Next day we will move on wider roads – but even here without straight passages – to Lugu Lake. The location let us believe for a moment that we are in Italy. We enjoy this mediterran feeling, surrounded by the mountains will a lot of Sunshine.
The from Lake Lugu to Chenghai, a little town in the middle of nowhere with a really nice Lake is not spectacular, however still good to ride. In the afternoon we hike to the lake to end the day with a nice drink, because the end of this tour is already knocking on our doors. Suddenly at the lake a bunch of village people is showing up and shooting pictures and videos from the awkward white guys. Little children are touching the guy with the bigger belly – a living, laughing Bhudda to touch!
Our tourguide Hendrik re-arranged the last day of the tour and found a tiny little, fantastic mountain road which takes us with almost no traffic (as usual) to Dali, our starting point. However the highlight of today is certainly our Swedish guy Jonathan. At his motorbike the rear tire suddenly blocked approx. 60km before Dali. It was amazing to watch from behind how he was able to control the bike sliding over the street and finally stopping the bike without causing a crash. Well Done Jonathan, Well Done!
In any case we´ll need some time to assimilate all the pictures, the great experience and the hospitality from this tour. And by having this said i am looking now to all the things beside the road: