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Taiwan in the Grand Alps! CGA190A

Mittwoch, 26. Juni 2019 | Eva Köfler / Domenico Schiano | Europa

Motorcycle Paradise exists...

Day 14, Kaprun - Seefeld

Everybody made it back to Seefeld, on the hottest day of the tour! In the valleys, the temperature reached 37 degree Celsius, so hot! So se did not stop many times and enjoied the "breeze" on our bikes! Well fine folks, and safe flight back to Taiwan!!!

Ready to go!
Picture stop at the Krimml waterfall, the highest in Europe
Coffee break
Arrived in Mieming at the Edelweiss garage!
Well done!

Day 13, Klobenstein - Kaprun

Today's ride back into Austria was full of highlights! First through the italian Dolomites (but some other passes that we had not done yesterday!) and then, in Austria, we rode the famous Grossglockner! Perfect weather again (maybe a little bit too warm down in the valleys) and a lot of memories!

Group photo in Klobenstein
First picture stop on Passo Gardena
Pictures don't do justice!
Lake Misurina Lunch Stop
Welcome back to Austria!
At the Edelweiss peak on the Grossglockner
What a ride today!

Day 12, rest day in the Dolomites!

What is better than a ride through the Dolomites, with such a beautiful weather? Today it was definitely not a "rest" day, but... what a ride into heaven!

First stop on Passo Rolle
Coffee break
Passo Duran
Lunch on Passo Duran
Edelweiss was here!
Directions...
Wildflowers
Rifugio San Sebastiano on Passo Duran
The Marmolada peaks
The wonderful Carezza lake
Today also Eva rode bike!
No filter needed
Today's route, 270 km of postcard landscapes!
Happy anniversary!
Combine....

Day 11, Livigno - Klobenstein

Probably the most challenging ride of the tour! Today we finally climbed the most famous of all passes, even being "only" the second highest. The Stelvio Pass was definitely crowded on this sunday morning, hundreds of bikes (and bicycles) going up and down, what an atmosphere! But this was not the only highlight of today, and also the view from the Mendelpass, just before  entering Bolzano, was breath-taking!

Coffee break in Glurns, at the feet of the Stelvio Pass
Many many switchbacks!
The view from up there is definitely rewarding
Bruno and già famous hot-dogs!
Taiwan on the Stelvio
A busy day up here!
On the Mendelpass
Dinner menu translation
Campaiiiiii

Day 10, Brissago - Livigno

The rain was pouting down while we were having breakfast, and the weather forecast was definitely bad for today, but somebody must really like us up there, and after a lonk coffee break in Lugano, the rain stopped and we reached Livigno under a blue sky! And we could also enjoy a wonderful ride along the Como lake and then on the Maloia and Bernina passes!

First break in Lugano
The Como lake
Lunch break
The Acquafraggia waterfall
Somebody needs a double espresso!
The Morteratsch glacier and Bernina mount
The famous Bernina Express!
Livigno

Day 9, Aosta - Brissago

The weather forecast was not very good today, and actually it also rained, but only while we were having lunch! Another great ride, and tonight we are sleeping in Switzerland again!

Photo stop
Varallo, where we stopped for lunch.
Finally one lunch in Italy!
The lake Maggiore at Intra

Day 8, Briancon - Aosta

Another great ride! Leaving Briancon, we headed northward to climb the highest mountain pass in the Alps, the Col de l'Iseran! What a temperature drop, from the valley to the top! But that was not the only mountain pass we had to face today, and we had a lot of fun also on the Monginevro, Moncenisio and finally Little St Bernard Pass before entering Italy and reaching Aosta.

First coffee break on the Moncenisio pass
Today's route
No doubt, we are in Italy
Lunch before hitting the Col de l'Iseran
Highest pass in the Alps! 2770 metres, around 10 metres higher than the Stelvio pass.
Some action on the Little St Bernard pass
Still a lot of snow up here!
A walk through Aosta

Day 7, Rest day Briancon

Short route or long route? Of course the long one, with such a beautiful weather! We left Briancon and headed south to Savines le Lac for a coffee break. Then, on the way back, the beautiful Col de Vars (where we had lunch) and Col de l'Izoard completely delighted our senses!

