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Forum: EMEA 10-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By GiorgioXT
A very interesting possibility is to take a ferry...

A very interesting possibility is to take a ferry from Naples to Sicily , there are both direct services to Catania and Palermo (TTTlines.it , snav.it ) and also a small ferry (siremar.it) that does...
Forum: Europe 10-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By GiorgioXT
Thanks . Definitely a place to see :wink: ...

Thanks . Definitely a place to see :wink:

If you need some hints about riding in the Dolomites (gravel too …:deal9 ) just ask.
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By GiorgioXT
1 - Surely . 2-3-4 : if this won't be a...

1 - Surely .

2-3-4 : if this won't be a definitive transfer, and you will keep your US passport, a simpler alternative could be to keep the bike US plated and insured, and every 6 or 12 months*...
Forum: EMEA 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By GiorgioXT
Here We were over Risoul, ...

Here We were over Risoul,
http://giorgioxt.smugmug.com/photos/i-5TDF7Lh/0/L/i-5TDF7Lh-L.jpg
Going to Parpaillon in mid-november.
Forum: EMEA 09-02-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By GiorgioXT
Better than Booking .com is http://www.hotels.de...

Better than Booking .com is http://www.hotels.de at least in Germany , more choices
Forum: Europe 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By GiorgioXT
The simplest solution - and cheaper too- is to...

The simplest solution - and cheaper too- is to keep the bike with US plates and every 6 month plan a trip outside EU.
Even Switzerland counts.
Forum: EMEA 08-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By GiorgioXT
Will surely come out an interesting video! If...

Will surely come out an interesting video!
If you think to something similar about the Dolomites, please tell me; got
a good knowledge of the "hidden gems" .
Forum: Europe 08-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By GiorgioXT
A lot . Passo Gavia (paved) Mortirolo...

A lot .
Passo Gavia (paved)
Mortirolo -several possibilities paved and dirt
Over Bormio the road to Laghi Cancano
Passo Dordona (gravel) to Foppolo from Valtellina
Etc.
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By GiorgioXT
There is not a custom and passport check , but...

There is not a custom and passport check , but particularly entering Italy from Greece controls could be extensive and accurate mostly for illegal immigrants , so bike will have no problems, but car...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,049
Posted By GiorgioXT
Unfortunately , you have to check it region by...

Unfortunately , you have to check it region by region in Italy.
This is the link (pretty good) for Veneto in english http://www.venetostrade.it/veneto.viabilita/execute.do

There is a national...
Forum: Europe 08-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By GiorgioXT
My advice : you are in a zone of ski activity...

My advice : you are in a zone of ski activity (near) so there will be hospitals well suited and used to human crashes of any kind.
Find the biggest near, and go to the E.R. telling that you fell and...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By GiorgioXT
Contacted some friends of Motostrail.com, hope...

Contacted some friends of Motostrail.com, hope that someone could help.
Meanwhile - had a medical check? back injuries are not to be taken lightly.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,586
Posted By GiorgioXT
In the Alps nobody will bother you if you set the...

In the Alps nobody will bother you if you set the tent in a forest at evening and go away the morning after - the so-called "Bivouac", there are also other low-cost options like sleeping in the...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,130
Posted By GiorgioXT
Good job Louis ! :deal

Good job Louis ! :deal
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By GiorgioXT
Yeah ! now also as APP at low costs. ...

Yeah ! now also as APP at low costs.
http://tabaccomapp-community.it
Forum: Europe 08-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By GiorgioXT
No problems ! ...

No problems !

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Wn66hrm3TU/U-Fqg0BiVEI/AAAAAAAABa8/xYdSssCPJvE/w957-h822-no/Rifugio%2BAntelao.jpg

on the left http://www.rifugiocostapiana.it - very good food,...
Forum: Europe 08-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By GiorgioXT
The road to Passo San Michele starts after the...

The road to Passo San Michele starts after the forbid signs after the Refuge :-( so its forbidden too.

If you doesn't want to risk in Tremalzo , spend a day more on the Dolomites , and I will...
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By GiorgioXT
No, I don't think it needs to cover the radiator...

No, I don't think it needs to cover the radiator , all modern bikes have thermovalves that cut out the radiator until it need ; the oil question is seriuos , particularly if you have to park the bike...
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By GiorgioXT
Both of them are relatively rare to find in...

Both of them are relatively rare to find in Europe , also because have a bad reputation for reliability respect Honda Dominator or Yamaha XT/Tènèrè

Another possibility in Italy is to buy a new...
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By GiorgioXT
I did some winter rides, and chains could be a...

