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Alpine Highlights 2
(Stelvio pass and Dolomites)

16 - 24 July 2016
 

This is part 2 of your Alpine essential riding. A must in every rider's life. The scenery and the roads are amazing. The passes are high and you are on the mountains rather than looking at them from a distance.

Starting and ending in Saronno, just outside of Milan, we picked what we believe are the roads that if you were to come just once in your life time to the Alps you really would not want to miss!

In the second part, we head north to Lake Como and enter the alps via Swiss Engadine and make our overnight stops only in Italy. Livigno 2 nights, Colfosco 3 nights and Riva del Garda. This will allow us to ride the best passes of Engadine in Switzerland, the magnificent Stelvio pass and stay 3 nights in the magic area of the Heart of the Dolomites. Lake Garda couldn't be missed out as we covered Lake Maggiore in part 1 and Lake Como at the beginning of this ride. 

An incredible ride! Join us!

 

Touring programme day by day:

Day 0: your countdown to the tour is over. It's Saturday and you need to be in Saronno. Best fly into Milan Malpensa aitport (MPX). Briefing starts at 4pm. We shall finalise the paperwork and pick up the bikes from the depot. The welcome dinner starts at 8pm. Let the fun begin!! 

Day 1: it's "arrivederci" to those who are only doing Part 1 and "benvenuti" to those starting Part 2. The route starts by heading north to Lake Como to Bellaggio and then up the eastern coastine of Lake Como to Chiavenna. From here we enter Engadine over the Maloyapass and reach our next double stop over in Livigno over the Bernina pass and the Forcola of Livigno. We will be in Italy, where the food is good, the fuel prices cheap, and a cup of espresso is good and no daylight robbery... Well fuel prices in Livigno are cheap beacuse it's a tax haven : ). 1/litre can't be bad!

Day 2: The loop ride out of Livigno sees us ride back in Switzerland on the Albulapass the long valley of the Landwasser river to Davos and then over the Fluelapass back ino Engadine. The Ofenpass will take us back to Livigno through a tunnel, or for the more mile munching of you to the Santa Maria pass, to Stelvio, and then back to Livigno over the Foscagno pass

Day 3: we leave Livigno over the Passo del Foscagno and attack the Stelvio pass from the Bormio side. Once we have taken in the altitude and the sites of this magnificent pass, eaten the compulsory bratwurst at the kiosk, we take the staircase (48 switchbacks) down to Prato allo Stelvio, head for Merano and then on to Vipiteno over the Jaufenpass. A short easy run down the Brennerpass and Val Pusteria to reach Val Badia, will take us to the heart of the Dolomites and to our triple night stopover in the small village of Colfosco at the foothill of the Passo Gardena.

  Day 4: Our first loop ride takes us to Cortina d'Ampezzo on the Veneto side of the Dolomites. After a short visit to this exclusive resort, we head for the Tre Cime di Lavaredo along the private toll road for the best views. Fascinating are the WW1 fortifications built into the side of the mountains. 

Day 5: the loop takes us south to the Pale di San Martino and more exceptional pass riding in this stunning area of the Alps. 

Day 6: we say goodbye to the Dolomites and head south. We reach the Brenta Group through the Val d'Ega with a short stop at the Carezza lake. Use the Passo della Mendola to reach Val di Non and lake Molveno, with it's spectacular alpine lake colours. We finally reach Riva del Garda on Lake Garda for our penultimate stop.

Day 7: it's saturday our tour brings us back to Saronno over some minor Italian alpine passes. We still ride lake Idro and lake Iseo before catching the A4 in Bergamo which will rapidly take us back to home base. Time to say Arrivederci with the CIMT farewelll dinner!

Day 8: you are free to fly home or reach your next destination.

 

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go to Complete Alpine Highlights

 

Prices in EURO per person:

motorcycle double occupancy passenger
supplement
single occupancy supplement
Suzuki V-Strom 650abs 2255 1335 185
BMW F700GS
BMW F800R
Triumph Bonneville 800
Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2330 1335 185
Ducati Hyperstrada 821
BMW F800GS
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200
2465 1335 185
KTM 1190 adv
Ducati MTS1200 abs
BMW R1200GS LC
BMW R1200RT (my13)
2555 1335 185
BMW R1200GSA (my14)
BMW R1200RT (my14)
Ducati MTS1200 ST
Alfa Spider
2645 1335 185
BMW K1600GT
Honda GW1800
2815 1335 185
 

minimum number of participants: 10
maximum number of participants: 14

closing date: 60 days prior to tour commencement

If minimum number of participants isn't reached the tour can be cancelled or run with different format.

Booking fee 10% of total to be paid on reserving a place on the tour.

 

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what is included:

1) motorcycle rental of a touring prepared bike with side cases, top case, tank bag, locks and alarm, and tubeless puncture repair kit.

2) 8 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star family run hotels with breakfast and safe parking for the bikes, especially selected for being located in the historical centre of each town

3) welcome and farewell dinners in Milan, plus 3 dinners in Corvara at the hotel.

4) Francesco (owner of CIMT) will be your motorcycle guide always on a motorcycle. He will be there as a point of reference and to facilitate things during your trip. You can ride following him or decide to seek your own way. You will always be able to reach him on his mobile phone in case of need or get advice during riding breaks. Think of him as your local source of information and a fellow traveller.

5) support van with second guide to carry your luggage (one piece per person) from hotel to hotel, provide necessary assistance during the tour with tools and spares, and carry any purchases you have made along your way. It also has two extra seats for passengers who wish to take a rest from the pillion seat.

6) an Italian GSM phone, that you can use to receive calls from home free of roaming charges or make emergency calls in any situation.

7) maps and road book of the tour.

 

what is NOT included:

1) fuel for your motorcycle
2) motorway tolls and ferries
3) entrance to museums or other sites
4) gratuities and tips
5) all lunches and dinners except for welcome and farewell dinner
6) beverages with your dinner
7) credit used on the CIMT GSM cell phones
8) airport transfers (we will give you all options - including a chauffer driven car if you wish)
9) flights to and from Milan

 

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