We had planned a last minute trip to Italy to attend a Mini Cooper Festival in Rimini. But first we made a diversion to Lake Garda to get in a few good days of riding. After our first day of climb-a-rama, we were ready for more.
This time we awoke to clearing skies and beautiful mountains peaks all around. Our second attempt in the bike rental arena proved more successful. With our plush full suspension rides, we headed out in pursuit of the elusive singletrack. This was our 3rd trip to Garda, and we wanted to find a particular stretch of trail that we had missed the previous trips.
We skipped the popular shuttle, and opted as always to start at the bottom and climb up.
We only had about a 4,200' climb ahead of us with a much more gradual grade than yesterday's feat. This was just as well for me, as my quads were screaming from 3 hours of full on climbing.
Going through cool tunnels from an old WW1 roadbed.
You can see the road cut into the side of the mountain.
The path up to Passo Rocchetta
This shot is one of my favorites.
My other favorite pic
We found the singletrack! It was a blast!! Especially with 130mm travel on the front. Being 5'2" and 110 lbs, my bike isn't ever that beefy, so I had a great time.
The beauty of riding in Italy is going from Rifugio (hut) to hut and refueling for the rest of one's ride. How about some strudel with a view....
This is what you have to look forward to at the end of the ride! Ciao!
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