Giro d’Italia 2015 – First Thoughts

Corvara in Badia and the Sella group
Picture by Vasile Cotovanu – Flickr: Colfosco and Sella, CC BY 2.0,

After considering the Pyrenees and very seriously considering the Swiss Alps – we even made reservations for apartments there – it’s now final: this year my “altitude training” will be in Italy once more where I will cycle my own Giro d’Italia 2015!

Switzerland was cancelled due to the fact that our accommodation had become 25-30% more expensive overnight, after the Swiss let go of the Euro cap.

Compared to France and Italy, Switzerland is already an expensive country for a holiday, but since I was eager to climb mythical cols like the Gotthard, Grimsel, Nufenen, Susten and Albula, I was ready to pay extra.

However, when the costs for a 5-night stay rose to 800 Euro just for the apartment, with the chances that it would get worse considering the latest financial developments in the Euro-zone, I let go of the idea and I eventually managed to get a full two weeks of holiday in Italy for a little more than for those five nights in Switzerland.

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