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Sunday, September 15, 2019 | Johannes Geiger / Lukas Schiebe | Europe / Italy

GRAND ALPS Group 2019


Enjoy our tour blog

Riding day 02: From GALTÜR to ANDERMATT (AUT - LIE - CH)

After every rainy day the sun comes out ...
Beautiful morning in Galtür
Shooting for „Edelweiss next top rider“
Ready to have a great day
Silvretta High Alpine Road
Hitting the swiss passes with the van

Some impressions of beautiful Andermatt!

Maria Hilf chapel

Rest day: ANDERMATT (CH)

Todays rest day ride:

Furkapass - Grimselpass - Sustenpass - Gotthardpass alias the cobblestone pass

Famous Hotel Belvedere in the middle of a switchback of Furkapass
Swiss Army Spotter training with their BMW GS
„Totensee“ (Deadlake) on top of Grimselpass
Miniature Glacier Express at the coffeestop
Seems they like it
Sustenhorn (left) / Gwächtenhorn (right) and Steinsee (Stonelake)
Impressive glaciers
What a lovely place to have a picnic - „Göscheneralp“
On top of Gotthardpass/Tremolaroad!
The Tremolaroad is a handmade 4km long pass with 24 switchbacks just out of cobblestones. For some it had been fun, for others not ... But anyway you should have seen it when your on the Grand Alps Tour

Riding day 05: From CHARMONIX to BRIANCON (FRA)

Todays ride: 255km/155mi

Col des Saises - Col de la Madeleine - Col de la Telegraphe - Col du Galibier - Col du Lautaret

Lunch stop at col de la madeleine
On the way up to col du galibier
On top 2642 m / 8677 ft
To sad this beautiful day has to come to an end
Mhmmm ....

Rest day: BRIANCON (FRA)

Just these two pictures today but we can say to you we had a lot of fun Perfect length for a rest day ride, nice coffee stop, breathtaking landscape and a GREAT ride

Valley Mont Dauphin
Spectacular view on Col d’Izoard!

Riding day 06: From BRIANCON to AOSTA (FRA - ITA - FRA - ITA)

Once again - Edelweiss picnic time
And this time on the way up to the highest pass of Europe. And our customers got to know what it means to have a picnic on this altitude. Maybe it began to snow ...
Spectacular view on the way up to Col de l’Iseran
Col de l’Iseran - highest pass in EUROPE
Altitude: 2770m / 9088ft

Riding day 07: From AOSTA to LUGANO (ITA - CH)

Castle Bard
Ferry crossing over Lake Maggiore

Riding day 08: From LUGANO to LIVIGNO (CH - ITA - CH - ITA)

Photo stop at lake Como

Beautiful new snow on the mountain passes. But the roads are clean and free. A perfect day

“Ducati Modello Gazole” alias the new Ducati diesel  

“Ducati Modello Gazole” alias the new Ducati diesel

Riding day 12: From KAPRUN to MIEMING / SEEFELD (AUT)

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Krimml waterfalls, the highest in austria
Oliver on top of the Zillertal Johannes backyard
Lunch at Johannes (TG) place
Coffeestop in Vorderriss (GER)

Grand Alps Tour

Riding the world’s most amazing roads in the highest and most spectacular part of the Alps.

Andermatt, Swiss Alps, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Mont Blanc, Briançon, Passes of the Tour de France, Lago Maggiore, Dolomites, Passo dello Stelvio (Stelvio Pass) (2758 m)
start at USD 7.670,- per person
21.07. - 04.08.2024
15.09. - 29.09.2024
27.07. - 10.08.2025
21.09. - 05.10.2025
Seefeld in Tirol
15 days vacation, 13 riding days

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Brian O'Donnell
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 18:36

Wow! Stelvio with fresh snow; memorable. Looks like you all are having a great time.
Michaela Achatzi
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 20:39

Hi Brad
Hi Dave

Nice to see you
Have a great time and enjoy your trip!!!

Judson Widner
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 02:45

Day 7 looks awesome. Stoic pic of Ken and Ben on the ferry. Ben looking, well, ‘Sharp!’ Ken, always looking good, no matter what. You guys have the life, I am continually jealous.

But I can’t ride a bike nowhere near the level of you guys! Enjoy, and eat more food for me. I wish I was there! The photo blog is awesome, thanks Edelweiss!

Cool Edelweiss updates, so we can follow on the trek. I am continually considering my life choices of not owning and riding a bike. Get it!
Brian O'Donnell
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 01:56

Brad and Dave: it looks epic (and I noticed you had raingear: Nice!)
Johannes Geiger
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 18:21

And they even know how to use it now
Regards Johannes
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:58

Hi Brad, and all the other riders,

looks like you have great weather and great fun on the Grand Alps Tour. It is definitely one of my favourite tours. Enjoy your ride!!

Best wishes, Angela
Johannes Geiger
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 18:18

Thanks Angela,
we are defenitly having a grat time

Best greetings from Brad!
Carole Sharp
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 23:54

I admit I had to do a double take at Furkapass, but what a beautiful place and the old Belvedere Hotel—-great group photo in front of that! And the glaciers and the Deadlake and the bright blue Stonelake—are all such remarkable scenery! And, I love the statue at Gotthardpass! Keep them coming—love traveling with you!
Johannes Geiger
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 18:20

Thanks Carole for your comments,
your husband and your son are having a lot of fun and are doing great!

Regards Johannes
Judson Widner
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 21:29

Awesome weather for you guys on day 2 pics! Looks amazing, Enjoy Chamomix, coming up!
Johannes Geiger
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 18:22

Weather is getting better from day to day
Regards Johannes!
Carole Sharp
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 07:53

Beautiful photos of Andermatt—I particularly liked the Mary Chapel built in 1740–and I loved the photo of the house covered in vines. Not to mention the incredible mountains, still some snow caps—and that blue sky. Also, loved seeing the photo of Ken and Ben on the Ducati’s.
Ben Sharp
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 06:40

Awesome blog so far! Thank you for keeping a great travel log for us! Awesome guides, great trip so far! Keep up the great work guys!


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