After Part 1 follows, in most cases, Part 2.
That's exactly how it goes with the AMA Alps Challenge. Part 1 was only just in the bag, when a new group of motorcycle enthusiasts from the United States and Japan met up with a couple of guests from the first group in the Italian city of Milan.
Up next? Seven new riding days in a totally different, and just as spectacular, part of the Alps.
First riding day in motorcycle paradise! Really narrow but fun was the Passo Vivione, where we had lunch.
Bernina Pass in sunshine, what a ride! A group of great riders, we had a perfect day!
Well, maybe not the entire grand tour of Europe's very special country, but still quite a major part of it already, with endless twisties on a number of the Top 40 Alpine passes!
Restday? What restday? The group wanted to ride, at least a short loop around Andermatt.
Team Japan and Charlie wanted the full programm. Susten, Grimsel, Furka, Gotthard and Tremola were the names of the passes. What a wonderful riding day in sunshine!
Time to say goodbye to Switzerland and head into country number three of our tour. New scenery, new landscapes, new people, new language. Oh, and the odd twisty road along the way, maybe
Easy to sum up the Chamonix restday on AMA Alps Challenge II: it's either UP the white mountain, or AROUND the white mountain. Both options were taken, both turned out some memorable highlights!
A beautiful day with several passes, it was very hot in the Valley, but nice and cool at the high passes. One of the highlights was our Edelweiss picnic at Passo San Carlo and later on saying hello to the St. Bernard dogs at the Grand St. Bernard Pass....
One last riding day left on AMA Alps Challenge Part II.... and it.wouldn't be one without a challenge or two. Sure, a little stroll through northern Italy's countryside sounds oh so relaxing. But then come just about a thousand curves, a screw where it's not supposed to be, and....a duck!