The tour is over - time was flying. Thank you all for a great trip. I hope we met your expectations. Have a safe flight back home, take all your impressions and new experiences with you. Hope seeing you again. Stay in touch - Ursula and Angela
8. Riding Day - Klobenstein - Mieming
Last not least - today 3 more passes are awaiting us - Penser Joch, Jaufen Pass, Timmelsjoch.
We left our little paradise "Bemelmans Post" in Klobenstein and enjoyed a relaxed ride on tiny little roads to Sarntal and up the Penser Joch
down Penser Joch and up Jaufen Pass.
Coffe stop at "Edelweiß Hütte" - yes and we saw the Edelweiss as well
Down in Passeier Tal we had lunch at "Sandwirt" before we climbed the last pass of the trip - Timmelsjoch
what a perfect day, what great views, no traffic and a relaxed group atmosphere
7. Riding Day - Restday Dolomites
Picnic at Mali - high above Bozen
6. Riding Day - Restday in Klobenstein
The boys decided instead of resting going to the Ducati Museum in Bologna.
They started very early, had some issues and arrived back in Klobenstein at 10.30 h p.m., maybe some tickets will show up
the rest of the group took the train and the cable car down to Bozen, visited the "Ice man", shopping, relaxing. Jose invited the Ladies for lunch...
Tris gnocchi - 3 dumplings with delicious stuffing
Kathleen enjoyed "Schlutzkrapfen" a typical Southern Tyrolian dish
Jose had risotto
and we all tried "Hugo" - special drink
5. Riding Day: Lugano (Switzerland) - Klobenstein (Italy
another long riding day took us from the upper Italian lakes - Lago Maggiore, Lago di Lugano and Lago di Como - across our whole map east to Southern Tyrol. Passo Aprica, Passo Tonnale and Passo Mendola were on the list today. The weather? Sunny and hot as every single day!!
a light lunch at Passo Tonnale
WW I memorial at the very top of the pass
We missed the awesome view and a good coffee at Penegal were you can overlook the Etsch Valley.
Why??? Because of our fuel to noise converters
the view from our hotel in Klobenstein, high above Bozen, is like a painting
the boys went to bed early - they are planning to visit the Ducati Museum Bologna tomorrow.
the girls are going shopping in Bolzano and Jose - the most relaxed Chileno ever - invited us for lunch downtown Bolzano tomorrow - this restday is gonna be a god one.
4. Riding Day Zermatt - Lugano
3. Riding Day Brunnen - Zermatt
these picnics are hard work
the group is arriving - huuungry
Zermatt celebrates the 150th birthday of the ascent of Whymper on July 14th, 1865. The Matterhorn is about 12.000 feet high.
It was quite a story in these days. At night we saw the lightshow. They illuminated the original track Whymper took from the bottom to the top - quite impressing.
typical houses in the Wallis
this was a storage in the old days - mice couldn`t get on
2. Riding Day: Pontresina - Brunnen (Vierwaldstätter See)
Los Chilenos... Ina and Jose
We started in Pontresina with perfect weather. 6 Passes are on the list today...
First after St. Moritz is Maloja, Splügen, San Bernhardino, Lukmanier, Oberalp, Gotthard.
Ladies and Gentleman - let`s go, a lot of things to do...
Dan and Raz - the fuel to noise converters
Coffee stop at top of Splügen
My new Touratech Boreal suit - looks good ehh?
these are the well-known Splügen curves
down and up the next pass - it is like a dance - San Bernhardino. And down there is a gorgeous place at a waterfall where we had delicous pizza
on top of Oberalp Pass
Our hotel "Waldstätter Hof" is located directly on the lakeside. We had dinner next to the water.
Ina and Jose
We are finding answers of life important questions
and we are just at subject no 1...
It is July - the weather is just perfect for a ride in the most beautiful high alpine regions for Germany, Schwitzerland and Itlay.
A nice group from nearly all over the world showed up for exploring the alps.
Come follow us....
But still the motorcycle on the cake was like a picture - it was art...
Our start hotel was "Kaysers" in Mieming, where Edelweiss Bike Travel is based. Who ever stays in this hotel should use the toilet
1. Riding Day: Mieming - Pontresina (Switzerland)
We started after a heavy thunderstorm which cooled everything a little bit down.
the first day is a quite challenging one and everybody was excited - Stelvio - the mother of all the passes was on the list
48 switchback and on top the best sausage ever, served by Bruno!!!
the artifical lake of Lake Reschen buried a whole village. The only thing which can be seen is the church tower
a quick coffe stop in Glurns - the smallest Italian town, completely walled, medieval origin - and off we went direction Stelvio
Bruno is on top of Stelvio from middle of May until late September - then the pass is closed because of snow. He is an icon of the Stelvio pass
we continued down on the other side direction Bormio and Livigno and up the next pass - Bernina.
We had to cross the border into Switzerland. A short rain shower offered us this....
Top of Bernina Pass