Tour d’Excellence: Day 3 – Mestre to Rijeka

08.30.2023 – Day 3 – Mestre, Venice, then Zadar via Rijeka – 520 km

8:45 a.m.

Departure from the Hilton Garden hotel for Venice.

Staff sent us to park in the upper level of the San Marco parking lot. Despite help from the co-pilots, our drivers had a hard time keeping their rims from rubbing against the curbs of the winding, cramped ramps .

Rainer stays with the ID Buzzes to organise their transfer to the Middle East. At the same time, the other members of the Tour d’Excellence set off on foot to capture images of the Rialto Bridge. After a 20-minute gondola ride, we made our way to the parking lot where Rainer was waiting for us. We even brought with us three small Venetian masks.

11:20 a.m.

After a careful trip back down the parking ramps, we leave Venice for the third leg, which takes us to Zadar, Croatia, via Rijeka.

1:06 p.m.

Crossing the Italian border into Slovenia in 13° weather and steady rain.

2:03 p.m.

Crossing the Slovenian border into Croatia, 13.5°C, still with constant rain.

 After 229 km, the remaining battery range is 180 km (39%). Average consumption is 20.1 kWh/100 km.

In Rijeka, we stop off at the Porsche Centre for a quick charge. What a welcome! The two ID Buzzes were picked up on arrival and charged for free. While we waited, we ate some pizzas that the staff had ordered for us.

With our batteries 100% recharged and a maximum range of 411 km, we hit the road again, heading for Zadar. At first, we keep to the coast. However, due to the awful weather, we decide to look for a faster route. At a stone’s throw from Zadar, we stop at the Maslenica bridge for a few photos, with some help from the drone.

8:30 p.m.

Arrival at the Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik, our overnight stop in Zadar after about 520 km and almost 7 hours on the road.

One small problem, however, is that the hotel only has two charging points, both of which are taken for the whole night.

Total distance covered: 1206 km – daily stage of 520 km.

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