Next morning,i made my way back in France as i wanted to climb the Col Agnel pass from the French side.I read somewhere in one of the motorcycle adventure forum that its more pretty in all the aspects from the French side,but only one way to find out.In the process,i arrived at Col d’Izoard pass.Parked myself around a coffee shop to get a quick caffeine rush,meanwhile more bikers around and this time as we get into conversation.I shamelessly asked for photos,my only intention was to create memories.It’s always nostalgic to look back at such photos and emotionally react or gear up for more roadtrips like these.Sometimes they do work as a motivation. 🙂
This sight was quite tempting,for a while i almost gave up to have few of them.But they turned out to be slightly pricey and i convinced myself that i am more of Chocolate person
With no more breaks, i finally made it to Col Agnel.What a sight it was on the either side of the pass.Third highest paved pass after Stelvio Pass and Col de l’Iseran in Alps,so says the wiki.Of these alluring views on both side,you be the judge 🙂
Next up was Colle Fauniera,route to this pass was totally deserted. Hardly any motorcyclists or cars to be found.But,what green landscapes 🙂
I so loved this spot and the background that i spent almost an hour creating a video about the roadtrip so far,ups and downs,how i feel about all this which is happening to me and the part of trip which is yet to unfold .Unfortunately,the video is in local language (Hindi).So i am not sure if it’s worth sharing here or not.
I reached Colle Fauniera summit and climbed a bit on foot to get a better view of the surroundings.On the summit there’s a monument dedicated to the great cyclist Marco Pantani.
A biker couple whom i met here also told me that this pass is also known as “Hill Of The Dead” because of a 17th century fierce battle,which happened between French and Spanish army.It’s always good to have some conversation revolving around history lessons then the plain and boring photo/selfie sessions.
As i climbed down from the Colle Fauniera, i arrived in Demonte town which connected me to SS21.I decided to rest for the evening here and get myself indulged with beer or whisky which i had stocked up from Livigno.