Day 84. 62km. Kızılcahamam – Gerede

Posted: April 6, 2015 in Cycling, Turkey
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The mountains are white, and it is snowing. Snow angels, snow balls and a thaw-out at an alpine tea house made for an enjoyable if cold and strenuous day over a 1600m alpine pass.

Snow on the way to Gerede

Snow on the way to Gerede

Our plan was to make an early start, steam over the high pass, and make it all the way to our warm shower host in Karabük by evening. With the road long, and the headwind, snow and sludge slowing us down, we found that this was quite unrealistic. It was good, though, to have a change of scenery, and see everything enveloped in white.

Snowy village

Snowy village

James made a nice snow angel. I didn’t dare – it was cold enough already.. 🙂

Snow angel

Snow angel

The high pass between Kızılcahamam and Gerede

The high pass between Kızılcahamam and Gerede

We made it to the ski town of Gerede. Tomorrow on through the snow. In a few days it will warm up to 21C. Hard to imagine.. 🙂

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