Roland's Alpine Adventure
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Our Yamaha 850 TDM holiday-trip June 2000
From Sunday, June 11th Thursday, June 22nd
Route: starting at Amstetten direction Gesaeuse Hohe Tauern (Styria) Villach (Carinthia) Kanaltal (Italy) Southern Tyrol Northern Italy direction France (Alpes Maritimes, south eastern Alps region of France parts of Route Napoleon, Cote d Azure, high Dauphine mountain area High Savoyean mountain area) Swiss Alps Northern Tyrol (Austria) Motorway home to Amstetten.
1st day, Sunday, June 11th: from Amstetten direction Admont, Gesaeuse Kaiserau Trieben, Triebner Tauern High Tauern, 1265m Judenburg Scheifling St. Veit/Glan Villach Arnoldstein (Austrian border) Tarviso (Italy) (Kanaltal) Pass di Mauria, 1295m Cortina d' Ampezzo Pass di Falzarego, 2105m Pass di Valparola, 2192m Stern Kurfa Groedner Joch, 2121m St. Ulrich. Heavy rain starts at Cortina d Ampezzo, 600 kilometres staying at St. Ulrich for 4 nights.
2nd day, Monday, June 12th: from St. Ulrich to Bolzano (Bozen) Mendelpass, 1360m St. Leonhard Timmelsjoch, 2447m St. Leonhard fast ride up to Jaufenpass, 2099m Sterzing Penser Joch, 2215m Sarnvalley direction Bozen. Weather fine, 340 kilometres.
3rd day, Tuesday, June 13rd: from St. Ulrich up to Groedner Joch, 2121m Kurfa Pass di Campolongo, 1875m Arabba fine race up to Pordoijoch, 2239m to the limits of our Metzeler Z4 tires direction Canazei Seller Joch, 2244m Canazei Pass di Fedaia, 2057m Caprile Selva Pass Staulanza, 1773m Dont Pass Duran 1601m Agordo heavy rain starts trying to escape over Cencenighe - Pass di Pellegrino, 1918m Moena Vigo di Fassa Karerpass, 1745m Welschnofen Bozen St.Ulrich, 285 kilometres.
4th day, Wednesday, June 14th: from our accommodation passing Kastelruth Tiers Niger Sattel 1688m Frommeralm (light rain starts) waiting in a little tunnel for about an hour Karerpass, 1745m (bright sunshine) Vigo di Fassa Predazzo (thunderstorm begun to raise) Pass di Rolle 1970m successful escape Pass di Valles, 2033m Flacade Cencenighe Caprile Selva Pass di Giau, 2236m Pocol Pass di Falzarego, 2105m Andraz Mga.Ciapela private race up to Pass di Fedaia, 2057m Canazei Sellajoch, 2244m. Tricky weather conditions part time sunny and heavy rain, 270 kilometres.
5th day, Thursday, June 15th: starting at about 10:00 hours direction Bozen motorway to Verona passing Lago di Garda leaving motorway at Mantova crossing the river Po direction Parma motorway to Piacenza Alessandria leaving motorway at Asti direction Alba finding a fine accommodation and having a fine lunch. Very hot and sunny. 545 kilometres.
6th day, Friday, June 16th: from Alba to Cuneo Vinadio in case of landslide our route to Col de Larche was closed we found a route over the due closed Col de Lombarda, 2351m to Isola in France (big adventurous, tricky and scenic) from that town the route direction south to Nizza was also closed in case of landslide so we have to cross Col de Ia Bonette, 2802m Jausiers Barcelonnette finding an excellent accommodation at Hotel Aztekia for planned two nights. Very fine weather. 235 kilometres.
7th day, Saturday, June 17th: Barcelonnette les Thuiles CoI d' Allos, 2240m Colmars CoI des Champs, 2191m St. Martin d' Entraunes CoI de la Cayolle, 2327m back to Barcelonnette. Very fine weather heavy thunderstorm starts at weve arrived in our hotel. Afterwards the peaks where covered with hail (!!!). 145 kilometres.
