It'd taken another 4 years to get cranked up for the sequel, but time was good, the Aussie-$$ flying high, the September-October time slot perfect as ever after a wet European summer...and the third "Tornanti" rumbled away in its usual haphazard style.
This time is was the backblocks of the western half of the European Alps, discovering the southern parts of Switzerland, then follow the Main Alpine Ridge south to the Mediterranean Coast, bouncing back and forth across the Italian-French border on the smallest and most scenic roads and tracks to be found.
And in general, have the time of our lives.
From historical fetes at Swiss castles...
to delicious single-laners after some fresh snow high up...
Breathtaking vistas of the Main Alpine Ridge
Some weird rocks you can ride through
A bit of getting lost here and there
Cruising above Lake Geneva
Snoozing in some incredible digs in the vineyards oif the Lower Valais, own wine-cellar included.
Looking at the Roof-of-Europe...
...to being ON the Roof-of-Europe.
Oh yeah....and there were a few bends here and there.
Some awkward encounters...
Laughs and guffaws until the tears came
A 3-week Tour-De-Force.... from bumpy goat-tracks...
....to tiny, local micro-breweries
and places too impressive for words
Staying in tiny hamlets...
...with awesome food...
...and excellent vino....
...some local wildlife
Stunning shots from stunning locations
Sometimes things turned to shyte...
...or soaking wet
...and gobsmacking roads.
3 weeks, 4000k's....and these two had enough... wonder why?
The whole "10 yards" with over 1750 stumping pics is right here: