Originally Posted by Steelybeast
Rumor around the asylum is you are thinking about or have already bought a bike to keep over there? That is an excellent idea and saves the rental costs if you make several trips.
Yup - I shipped my old '93 GSX1100G over with Stefan Knopf in March. It's being stored at his Heidelberg facility. So far, I'm out $1,500 for shipping and a year's storage.
We were reunited in July for 3 weeks (Trip report here
) and my calculator shows that I would have spent in the vicinity of $3,000 for a rental for the period. It did help having a spare bike hanging around the garage
Loved your pics of the Pragel and Klausen passes and the Klontallersee at the bottom of the Pragel. It's one of my favorite routes and I regret that I didn't get to ride it this year.
Oh yeah - I think that you're right about the Swiss and tunnels.
The Italians aren't far behind, unfortunately.
On your next trip over there, consider basing out of the dolomites - Arabba or Corvara in Badia will give you 4 to 5 days of superb riding. In any direction.