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Forum: Europe Today, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Ali in Austria
At the time of writing Stelvio, Gavia and...

At the time of writing Stelvio, Gavia and Timmelsjoch are shown as closed.

Web Cam shows a lot of snow on the north east ramp of Stelvio.

http://www.provincia.bz.it/verkehr/default.asp

Stick...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Ali in Austria
http://www.oeamtc.at/portal/berg-passstrassen+2500...

http://www.oeamtc.at/portal/berg-passstrassen+2500+++1934

http://www.alpen-journal.de/alpenservice/alpenpaesse.html

"The Ice Man" has just paid us a visit. Significant snow at higher altitudes....
Forum: Europe 05-24-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Ali in Austria
http://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw...

http://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ&usp=sharing

http://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0jVGHC1nVxo.kdTJXfeOVxws&usp=sharing

May be of some help :D

Most of the...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
I normally use Sixt. They are pretty good.

I normally use Sixt. They are pretty good.
Forum: Europe 05-06-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
You can check up to 10 days in advance here: ...

You can check up to 10 days in advance here:

http://www.yr.no/place/Austria/Styria/Gemeinde_Ramsau_am_Dachstein/hour_by_hour.html

Just type in the area you want.

It is pretty reliable and...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
In relation to Winter Tyres: Just check what you...

In relation to Winter Tyres: Just check what you are being charged for. I am only making you aware that this is a practice with some Hire Companies and something our guests have experienced in the...
Forum: Europe 05-04-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,294
Posted By Ali in Austria
Please do :D You can always check our...

Please do :D You can always check our availability on Booking.com but contact us directly as it is cheaper.
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
Here are some dates you might wish to avoid on...

Here are some dates you might wish to avoid on The Großglockner:

07.06.2015 – Glocknerkönig Cycle Race & Road Run – Road closed in the
morning.

13.06.2015 – Großglockner PS Treffen – Classic...
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
Who said you can't teach and old dog new tricks?...

Who said you can't teach and old dog new tricks? :D
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
"A" tends to be the country you are passing...

"A" tends to be the country you are passing through's designation.

"E" is the European designation for an International Arterial Network.

For example: The A10 in Austria is also the E55. It is...
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Ali in Austria
A Vignette for Austria and again for Switzerland...

A Vignette for Austria and again for Switzerland is only required if you use the motorway systems. In addition you will find some tunnels have additional Tolls. You can purchase Vignettes at most...
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,294
Posted By Ali in Austria
A bit late to the mix but....... Some places...

A bit late to the mix but.......

Some places of interest to Bikers:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ

The German Alpine Road route:
...
Forum: Europe 05-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Ali in Austria
Dooby It applies to main dealers in general,...

Dooby

It applies to main dealers in general, not just KTM.

They certainly don't use the Internet to its full potential here
Forum: EMEA 05-01-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Ali in Austria
The Booking.com app is good for checking...

The Booking.com app is good for checking availability. Approach the accommodation directly and you often get it cheaper :D
Forum: Europe 05-01-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Ali in Austria
Certainly in Austria most Main Dealers also do...

Certainly in Austria most Main Dealers also do Bike Rentals but it is not obvious on their web sites.

Find a KTM Dealer and send them a request.

Organising an actual Tour is quite easy. If they...
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
I think there is a 4 week expiry but not certain....

I think there is a 4 week expiry but not certain. I'll check next time I'm at ÖAMTC.

It would be a grind in one day :D
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
Their web site shows them opening tomorrow, if...

Their web site shows them opening tomorrow, if snow today doesn't throw a spanner in the works.

€24,50 this year for motorcycles. The Kaernten Card will save you €3,-.

(I can get them for...
Forum: EMEA 04-28-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By Ali in Austria
Arlberg Tunnel Closed

Arlberg Tunnel closed until mid November

more info here: www.asfinag.at/arlbergtunnel-en
Forum: EMEA 04-25-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
Its surpassed that. €24,- last year although if...

Its surpassed that. €24,- last year although if you keep the ticket safe you can do a second visit for €10,- during the same seasonal year.

I can get them for €19,- from OÄMTC :1drink
Forum: EMEA 04-19-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Ali in Austria
http://www.erzbergrodeo.at/en June 04 - 07...

http://www.erzbergrodeo.at/en

June 04 - 07 2015

Austria :clap
Forum: EMEA 04-19-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Ali in Austria
Sightseeing? Europe is a big place even by US...

