Woke up early having fallen asleep very early last night! The drive may have made me a little tired.
I have made up for it with a ‘rest’ day today, ha ha, who has time for a rest! Rest from driving at least.
My photos are still not capturing this area well enough but it’s a hell of a background.
After lunch it was time to test the bike had survived 3 days strapped to the roof of the car (most weathers and high speeds.. urgh).
There are a number of small villages that make up this part of the Val di Fassa, from Mazzin you pass through Campiestrin, Fontanac and Campitello before reaching Canazei, along only a 5km stretch. It is hard to tell how many are ‘working’ villages and how many are set up for tourists and winter skiing. It seems to be fairly mixed but the buildings are all of a similar style whether homes or hotels. Each of the villages has its own Chiesa (church – see, still learning), suggesting age and a local community, but it occurs to me that people may have been coming here to ski for some time – think I better read a bit of history! Will see if I have any indoor time…
Canazei is overlooked by some pretty impressive rocks – Sassolungo and the Sella pass (Rockfax p170 – might just be going up there bwahaha)
I even found a friendly couple taking pics of each other so we swapped camera phones (temporarily) and I have a pic of me – sweaty, bruised knees and everything! (First injury of the week – hitting myself in the back of the leg with my own pedal, some things never change)
Bit of a rest now, Strava (the running app I’m using) says I burnt 380 calories today – do you think this will cover it?