Dag 2: Op expeditie in de Dolomieten – 5 dagen bikepacken in Italië
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
William van der Staaij went gravel riding.
September 21, 2020
On day 2 you will wake up at one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the region, Lago di Braies. Enjoy the descent that follows. It is the calm before the storm, because this day is brutal.After your descent to Frazione Braies di Dentro (where you can score breakfast at the local Spar) you dive into the forest on your way to the border with Austria. It is a beautiful climb that turns into a gravel path halfway.The unpaved path to the top of the Passo Tre Croci is visibly little used. And you will soon find out why; with short pieces of> 20% you will be challenged every now and then.You will find the real remote roads and places in the last part of this day. Because to get to the difficult to reach mountain hut 'Rifugio Sennes' you take one of the most challenging trails of this trip. A new concept is introduced: Hike-a-bike! The path to Rifugio Sennes is steep (> 20%), unpaved and winds its way up through the gigantic mountain peaks.You probably make the last kilometers in the setting of the setting sun. And that gives a beautiful picture, because in clear weather the rocky mountains around you turn yellow, orange and fire red. Crazy!
October 15, 2020