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Salzburg – Venice

Trip Details

Road Trip 2008 III
Date: Fri, 22/08/2008
Austria, Italy
Distance: 440 km
Motorcyclists: Kyriakos
Copilots: Dimitra
Photographers: Kyriakos, Dimitra
Authors: Kyriakos
Translators: Sakis
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

Friday 22.8.2008

When I opened my eyes the first thing I thought was that today was the last day we upload our bike to travel, and the next day we will just enter the ship to return. Then we started doing a brief stop for fuel pad and breakfast and started our journey on the highway that was almost empty at a rapid pace. As we head south, the elevation climbed as we would pass from the Alps.

The route was the one with the largest temperature differences, and when we were at high altitude, fog caught us so that we stop to wear waterproof and isothermal clothes as the cold was unbearable! Then of course as we descended from the mountains, in Italy had sun and we even pull up the investments from our clothes, as we had sweat...

Getting to Italy we followed the labels for Udine and since we moved we plan on the first and final destination of this wonderful journey. Arriving in Venice is really rough to find the hotel * as I did not get into the gps, the map of Italy. The hotel this time was about 10 minutes outside of Venice and searching after a long trip and almost 440 km we had done was a bit painful ... God bless the good Italians wherever we stopped and asked, they tried others with few English and others in Italian pantomime to tell us in which direction we should move to get near the hotel.

We got so worn out and having settled we telephoned with George and Stergiani which were closed at the same hotel room, but because they had arrived early enough had gone downtown to see Venice and when we had arrived by boat, they had gone straight. After we sat down just for the needed rest, we went down and met them in Piazza San Marco, on getting together the last night of the trip.

The coffee that we drank with the guys at St. Mark's Square as we share the pictures and the whole experience of the two trips in a setting where there were 4-5 bands all around the coffee and began to play one song after another, is one of the sweetest memories. After coffee we went for pizza near the Rialto Bridge and the stories continued...

Somewhat closed and the last night of the trip and we returned to the hotel. Our mind was still confused because from the one hand we wondered how the days passed, on the other hand bring a picture from every town we passed in the mind and realize that the trip had gone exactly as we planned it, but it was better than we had dreamed it.

* Venice Hotel Villa Dori: A fairly modest and old hotel with however beautiful decor, about 10 minutes outside of Venice. The first time was a little mess to find it but the second I remembered the route and we went straight as the gps of George led us to ... elsewhere. Price: 60 € / double occupancy.