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Alps 2017

Post by dukebadboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:06 pm

One of my recent trips to the Alps.

Mainly covering Dolomites / Lake Como / Bormio areas.

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Most of my trips start in Bellagio. It's a nice place to have a morning cappuccino at.

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After that I normally take a ferry to Varenna to reach the mainland. Lake Como in the morning hours is so calm and quiet.

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This time around, on way to Stelvio I decided to pass by St Moritz. So, after Varenna I turn north to Swiss.

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It's June, so dandelion season. They look lovely in the Alps.

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My new toy.

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Time to hit the Stelvio pass

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Picturesque village of Trafoi

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Kinda looks the same, isn't it ?

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1 year earlier

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Post by dukebadboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:07 pm

Stelvio was opened just a week ago, in time for Giro d'Italia. Still covered in snow.

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Famous Tyrolean who sells yummy sausages

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After Stelvio, I go to Jaufen pass. It's an awesome fast mountain road, all the way to the top.

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Next on the list, is Dolomites.

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Dolomites my favorite mountains for motorbiking.

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Corvara

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Mountain lake in Dolomites

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Post by dukebadboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:08 pm

Passo di Falzarego

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Lake Carezza. Best time to see it is on sunset.

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Vineyards near Merano

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Post by dukebadboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Finally, reaching Passo di Gavia, the most coldest of Italian Alps

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And heading back to Como. Ferry from Varenna to Bellagio

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Lake Como

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Sunset on Lake Como

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That's about it folks!

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Post by steved57 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:08 am

Great pic's and ride report - Thanks for sharing them
I've spent quite a bit of time in Northern Italy but always working - damn I'd love to get there on my SD GT
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Post by Newjerseyduke » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:58 am

thats beautiful. great pictures.
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Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:22 pm

Wow.. great pictures.....scenery we can only dream about here in Aus.....what a wonderful part of the globe to visit by motorcycle! :)
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Post by Cicsy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:59 pm

Wow that's just stunning scenery. I thought what I seen in France and Spain last year would take some beating but your trip looks incredible. Inspiring is what it is so thanks for posting

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Re: Alps 2017

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:49 pm

I do agree to previous writers! Veeery nice scenery! It inspires me to do a trip on European alp roads :D

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Post by dukebadboy » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:56 pm

Thank you guys for kind comments!

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Post by Johnny Mac » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:47 pm

Excellent pics. Well done indeed

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Re: Alps 2017

Post by Loomster » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:38 pm

Wow!....Great pics, I know that area really well, I did autumn/winter season in the Hotel Poste in Trafoi back in 85/86. I had access to an old Guzzi T3 Cali which I used to take up to Bormio on any given Sunday
Great memories. :D

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