Day 99: Livigno to Bormio

Monday July 11, 2005, 52 km (32 miles) – Total so far: 5,956 km (3,701 miles)

We spent the morning in Livigno because it was only a short ride to Bormio, despite the two passes Passo di Eira (2,209m) and Passo di Foscagno (2,291m).

I replaced my broken mobile phone and we finally tracked down a replacement battery for Agata’s camera (although charging it is a problem whilst camping).

Yesterday evening was good fun. We went for a nice meal in Mario’s (Livingo’s best restaurant) and then on to ‘Agata’s Pub’ with Ali, the cycle tourist we’d met on the pass between St Moritz and Livigno. He passed on some useful information on Italy and we shared stories (and whinges) about the standard of Italian driving. Apparently Italy has lost as many lives to road traffic accidents over the last ten years as the United States lost in the Vietnam War. And they still overtake on blind corners.

The campsite at Bormio is an amusing mix of luxury and cheapness; they have a fancy restaurant complete with waiters in waistcoats and yet you have to buy a plastic token for €€1 to turn on the heated water in the showers.

Agata's pub, we went for a drink here

Agata’s pub, we went for a drink here

View of Livigno from the climb of the Passo d'Eira

View of Livigno from the climb of the Passo d’Eira

The Carabinieri watched us ride over the summit of the Passo d'Eira

The Carabinieri watched us ride over the summit of the Passo d’Eira

There was a lake at the top of the Passo del Foscagno

There was a lake at the top of the Passo del Foscagno

Valdidentro

Valdidentro

Villages on the descent to Bormio

Villages on the descent to Bormio

Bormio, another resort on the world cup ski circuit

Bormio, another resort on the world cup ski circuit

The centre of Bormio

The centre of Bormio

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