So after later checkout, I first had to had a breakfast near the university. I heard from two German tourist that the Etna would be closed.
But that was one of my targets…
Than I lost more than an hour to ship the bottom bracket…
Finally, the ride started: the GPS not working anymore and the city is quite crowdy, it was not soo straight to get out. On the other hand I could so pass by the cemetery which beside the university quarter one of spot to see of Catania.
Then I arrived at Nicolosi were Dino and me slept four years ago. Good memories.. (“froddschi” *lol*)
I left the main street to Etna Sud to early following the MTB sign. It was a mistake: not done to ride up or at least not with the full bag I had.
Finally I mad it to join the direct route and after some long climbing arrived at Etna Sud where the cabel car starts and which if course I did not use.
The the visit to Dino and me ‘s first volcano on the Etna and bought diner and breakfast. For the next: breakfast and water for the journey is available at the top of cable car.
I wanted doing some additional positive meter and finding a nice for pictures and sleeping. The latest two were not compatibel so I arrived at the top station(2480m over sea).
Dino: congratulation! I was not able to cycle up and to push it…
The little house on the right will give a wind protection for the night:
The upper station, in the back a sunspot ideally to take some shoots:
Dust on Etna…
(press on the link)
View from my bed:
The sound of nature at 2480m. Even with temperature just above cold better than 5stars and wine. (that location has uncountable stars…)
Press here to see/listen part of the night on the Etna..
(and even protected by the house)
Thanks Peter!There is an issue with the blog app. I've anyway uploaded the videos to youtube, should be working now.
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Nice pictures Georges….greetings from Switzerland
I thank you as the idea for that project started with or thanks to you. Schofroh Nr2 :o)
Georges, Thanks for this revival.It´s like redoing the tour, just virtual.Greetings from Frocio no1