I did some winter rides, and chains could be a good answer if the road is not all snow and ice . You need to find car chains size 90-100 better with "icebreaker" supplementary links
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 65,950
Posted By GiorgioXT
Excellent report ! If you come back to the...

Excellent report !

If you come back to the Alps, I could show you some hidden gems of Dolomites .:deal
Forum: Europe 07-23-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,495
Posted By GiorgioXT
A low-cost option could be a Yamaha Supertenere...

A low-cost option could be a Yamaha Supertenere 750 ,
http://www.tuttoruote.it/Moto/filerc-70416295691w.jpg
More power respect Africa Twin . will be easy to find a good one around 2000 $
Forum: EMEA 07-23-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,921
Posted By GiorgioXT
I was around there for work, since Swiss are...

I was around there for work, since Swiss are rather strict about working hours - at 5 pm all is shut down , I have the habit to take any lateral valley and go exploring, like fishing , you never know...
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By GiorgioXT
Don't forget the opportunity to use the Mountain...

Don't forget the opportunity to use the Mountain Huts , like
http://www.60ergang.at/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Transalp-Steve-365.jpg
Enzianhütte , reachable with an easy gravel road...
Forum: Europe 07-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By GiorgioXT
The law write : you may ride in summer with any...

The law write : you may ride in summer with any of the tires allowed by bike/car registration paper, M+S or summer,
the registration plate is another of the things that they check because sport...
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By GiorgioXT
Also, in Italy Motorways/Autostrada have green...

Also, in Italy Motorways/Autostrada have green signage, National and local road in Blue , in Germany and France is the opposite.
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,921
Posted By GiorgioXT
With a bike , you got more option , also if...

With a bike , you got more option , also if looking for budget.
For example, get away from more frequented roads/places and find some gem , like
St. Martin Gigerwald , near Bad Ragaz
...
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By GiorgioXT
First :  no law forbids the use of winter tires...

First :  no law forbids the use of winter tires in summer , it was just some incorrect communications from Motorway companies heavily advertised by tyre merchants.

Second : Never heard someone...
Forum: Europe 07-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By GiorgioXT
In reality : never heard of someone on a bike...

In reality : never heard of someone on a bike checked for winter tires.

Even for cars controls are virtually non-existent.
Forum: Europe 07-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By GiorgioXT
Also in the same area : The Valle Argentera...

Also in the same area :
The Valle Argentera dirt road, going down Sestrieres, turn at Sauze di Cesana and follow the indications to
"Rifugio Alpe Plane"...
Forum: Europe 07-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By GiorgioXT
There are some choices that won't disappoint you....

There are some choices that won't disappoint you.

- Mountain Huts : several in central and eastern Dolomites (Belluno province) are still reachable by bike - sometimes with gravel roads , and ALL...
Forum: Europe 07-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By GiorgioXT
No signs, but you can't go wrong - just follow...

No signs, but you can't go wrong - just follow the signs for the Motorway A32-T4 Frejus, at the roundabout take the small road with the sign "Rochemolles" and follow the road until it ends at Colle...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By GiorgioXT
Really near Verona, you have a very interesting...

Really near Verona, you have a very interesting museum :
http://www.museonicolis.com/defaulten.aspx
Highly recommended .

In EU you could ride (and thus rent) mopeds and bikes up to 125 cc and...
Forum: EMEA 07-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By GiorgioXT
One of the world best online map server is the...

One of the world best online map server is the French one
http://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/accueil
Also all IGN topo maps
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 35,601
Posted By GiorgioXT
Seem really interesting..:freaky

Seem really interesting..:freaky
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By GiorgioXT
You could both do Spain/Southern France and...

You could both do Spain/Southern France and Southern italy, there are year-round ferries like those of Grimaldi Lines that link Barcelona and Civitavecchia (near Rome) and others.
Sicily is also...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 65,950
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Venice don't forget to take the vaporetto...

In Venice don't forget to take the vaporetto (from Fondamente Nuove, and better to take a travelcard , since one way single tickets are 7 € each) and go to Burano and Torcello , small islands north...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,473
Posted By GiorgioXT
Nice intro. Will follow the rest :deal

Nice intro.
Will follow the rest :deal
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By GiorgioXT
I'm late , but this link will show you the exact...

I'm late , but this link will show you the exact position (through the AIS international safety network) of all Cargo ships
https://www.marinetraffic.com

I think that they will allow you to...
Forum: EMEA 06-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By GiorgioXT
Since UK its not in the Schengen agreement, and...

Since UK its not in the Schengen agreement, and so has still police/customs at frontier, just let them to note your exit from UK with the bike when you go in Belgium.
Continental EU won't bother you...
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