Day 10: To Splügen Pass and beyond

We awoke to a cool but already sunny morning in the camp. Bert had the smart idea to set up our tent in between as much shelter as possible, so we didn’t get too much wind battering us in the night and I think that made a big difference. For those interested, the holiday home […]

Day 9: Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Campodolcino – start of Splugen Pass)

Another guest post from Bert. I’ve been too slow on getting mine done, so enjoy another great one from Bert! Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Corti – start of Splugen Pass) I woke up several times throughout the night; cold and wet. Small puddles of rain had managed to cross the sacred tent barrier; […]

Preparing to meet the Alps via the Splügen pass

The hardest part of the trip by far (and the crowning achievement) will be our journey over the Alps. Besides worries about sustaining long rides over two weeks, my main worry is about making it to the top of the Splügen Pass. I chose Splügen because we had to cross somewhere and I thought this […]