After a warm reception from the residents of the Croatian city of Opatija, the intrepid Silver Ghosts were steered across the Slovenian border in heavy rain and wafted through pretty, unspoilt villages. Briefly crossing the border into Austria, the Trial re-entered North Western Slovenia, arriving at the magnificent Lake Bled in glorious sunshine. Breathtakingly beautiful, the thermal waters of Lake Bled are famous for their healing properties.
After a brief period of recuperation, an advance party travelled to tomorrow's next scene in this unfolding adventure – the Loibl Pass. The most dramatic of all 19 Alpenfahrt passes, the site of this unmade road rising and curving into the distance filled the hearts with fear and excitement alike. How did the competitors tackle the challenge 100 years ago? An early start tomorrow, following a hearty breakfast awaits.