Dag 1: Op expeditie in de Dolomieten – 5 dagen bikepacken in Italië
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
William van der Staaij went gravel riding.
September 20, 2020
Day 1 starts from the picturesque St. Martin de Tor with the ascent of the Passo di Falzarego. Rest assured, this is certainly not the most difficult climb of the trip, but definitely a beautiful one over a winding gravel path. Just before the top, an amazing panoramic view of this part of the Dolomites awaits you.After your first encounter with the Dolomites, you will leave civilization on your way to one of the most spectacular gravel paths of the trip; with a breathtaking view of Monte Cristallo on the right and if you look to the left the meters deep Rio Fanes (the Italian Gran Canyon).Halfway through you will pass Rifugio Ospitale, the place where you can get one of the best espressos and cappuccinos during this trip. And you can use that coffee, because the gravel climb Prato Piazzo and the final climb to Lago di Braies are clear.Completely satisfied at an altitude of 1,500 meters you arrive at Lago di Braies. Spending the night in a tent on this lake is amazing. When you unzip your tent in the morning, you look out over the dew-covered lake and gigantic rocky mountains.Tip: There are eateries around the lake, but they close at the end of the afternoon. For an evening event you go to Frazione Braies di Dentro, about 5 kilometers from the lake.
October 13, 2020