Day 12 (26/08/2014): Aosta-Val d’Isère (106km/2,750m ascent/1 pass/drank 6.0 litres)

passes climbed:
Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo/Col du Petit St-Bernard (2,188m)

towns passed:
Pré-Saint-Didier; La Thuile; Séez; Val d’Isère

Rain, rain, rain… I so got soaked to the skin today… it was incredible. Not only did it rain all day long without cease. The only difference there was resulted in either strong, stronger, or extremely strong rain – especially on top of Little St. Bernard pass it lashed into my face that it actually hurt.

There is not a lot more to tell about my day today. I didn’t see much of the most likely wonderful landscape around me (first in Italy, then in France – my final country on this tour, and I’m not going to leave it anymore before Nice). And this day showed the limits of my equipment.

Even if my tour has not ended yet, this was definitely the wettest day, no doubt. More wet is not possible. Which makes me look forward to the upcoming days and places to be seen and travelled through.

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Remember the view from my hotel room the day before? This photo was taken from the same spot this morning. Kind of different, isn’t it?!

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Why?!??? It was raining cats and dogs, and they sprinkled the lawn?! Must have been a testing field for lawn sprinklers

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this was taken relatively low down – it was a lot worse higher up, but there I had to save my phone from drowning

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on top of my only pass for the day – nobody to take my picture anywhere near; I did actually not see a single other cyclist all day long

392km/8,850m ascent/8 passes to go!

accurate route details (incl. GPS track):
Vienna-Nice Transalp – day 12 (Aosta-Val d’Isère)
Start date/time: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 9:02, distance (km): 105.28, elevation (ascent in m): 2,574

all photos of the day:

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