89-15.08.-Th-Dubino-Celerina

Great day!

1.600 meters climb using the main road expecting lots of traffic. The aim to spend no (Swiss) money in Switzerland. And switching to flight mode for the whole time in Switzerland 😉

As I didn’t get a room in Chiavenna I had to go 21 kilometers to arrive there. That means additional one and a half hours to cycle.

There I bought cheese and Taralli (special Italian dry bread – I love it) for 1st and 2nd lunch. But no water 😉

I drunk so much water and stopped nearly at every fountain to fill my bottles with these fresh and delicious water.

In the beginning my back hurt and I tried to keep it warm. Later this little pain disappeared.

The femoral muscles felt tired and weak but later I got a rhythm and cycling was easy.

Fortunately I Gerhard gave me a couch for the night at Celerina. I invited him for a pizza and got the Swiss price niveau confirmed again: twice as much than in Austria 😉

Through on of the valleys I have to go.
Lago di Mezola in the north of Como lake.
A bit cloudy and 15 degrees.
An old village.
Italian Swiss boarder.
Lunch pause and drying clothes. Wet by sweating.
The sharp bends start the last 3 kilometers to the pass.
Hairpin bends.
It’s a wrap!
After about 6,5 hours and 60 kilometers and 1.600 meters I arrived.
Silvaplana lake.
St. Moritz with lake St. Moritz.

The bobsled run is along the road – here the horse shoe. Other well-known curves are named devil’s dyke or Nash-Dixon corner, snake corner or sunny corner, Monti’s corner and Shuttlecock corner.

74 kilometers from Dubino to Celerina and 9 hours. GT 4.372.
I can sleep here in my friend’s apartment in Celerina. We had a nice evening with pizza and lots to talk about.