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Grand Alps Tour 2021 (CGA2102)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | Michaela Achatzi / Björn | Europe / Italy

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Welcome in Austria

The bikes are ready for a great Tour
your tour guides are ready for the tour
The first contact
our guests pay close attention to what we tell them
The motorcycle handover —----—check

Day 1 - Seefeld to Galtür (AUT)

In perfect riding weather we start the day going down from Seefeld to the Inn valley and take on our first mountain pass road the Kühtai. After passing Imst we ride up the Hahntennjoch and finish the say on the Silvretta High Alpine Road. What a beautiful day!

Meet a Tourguide  at the Kühtai 

Day 2 - Galtür to Andermatt ( AUT-LIE-CH )

Starting out on the beautiful Silvretta road, we spent a short visit to Liechtenstein before entering Switzerland. The famous Klausenpass road lead us to Andermatt, a riders paradise.

Silvretta Lake
Schattenburg coffee stop
Nice place for lunch
The statue of Wilhelm Tell

Day 3 - Rest Day in Andermatt ( CH )

Today we were taking on the pass roads around Andermatt and startet with the old "Tremola" cobble stone road on the Gotthard pass road. Going up the Nufenen we touched the clouds before we stopped on the Grimsel to have a coffee. After taking the Sustenpass back to the Hotel everybody took the afternoon off to explore the town.

Eric N.
In front : Furka Pass

Day 4 - Andermatt to Charmonix ( CH - FRA )

Today we leave Andermatt.

  The weather forecast is not great, but the rain stops when the bikes start.

  We attack the FurkaPass, we are almost alone.

  A relaxed drive along Lake Brienz for a lunch break in beautiful Thun.

  There are always dark clouds, but when angels travel

  Then we climb the Col de Pillon, Col de Croix and Col de Forclaz before arriving in Charmonix at the bottom of Monte Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.

Sherlock Holmes
Thuner lake
Darrel at lunch
Beautiful place

Day 5 - Chamonix to Briancon ( FRA )

Today the weather was rainy, but despite that we followed the route of the Tour de France on some of the most popular mountain passes in the area and ended the day in Briancon. The weatherforecast for tomorrow is more promising

The gondola up to the Mont Blanc

Day 6 - Rest Day in Briancon ( CH )

As the weather did not disappoint today, we took the long restday loop down to Barcelonnette and crossed the Col de Vars and the Col de Izoard. Another small mountain pass served as a good training for the upcoming days. What a great day!

The riddle of the day: where are we?

The old town center of Briancon

Day 7 - Briancon to Aosta ( FRA - ITA )

In perfect riding weather we left Briancon to cross the border into Italy. After a coffee stop in Susa we climbed the highest paved road of the Alps the Col de Iseran where we enjoyed a picknick. In the afternoon we continued to Aosta where we had some real Italian pasta for dinner.

She will start very early 

Parking in the Italien Style 

Far away

Thanks Björn for a perfect Picknick 

What a beautiful day !!!
Happy Birthday

Day 8 - Aosta to Lugano ( ITA - CH )

We leave Aost today through the beautiful Aosta Valley, bordered by the high mountains.  We will not drive further into the great heights, but today we will enjoy the Italian Country Road with the beautiful winding roads, to get  come closer to our destination on Lake Maggiore with the ferry.

but before that we have a really delicious lunch with typical Italian pizza in Valloro and then after all to drive two really fantastic, fine little passes

Our destination for one night today is in the neighborhood of Lugano in Paradies and the name says it all.

Pizza time
Lago Maggiore
Dinner time at the Luganer Lake
What a nice group

Day 9 - Lugano - Livingno ( CH - ITA )

Lugano Lake
Glacier Morteratsch

Day 10 - Livingno to Bozen ( ITA -CH )

William up ⬆️ the Stelvio

Day 11 - Rest Day in Bozen ( ITA )

A lot of rain today, so we took no pictures

Day 12 - Collalbo to Kaprun ( ITA - AUT )

Clemens infront of the Misurina Lake
Picnic time

Day 13 - Kaprun to Mieming /Seefeld ( AUT )

Today we start on our last driving day. After 14 days of fantastic roads, passes, landscapes, delicious food and many experiences.

our trip goes from Kaprun over the gerlos pass to the fantastic zillertaler Höhenstrasse.

we were allowed to take part in the traditional cattle drive a few times.  In autumn the cows are brought from the mountain to the valley.  Specktacle!

Finally, we bring our motorcycles to the Edelweiss garage and are packed with impressions.

The last briefing
look far
Zillertaler Höhenstrasse
Allan is enthusiastic
Darrel did it !!
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Andreas Pennekamp
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 08:26

Hallo Eric, is it you at the picture?
I wish you a nice and safe trip. And next year, you can start for world tour, sure.
Best wishes, Andreas
Eric Nijman
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:47

Hi Andreas,
Everything okay here. Thanks for your message.
I’ll hope we can go for the world tour next year
Holger is at the Balkan now.
Stay healthy,
Gr. Eric
Mary Barbara Lehman
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 21:17

Dinner time at the Luganersee Lake looks like the guests around you Gents and Lady want your MOJO! It's either that or they are thinking you all are eating Cheetos' (for Chester Cheetah Cheesy Rider) to keep on rolling! I see no evidence of orange powder snacks and lots of suds instead on that table so again it must be the MOJO!
Mary Lehman
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 17:23

"46 hairpins, and so smooth to ride" mmm my hairpins I have experienced are quite different for my noddle not wheels. Nevertheless, breathtaking where my breathing would be pulsating out of control. Way to keep it rolling 46 hairpin day at all!
Mary Lehman
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 19:01

Great group pic and I would add to "a beautiful day" with utopia views!
I hope the 3 Wild Hogs Al, Jim & Dave are riding high and getting into Good Trouble!
Cheers Gents for your day's end bucket of suds!
Michaela Achatzi
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 22:36

Hi Mary

The rascals works well
Mary Lehman
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 22:41

I have heard some great things about you how well you ride and how good you are at your position. The "Rascals" are lucky to have you leading them through the Hairpins and Switchbacks and more!
Thank you Michaela for giving Al, Dave, and Jim a once-in-a-lifetime adventure they will never forget!
Mary Lehman
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 22:25

Good - Day, Mr. Al and fellow "Wild Hog Riders" Jim and Dave. Those switchbacks look mighty wicked. I would be dizzy making those 90-degree turns wow keep it, rollin' Gents! You all earn your bucket of Suds Happy Hour every day that's for sure. Keep livin' high down the Grand Alps highway.......
Joe Jan
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 21:03

Looks great, I wish I was old enough to join you guys. How’s
The beer?
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 21:26

The beer is great-as well as everything else. We will swing by your joint in Kortula after the trip. The will be 11 of us. Thanks for the message.
Joe Jan
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 21:35

We’re waiting; you’ll like the rides here!
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 09:05

Have fun Jim! Spoke to Diane, sorry no chance to see you in Italy
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 21:23

Hi Delia and Vera, We would all like to drop by for lunch in Collidi-but too busy riding too far north. Thanks for the message. Perhaps we will drop in at the end of the trip. There will only be 11.
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 13:19

Jim, not a problem with us! You can have lunch and ride Collodi's hills! Ciao.
Beverly Lindsay
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 20:26

Hey Dave, Jim and Al,

You guys are living the dream, Make the most of your time in the saddle, lots of fun riding on those hair pin curves and beautiful scenery. ENJOY, Beverly
Angela de Haan
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 20:38

Hey you guys! Have a splendid tour. This is one of my favorites Take a couple of curves for me, too


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