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In duty-free heaven (SPT15127)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | Thomas Ritt / Eva Köfler | Europe

Last day of riding... boot beer at Hotel Hochland Seefeld
feeding the ducks....
Picnic @ Plansee
Sightseeing from the Gachenblick
way to Warth
The official group picture
the Indians playing Austrian Games
El Rico features a cool biker disco downstairs
The kids at play
Then we rode up to Samnaun, a duty free area in the Swiss mountains. Think cheap watches, Swiss knifes, perfume, chocolate. This is our lunch restaurant, "El Rico".
First stop today was the picturesque village of Guarda

It was cold when we started our day in Pontresina this morning, only 2.5°C, but it quickly warmed up and the sky turned blue. We had amazing roads, dark tunnels, gorgeous views, cheap gas and chocolate, tight corners, dense fog, tasty burgers for lunch, so to sum it all up: it was a great day.

Day 3 . Start in Pontresina
While Bolzano had offered sunny 20°C...
It got really cold up on Stelvio, 2760 m.
Indians in the mist
First Aid for chilled riders: Bruno's home-made sausages
Even The Vegetarian had to take a bite!
Stelvio offers some of the tightest switchbacks in the universe
Second day start in Klobenstein
Southern India doesn't see much snow, so the guys were happy to play with the weird white stuff. This is on Passo Pennes, 2200 m up.
Getting ready for a fight
In the old town of Sterzing
Yeah, THAT'S what we call lunch!!!
View from our hotel in Seefeld
Chandan Yadalam Madhan & Eva
Start in Seefeld

How do you pack the Alps into a four-day ride? Well, you don't. You just select the best spots, or - even better - have Edelweiss select them for you. Five young guys from Bangalore did just that and we took them from Seefeld/Tyrol/Austria (where it was raining) to Bolzano/South Tyrol/Italy (where the sun was shining). Day 2 took us to Passo dello Stelvio and on to Switzerland.

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Lohith Urs
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 09:08

Now that we know what edelweiss offers us, you will see a lot more Indians signing up for fun...


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