Passes are what call the curvy motorcyclist to the Alps. Over numerous bends and passes, the Alpine Taster Tour leads through the fantastic mountain world of the Alps.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€750.00 $834.34 ?|
|pillion passenger||€690.00 $767.60 ?|
|Single room surcharge||€190.00 $211.37 ?|
|6 nights in a double room|
|Route description and GPS data|
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|Travel cancellation and return transport insurance|
|Total distance: about 1500 km|
|Daily stages: 270-310 km|
|Special features: Individual tour for self riders. No group tour.|
|Motorcycles: The many bends make the tyres difficult to handle, so make sure you have full tread before starting your journey. A map compartment on the tank is required for driving according to route description|
|Riding skills: The motorcycle should be safely controlled on winding roads, especially in hairpin bends. No tour for motorbike beginners, mountain experience is a basic requirement|
|Climate: In the high mountains cool at times even in summer. Mild climate on Lake Garda|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
First of all it goes from Nauders in Austria via Flüela, Albula and Bernina Pass through Switzerland to the Italian duty-free area of Livigno. After so many bends, even for newcomers to the Alps it soon glides really well. So the next day you can confidently tackle the 48 hairpin bends of the notorious Stilfser Joch, before heading back downhill via the Gavia. "To where it's beautiful" is the motto, therefore this tour leads over such wonderful side roads as the Passo di Vivione and the legendary Passo di Croce Domini. There the asphalt band becomes narrower and narrower, but hardly anyone comes to meet you. These hardly known passes are not difficult to find, either by map with marked route or by routes with sophisticated satellite navigation data you are quickly on the right track. With so much preparation and the wonderful choice of routes, the necessary peace and quiet and the complete enjoyment of the bends, which is so important for a relaxing motorcycle holiday in the most beautiful two-wheeler area of all, is quickly achieved.
The tour is an individual tour for self-riders, not a group tour and without a tour guide. The hotels are pre-booked by the action team. A detailed route description shows the way.
Day 1: Arrival at Nauders, dinner, overnight stay.
Day 2: Day trip Nauders, Inn valley, Engadin, Davos, Livigno
From Nauders over the Reschenpass back in the valley the route follows the still young Inn upstream to the duty-free area of Samnaun and further into Switzerland - more precisely into the Engadine, where Rhaeto-Romanic is still spoken in large parts. After lunch, the tour continues over the Flüela Pass to Davos and over the Albula with its spectacular railway construction works straight back to the Engadine.
Via the Bernina and the Forcola di Livigno, the day's destination in the Italian duty-free area of Livigno is reached.
Stage for the day: about 310 km
Day 3: Day trip Livigno, Ofenpass, Stelvio Pass, Bormio, Bernina, Livigno Today's round trip (i.e. riding without luggage!) leads over some of the most beautiful alpine roads and passes of all. In the morning we head north - along the Swiss reservoir on Italian territory and via the single-lane Munt la Schera tunnel (every motorcycle sounds great here!) back into the Engadine - and then straight on over the Ofen Pass and the idyllic Val Mustair into the Italian Vinschgau. There is often a lot of traffic here, so don't stop for long, but turn off immediately to the seemingly endless hairpin bends of the Stilfser Joch. A bratwurst at the top of the pass is simply a must!
The way down to Bormio then brings the necessary curve swing again to dedicate itself immediately to the next pass: the Gavia.
Relatively wide on the north side, the south ramp is narrow and spectacular. Via Passo Mortirolo, Passo di Foscagno and Passo d'Eira the route leads back to the hotel.
Stage for the day: about 290 km
Day 4: Day trip Aprica, Passo Vivione, Croce Domini, Lake Garda To call this day a liaison stage would really be a criminal mistake: After breakfast, we will first go back to Switzerland via the Forcola di Livigno - the dreamlike swinging south ramp of the Bernina down into Valtellina (by the way, one of the smallest and at the same time most interesting wine-growing regions of Italy) and right on the other side through dense forests over the Passo Aprica to Edolo.
On the village square the Italian feeling really comes through - one bar follows the other, parasols are everywhere - and the coffee, scusi, caffè tastes like only in Italy.
Via Passo Vivione and Passo di Croce Domini the route continues to the south-east to Lake Idro and after a further 20 highly curvy kilometres to the western shore of Lake Garda. To be more precise, to Riva del Garda, where a stroll through the market place is a must. At the very end, we swing ourselves up into the mountains for a few curvy kilometres to reach our hotel.
Stage for the day: about 270 km
Day 5: Day trip from and to Campo Lomaso
The present province is called Trentino - a real paradise for motorcyclists. But the region has much more to offer than 'just' impressive landscapes and perfect curves. In the Middle Ages the region was the scene of several battles between Venice and its neighbours - various castles still bear witness to the importance of the Adige Valley as a trade route. And Trento (Trento - the provincial capital) was the seat of the Vatican Council for 18 years during the Renaissance - the city's architecture and museums have since been well worth seeing.
So today there is something for everyone: For those who want to deepen the curve lessons of the past days, Monte Bondone, Monte Baldo, Lago Valvestino and all the other fantastic curve areas of Trentino are waiting. And for those who like to take it a little easier, swap a few of the bends for a few exciting hours at Castel Beseno or enjoy a stroll around Trento. Whatever you say.
Stage for the day: about 290 km
Day 6: Day trip Gampenjoch, Meran, Timmelsjoch, Nauders
This day also marks the end of the tour - but what a conclusion: the morning begins with the wonderful
Curve combinations on the Brenta - Lago Molveno, Val di Non and Gampenjoch are just a few of the melodious names. Shortly after Meran in South Tyrol it is time for a midday snack: next up is the Timmelsjoch - at 2,474 m one of the highest Alpine passes - and above all on the south side one of the most spectacular. The afternoon then swings through the Ötztal, Pitztal and over the Piller Höhe back to the starting hotel of the tour - where the tour ends with some real pampering.
Stage for the day: about 300 km
Day 7: Return home after breakfast.