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Old 08-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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Off Road in The Alps?

Will be touring the Swiss Alps/Western Dolomites next week. Anyone have any solid points for off-road routes (passes) in this area? Will be riding BMW GS lightly loaded. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:01 AM   #2
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PM GiorgioXT. He should be able to help you.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:09 AM   #3
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Off road is absolutely forbiden in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Italy, however, is a free for all. Check out the Stella Alpina rally, 2nd Sunday in July at Bardonechia.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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Go to Sestriere,Italy then ride the Assietta. We did loops from there and rode different stuff for 5 days.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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Email me, I can send you some of the more known offroad tracks we rode a few years ago near Bardonecchia.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:28 AM   #6
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Off road is absolutely forbiden in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Italy, however, is a free for all. Check out the Stella Alpina rally, 2nd Sunday in July at Bardonechia.
Not quite true! We still have plenty of legal Gravel Roads and Offroad Grounds. But we keep them secret, as we want them to ourselfs.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:18 AM   #7
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If you are interested in gravel roads check my RR:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257767

and also this site:

http://alpenrouten.de/regions.html
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #8
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I know, it's a bit late... you started the thread in 2007.


But there's a fantastic guide out there. It's called DENZEL. It's in german, but has in depth details about almost all roads, gravel and dirt of the entire Alps.

http://www.amazon.de/Gro%C3%9Fer-Alp.../dp/3850477649
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:23 AM   #9
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Off road is absolutely forbiden in Switzerland
Not everywhere, i drove a little offroad while on holiday.
The only sign i saw was a warning for military munition that may be found.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:25 PM   #10
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Most of the gravel roads in Germany (I can only speak for the south of G.) are forbidden to travel. Sorry.

Italy is a different story, some are usable, but mostly in higher regions.

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:04 AM   #11
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anyone know the Sestriere region?

we are looking on going to the Sestriere region at end july when hopefully the snow has melted and the ground has dried out so I am trying to find some more info of gravel roads in that area.

Does anyone know if the finisterre (spelling) road is actually open ? I ask as have heard conflicting reports, the directive from Turin has the same regulatons as the assiettia road, so 1 would assume its open but apperently the signs say its closed to traffic

If anyone can suggest some other gravel roads in the area that would be fantastic, we have considered the Ligurian border road or LGKS to the german speakers, but it might be a bit hard for those on large trailies as a 1200gs???

anyone with experience of these areas or roads is more than welcome give me some info.. virtual beer tokens in exchange
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:30 AM   #12
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Many have done these roads on a 1200GS, do not worry. Of course the singlecylinder guys are faster, but you will get there, do not worry.

(it might be gravel, but they are still roads)


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Old 06-16-2011, 04:14 AM   #13
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Email me, I can send you some of the more known offroad tracks we rode a few years ago near Bardonecchia.
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Does anyone know if the finisterre (spelling) road is actually open ? I ask as have heard conflicting reports, the directive from Turin has the same regulatons as the assiettia road, so 1 would assume its open but apperently the signs say its closed to traffic
Do you mean th "Colle delle Finestre", apparently is being prepared for the "Giro" this year so it will be open.
Look here
http://www.provincia.torino.it/speci...eparazione.htm
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #14
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hi, sorry i mean open to motorised traffic... i saw some of the race on the TV which was good for an overview.
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