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Mark GVA

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3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« on: August 10, 2013, 11:43:04 PM »

Awesome 3 day trip across the French, Swiss, & Italian Alps arriving at the Passo Del Stelvio.

First clip general highlights & second (currently being edited) is the full decent of the Stelvio... (camera packed in for the ascent  [wall])

http://youtu.be/_NvcBPoT4nQ
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 04:29:34 PM »

Looks amazing, enjoyed the sound track too  :headbang:
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Mark GVA

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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 01:35:28 PM »

 :occasion14: An awesome trip.... hardly any speed cameras, or plod around  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 07:15:21 PM »

Nice video that  :headbang: im off to the alps saturday for a week and proberbly covering some of the same roads as you boys, just out of interest did it only take you 3 days to get from the french alps to the stelvio pass? Or was that back again all in 3 days?
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 09:25:02 PM »

Cheers  :occasion14:  Nice one! First day was Geneva towards Domodosola in Italy, then up to Andermatt for the night. 2nd day on to Stelvio arriving around 4pm to give some time for hooning up & down.... Then 3rd day was the return to Geneva. Around 1300kms.

You planning to go to Stelvio? Drop me a pm if you want any info on the passes.

Here's the second video.... decent of the south face, bit long at 18:29... but it's in HD & some tunes added  :icon_thumright:

http://youtu.be/Yiafv7ECor4

& Fair play to the guy at 16mins for driving a low bed with an excavator all the way down it & round those hairpins, though I'd probably be saying something else if I was stuck in one of the cars lined up behind him....
« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 09:28:18 PM by Mark GVA »
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 04:08:33 PM »

Yeah were are planning to head to stelvio  :headbang:

Basically we are heading for grenoble first day the through the french alps doing some lovely passes on the way then head into italy, past milan and head towards the stelvio and furka pass i think? Then west austria, germany then home.

Weve done the french alps the last two years and ive heard the italian alps arnt bad either so i would like to reach them and have a play! Just didnt no if it was realistic as all the passes i want to do are in the north east of italy.

Yeah if you have got some good passes im likely to come accross mate fire away and il mark them out on my map  :icon_thumright:
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 05:00:58 PM »

Nice one  :occasion14:

This is a good resource for info on Alpine passes.... http://www.alpentourer.com/alpine_passes/

I'd recommend the Oberalp Pass, Susten, Furka, & San Bernardino passes... Actually, the San Bernardino will take you from Italy to Switzerland, on to the Furka, & straight into the Oberalp. The Oberalp is scenic, easy going, good surface & you can really open up. 

Best times for the Stelvio is early morning or evening & the Tibetan guest house at the top is a good place to stop over. 35euro bnb - basic, but does the job, & awesome location to wash down a few beers :icon_thumright: http://www.tibet-stelvio.com/

Don't stay in Andermatt - nice place, f-king expensive... & avoid Swiss beer, it's shite.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 05:05:49 PM by Mark GVA »
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 06:16:56 PM »

Nice mate cheers for the info  :icon_thumright:
Il keep an eye out for them passes and see how we get on
Many thanks again  :icon_thumright:
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 08:45:59 PM »

How'd you get on?
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 06:39:51 PM »

Yeah really good cheers mate, had a wicked time  :headbang:
Ended up staying in the french alps again mainly as we didnt think we would have enough time to do my plan i wanted to do.
We done some bloody nice roads though i bloody love the cormet de roseland that is a pukka road, also mont cenis was one of my favorites hence the reason we had to go back and have another go  :headbang: also found out the col d liseran isnt that great apart from the scenery.
But all in all it was bloody great id love to have them roads on my doorstep  :icon_thumright:
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 11:45:20 AM »

 :occasion14: Nice one, glad to hear it.... Haven't been down in that area on the bike, so I'll check it out.  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 10:50:05 PM »

Great footage,
I am off over to Baden Baden in august and going to hit the B500 and Furka pass, cheers for the link to alpine passes too
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Re: 3 day Road Trip in the Alps
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 10:50:10 PM »

 Cheers :icon_thumleft: Good timing for the weather in August (y) Too hot in July...
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