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HAT1701: High Alpine Tour

Freitag, 2. Juni 2017 | Anthony Fairweather / Gottfried Kofler | Europa

Day 6: Au to Erding

It's our last day on the road and the weather gods are smiling. Barely out of the hotel we start climbing the Hochtannbergpass and enter the province of Tirol for a few short miles, before crossing the last border back into Germany. Just in front of the border we ride along the beautiful Plansee, where we spot our Tour Guide Tony, who has prepared a traditional Edelweiss picnic for us. A short shower interrupts the sunshine and we escape into the fabulous Schloss Linderhof, favoured home of Ling Ludwig II. From here we north back to Erding where it is time to say goodbye to our bikes as we pack our bags for the trip home.

It's been a blast!

All smiles with Neuschwanstein Castle in the background!
Another gratuitous mountain vista.
Dig in guys!
Linderhof never fails to impress!
"This would look great in my back yard!" Bob.

Day 5: Pontresina to Au

It's another beautiful day in the Alps as we set out to conquer some of the best passes Switzerland has to offer. Julier,  Albula and Flüela offer some of the best riding so far before we pass the border into Lichtenstein, one of the smallest countries in Europe. Barely one hour after entering we have ridden the entire length of the country and cross the border back into Austria. Here we tackle our last pass of the day, the fantastic Faschinajoch. We arrive at our hotel in Au where Tour Guide Gottfried has prepared the traditional Edelweiss boot beer to celebrate yet another fantastic day on the road. 

Bill arriving at the top of the Albula pass, a motorcyclist's dream in tarmac.
And Edgar is just behind.
Thomas surrounded by our toys at the top of Flüela.
You wouldn't think so but it is summer in Switzerland!
Hooray, it's boot beer time!

Day 4: Klobenstein to Pontresina 

Passo di Stelvio, Stilfserjoch, the Queen of all Mountain Roads! This is why we ride! After a coffee stop in Italys smallest town we tackle the famous 48 switchbacks to the top where we celebrate our arrival in style with a generous helping of Brunos famous sausages. Our afternoon ride takes us across the border to Switzerland, where we tackle the last few miles to Pontresina, our stop for the night. 

Monique and Peter, on top of the world (at least this part of it).
How about this for a coffee stop?

Day 3: Rest day in Klobenstein 

It's another beautiful day as we take a well earned break from riding by, you guessed it, going for a ride. Our route takes us along single track roads through the hills and wine fields north of Bozen and up the Penserjoch. This fantastically flowing piece of tarmac is a biker's dream and takes us into the Sarn valley back to Klobenstein. We spend the afternoon exploring the centre of Bozen, where we marvel at the medieval architecture, visit the ice man Ötzi and taste some excellent gelato. 

Tom and Bill, leaning hard.
Adding yet another pass to our tally.
What a view! The Penserjoch does not disappoint.
The famous ice man Ötzi welcomes us to Bozen.

Day 2: Lienz to Klobenstein

Another day, another country. We say goodbye to Austria and hello to Italy as we enter the Dolomites, one of the best motorcycle terrains on the planet. Fantastically twisty roads in some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. And great food as well. After seemingly endless twisting we reachieve Bolzano and from there begin our climb to the small mountain town of Klobenstein and our hotel for the next two nights.

New day, new country
Bob and Enoch, taking in the sunshine.
Can it get any more Italian?
Tuck in! Bill, Bob, Edgar and Thomas give their unanimous approval!

Day 1: Erding to Lienz 

We set off in glorious sunshine on the very first day of our High Alpine Tour. The rolling foothills of the Bavarian Alps are full of fantastic sweepers and offer us a great opportunity to get used to our new motorcycles.  After a quick stop for coffee at Lake Chiemsee we cross the border into Austria, enjoy a proper alpine lunch and thenjoy tackle Austria's highest mountain pass: the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road! We end the day with another fantastic set of sweepers and switchbacks before finally arriving in Lienz, our stop for the night. 
Ready to roll!
How about this for a lunch time view?
Bill at the top of mountain!
What a road! This is why we ride!


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