Bormio, Italy - very near the Switzerland border
Stories posted on my blog related to this gallery: Articles about Bormio
Bormio region at the edge of the Stelvio National Park
One of many times passing through the Milan train station
Hotel Funivia - A bike hotel and a rather challenging environment
Middle switchbacks on Stelvio Pass
Lodge at the top of Stelvio Pass - The highest pass in Italy.
Switchbacks on the back side of Stelvio Pass. I would ride up these two days later.
Richard'ls Wurststandl. Not on the training table of champions, but I had a tasty bratwurst at the top of Stelvio Pass.
Exotic sports cars and motorcycles outnumber bicycles on Stelvio. I wonder why?
Eaten one too many of Richard's Wurst
Like climbing stairs...
BMW testing hybrid cars (and just having fun) on Stelvio Pass
A few switchbacks stacked up in the middle of Stelvio Pass
Returning to Bormio on the way down Stelvio
40 switchbacks from the top
Each swtichback is numbered
Cobble stones on the early part of the climb up Gavia Pass
Getting above treeline on Gavia
Still a bit of snow left on top of Gavia
Another of the "big boy" passes
The road w-a-y below in Santa Caterina is where the climb up Gavia starts to get serious
Cobble stones on the way to Santa Caterina
Funeral procession. People from the town walked out their front doors and joined in as it passed by.