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Old 07-31-2009, 05:51 AM   #16
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And here iss the next part of the journey:

Sunday, 31th May 2009

During the night the weather went worse and the sky was full of clouds. The tour to the „Würzjoch“ was planned for today.


But before our tour we had to make our group photo session first.


Some of the participants had other interest today and so we went with 8 motorcycles in direction of Bozen. After passing Leifers we turn right to La Costa. A narrow but nice road, that climbed steeply uphill and offered wonderful views down. Then to the left towards Kohlern and on we went towards Bozen then Ritten till we reached Klobenstein. A wide road with stunning curves uphill – a dream for every biker. We left Klobenstein and went on to Lengstein, where the road got narrow, but with good views over Eissack valley. Via Barbian (turned left) we reached Villanders and downhill to Klausen. Here we turned right and instantanously left through the city centre of Klausen. Another turn left (below the road to Brenner Pass) in direction of Latzfons. This road lead us - also very narrow – through a narrow ravine steeply uphill.





Arriving in Latzfons suddenly our “loneliness“ vanished! Every where were people and cars. Maybe they just returned from church.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:52 AM   #17
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Leaving Latzfons we had a short stop, then we went via Feldthurns down the valleys to Villnös valley, we followed this valley untill St. Peter.






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Old 07-31-2009, 05:53 AM   #18
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Here begins the small road up to Würzjoch.
In the meantime the clouds opened up and so we expected to be able to enjoy the rest of the tour with a bright sky. At the Edelweiß House we stopped for a break.




During lunch I saw that it was raining, more or less substantial and it did not stop!
After 1 ½ hours we decided to go on.

Stop! Kurt, Alfred, Ingrid, Thomas and Jacky turned back via Villnöss valley directly to Montan! Because of the weather they thought it was not safe to carry on over Würzjoch, Gardena Pass and Sella Pass.
The rest of us (besides Petra and me there were Jürgen and Kai-Uwe with Alea) continued on the planned tour. On the other side of Würzjoch in Antermoia the road there were dry patches on the road and the rain stopped.
But, it should not last long!
Through Gader valley up to Corvara the rain started again and it even started snowing on the slopes up Gardena Pass! I can’t remember my visor becoming white of snow!
In snow flurry we went over the pass and carried on to Sella Pass. Here we also had snow and the landscape was wearing white.




We were lucky, the road were free and we arrived without problems in Canazei.
Before turning to Karer Pass we had a cappuccino break.
Then we went over Karer Pass, via Lake Karer to Birchabruck, turned left via Deutschnofen we managed finally to arrice dry in Montan.
The other five arrived shortly after us, they also had a break.


Best greatings from Germany
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:31 AM   #19
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Hello together,

here is the final part of the journey:

Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

Today we also planned to go home.
The view from our balcony showed wonderful weather for travelling.


After breakfast we said „Goodbye“ to the others and started homewards.
Via Kaltern and Meran we soon reached St. Leonhard, the start of a twisting– barely traffic, we enjoyed it!








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Old 08-01-2009, 10:32 AM   #20
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The way down was alike. On our descent we saw some vintage tractors from Germany (e.g. Bad Tölz, München etc.), which were also heading home.


Soon we reached Brenner Pass and in Mattrai we turned right via Ellbögen to Innsbruck. Unfortunatly the inn St. Peter had its day off and we couldn’t have our planned break.


Via Innsbruck and Telfs we reached Fern Pass.
There we recognized that we were lucky on our way south. This time there was a lot more traffic and the congestion started some kilometers before we reached the road works. Due to the oncoming traffic it was difficult to overtake. It took a long time till we reached the building site.

On the pass a light rain started, but soon stopped.
After the tunnel in Lermoos the road was totally wet. It had rained a lot just before we came, but we stayed dry and via Reutte and Weissenbach we came to the valley Tannheimer-Tal. Between Nesselwängle and Tannheim it rained again – even intense in some parts. But then we reached Sonthofen without any more rain.

Conclusion

Totally we drove exactly 1600 km in 6 days.
The weather was mainly wonderful and we had a lot of fun.
We had fine trips on all kind of roads, from very narrow up to wide and splendidly constructed, everybody enjoyed his type of road.

Thanks to all our fellow travellers for the shared trips and interesting talks.

It was wonderful!

This was my story of the tour!

Kind regards
Rudi

P.S.: All other information about the tour – tour-description/-characteristics can be found at Montan-Fugazze-Fittanze, Montan-Ultental and Montan-Würzjoch.
The whole story (in German) for download you’ll find here (on page 2).
And all pics and the view from google-earth - also GPS-Tracks (with help from www.gpsies.com).
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #21
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Great ride !!

Ok so I'm a little lost here. What countries are you riding in? Switzerland , Italy, Germany ? All of them maybe ?
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #22
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Ok so I'm a little lost here. What countries are you riding in? Switzerland , Italy, Germany ? All of them maybe ?
This tour was only in Italy.
Startet in Germany and on the way there and back by Austria.

On other tours mostly in Switzerland, Austria and Italy (naturaly in Germany too) and sometimes in France.

Best greatings from Germany
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #23
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That's right!
Still a paradise!





By the way...

... I've something forgotten!



Here's one pic - especial for you!











Best greatings from Germany
Rudi



Vielen dank Rudi!
Great roads - those are some tight twisties! Beautiful countrysides - und bier!
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