Sunday, December 11, 2022 | Johannes Köck / Laurens Corijn | Europe
The last day for us and our beautiful red vespa. Today we are taking on one of the classic alpine passes the "Timmelsjoch". Where we crossed the border back to Austria. After a quick visit to the Motorrad Museum in Hochgurgel we managed to avoid all the rain and arrived dry and safely at our final destination the Edelweiss Garage in Mieming where Laurens treated us to a cold beer - Thank you for a perfekt end to a wonderful journey.
Another rest day, where again we divide our time equally between culture and riding! We managed to beat the crowds with an early visit to the the South Tyrolean Archeological museum, dedicated to the Otzi the iceman. After that we went for a lovely half day loop past the Karersee and over the Nigerpass, back into Bolzano. Sunny, hot, and very fun!.
Today we rode from Lienz to our third country of the tour, Italy! The beautiful little Pustertaler Hochalpenstrasse was good for waking up and starting the day. We reached the Dolomites shortly after corssing the border, and at the Falzarego pass and the impressive walls of Lagazoui we took the cable car up for lunch with a beautiful view. Our second big pass of the day, the Passo Gardena was the ideal setting for enjoying the sun and a refreshment some more, before heading down towards Bolzano and some absolute scorching temperatures: up to 35 degrees!
Today we are leaving Salzburg and heading to the small but lovley city of Lienz. On our way down south we went up the medival castle "Hoch Werfen". The Highlight of the day was the very windy and cold but breathtaking "Großglockner Hochalpenstraße" - What a Day!
Our rest day in Salzburg started with heading out to the former Nazi headquarters at Obersalzberg, where we conquered the Eagle's Nest all the way 1800m high. After lunch and enjoying the views, we headed off for another 100 km's of wonderfull alpine roads including highlights like the Rossfeldstrsse and the Postalm road, all with the sun shining down upon us.
At the start in Seefeld it was pouring like cats and dogs. While following beautiful alpine rivers and lakes the weather improved quickly. At the end of the first riding day we arrived in the sunny and warm Salzburg. In the evening we were treated to a wonderful dinner accompanied by the "Greatest Hits" of Mozart, the best way to spend the evening in his birthplace.