Rhaetian Alps; 4 + 5 stage

4th stage

Bormio – Umbrailpass (2503 m) – Santa Maria – Ofenpass (2149 m) – Zernez – Scuol

Fortunately a dry start in Bormio. No warm up, the ascent begins just in the village 🤪

Actually, the ascent from Bormio wasn’t that steep at all, .. rather long. There are some beautiful serpentines, .. if you like it 🤔..🤩

Umbrailpass summit:

The descent to Santa Maria was extremely cold. A local soup warmed me for the oven pass.

The Ofenpass is always nice, even when it gets cloudy and rainy again:

The last kilometers from Zernez to Scuol pass very quickly. Arrived at the hotel, no one is surprised … it’s raining again.

5th stage

Scuol – Norbertshöhe (1405m) – Nauders – Reschenpass (1455m) – Prad – Stilfser Joch (2758m) 🤩

I’m very happy about some rays of sunshine…

Looking back into the Engadin – the village “Martina”

Norbertshöhe:

At the Reschenpass:

Stelvio:

48th turn:

First turn:

Again I’m lucky, as soon as I get to the top, it starts raining, …again!

Afternoon walk:

If you’re up here: I can recommend the sausage stand (in the 3rd picture, left). There are wonderful sausages (3 different to choose) with cabbage, apparently a traditional family business, up here for many years. In addition to these boring tourist shops, …a highlight 🙏😊

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