out, it didn’t rain too much, but, you never know in advance.

All ready for the rain.

All ready for the rain.

Climbing in the mist

Climbing in the mist

Between me and Bormio is Passo del Foscagno (2291m). As Livigno is already quite high, this was not much of a climb. But, man, what a descent. 16km of down and down and down. The descent never seemed to end. Bormio is at 1225m.

Passo del Foscagno

Passo del Foscagno

Bormio has thermal baths. Due to a strange sequence of events, I found myself walking on a main road in the rain to some baths about 2km out of the town centre. I aborted this attempt in the name of safety, and instead watched the sunset from my hotel room balcony.

Bormio

Bormio

Bormio

Bormio

Bormio

Bormio

Comments
  1. Merci pour ces photos .Courage pour demain au soleil . Bises de Gilles et Yvonne

  2. chao says:

    You are leaving civiliazation slowely lol

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