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CUA 1701 - THE ULTIMATE ALPS TOUR

Tuesday, June, 20nd, 2017 | Ted Goslinga / Angela | Europe

Day 9 - Bolzano - Mieming

Time flies when you are having fun!

Last day already of this fantastic week of fun in the sun in the Ulitmate Alps motorcycle tour! And what a great week it was. Fantastic riders in a fantastic group!

And also the final day of the tour was drenched in sunshine all the way down to Mieming again. After four more passes (who was counting them again this week??) we took the last bump into the Inn valley back to the sunshine plateau of Mieming

Thanks everyone for your great companionship, humor ( especially Brian with his non-stop joke stock!) and great riding skills

Hope to see you all on one of our next tours!

 

Ted & Angela

Hermanos Falconi
Almost at the end of Timmelsjoch
nice and comfortable lunch at Sandwirt Haus
visiting the brand-new motormuseum at the Timmelsjoch pass. Very worthwhile visit!
Herb and Brian relaxing after a thrilling ride

Day 8 - Rest day Bolzano

What a bright and sunny day again. Seems like the Alp weather Gods like us very much this week.

And so what a great day of riding it was. For most of the group this was the ultimate day of the ulitmate alps tour. Riding through the Dolomites was today then indeed awesome! They couldnt get enough of this day so it didn't look like a rest day anymore.

After coming back and having a refreshing dip in the pool we walked downtown to have a super nice dinner in a real south-tyrolean Biergarten!

Great end of a great day

Greg and Katie having a real Italian hamburger
John tries to find out the differences between all the beers in the Biergarten

Day 7 - Mezzane to Bolzano

it seems we can'tget enough beautiful weather! Today on the program is a relatively short ride to the biggest city of South-Tyrol: Bolzano. A nice and fairly easy southern loop brought us through via the coffeestop in Stenico close to the monestary of San Romedio. On a nice shaded spot just beneath the monestary , tourguide Angela this time prepared us a real south Tyrolean picnic. After this good experience we foolowed our way with a little bit more northern loop towards Bolzano.

Due to the heat most of us took the time to. take a dip in the pool or just hung around it with a refreshing drink.

Very nice day which was concluded with a excellent dinner outside in the hotel garden

The scenic streets of Bolzano in South Tyrol
What a treatment to wake up with a view like this in the gorgeous village of Mezzana
Very relaxed coffee stop in Stenico
unbeatbale scenery of lago di Molveno
Picnic in the direct neighbourhood of the monastery.. Skip trying the local surprises
Very nice and entertaining dinner at our hotel in Bolzano
Awesome!!
Evening briefing for the restday in the Dolomites

Day 6 - Argegno to Mezzane

Very relaxed and awesome lunch in the agricultura restaurant of Ivan
The Brazilian boys taking an after-lunch nap .....

Day 5 - Zermatt to Argegno (Lake Como)

If this is the first thing you see in the morning, it must going to be a womderful day.
The morning coffestop after a womderful climb up to the Simplon pass. Still Switzerland but already great cappucino!
A very welcome breeze coming iff the Lago Maggiore after a delicious lunch at the lakeside
Group searching for some shade in a hot, 34 degrees , afternoon ride
Our wonderful spot at the Lago di Como.
peter is enjoying a relaxed breakfast at Lago di Como
Nice and slow : Italian lakeside dinner Great evening!

Day 3 - Pontresina to Brunnen

What an incredible day it was today! What could someone wish more than astonishing mounatin views, sunny  and clear blue skies, views as if from a postcard, great lunchspot with delicious italian/swiss food? 

Today was such a day! Half of the group did the long route and other half did the short one. `Tired but in a great mood the whole group gathered again in Brunnen at the Vierwaldstattersee to enjoy the great view over this lake and last but not least: also dinner a the lakeside. 

Very succesfull day of this super nice Edelweiss Bike travel tour in the Alps!

At the scenic lunch spot of the "long route'group
We did the Splügen pass!
....and the San Bernadino pass.....
.....and the Oberalp pass!
Tom needed a power nap
Beautiful evening sun over Vierwaldstattersee
Dinner at lakeside near the hotel in Brunnen
It has to become a nice day when this is your first view in the morning at the amazing mountains near Pontresina in Switzerland
The Swiss people are very motorcyclist-friendly
The delicious lunch on the shorter route in one of the typical old Swiss vilages - cold tomato-raspberry soup
The salad with foamed-up vinaigrette
We found a vehicle for everyone
The lake on the Oberalppass is tricking your eye.... it looks like the lake is "falling" down the mountain
Andermatt
The Willhelm Tell monument in Altdorf

Day 2 - Mieming - Pontresina ( Switzerland)

The tour is about to roll out the parking of the base hotel in Mieming
The "Gache Blick" (view of the sheer drop) was our first highlight of the day
Can you still find the name of the pass on the sign?
Our Brasilian gang on top of Passo di Gavia

Day 1 - Arrival day at Mieming

Under a fantastic, clear blue sky, the tour members of the  fiirstUltimate Alps tour of this year are arriving one by one at our idyllic starthotel in Mieming, close to the headquarter of Edelweiss Bike Travel. Tourguide Angela took already Skip and John out today for a one day riding school to freahen up the riding skills for the Alp touring. After the bike handover and the welcome dinner most of the crew were heading to bed to get rid of their jetlag. Tomorrow a nice day ahead!

Welcome briefing at the starthotel in Mieming, Austria
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Wednesday, June, 14nd, 2017 at 16:43

Wehey! Angela and Ted out in the Alps... Doesn't get much cooler than that. Let's see if Ted finds all the hotels on Ultimate Alps in one go. That would be a first

Just kidding, have a great tour guys!
Coming to join you in the Alps somewhere in July.
wim
Claudia
Wednesday, June, 14nd, 2017 at 14:21

Hello Angela, Hello Ted,
amazing weather on your tour. Looks great.
Have fun and enjoy the tour.
Claudia
Ted Goslinga
Wednesday, June, 14nd, 2017 at 19:41

You too good luck Claudi, on your 'secret' CEO tour!!

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