In the Dolomites we first drove up to Passo Sella. We stayed there for 3 nights and went climbing in the „Stone Town“ and mountain biking. The weather was great and the view even better.
On we went over Passo Gardena to Stern and up to Passo Valparola, where we nearly stayed for two weeks as you could walk and climb, also standing there with our truck wasn't a problem. One weekend we cheered the riders of the Dolomites Bike Marathon, we only were 4 people on top of the pass, not surprising as most of the time it was pretty foggy.
As the weather was foggy and thundery the last days, we decided to move on. We drove to Cortina d'Ampezzo and further to Toblach, where we gazed to different flying helicopters of the army.
The same day we drove to Innichen, where we found a nice parking spot in the forest. Early in the morning at 5 am we drove with our bikes towards the Drei Zinnen, though they were all covered in fog, so we drove back, as it was anyway forbidden for bikes to drive further.
So we passed the border to Austria in Lienz and then drove through the Drautal, where we stopped in Greifenburg and drove around 1000 m of altitude in direction of Gaugen, a paradise for model planes. Just before the hotel we parked on a small timber transfer site, in the neighbourhood of Hermann.
The first day we spent biking and hiking and then rain set in again, which led us to discover, that we had a rotten ceiling in the kitchen and in the bathroom. So we spend one week with the renovation and when the weather was good and dry, we went mushroom picking.
After two weeks we were able to drive again, filling up fresh Gaugenwater and left Kärnten towards Slovenia and the warm weather.