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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Domenico Schiano Moriello | Europe

Day 6, Bozen - Kals

Today we could finally ride into the Dolomites! We tried to stay away from the tourist busses as much as possible, using smaller roads and passes like the sectacular "Passo Valles" and "Passo di Giau", before having lunch at the Falzarego Pass. Then we finally entered Austria from the Staller Saddle, a very narrow pass that is open just one way at a time! A quite heavy rain was waiting for us just after we crossed the border, but we managed to reach the beautiful hotel in Kals before the clouds covered all the valley!

Passo Valles
Travis taking a picture during coffee break
on the Falzarego Pass
Riding down from Falzarego Pass
At the Staller Saddle, waiting for green light!
last break

Day 4, Livigno rest day

Today two different routes! One group went to the beautifil Como Lake in Italy and another decided to do a smaller loop on the mountains around Livigno and St. Moritz.

Como Lake is very famous for its beauty but not everybody knows it is also the birthplace of Moto Guzzi, the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production as well as one of the most important brands in motorcycle history. So of course we took the chance to visit the very interesting Moto Guzzi museum in Mandello!

Lunch in Bellano, on the Como Lake
Moto Guzzi Museum
the incredible Moto Guzzi 8 cylinders 500cc from 1955, ranked as one of the ten greatest motorbikes of all time.
what a beauty, the MGS! Pity they never made a street-legal version of this bike...

Day 3, Andermatt - Livigno

After two days of practice, we are now ready for six high mountain passes in one day! Here is the list!

St. Gotthardpass: 2108 m / 6916 ft.
Passo del San Bernadino: 2065 m / 6775 ft.
Splügenpass: 2113 m / 6932 ft.
Passo del Maloja: 1815 m / 5955 ft.
Passo del Bernina: 2330 m / 7644 ft.
Forcola di Livigno: 2315 m / 7595 ft.

What else to say? What a day!!!


First coffee break
riding up the San Bernardino pass
entering Italy
Lunch in Monte Spluga
Last break at Silvaplana lake
Group picture on the Bernina Pass

Day 2, Warth - Andermatt

On our second riding day, we had sunshine and blue sky to start our ride in Warth and when we reached the Furkajoch the view was just amazing, we could see even the Rhine valley and Switzerland on the opposite side of the valley! We passed then through Liechtenstein and had lunch at beautiful Walensee. After that, some threatening clouds suggested us to wear our rain gear before approaching the Klausenpass, and it was a very wise decision! In Altdorf we could see the monument dedicated to William Tell, the Swiss national hero, before finally getting to Andermatt.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is good, let's keep fingers crossed because six mountain passes are awaiting us!

the view from Furkajoch

Day 1, Seefeld - Warth

Welcome to Tirol, Austria, where another great Edelweiss tour is about to begin! A very international group with riders from Australia, Canada, South Africa and USA (and two Tour Guides from Austria and Italy) are eager to ride their brand new Ducatis on the Alps, the Paradise of Motorcyclists!

Let's go!!!
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Brett Donovan
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 09:53

I would just like to thank both Domenico and Harald for a well hosted and exciting tour. It set a very high standard and fully delivered. Your personal attention to the smallest detail was outstanding.
Nathan Kleba
Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 18:42

Domenico and Harald - thanks for the great trip! It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Karl Frank
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 19:46

Hallo Domenico der Blog ist toll die Tour sieht super aus.Viele Grüße Karle


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