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6TG1901 Modultour 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019 | Markus Albert / Johannes Geiger / John Partridge / Axel Schneider / Anthony Fairweather | Europe / Italy

Day 6: Bozen to Mieming

The sun shines on the class of 2019.

Mr Lighbolt is back on the ranch..Mr da Silva is sleeping in..Erik the 'Disappearin Dutchman' returns to the flatlands of northern Europe, where he can't hide behind any hills....Mr & Mrs Ritt are back in Downing Street making last minute plans for a disorderly Brexit...Florence Stigger is still searching through her luggage, looking for her lost passport and Anthony is settling down to read a couple of chapters from 'The Dead' by James Joyce, a freshly opened bottle of Bushmills sits on the table beside him.

The pressure is off and the rookies head back to base. Four of the weeks victims are being rewarded with a ride up the Jaufenpass..and adding joy to pleasure; the clouds part and the sun shines through.

A much more cuddly Markus than we've seen this week, gives the group lessons in local history and riding motorcycles. John and William recieve an extra lesson in how to overtake a bus @ 1500 m on a tight corner from Matthias 'Junior' Schrittwieser and every member in the group are reminded of the incredible raw beauty of the Alps...

The views from 2000m at the crest of the pass are breathtaking, the air fresh and pure. Under a heartbreakingly blue sky, snow capped peaks stretch for a 100km in every direction. What a day, what a week, what a privilage for the 8 new recruits to be able to share in the dream of a young couple from 40 years ago, who had the strengh to ignore the nay-sayers and turn that dream into reality.

Long live Edelweiss Bike Travel!!

Thomas and the Tiger...grrrrrr!
Fun in the Sun
A big bear steals our food...
Axel practicing his 'Putzfrau' skills...
Love is in the air!
Stunning panorama.

Day 5: Levico to Bozen

Day 5 starts with drizzle and fog. First Photostop, not far away from the Hotel, was on Castello Pergine. Unfortunatly the view was limited because of the fog. With each km more it become drier. Next stop was on Lago di Santa Colomba. An 100% Fishfree Lake apparently it is tradition in South Tirol that Fisherman come here to wash their worms. It was a nice quiet scenery, we only heard the birds chirping and something like pffffffffffttt. So our Guide Matthias got the chance to show us how to fix an tire.

For lunch, Axel provides us, near Mezzolombardo, the best Picknick there is.

After Lunch we switch into the fast mode. Our Guide William show us the Lago di St. Giustina. He also give the chance for freeriding on the Gampenjoch. On Top of the Pass we learnd the most Important thing on this tour "you can break every law, but not the EBT law". In another Words, dont drink and drive.

William takes the lead
Lago di St. Giustina
Axel the picknick master
Photostop on Castello Pergine
Castello Pergine

Day 4: Bozen to Levico

Leaving Bozen we immediately dive into the switchbacks heading up to Passo de Lavaze, stopping off at the Kaserer Bild along the way. From there we head to our favourite picnic stop where celebrate Thomas's 99th birthday, preceded by a well received tour of the downtown Truden. After witnessing a random drone attack on some local foliage we head south over Redebus Pass and visit the Filzerhof with spcial information provided by the local population. Our day ends with a traditional Edelweiss boot beer on the private beach of our hotel.

arild hopes that patrick says there will be no rain today
surprise surprise it is raining today
Thomas turns 99 today
rainman is enjoying his day
no doubt, another unforgettable day
Time for predator feeding
Everbody feeling happy after the boot beer in levico

Day 3: Levico to Bozen

Starting in Lévico we directly went to the direction of Trento. At the worldwide known exit 6 (or was it 6b ...?) we leaved the highway into direction of Monte Bodone. With 1 unplanned coffe stop (thanks to the dutch guy) & 1 regular we arrived our picknick spot in Mezzolombardo where we got spoiled by Arild & Markus. In the afternoon we continued our ride like always with some GPS struggles & we decided to go on with the old fashioned style of an map on to top to Passo di Mendola. Of course there was one or another road block on our way & a police officer that ironically looked very similar to one of our tour guides ....

Photostop on Lago di Molveno.
Evereybody with a smile on his face after the first freeride on this tour to Passo di Mendola
Axel, Flo and Tom enjoying the last snow of the year after an eventful trip to Passo di Mendola
Foggy daily briefing
Sometimes you have to improvise

Day 2: Bozen to Levico Terme

Our first day on the bikes takes us south out of Bozen through the Dolomites on small, windy roads. Along the way we experience accidents (simulated), GPS failures, lost riders and unscheduled loo stops. Just another day in the office.

Daily briefing ... A picture is worth a thousand words

St. Helena church - first highlight of the day

Visiting St. Helena church in Nova Ponente ... The entire interior is frescoed and here art-lovers can admire mural paintings of the Bozen School which were completed in 1410.
Extremely well preserved frescos from the early 15th century inside St. Helena church.
First picnic of the tour under a cloudy sky but with happy faces and delicious local food.

Val di Cembra - the lush and beautiful "Valley of Pines". 

Looks like someone enjoyed both the views and the nice, long sweepers through the valley.

Day 1: Arrival in Mieming

The 2019 Rookies arrive in Mieming to prepare for the Modul Tour and the 2019 Season.

First step:Meet and greet of the team old and new friends.

Final preparations before departure to Bolzano
Johannes with his new Baby
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William Wilde
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 16:52

Thanks to the senior EBT tourguides for putting us rookies through our paces in northern Italy last week. It was hard work but a blast at the same time. Thanks to all the other rookies for the support last week and looking forward to touring with you at some point in the future

William
Wilfried Floriani
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 16:22

Hey Rookies,
Ihr scheint ja Spaß zu haben - weiterhin eine lehrreiche Zeit und viel Spaß!
LG
Willi
Marc Busser
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 09:08

Hallo zusammen,
Ich freue mich Sie in voller Form zu sehen. Es gibt ein paar "Köpfe" die ich auf diesen Fotos wiedererkenne … Familie wuchs aber um 6 Babys. Congratulations !
Markus, weil ich am Tag der Hearing deine Bekanntschaft gemacht habe, wünsche ich dir viel Glück un Erfolg
Freue mich für alle
LG
Marc - Elsass - Frankreich

Markus Albert
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 08:25

Salut Marc,

Merci beaucoup
Michaela Achatzi
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 08:59

Hy Rockies

Viel Spaß und immer schön zuhören
Claudia - Nicole Wenhart
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 19:34

Hey alle zusammen,
viel Spaß Euch auf der Tour und nicht zu viel Stress
LG Claudia
Ursula Peter
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 18:57

Hallo zusammen,
also mich würd interessieren, wer die 2. Frau auf den Bildern ist?
Und sonst wünsch ich euch viel Spaß, lasst euch nicht stressen.
Liebe Grüße aus Antequera
Ursula
Michaela Achatzi
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:49

Könnte das die Frau von Tom sein ?
Axel
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 02:37

being part of the edelweiss family is awesome
laurens.corijn@edelweissbiketravel.com
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 21:04

Awesome, it's starting! Enjoy the week guys, it will be hard to top on future tours

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