We rode up over passo Fedaia in the morning, a 600 m-ish climb from the holiday house. The weather was a little dubious but it held out for the climb. We then had a big descent that took us to a coffee shop. I had one of those tasty Italian hot chocolates that have the consistency of pudding. Then it was off up passo san Pellegrino and then a descent in more dubious weather down to the valley. We rode back up the valley to Canazei where we had started.
Above left: We wrapped up warm and headed off from our holiday house for some cycling goodness. We started with a 600 m climb up to the Fedaia pass where it snowed every so slightly on us. Above right: We reached our first pass and it was rather cold…
Above left: We had a 1200 m climb up to Passo San Pellegrino. The climb was fairly easy for most of the ride at around 6%-ish but has a nasty 18% section. We had a bit of hail on the way up but managed to marginally avoid the worst of the weather. Above right: We took a few photos at the pass and then wrapped up warm(er) before heading down the other side avoiding most of the oncoming rain.
Above left: The sun shone on us as we rode the last few kms back to Canazei. Above right: Marco has a short nap in the sun after we returned.
Dolomites Day 1 – Time: 04:06:31 Dst: 87.9 km Avg: 21.4km/h Max: 68.0km/h Ascent: 2174 m
Above: Stats on Strava.