First picture stop
Coffee break
Lac de Serre-Poncon
Some twisty backroads
Col de Vars
The Refuge Napoleon, where we had lunch
On the Col de l'Izoard
A walk through Briancon

Day 6, Chamonix - Briancon

Another sunny day! The Alps are definitely spoiling us! Countless curves todays on the famous (especially for cyclists, due to the Tour de France) Col de la Madeleine and Col du Galibier, but also a few road construction works down in the valleys! Tonight we are sleeping in the beautiful town of Briancon, stay tuned!

The Mont Blanc from our hotel in Chamonix
Lunch on the Col de la Madeleine
Detour!
Col du Galibier
The monument dedicated to Marco Pantani, who won a legendary race of the Tour de France on this mountain pass
Rolling down...

Day 5, Andermatt to Chamonix

The Furka pass opened today, but only in the afternoon, too late for us! So we had to use the train and spend 20 minutes in a tunnel to reach the other side of the mountain, and the ride by train was a real highlight, something unusual at least! After that, we climbed the Grimsel Pass and soon we were back on trak. We had in the very pretty town Thun, and after that we had not even completed the half of today's route... We reached the hotel quite late, but what a ride!!!

The train has arrived, soon it's time to board.
The bikes wagon
On the Grimsel pass
Picture stop near Interlaken
Thun
A little nap after lunch!
Ice cream break on the Col du Pillon
Some action on the Col de la Croix
Dinner in Chamonix
"sweet" dreams from Chamonix

Day 4, Rest day Andermatt

The winter had an unusual comeback a few days ago, so some mountain passes are still closed... and we only had the chance to ride the Gotthard pass, back and forth. Fortunately on this pass there is an old road and also a new one, so we used both of them!

 

Taiwan on Gothardpass
Selfie on tour!
Riding on the old passroad. The road you see in the background is the new one, that we used on the way back!
So beautiful
Swiss Alps
John, Domenico & Eva
Parking with a view
Gothard Pass
... we do everything for great pictures
Hotel Crown Andermatt
great food
Sleep well @Hotel Crown Andermatt
High above Andermatt

Day 3, Galtür - Andermatt

The Silvretta alpine road is still closed (too much show!), so we had to go back into the valley and then, after the Arlberg pass, we did our first coffee break. We soon entered Switzerland and then had lunch at the Walensee before riding on the magnificent Klausenpass, definitely the highlight of the day!

Bikes parked for the coffee break
The Walensee
Lunch time
Something sounds wrong, real pizza is not from Tuscany!
Riding up the Klausenpass
Still a lot of snow!
Group picture
So much fun

Day 2, Seefeld - Galtür

Not possible to imagine a better start! Clear blue sky, nice temperature and green all around us! We left Seefeld and rode inside the Kutai, where we had our first coffee stop. After having lunch in Imst, we could have some fun in the Kaunertal, where we reached an altitude of 2750 metres! What a drastic change also in the temperature!

Seefeld Tourstart
First coffee and picture stop in Kuhtai
Light lunch
At the Gacher blick, 800 metres above the valley!
Gacherblick(Pitztal)
Reaching the Kaunertal glacier
Still a lot of snow here!
Some traffic on the way down!
Welcome to Galtür

Day 1, Welcome to Seefeld!

The group has arrived, the bikes are ready... so let's rock the Alps for two weeks!!!

Offloading bikes!
Welcome briefing
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JP
Freitag, 28. Juni 2019 um 16:40

During 15 days Grand Alps tour, Domenico and Eva both are professional enough show us every possibility of great views, offer great foods, great wines and great smiles. Their action is indescribably good. Hopefully can see them again and having their services again.
Claudia - Nicole Wenhart
Samstag, 15. Juni 2019 um 21:07

Hey Ihr zwei,
alles klar auf Eurer Tour? Have fun and enjoy.
LG Claudia
Domenico Schiano
Montag, 17. Juni 2019 um 23:43

Thank you Claudia, we are having a great time and I hope you too!
JP
Sonntag, 16. Juni 2019 um 08:36

Both tour guide are great, we love them so much. It’s a great tour, you must come to see by yourself.
Eva Köfler
Sonntag, 16. Juni 2019 um 16:23

Hi.

It s great over here ... Awesome scenery.. Very good riders... A lot of fun

Thanks John it s a pleasure to be on tour with you.

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