Sightseeing? Europe is a big place even by US standards. Some idea of where you want to go and what you want to see would help.

Renting a car is much, much cheaper than renting a motorcycle and...
Forum: EMEA 04-17-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
It can snow anytime of the year at altitude. Rain...

It can snow anytime of the year at altitude. Rain lower down is often snow higher up. The sun is hot and strong but can mask the true air temp as well. I have had to turn back in a blizzard in August...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Ali in Austria
The Großglockner

Some of you are heading for The Alps this summer and may be interested in what is involved in getting a High Pass ready for opening.

Due to open by May 1st (as is Nockalmstraße), work commenced...
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Ali in Austria
September is a perfect time to be riding in the...

September is a perfect time to be riding in the mountains. As Michael said, the tourist have generally gone and much is still open facility wise. There is a risk of a significant dump of snow but the...
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By Ali in Austria
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Ali in Austria
High passes in The Alps probably won't be open....

High passes in The Alps probably won't be open. Usually it is the end of May/begining of June but we are currently getting a lot of heavy late snowfall so it may be later than that.

The...
Forum: Europe 03-30-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Ali in Austria
Have a look on here. Click the icons for more...

Have a look on here. Click the icons for more information.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Ali in Austria
Spend a few days in Arabba and explore the...

Spend a few days in Arabba and explore the Dolomites from there.

Rather than staying in The Süd Tirol, base yourself around Landeck in Austria for great mountain roads in every direction including...
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Ali in Austria
Without doubt he was but there is the L51...

Without doubt he was but there is the L51 Furkapass running out of Damulas in Austria. Not a Toll Road but a pleasure to ride :D
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Ali in Austria
Pick overnight accommodation with secure Bike...

Pick overnight accommodation with secure Bike Parking. In over 20 years of touring Europe I have never had a problem but then I don't go in to the cities with the bike that much.

In scenic Biking...
Forum: EMEA 03-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Ali in Austria
The Alps in May can be glorious. If the sun is...

The Alps in May can be glorious. If the sun is out it tends to be hot. Along with September it is one of my favourite months with very few tourists clogging up the roads :D

It can however just as...
Forum: EMEA 03-08-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Ali in Austria
I know Michael. Unfortunately it was on a...

I know Michael.

Unfortunately it was on a machine with a permanent Live feed to the cradle and corroded up quite quickly without me noticing. No problems since :-)
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Ali in Austria
In the Alps most of the High Passes will still be...

In the Alps most of the High Passes will still be closed. A couple of notable exceptions are The Großglockner Alpine Road and Nockalmstraße, both of which aim to open on May 1st. Bad weather can...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Ali in Austria
I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 since 2006 with Life...

I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 since 2006 with Life Time Map Updates. It was exchanged with Garmin in 2008 due to popping a fuse when the terminals on the cradle corroded. No problems since.

Probably...
Forum: EMEA 02-26-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Ali in Austria
Winter arrived late in The Alps. Certainly in our...

Winter arrived late in The Alps. Certainly in our area the consensus is that it will stretch well in to April and a lot of late snow having a knock on effect to High Pass opening. This can mean well...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ali in Austria
You may find a few ideas on here: ...

You may find a few ideas on here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ

When you hit mountain roads proper and factor in stops etc your average speed is more likely...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ali in Austria
You may be a bit disappointed with Berchtesgaden....

You may be a bit disappointed with Berchtesgaden. The Eagles Nest is just a restaurant these days and there is nothing else left, well not that you would be allowed access to (Many Tunnels connecting...
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ali in Austria
Doh, should have looked at your profile!!! I...

Doh, should have looked at your profile!!!

I think you will be happy with your route. There are some good passes in the Süd Tirol including Stelvio and The Timmelsjoch but then we are talking...
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ali in Austria
Do you have this plotted on a Google Map?. If so,...

Do you have this plotted on a Google Map?. If so, send me the Link and I'll take a look in detail. Make sure you enable it for me to view in your Google Account.

In the meantime here are some...
Forum: EMEA 02-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ali in Austria
If you are doing the Hahntennjoch then also do...

If you are doing the Hahntennjoch then also do the L21 Berwang-Namloser Landstraße. Fantastic bit of road. It is a good route for you to get to the Northern end of The Hahntennjoch.

There is a...
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