Leaving Pieve di Ledro we drove via many lakes with their lovely reflections and up into the Dolomites. We had enjoyed travelling through the Giau pass so much two years ago that we decided to do it again and visit Cortina D’Ampezzo on our way to Austria. There were many bikers at the pass and although it was an overcast day it was great to see the imposing mountains again.

We stayed for two nights at Camping Olympia in Cortina where we had stayed two years before. It is a beautiful location right beside a fast flowing river which we could hear lying in bed at night and is in the shadow of tall rugged mountains. The walk into town through the forest and then by hills covered with spring flowers took us about forty minutes on a lovely hot and sunny day. There were a lot of cyclists and hikers in town which is predominantly a ski town with a lot of hotels, restaurants and cafes and high end shops. There was not much to see in town so we relaxed most of the time at the tranquil campsite.

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