8th day, Sunday, June 18th: fine weather again leaving Barcelonnette at around 9:00 hours St. Vincent les Fons CoI du Lamboret, 1240m at Route Napoleon from Digne Barreme Castellane (Verdon) Pas de la Faye Grasse accommodation at Hotel du Parfume after getting rid of our luggage weve started a short trip to Cannes la Napoule (where Napoleon has landed after arriving back from Elba) Frejus back to Grasse at around 23:00 hours. Extra-fine weather - hot. 287 kilometres.
9th day, Monday, June 19th: from Grasse via motorway to Monaco pics in front of Casino Royal was not possibly nice walk at the yacht harbour driving along the Formula I racing track using coastal road to Nice (short bathing our feet in the sea) Antibes Cannes back to our hotel. Weather: much too hot. 170 kilometres.
10th day, Tuesday, June 20th: starting at around 9:30 hours at Grasse via Route Napoleon to Castellane St. Julien du Verdon St. Andre les Alpes along the river Verdone to Colmars Allos CoI d' Allos, 2240m Barcelonnette Jausiers CoI de Vars, 2111m Guillestre CoI d' Izoard, 2361m Briancon le Monetier les Bairs Col du Lautaret, 2058m Col du Galibier, 2645m Valloire finding there our cheapest accommodation. Fine and hot weather. 330 kilometres.
11th day, Wednesday, June 21th: at 8:15 hours we started at Valloire direction St. Michel de Maurienne Modane CoI de I'Iseran, 2765m Val d' Isere (well known alpine Ski-Resort) CoI du Petite St. Bernard, 2188m (leaving France) Aosta (Italy) Col du Grand St. Bernard, 2469m border to Switzerland Martigny Sion Brig Naters Gletsch Furkapass, 2431m Andermat (22:30 hours !!!) Oberalppass, 2044m Disentis Musters Chur Vaduz (Liechtenstein) Feldkirch we are back home in Austria
12th day, Thursday, June 22th: crossing the Austrian border at 1:00 a.m. having a short meal at a Kebab shop at about 2:00 weve started direction east using the Arlberg tunnel to Tyrol west of Innsbruck at a parking area at Telfs we was outpowered 100% - we fell into sleep for about 45 minutes at about 6:00 a.m. we started our horses leaving Austria at Kufstein direction Rosenheim Salzburg Amstetten. So weve done 1126 kilometres in 27 hours. 400 kilometres in alpine regions. During the first 24 hours weve done 942 kilometres back at home it was bloody hot 36 degrees in the shadow next day Friday its started to rain at noon, and its raining ................
List of Alpine passes plus altitude
Pass di Mauria 1295m Italy
Pass.di Falzarego 2105m 2x Italy
Pass di Valparola 2192m Italy
Groedner Joch 2121m 2x Italy
Mendelpass 1360m Italy
Timmelsjoch 2447m Italy
Jaufenpass 2099m Italy
Penserjoch 2215m Italy
Pass di Campolongo 1875m Italy
Pordoijoch 2239m Italy
Sellerjoch 2244m 2x Italy
Pass di Fedaia 2057m 2x Italy
Flla Staulanza 1773m Italy
Pass Duran 1601m Italy
Pass di Pellegrino 1918m Italy
Karerpass 1745m 2x Italy
Pass di Rolle 1970m Italy
Pass di Valles 2033m Italy
Pass di Giau 2236m Italy
Col de Lombarda 2351m France
Col de la Bonette 2802m France
Col d' Allos 2240m 2x France
Col des Champs 2191m France
Coi de la Cayolle 2327m France
Col du Lamboret 1240m France
Col de Vars 2111m France
Col d' Izoard 2361m France
Col du Lautaret 2058m France
Col du Galibier 2645m France
Col de I' Iseran 2765m France
Col du Petit St. Bemard 2188m Italy
Col du Grand St. Bemard 2469m Switzerland
Furkapass 2431m Switzerland
Oberalppass 2044m Switzerland
Total number of passes : 34 6 of them 2x
Grand total : 40
Total kilometres : 4421 kilometres
Litres of gasoline : 270 litres