A drive from Alta Badia to Bormio and a great dinner at the Hotel Funivia

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We left the Dolomites on a beautiful sunny day for a leisurely drive to Bormio in the Alps.  This was a greatly needed cycling rest day, because tomorrow we’re doing a monster climb.

The Dolomites are amazing to see, and we soaked in the beauty as we wound around our final pass and headed towards Bolzano in the lower valley.

Driving up Passo Stelvio (which we’ll ride up on Monday), we shared the road with dozens and dozens of cyclists, most of which looked to be suffering as they grunted up the 49 switchbacks to the top.  I could feel their pain.

We received a warm and genuine welcome at the Hotel Funivia upon our return:  “Ciao Roberto” with double-European kisses.

Dinner of course was excellent.  The food at our hotel in Badia was very good, usually with 5 elegant courses.  But tonight at the Funivia was quite the treat.  We started with ravioli with ricotta and spinach.  Simple, delicate, and flavorful.  Next was a grilled salmon with chopped sauteed vegetables.  Desert was a delicate apple tart with a small digestif-glass of peach ice cream and fresh berries. Yup, I was full.

~ by rjmang on June 15, 2012.

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