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CUA1801 The First Ultimate Alps Tour in 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018 | Angela / Michaela Achatzi | Europe

What a fantastic time we had with you guys!! We will never forget it and we are already looking forward to seeing you again.
Angela and Michaela say thank you big time for your great company - All the best and always safe travels
The last morning

Coffee is better than beer

From Klobenstein back to Mieming

It was unavoidable.... but we had to face it... the last riding day was coming up. However, we were awarded with plenty of sunshine and awesome roads that led us back to Mieming where we started out 8 days ago

A "Germanised" American...??? Only one of many possible side effects when you have a great time riding the Alps with like-minded friends
The Penser Joch was the first of the day's three pass roads... not to mention all the winding roads in-between
Even with a bit of Sunday motorcycle traffic the Timmelsjoch was pure riding pleasure
What's to see down there?
Sure enough...curves and motorcycles
And the motorcycle museum on top of the Timmelsjoch definitely added value to the day
The helmet tree

Restday riding in the Dolomiten 

That‘s real and magic

Karersee
Alpen glühen

Restday in Klobenstein

While some of us ventured out with Michaela on the bikes to explore the Dolomites, Dave and Angela went for an extended hike in the vicinity, visiting the Earth Pyramids

How could a fantastic and sunny day in the Dolomites end better than with a BBQ
The local yodel band with the lady owner from the hotel Bemelman's totally rocked!!

From Val di Sol to Bozen

Morning briefing in Mezzana
Squeeky shoes? No problem... we solve almost every problem
Lago Molveno
The churches of San Romedio...
...where we had our second picnic
The view from the Penegal mountain is mind-boggling
Finally back again to South Tyrol. It feels like coming home each time

From Lugano to Val di Sol

A bad hair day ...
... but an awesome day riding through the Italian backcountry roads
Eros bentato

With a tourgiude inside

From Zermatt to Lugano

Simplonpass
Under the eagle
No rain on road, we had lucky
arrival in Lugano

From Brunnen to Zermatt

Leaving Brunnen on the ferry over the Vierwaldstätter See, the weather was still dry
Unfortunately, the weather changed around lunch time but Michaela found a great and dry place to still do our picnic

From Pontresina to Brunnen (Switzerland)

Either shy for pictures to be taken or busy with the map
Daily briefing
The Albula pass was our first riding highlight of the day
Happy riders on Albula but it was even getting better and better during the day
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Our second pass was San Bernardino
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For a Sunday, out there in Switzerland there were not too many bikes on the road. But we had a blast watching these vintage Triumphs taking off
Dave and Brad brushing up Oberalp pass
Wilhelm Tell finalised our day's ride into Brunnen
Brunnen
James is daydreaming in awe over today's totally awesome riding day

First riding day out of Mieming to Pontresina in Switzerland

Still at home in the USA, a bunch of truly excited riders were preparing their riding gear, they were studying the map, reading the tour booklet, and they were keeping an eye on the weather forcast, of course, before they were hopping over the big pond to finally arrive in Mieming, Austria. They were all so happy to be handed over their bikes and almost couldn't wait to start out their Alps tour this morning

The fist riding day has started and was led by our new female tour guide Michaela. Thumbs up!!!
Markus from the tour guide training team joined to see if everything was running smoothly and showed us how to drag a big Harley around the tight hairpin turns of Stelvio pass
Gacher Blick
The medieval town of Glurns served as a first coffee stop
Passo di Stelvio
Crazy James in Livignio

 
Bernina Glacier
Surrounded by mountains and glaciers a fulfilling first riding day ends in Pontresina, a typical Swiss town.
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Markus Hellrigl
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 21:47

Hi folks, it definitely looks like you are having a lot of fun! Already on the first evening home I was missing your laughter, the nonsense talks, the beers ..... just everything. Thanks for let me be a part of your vacation for a little while.
Enjoy the rest of your trip,
Markus
Brian and Judi O'Donnell
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 05:37

We are having an incredible time on this tour. Even the rain added to the experience. Can't wait to tell all our friends back home. Super excited for Day 5!
Gil Busick
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 20:05

looks like an awesome time
enjoy!
Peter Rollmann
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 20:26

Hallo ihr Beiden,
da ihr uns doch dichter auf den Fersen seid, als wir das bislang realisiert haben... Kurze Info für euch, Mendel ist Stand heute (Di) gesperrt.
LG und eine schöne Tour
Peter
Angela
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:15

Hallo Peter,

Super! Vielen Dank für den Tipp!
Ja wir hören jeden Tag von euch, euer Ruf hinkt euch hinterher
Dann treffen wir ja eventuell noch in Bozen, oder?

Lg, Angela & Michaela
Claudia Wenhart
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 20:39

Hallo Ihr zwei,
wie geht's Euch? Toi Toi toi Michaela für Deine erste Tour... ois easy!!!!
Super Wetter habt ihr ja schon mal.
LG Claudia
Angela
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 22:35

Heya Claudia

Wir hatten einen genialen ersten Tag! Alle waren hochzufrieden den Stelvio gefahren zu sein und Michaela hat mit Bravour ihren ersten Tag gemeistert.

Liebe Grüße, Angela und Michaela

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