Información sobre uNick Adventures
Cyclist and Coffee lover. Try to ride all kind of bikes. Enjoying my roadbike the most in the last years because of a stolen Mountainbike. I really like bikepacking with my roadbike, did 6000km and 120.000 moa trip from Berlin to Portugal in 2018.Try to make some Youtube films about the rides and toures I make. alwys open for new bike adventures.Bavaria based for now.
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I stayed the night shortly before Laatsch, directly on the bike path in Vinschgau. In Laatsch there was also an open bakery on Sundays, so there was a small breakfast there. Good to warm up, because it was only 2 ° C at this time. (Around 8 a.m.)
I was looking forward to the trip through Vinschgau - the apple wonderland. The special thing about this time: the apples are all harvested. I have never driven through the apple orchards without apples 😭 But also interesting to see how busy each person feels and drives around with such a small, narrow tractor and apple trailer.
But further up in the valley (at the height of Prad) there were still apples. Apparently the 300hm difference make so much.
Then it went towards Schlanders and there the steeper section of the Reschenpass began. And the headwind. Really, I almost couldn't get up the little streets because the wind was so strong.
After the exertion I treated myself to a cappuccino at the end of the Reschensee with a view over the (almost empty) lake to the Ortler.
The journey through the Inn Valley was marked by breaks (meanwhile warmer), headwinds, lunch breaks and construction sites with diversions.
In Imst I then turned towards the Fernpass. At the beginning it went on small, asphalt roads to Nassereith. There I followed the main road, with the racing bike I really had no other option. NOTE: NEVER DRIVE THE FERNPASS ON THE ROAD IN BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ON A SUNDAY. Because there was an incredible amount of traffic. Really, there wasn't a second that no car drove past me. It was really stressful, there is no edge on which you can drive and you couldn't even talk about enjoying the view. On the descent I couldn't let it roll either, because suddenly there was a traffic jam because the people with the cars apparently were overwhelmed by driving downhill ... there was no reason for a traffic jam (no construction site, no accident, nothing).
So I was happy to turn off in the direction of Ehrwald. There I admittedly had the most beautiful view of the day.
It had also gotten pretty cold and I had to take a break from changing clothes again. At 5 ° C I went to Garmisch and from there I followed the signs for the bicycle motorway. Then I was quickly at Murnau and from there I went through the darkness for the last ~ 30km on the bike path to Wolfratshausen.Conclusion: Headwind in the mountains is even more strenuous and the Fernpass should try to avoid, at least on weekends.
All in all a wonderful tour, I could do Italy again and again 🤩
11 de octubre de 2021
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I really want to go back to Italy before it gets too cold and dark too quickly for such long tours. So this tour came about quite spontaneously: Fast transalp with the racing bike and only light luggage aka. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, a change of clothes, food on the go.It started in Wolfratshausen with sunrise around half past eight. Sunrise was relative, because overcast skies and later moving fog made it colder and darker than expected.
Therefor nice cloud games.
From the Achensee I had sun, blue skies and a little warmth. Nevertheless, I didn't change my warm clothes until the beginning of the Brenner Pass, due to the wind it was still quite fresh until noon.
After 150km I had conquered the Brenner. Countless cars had overtaken me on my way up, they probably wanted to avoid the traffic jam on the motorway - well, I caught them all again before the pass, because there was also a traffic jam on the main road: D The reason for this was a tunnel on the Italian side which could only be used in one lane. So I was much faster over the pass than the motorized traffic.
I rolled through to Sterzing and only stopped there in a small café. Cappuchino, croissant, cola were my choice to be dedicated for the next 75km downhill. On the shady side in the valley it was incredibly cold, but on the heated, sunny side it was quite warm.
With the setting sun I reached Bolzano, what a fantastic view of the red-lit Dolomites!
With a tailwind and accordingly fast, it went on the perfect bike path to Merano, which I reached when it was getting dark. There I made a stop in the supermarket, dinner had to be obtained. From there it was about 20km to my planned accommodation.
I followed the cycle path further up into the Vinschgau. Away from the traffic, it rolled through the darkness quite relaxed. I made a short photo stop at the bike path serpentines. Around 9 p.m. I put the sleeping bag and sleeping mat in place and plastered away most of the food that I had bought.In order to do without another bag on the bike, I had done without clothes for the night. We slept in cycling shorts and (now dry) long baselayer. I only had a micropuff jacket with me so I didn't have to eat in my sleeping bag. But it was too warm for the night. The down sleeping bag was sufficient at a minimum of 2 ° C.
11 de octubre de 2021