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HAT1803 - The High Alpine Tour

Sunday, July 22, 2018 | Ursula Peter / Gottfried Kofler | Europe

What a wonderful week! Thanks for everything. Hope to see you guys again. And as Jared would have said - It didn`t suck

All the best

Gottfried and Ursula

Day 7: Warth - Erding

We had to leave Warth and beautiful Jägeralpe. Our last riding day started with rain. But nothing can destroy the good mood of this group. Plansee and Linderhof were the highlights of the day.

last coffee stop at Plansee

"J" is enjoying his "Schnitzel" - it doesn`t suck

Day 6: Pontresina - Warth (Austria)

Leaving the German speaking part of Switzerland we cross the Albula pass to get to the north, to the River Rhine Valley. Before we come to Austria, we pass through our fifth country on this trip, the principality of Liechtenstein. It is one of the smallest countries in the world.
We ride through its little capital Vaduz. Furkajoch and Hochtannbergpass are the passes no. 2 and 3 on this day. The Jägeralpe in Warth welcomes us with a big swimming pool, a sauna village and of course a beer.
 
what is it?
last lunch in Switzerland
"J" and Bill on the Furkajoch
the famous curve up Hochtannbergpass
at dinner there was a special treatment by Gottfried - Schuhplatteln
and everybody got a real Edelweiss.

Day 5: Bozen - Pontresina (Switzerland)

Passo dello Stelvio or Stilfserjoch. 48 switchbacks and breathtaking scenery will make your day! 
Passo Gavia and Passo Aprica are the names before you finally reach Passo Bernina in order to get to Pontresina.What a day!

Coffee stop in Glurns. Everybody is a bit excited. Now its going up to the mother of all the passes. And I am sure nobody will talk afterwards about the Tail of the Dragon anymore
The whole High Alpine group with the medieval city wall from the 16th century
Bob & Susan take last chance to enjoy great Italian Coffee
Leaving Glurns / Glorenza (Italy's smallest town)
Stilfser Joch / Passo di Stelvio with it's 2.757 m waiting for us!
Let's gooooooooo!
Jared with "Tirolerhut" and William enjoying lunch with glacier Ortler in the background.
Sean & Lori with the highest and best sandwitch of the High Alpine Tour.
Jacqueline & Daniel with their Ducatis on the highest point of the Pass.
William with his "BMW GS-horse" and the spectacular Passroad of Stilfser Joch / Passo Stelvio
Group Picture on Passo Gavia
Glacier Piz Bernina from Passo Bernina in Switzerland

Day 4: Restday Bozen

Duane, Bob and Michael did the rest day loop with Gottfried
Rest day loop riders on Mendelpass / Passo Mendola
Delicious Pizza Capricciosa for everybody!
Bob, Michael and Duane doing the last kilometers back to the City of Bozen / Bolzano
girls excursion downtown Bozen
The "Ötzi" - the iceman

Day 3: Lienz - Bozen

This morning we crossed the border between Austria and Italy
William before climbing the Drei Zinnen - Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2.999 m high!!!)
Duane & Glenda enjoying the great view over the Dolomites
Coffee stop at lake Misurina
Bob & Susan love Italian Cappuccino!
… and it seems as also the rest of the Group love "Cappuccio" as the Italian say ;o)
Michael & Deborah ready to leave lake Misurina
Guess what's this? … Highest Sauna of the Dolomites!
Michael & Cathy on top of mount Lagazuoi (9000 ft high)
What a place to enjoy great Italian Macchiato
Ursula prepared a great Picnic and everybody cleaned up the plate --> Thank you Ursula!!!
The whole Edelweiss High Alpine Tour Group on the front line of WWI
Jacqueline & Daniel do the High Alpine Tour as their honeymoon!!!
Sean & Lori doing an excellent Job on Grödner Joch / Passo Gardena
some Dolomite impressions
Deborah found the best place to enjoy delicious italian Ice cream
Lori & Sean love italian Ice Cream toooooooooo

Day 2: Erding - Lienz

we started with rain and ended in sunshine. What a day, what a group!!

rain stopped shortly before Chiemsee. At our lunch place at Pillersee the sun was out
everybody is concentrated on trauts, Schnitzel, all kind of dumplings and Schweinebraten
Tail of the Dragon - forget it. This one is named Großglockner at it was a perfect warming up for the rest of the week
Duane, Debi, Glenda, Mike and Bill
at Franz-Jospeh-Glacier - you can see how the glacier is disappearing
Jared - let say "J"
the peak of Großglockner - the highest mountain in Austria - a little bit in clouds

Day 1: Guided City Tour Munich

Bob and Susan came with us on the Guided City Tour in Munich. As it was Sunday, we found the city completely different.

all the stands at the Viktualienmarkt were closed - but the famous May pole was quite an attraction
from top of "Old Peter" - the town hall and Frauen church
these Croatian girls are celebrating - today is the final in the soccer world championship. Would be so cool if the win
a hidden Baroque treasure - the Asam church
St. Michael
Odeonsplatz with Theatiner church. Better picture was not possible, because of Christopher Street Day
Bob and Susan
inside the Hofbräuhaus
whom did we meet in the Hofbräuhaus Shop?? Guests from the last tour. Now it was really the last good-bye to Grant, Val, Donna and Ron
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