Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Ursula Peter / Domenico Schiano Moriello | Europe
Life is good!!!
thanks to all of you for a wonderful week, for your cooperation and for all the fun we had.
Hope to see you all again
Ursula and Domenico
Welcome to Norway !
Eight storm-lashed bridges between Vevang and the island of Averoya connect 17 islands. People here have to live with strong winds all year long and you can only imagine nature’s wrath on a stormy day! The road was built between 1983 and 1989 and has attracted countless visitors since then. The British magazine “The Guardian” voted it “Best Road Trip” in 2006.
Best lunch on tour
the curved bridge
and last not least we have a birthday - all the best Andrew
the chocolate cake is awesome
... and some awards
for the best sweeper ever - thank you Hartmut
our roockie - sorry there is no picture
and for the brave 2 women riding a bike
Today is the day you have all been waiting for: Geiranger-Day!
The world’s most famous fjord offers dramatic beauty that we can marvel at during a one hour ferry cruise from Hellesylt to Geiranger.
The ride from Ålesund to Hellesylt serves as a warm-up for what awaits us after the cruise. The Eagle’s Road and Geirangervegen are masterpieces of road construction, and carving through the bends and hairpins is almost too much fun
short morning briefing at the ferry.
Despite starting early we had some issues in the garage....
The name Geiranger will to all of you mean something different after this day.
Here the first tast....
it is like an invasion
Victor is feeding the seagalls with icecream - they artist in the air
Orneswing - the Eagle view
John at the pass - Djupvasshytta.
we are waiting for the group
Elise and Raye
Jostedalbren - a gorgeous place
Team Australia - our little troublemakers
I mean... it is 5 pm and we are half way home, but what can you do when boys wanna play around...
the drone got unpacked on this beautiful spot
and he really let an Italian stear it....
we had to have a look what went on inside this camper van
our boss wants us to be back latest at 5 pm at the hotel. OK, it is a little bit later, just a little bit. Every body is super happy. Thanks everyone for a this great day!!!
An easy start: Today we explore Runde, the bird island!
Thirty minutes from Ålesund, we board our first ferry and cross over to the island of Hareid and the town of the same name. Admiring the scenic views toward the sea and the still snow-covered mountains in the background, we approach Runde via several small islands that are connected by bridges up to almost 0.6 miles long.
Runde offers three options: The tough ones go for a 1.5 hour steep up- and downhill hike to get a view of the bird rock that hosts thousands of seabirds.
If you are not up to a physical workout, take a boat ride of about 2 hours around the island to watch this spectacular place and hear the noise a lot closer – but watch out! Some birds might drop something on you.
Or just grab a chair and some maybe a cigarette, park the bike in front of Runde visitor center at the sit outside in the sun, and enjoy the wonderful view towards the mainland.
On the way back your tour guide takes you on an additional loop around the island of Gurskøya. After looking at the rugged coastline and all the scattered islands, you won’t find it hard to believe that the Norwegian coastline is a staggering 36,000 miles long.
Here you see CEO Kirk Specht and his assistant Michael Bey - top class engineers for EDA (who wonders, both are German heritage ) getting the drone ready.
ground control to major Tom....
They let it flew over the bridge while we were riding. Stay tuned, pictures or a little video hopefully coming later
Bernardo as well as I am getting sea sick in a minute. We decided to do the tough tour and hiked up to the plateau.
beautiful scenery from the top
Awesome views and good workout
Trolls are ugly little creatures with oversized noses and feet and shabby clothes. They live on high mountains and snowfields, in waterfalls and under rocks, and can be several hundred years old. Nobody has ever seen one and most likely you won’t see one either – at least not outside a souvenir shop – but the Norwegians insist that trolls live all around them.
On today’s ride we are going to see Trollveggen (“Troll’s Wall”), Europe's highest vertical rock wall (3,300 feet), with the top reaching 5,700 feet, and Trollstigen (“Troll’s Staircase”), Norway’s most famous mountain road. On the way down we can have a look at Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway’s narrowest gorge, and then sample Norway’s best strawberry cake at the restaurant “Jordærstova.”
Domenico on his Italian Ferrari
because of the mild climate and the never setting sun, strawberries tast awesome here
if we show up with 18 motorcycles it is like an invasion
Rosekirke - the Rose Church - a treasure from the 17th century
Maria and Victor
we got a private guidance through the church`s history
And for dinner Andrew and Jim organized a reservation in the XL Dinner right at the harbour were we tried Bacalau
Can you see the little light house in the back ground - you can rent it as a honeymoon suite
Stephen had raindeer - he has something to celebrate. He gets a brand new BMW 1200 GS tomorrow
Weather is sunny, we planned to go to the Fjords. 330 km of beautiful roads and awesome scenery.We had a long day today and will explain a little bit more tomorrow
waiting for the first ferry - we had to take 3 of them today
Joseph, Andrew, Tim,Pamela, Birgit and Hartmut
Andrew from down unda
we are tempted to stop every second for a picture - you just can`t get enough
Birgit and Hartmut - amazing. She came with her own bike and Hartmut...
... is driving our safety car. Who ever had a Porsche as a sweeper??? And the number plate is from my region!!!!
this picture is from Mrs. Schneider for Graham from down unda
Graham, by the way, my pencil trees didn`t even survive one winter
Michael and Kirk
we even got a free ride on the ferry. The ferry had to go back to load an Ambulance.
I thought it is summer
beautiful view over the fjords from the airplane
We are busy with the tour preparation. We have 18 bikes and 22 guest from all over the world.