is a 5 day Motorcycle Tour of the Alps, the Italian Alps. The
best of the best. The most famous alpine pass and the most
beautiful area of the Alps in a 5 day ride starting and ending in
Milano. What could you ask for more? Well there is more. 21 passes
in total between Switzerland and Italy which are amazing. Just to
mention one, the Passo di Giau, where you have a complete 360° view
of the dolomites. Just Amazing!!!
also the best area for food, wine and coffee in the Alps ; )! You
really shouldn't miss it.
- 29 June 2018
- 10 August* 2018
Day by day:
0: your countdown to the tour is over. It's Saturday and you
need to be in Milan by 4pm. We shall finalise the
paperwork and pick up the bikes from our depot. The welcome dinner
starts at 8pm. Let the fun begin!!
1: Our ride takes us quickly to Lecco and then Mandello del Lario,
the hometown of Moto Guzzi bikes. All Guzzi are built here since
1921 and nowhere else. Unfortunately it is Sunday and their museum
is closed, so we'll have to settle for a cappuccino in the local
cafee. From Mandello we follow the shores of Lake Como to
Chiavenna and then tackle the first Alpine pass, the Splugenpass
(Passo Spluga) which will take us into Switzerland. We then take
the fast Julierpass to St Moritz and the Berninapass into Livigno
for our first double night stop over.
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
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 with Richard, 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 next double night stopover in the small
village of Colfosco at the foothill of the Passo Gardena.
4: Our loop ride takes us around the most significant a beautiful
passes in the dolomites. We ride the Gardena pass, the Sella pass,
Pordoi pass, the magnificent Passo di Giau into Cortina. After a short visit to this exclusive
resort, we run a loop ride of the Cristallo group of dolomites
and back to Colfosco over the Falzarego pass and Valparola. Here we
can stop at the fascinating WW1 museum based in a fort at the top of
the Valparola pass.
5: Our time in the Dolomites is over and we must make our way back
to Milan. We ride the Alpe di Siusi to Bolzano. From here the Passo
Mendola and Passo Tonale to Lake Iseo and Bergamo where we join the
A4 autostrada for the last stretch getting back into Milan.