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THE ADVENTURE OF THE GRAND ALPS (CGA 1102) Part 3

June 12, 2011

After a great rest day in Briancon we were heading for the rest of the high passes in France. After the first one we took a real "Italian" break in Susa - best cappuchino ever! That's at least what Alex thought......

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Adriatic Rollercoaster: the magic of waterfalls vs. the atrocity of war

June 10, 2011

The rest day by the lakes of Plitvice is overwhelming us with strong contrasts: on one side the ethereal turquoise of crystal clear water, naturally-made zen forests, the silence of the leaves and the sound of countless waterfalls...

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Alps Touring Center 1101 Day 4

June 9, 2011

Due t the weather forecast, we had to modify the route a little bit - and fortunately we picked the right spot to go to! Just when we reached the top of the pass the sky cleared up - with a little phantasy it was actually blue... ...

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Adriatic Rollercoaster: islands hopping

June 9, 2011

After a rest day in Opatija where we had the chance to discover the Istrian peninsula we head towards Krk and Rab: islands hopping today! The first connection is fairly easy: the long bridge Krčki Most (once upon a time called ...

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE GRAND ALPS (CGA 1102) Part 2

June 9, 2011

Day four was special in a certain way. We did see the invisible Matterhorn. But before that we found the iceman inside the Rhone Glacier. All in all was good and we made it safe to Chamonix First stop at Furka Pass........

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Alps Touring Center 1101 Day 3

June 8, 2011

Day 3 brought us back to Italy one more time. Today the weather god adhered strictly to the borders: while Austria was a little bit grey today, Italy greeted us with plenty of sunshine! After having lunch in Germany and Switzerland, we had lunch in Andreas Hofer's ...

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Alps Touring Center 1101 Day 2

June 7, 2011

Today held the ultimate Alpine challenge for us: the Stelvio Pass. 48 switchbacks needed to be mastered before we reached the top at 2757 meters. Everybody made it up the mountain - and then the weather turned bad. The first rain drops of the tour hit us ...

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Adriatic Rollercoaster June 2011

June 6, 2011

Another great tour is about to start. It has been forecast wet road but our riders don't get scared at all for just few drops and after the first hour we reach the Loiblpass, the first border of the day. The transition from Austria into Slovenia goes ...

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE GRAND ALPS (CGA 1102) Part 1

June 6, 2011

It all started out with a welcome briefing hold by the tour guides. Their real reason was to tease us with descriptions, pictures and stories about what to come. We took off on a sunny morning heading towards the Alps, our playground for the next thirteen days ...

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Alps Touring Center 1101 Day 1

June 6, 2011

A great way to start a tour: the sun was shining and the destination was just as flashy: Bavarian King Ludwig's castle and palace Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Add a lot of lakes and twisty roads - and you have a perfect day!

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Alps Touring Center 2011 on the way

June 5, 2011

Here we go: the Alps Touring Center crew has been briefed, the motorcycles were handed over and are ready to go. Tomorrow we are on our way to Germany - hopefully the food is as good as it was today...

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Alps Touring Center 2011 starts tomorrow

June 4, 2011

The weather is good, the bikes are ready to go - it's time to head for the mountains. Austria, Germany and Italy are scheduled for next week. Wait for the daily update and the fotos!

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High Alpine Tour - Doc Riders (HAT 1101)

May 30, 2011

Finally the tour ended in Erding. Everybody made it safe there - so we could call it an excellent tour. On Friday we got the adventure experience - low temperatures ( down to 2,5° C) and snow (no pictures available)! Our Brasilian friends are not used to ...

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Motorcycle pilgrim tour on the St. James Way

May 27, 2011

RIDING TO EL BURGOS We started the day by going to a local winery called David Monero. Surprisingly, they don't export this beer. So, you can only have some here in Spain. We were offered some wine to taste, but Edelweiss has a strict ...

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