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High Alpine Tour - HAT1705

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Dieter Arnoth / Claudia Wenhart / Wim Doms | Europe

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6th and last riding day from Warth to Erding

We started in the morning at 5 degrees down the valley in direction to Reutte. A little nice tour through the wonderful "Namlos" valley brought us to Heiterwanger lake, where we had our first coffee stop. Beautiful outside in the sun. Neuschwanstein Castle was our next stop for a great picutre of Cindarella's castle built for the bavarian King Ludwig II. Along Plansee we headed to the next castle of King Ludwig "Castle Linderhof". This was his favorite, where he lived most of the time. We finished our great tour through five different countries in the Alps and returned to Erding on small bavarian country roads.

THANKS to everybody for touring with us. We enjoyed it a lot and hope to see you all soon!


Claudia & Wim & Dieter

Donna, Claudia and Arla... and big Mike in the back... always making fun

...what a funny wooden sculpture

5th riding day from Pontresina to Warth

Today we left Switzerland and headed back to Austria, but not without taking some passes into our daily schedule. First we climed up Albula pass, but unfortunately only fog.... but essential better was it up to Fluelapass, where we had a nice warm coffee and yummy applestrudel.

After horrible traffic in Lichtenstein we enjoyed the quietness and pure nature up on Furkajoch, where we had our afternoon coffeestop before we went over Hochtannbergpass to Warth.

... for the next trip Area already has chosen her own bike Good choice!!!!
Steve and Claudia... Albula in fog
Gary and Alvin
... ladies time... Jane and Arla
... perfectly lined up
... little Mike and Alicia changed bike today with big Mike
... and here are some action pictures from Albula and Flüela pass
and finally "Big Mike" plays exciting piano

4th riding day - the DAY of the tour over Stelvio to Pontresina

Perfect weather for the one and only "Mother of the passes" - Passo de Stelvio.

Out of Klobenstein into Bozen and trough the Vinschgau valley to Glurns - where we had our coffee stop before starting to climb up the 48 !!!! switchbacks of Passo de Stelvio.

Everybody enjoyed the fabulous ride with the great scenery from above and on top. Bruno was waiting for us on top with his famous sausages.

Farrenkopf family on the old city wall of Glurns
Donna, Dave, Arla, Jeff and Dieter enjoying ice coffee
... Murray missing his ladies next to him
Jane and Murray in Glurns
Steve ready to go to Stelvio
let´s go to Stelvio
"Big" Michael on Top of Stelvio
Jeff and Arla
Garry and Alvin
Dean... super happy
... and the red helmet coming up last
...what a great ride
Jeff and Arla at passo di Foscagno
... and the next pass for Jeff was Bernina
"Big" Michael
the Boot-beer is ready for the first group
the first group - with Claudia
beer waiting for the second group
the second group with Wim

3rd riding day - Restday in Klobenstein

Wonderful Klobenstein deserves to be enjoyed. So the whole group decided to go for a half day rest day ride and come back to Klobenstein in the early afternoon and enjoyed the beautiful view over the Dolomites. A rest day ride it was over spectacular roads with no traffic at all avoiding the tourist spots but still offering wonderful views on Medelpass and Val d'Ultimo.

Tomorrow the big one awaits: time to go and see the mother of all mountain passes: STELVIO!!

Happy Birthday Jeff
Sometimes on these tours you get to see a view that no one else does, hidden away on Monte Penegal
Monte Penegal
Jane and Claudia
... what a great view at Lago Misurina

2nd riding day from Lienz to Klobenstein

Today was a great day, the weather was much better than yesterday and we all enjoyed our riding. Out of the hotel we went on nice backroads to the border to Italy and than directly into the Dolomites - the play ground for every motorcyclist. The rock fromations and the scenery are spectacular. We had a nice coffee in front of the Tre Cime and passed Cortina d'Ampezzo. Our first big pass was Passo Falzarego, followed by Passo Valparola and Grödnerjoch in the afternoon. Kolbenstein was our final destination for today, with an amazing view to Rosengarten.

Larry with his GS
Scott enjoying the great scenery
Donna and Arla at our first coffee stop in the Dolomites
David and Donna
Murray, Claudia and Larry..... selfies always welcome
Picnic at Passo Valparola
Dieter prepared for us a super yummy picnic - Thanks a lot !!!!
... for what tyres can be used
the HAT group riding day from Erding to Lienz

the first daily briefing
unfortunately there is 25cm snow on Grossklockner - and no snow-chains for the bikes
departure of Wims group
the second group by Claudia
easy riding in Bavaria
entering Wasserburg - the first picture stop
Wasserburg am Inn
Huh? Why would we stop here?
Well, we can greet the other group first, as they come zooming by.
And then, once that cloud moves out of the way a little bit, a spectacular view comes out!
And even some local wildlife (well... you say wild, you actually mean kindly purring) comes out as well!
Jane and Murray from New Zealand in the snow at Felbertauerntunnel
Little Mike - Alicia - Big Mike having fun in the snow

Snow at Felbertauerntunnel

After arriving in Lienz, Donna's bike just needed a little adjustment. Euhm... Dieter... we said LITTLE adjustment. Those boys and their tools...

