After the frisbee tournament, it was time for our 7 day bike trip! Day 1: On the train to our starting point: Tarvisio. These are our bikes: Wrench and Paora (Italian for Scary).
At the train station in Tarvisio, with our packed bikes.
Not quite sure if this is going to work!
On the road...
"Goodbye from Tarvisio"
The restaurant by the lake!
On the way to Slovenia
Mountain lake views
4 star restaurant... amazing views...
Day 2: Arriving in Slovenia!
At a WWI fort memorial
Crossed the border
In the county of Bovec
lunch in Bovec
Boca: third deepest cave in the world, waterfall at the beginning of the Soca. From here we followed this river almost all the way to the ocean.
Beautiful turquoise color due to calcium deposits in the limestone
found a kayak
The black is the road we were on, the blue the river
made it to Kobarid!
The happy snack mix
Day 3: Spent in Kobarid. First stop: hike to the Kozjak waterfall
mini waterfall on the way
"Slap Kozjak" = waterfall Kozjak
the path to the waterfall... very Myst....
abundant in butterflies
then a trip over to the hot springs
relaxing at the hotsprings
the cool local hang out spot
clocked at 25 km/hr !
BBQ for dinner
Chivapchachi, potatoes, onions, peppers and Lasko
Day 4: on the road again. Paora got a flat tire, which Ben fixed
On our way to Tolmin
there were goats
and a parachuter
and.... mobs of people dressed in black?
Apparently the largest Metal concert in Europe was happening in Tolmin this week!
on our way to Kanal
then Ben got a flat tire too
by the time we made it to Kanal, we were sleepy.
Day 5: spent in the beautiful little town of Kanal
the river is so deep, they have diving competitions here every year!
so we had to jump in the water ourselves, with a few of Ben's frisbee friends
an accordion concert in town
hot rock messages on the bank of the river
grill up some brats for dinner!
Day 6: on our way to Gorizia! This is Ben's frisbee bar
Made it all the way to Gorizia! Then we took a train back to Trieste.
Day 7 (last day) took a hike along the Napoleon trail over Trieste
the new lighthouse (200 yrs old)
climbing around on the cliffs
the local walking spot
then all our stuff exploded in the park
but we managed to repack it all, in time to head to Venice! what a great bike trip.