After we had breakfast at 08:00 we started on our first group tour shortly after 09:00. Unfortunately Sylvia could not join us, on the trip there she had a small accident that affected her lower leg (she couldn’t ride her own bike until Monday on the way back). “Into the heart of the Dolomites” was on the agenda today and we headed out on the main road towards Cavalese. Andrea took the warning of the guest house hostess about police controls too literally and stuck exactly to the speed limits, so we drove very leisurely all the way to our first gas stop at Predazzo. After a short discussion we picked up the pace and headed towards Passo di Valles (2033 m). After the turn off to this pass I drove at a brisk pace and was amazed that Andrea was almost stuck to the back of my bike. The Deauville was very quickly and safely spirited up the mountain by Andrea - well done!
The others made it up this magnificent road bit by bit and then we proceeded towards Passo Giau (2236 m). At first the road through Falcabe took us down to Cencenighe. Then we headed through Alleghe and we followed the signs to Selva di Cadire and Passo Giau. Once on top we decided on a coffee break. A few Alpenbikers were missing though, because we didn’t wait for them at the bottom of the pass. But eventually they reached the summit and for the rest of the tour we always waited for the last person!