Welcome briefing and first evening

that is the great route of the tour
the bikes are ready to roll
welcome briefing

Guided City Tour in Munich

Munich downtown was our goal for today.

We took the fast train to Isator in Munich and start our city walk through town, The weather was not on our side in the morning but in the afternoon it went better.

First we had the typical Bavarian "White Sausages" with a traditional wheat beer at Viktualien Markt. A big vegetable, fish, meat and cheese market in the middle of downtown.

At Marienplatz, the main square with the town hall was our next stop to see the carrillon with the knights tournament and the "Schäffler's" dance.

Afterwards we did some exercises by climbing up the 300 stairs of "Old Peter" and had an amazing view over whole Munich.

St. Michaels church, the landmark number 1 Frauenkirche and Theatiner church were on our way. Through Hofgarten we walked to Maximilanstreet, the exclusive shopping street in Munich, where all the big famous brands have their flag stores.

Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer hall was our final stop and for sure everybody learned, why in Bavaria the clocks go the other way round.


Jane, Murray Alvin, Gary and Larry enjoying Viktualien Market
Bavarian breakfast - Murray is enjoying his White sausage and wheat beer

Alvin and Gary on their way up to the top of Old Peter
... high up ... but nice view
... in front of the beautiful Hirmer facade
... where is that???
... in Hofgarten ... in the back Theatiner church
... pay attention to the clock
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Mike Farrenkopf
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 16:13

What an absolutely amazing tour; everything was just awesome! I wanted to attach a link to my ride report if anyone is interested:

Thank you all so much! I don't know how it could've been any better.
Mike Farrenkopf
Jim Gardella
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 17:01

Hey Claudia, swimming in any lakes in the early morning hours lately?
Claudia Wenhart
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:18

Hey Jim,
thanks for your comment. No this time no swimming in the lake . Already too cold..... brrr. We had snow on the fist day at Felbertauerntunnel.
See you next year again
Have a good time
Charlie Green
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 21:18

Claudia, Wim and Dieter
Looks like you guys have a great tour going.
Have a lot of fun.
Claudia, keep those two in line.
Ride safe,

Claudia Wenhart
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 18:52

Hey Charly,
already back in the States?
I will
Hopefully we see us next year.
Charlie Green
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 19:02

Hi Claudia
Yes. back in states waiting for this hurricane I'll see you next year
Have fun Charlie
Wim Doms
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 07:13

Hey hey! Mister Green!

Thanks you for following, more great stuff coming up over the next few days, as you actually know
Hope you had a fantastic time down in Spain. And the Alps are asking us when Charlie and his red Ducati are coming back

Take care Charlie, see you soon we hope!
Charlie Green
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 18:57

Hey Wim,
Had a great time in Spain but the alps are calling me! I'll be following you guys say hey to Claudia for me.
ride safe Charlie
Ted Goslinga
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 21:30

Hey you three!
Have a fantastic tour and a lot of fun!
Claudia Wenhart
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 22:04

Hey Ted,
thank you? Where are you on the road?
Have a good time too
Jane Streat
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 21:20

What a great first day. Rain,cold ,snow and sunshine. Fantastic roads! It is surreal
The scenery is so beautiful
i have to pinch myself to make sure this is real
A lifetime dream for me come true !
Claudia Wenhart
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 22:30

Dear Jane,
thank you for your comment. It is a pleasure riding with you.
Have fun and more of these fantastic roads will appear. Albeit a lot more narrow than today
Wim - Dieter - Claudia
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 19:02

We are in the departure lounge ready to fly the long journey back to NZ. Thank you Claudia, Dieter and Wim so much for making our trip so memorable.The professional manner in which you ran this trip is outstanding , the company is certainly blessed to have you as employees. Your friendly personalities certainly made this trip so enjoyable.
The quality of the bikes, the accommodation and the route planned exceed our expectations.
Now home to earn more NZD to pay for another Edelweiss Tour in the near future.
See you soon xxxx
von Waldburg Gabriele
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 19:28

Hey Claudi
Viel Spass und viel Sonne, die den Schnee schnell schmelzen lässt! Geniess die Zeit! Verfolge Dich auf dem Block
Bussi, Gaby
Claudia Wenhart
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 22:05

Hallo Gaby,
Danke für Deinen Kommentar, ich freue mich immer, wenn Du am Blog live dabei bist
Ja in Südtirol wird es bestimmt besser.
LG Claudia


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