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TDIN2016 – Day1: 14.7kWh to Italy

Today’s the day: My youngest daughter and I are on our way to Styria via Italy and Slovenia.

After a very normal hectic last day at work spent making sure everybody knew what needs to be done during my absence, I meet my daughter outside my office at 4.30pm.

We're ready for TDIN2016!

We’re ready for TDIN2016!


 
We leave Zürich and hit heavy traffic on Switzerland’s motorways – Zürich’s schools close for a two-week autumn holiday period today and we’re not the only ones with the brilliant idea to drive towards Italy 🙂

As usual, here comes the traditional TWIKE-team picture:

The traditional TWIKE team pic

The traditional TWIKE team pic


 
There isn’t too much to say about us driving across Switzerland on the motorway… other than it is incredible to be actually able to cover 200km+ driving at 90+kph for most of the distance. (I really like my new battery!)

Some pictures from our late afternoon / evening trip to Italy:

The upper Rhine valley beckons

The upper rhine valley beckons


 
Sargans castle

Sargans castle


 
Evening impressions

Evening impressions


 
Left, San Bernardino - right, Tamins

Left, San Bernardino – right, Tamins


 
Via Mala gorge

Via Mala gorge


 
Via Mala gorge - dramatic views

Via Mala gorge – dramatic views


 
Lake Sufers

Lake Sufers

After 3 hours and some serious climbing to 2115m altitude, we cross into Italy via the Splügen pass – Italy greets us with its usual bumpy roads. (although, I must concede that they are currently resurfacing parts of the road and the overall ride is better than in June during TDAF2016)

Welcome to Italy!

Welcome to Italy!


 
Up here, after sunset, temperatures are already sub zero…brrr! Time to get to our overnight stay!

20 minutes later, we check into our B&B and start charging TW560. Again, a very new experience: TW560 will be charging around 10+ hours at the maximum rate allowed by the plug we sourced for our recharge!

Our distance and consumption for today

Our distance and consumption for today


 
TDIN2016 - our trip today

TDIN2016 – our trip today