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TDM2014 – Day9, Easy going…after our last pass at 2106m alt.

today, we’re driving home. we know that the weather in southern switzerland will be rain all day long. on the other side of the alps however, things are looking up. this is why we decide to climb the gotthard pass and see if we get some 50/50 view of sun and rain somewhere at the […]

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TDM2014 – Day8, Drive back to Switzerland: -1km!

after a very relaxing night at the casa mortarino, we’re seen off in person by the friendly owner wishing us all the best – this was by far the best stay we’ve had on our trip – should we be back to this part of italy anytime in the future, we’re certainly going to be […]

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TDM2014 – Day 7, Nature’s forces & “la voglio!”

we had a night with awful weather – constant thunderstorms, heavy rain and extreme winds. meeting the owner of the hotel for check-out early next morning, he informs us that there will be some issues with leaving the region, since many roads are blocked due to landslides. there are 4 roads leading to the coast […]

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TDM2014 – Day 6, Fog and a welcome change

toady, my entry is much shorter than usual… leaving our hotel today, we start out on the same flat roads we left yesterday… with one major difference: we see less than yesterday. this is our route for today: ostiglia to santo stefano d’aveto, in midst of the d’aveto nature reserve. View to the sea, sea […]

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TDM2014: Day5 – trieste to central italy

as every morning, we start out just before the sun rises – we want to get the most of the day. today, is the first of two days of driving across the width of italy. about two-thirds will be flat and then we will cross the apenin mountain region. View to the sea, sea and […]

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TDM2014 – Day 4, Istria: TWIKE to the MAX!

our trip today is filed under TDM2014 *and* one-day-trip. we start in trieste and circumvent the istrian pensinsula and arrive back in triest. we have three learnings for today. 1. croatia/istria is extremely nice; there will be another TDM/TDI(stria) 2. the tour we did today is one of the most diverse you can have with […]

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TDM2014: Day3, Dolomites and our first objective accomplished

today’s diet of passes consists of: passo duran: 1605m passo zoldo: 1430m (keep in mind that today we are starting from much lower altitudes – 250-400m) after a good nights’ sleep we wake up refreshed and are pleasantly surprised by the view from our room: this promises to be a very nice day indeed! (naysayers: […]

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TDM2014: Day2, up and down – all day long

today, we have many, many passes to cross: (and are looking forward to it!) Umbrail: 2573 Stelvio: 2780 Nigerpass: 1774 Karerpass: 1745 Passo di San Pellegrino: 1918 this is our route for today: View to the sea, sea and back (TW560) TWIKE in a larger map the day starts grey but dry. with a fully […]

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TDM2014: Day1 – to the end of switzerland

finally: we’re on our way! it’s been a long time we’ve already planned this trip and been talking about it. after getting employed again, i felt it in order to resurrect the plan and during the few weeks before i start working to get TW560 the R&R it deserves 🙂 as usual, jc arrives at […]

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TDM2014, 8-9 days around the mediteranean

we’re happy to announce another one of our longer TWIKE aventures. the goal this year is to visit the three northernmost points of the mediterranean sea (this quest takes us all the way to croatia, crossing the width of italy to genoa and back to switzerland. (blue lines)) – this is why we call this […]