We started in the morning at 5 degrees down the valley in direction to Reutte. A little nice tour through the wonderful "Namlos" valley brought us to Heiterwanger lake, where we had our first coffee stop. Beautiful outside in the sun. Neuschwanstein Castle was our next stop for a great picutre of Cindarella's castle built for the bavarian King Ludwig II. Along Plansee we headed to the next castle of King Ludwig "Castle Linderhof". This was his favorite, where he lived most of the time. We finished our great tour through five different countries in the Alps and returned to Erding on small bavarian country roads.
THANKS to everybody for touring with us. We enjoyed it a lot and hope to see you all soon!
Claudia & Wim & Dieter
Donna, Claudia and Arla... and big Mike in the back... always making fun
Today we left Switzerland and headed back to Austria, but not without taking some passes into our daily schedule. First we climed up Albula pass, but unfortunately only fog.... but essential better was it up to Fluelapass, where we had a nice warm coffee and yummy applestrudel.
After horrible traffic in Lichtenstein we enjoyed the quietness and pure nature up on Furkajoch, where we had our afternoon coffeestop before we went over Hochtannbergpass to Warth.
Perfect weather for the one and only "Mother of the passes" - Passo de Stelvio.
Out of Klobenstein into Bozen and trough the Vinschgau valley to Glurns - where we had our coffee stop before starting to climb up the 48 !!!! switchbacks of Passo de Stelvio.
Everybody enjoyed the fabulous ride with the great scenery from above and on top. Bruno was waiting for us on top with his famous sausages.
Wonderful Klobenstein deserves to be enjoyed. So the whole group decided to go for a half day rest day ride and come back to Klobenstein in the early afternoon and enjoyed the beautiful view over the Dolomites. A rest day ride it was over spectacular roads with no traffic at all avoiding the tourist spots but still offering wonderful views on Medelpass and Val d'Ultimo.
Tomorrow the big one awaits: time to go and see the mother of all mountain passes: STELVIO!!
Today was a great day, the weather was much better than yesterday and we all enjoyed our riding. Out of the hotel we went on nice backroads to the border to Italy and than directly into the Dolomites - the play ground for every motorcyclist. The rock fromations and the scenery are spectacular. We had a nice coffee in front of the Tre Cime and passed Cortina d'Ampezzo. Our first big pass was Passo Falzarego, followed by Passo Valparola and Grödnerjoch in the afternoon. Kolbenstein was our final destination for today, with an amazing view to Rosengarten.
Snow at Felbertauerntunnel
Munich downtown was our goal for today.
We took the fast train to Isator in Munich and start our city walk through town, The weather was not on our side in the morning but in the afternoon it went better.
First we had the typical Bavarian "White Sausages" with a traditional wheat beer at Viktualien Markt. A big vegetable, fish, meat and cheese market in the middle of downtown.
At Marienplatz, the main square with the town hall was our next stop to see the carrillon with the knights tournament and the "Schäffler's" dance.
Afterwards we did some exercises by climbing up the 300 stairs of "Old Peter" and had an amazing view over whole Munich.
St. Michaels church, the landmark number 1 Frauenkirche and Theatiner church were on our way. Through Hofgarten we walked to Maximilanstreet, the exclusive shopping street in Munich, where all the big famous brands have their flag stores.
Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer hall was our final stop and for sure everybody learned, why in Bavaria the clocks go the other way round.