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Forum: EMEA 05-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By GiorgioXT
Unfortunately some nice roads are closed to...

Unfortunately some nice roads are closed to traffic

http://cdn1.montagna.tv/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/33349755.jpg

http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/44740/strada-degli-eroi.jpg
Pasubio,...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By GiorgioXT
South of Rome , no problems , elsewhere just try...

South of Rome , no problems , elsewhere just try to don't rev too much in city centers and you will be good; as a foreigner they will give you much more slack respect locals.

Problems could arrive...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By GiorgioXT
Try here , don't have personal experience but...

Try here , don't have personal experience but friends local tell me it's ok

http://www.ilmotonoleggio.com/location.asp
Forum: EMEA 04-09-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By GiorgioXT
Sorry , I made a mistake , the Passo Zovo that I...

Sorry , I made a mistake , the Passo Zovo that I cited is in reality called "Forcella Zovo"

http://digilander.libero.it/rifugioforcellazovo/images/1a2-copia.png
and connects San Pietro di Cadore...
Forum: Europe 04-09-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By GiorgioXT
Alleghe is a really nice place and is directly...

Alleghe is a really nice place and is directly connected to lot of less known -but still interesting passes.

My advice is to stop at least one night in a Mountain Hut , there are several reachable...
Forum: Europe 04-09-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By GiorgioXT
all along the adriatic coast you will find the...

all along the adriatic coast you will find the same "zimmer frei" signs ...
Forum: EMEA 04-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By GiorgioXT
12 days ... firsts of may - Shed Stelvio that...

12 days ... firsts of may
- Shed Stelvio that will be closed as the western alps higher passes
- Corsica is nice and feasible - better have a taste - in 3-4 days
An idea could be to take e.g....
Forum: EMEA 04-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By GiorgioXT
Foto has no plural ... 1 foto, 30 foto ... ...

Foto has no plural ... 1 foto, 30 foto ...

Forcella Chiandolada or Ciandolada - From Vodo di Cadore to Zoppè di Cadore

http://fotos.subefotos.com/5b01ccdba5188bf8d031980ec8d1876co.jpg

Start...
Forum: EMEA 04-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Italy you could buy a new vehicle (car or...

In Italy you could buy a new vehicle (car or bike) and register with an "EE" temporary plate, that allow you to ride in italy and around europe for 12 months. After the vehicle should be resold or...
Forum: EMEA 04-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By GiorgioXT
Forcella Chiandolada ? Passo del Zovo ? Passo...

Forcella Chiandolada ?
Passo del Zovo ?
Passo Praderadego?
Passo Sega di Fittanze?
Passo Xomo?
Passo Cason di Lanza

"Panoramica delle Vette" Tualis- Ravascletto?
SP73 Valstagna-Foza?
Forum: EMEA 03-31-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By GiorgioXT
Would be a very good idea to rent a bike - in...

Would be a very good idea to rent a bike - in Sicily public transport does exist, but is rather 'sketchy' at least . From Taormina will be easy to reach Catania (that's a nice city , very...
Forum: EMEA 03-31-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By GiorgioXT
Greece is absolutely stunning to ride - and even...

Greece is absolutely stunning to ride - and even more with a dual sport bike , with a wealth of dirt and gravel roads that lead in less visited and interesting places. I would suggest to spend more...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,220
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Italy could be a problem for the last week of...

In Italy could be a problem for the last week of July and the first two of August, when most of people will be in holiday, anyway , a good idea could be to check in the morning of each day before...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,508,647
Posted By GiorgioXT
Also , beware of the breather tubes of...

Also , beware of the breather tubes of carburettor/injection , if not properly routed could suck water ...
Forum: EMEA 03-02-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By GiorgioXT
If I was you, I'd rather shed totally Cologne and...

If I was you, I'd rather shed totally Cologne and instead stop in Aachen ..
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 57,880
Posted By GiorgioXT
Definitely .:deal

Definitely .:deal
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By GiorgioXT
The fact is that the six-month period cease and...

The fact is that the six-month period cease and restart any time you got out with the bike from EU (Switzerland counts too) and with the lax border controls the authorities have an hard time to check...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,386
Posted By GiorgioXT
Outstanding report and pics ! :clap ...

Outstanding report and pics ! :clap




Mortar grenade 82 mm.
http://www.inert-ord.net/russ02i/mort_at/russmorts.jpg
Forum: Europe 02-14-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By GiorgioXT
As said before , a cheaper alternative to hotels...

As said before , a cheaper alternative to hotels could be the "matrazenlager" , common bunk-houses found in mountain huts and also hotels on passes.
In general, if you stay out from parks and nature...
Forum: EMEA 02-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By GiorgioXT
Corsica is fabulous, but if you have not at least...

Corsica is fabulous, but if you have not at least 3 days to taste it its a shame, a good alternative could be the Elba Island , smaller but nearer with a much shorter ferry, and also good for riding...
Forum: Europe 01-31-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By GiorgioXT
Its even more confusing , because the Green Card...

Its even more confusing , because the Green Card refers to the liability insurance (for EU countries the green card is really an "overkill" since by EU Law the insurance have validity in any other EU...
Forum: EMEA 01-31-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By GiorgioXT
If the bike has a EU plate and registration, the...

If the bike has a EU plate and registration, the sale and consequent import-registration in another EU country like Italy is relatively straightforward. Better though to check the prices of...
Forum: Europe 01-31-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By GiorgioXT
Stealth Camping - in practice anywhere in the...

Stealth Camping - in practice anywhere in the Alps , from Slovenia to France is possible to set up a tent for a night without having problems , just follow simple precaution : if is farmed land,...
Forum: EMEA 01-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By GiorgioXT
There are year-round ferries for Corsica , thats...

There are year-round ferries for Corsica , thats really nice and worth a week of riding; respect Alps though , is more different than Utah vs Iowa...
Forum: EMEA 01-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By GiorgioXT
Brenner is open year-round and one of the lowest...

Brenner is open year-round and one of the lowest elevation passes to go through.
Nearly all the passes in Dolomites will be open and weather could be very good, I'd skip western alps and...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,159
Posted By GiorgioXT
Taking this to the letter, also the section...

Taking this to the letter, also the section "Advrider annual rallies" should go into vendors ...:huh
Forum: Europe 01-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,242
Posted By GiorgioXT
I relance with...

I relance with http://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/accueil the french site with also lot of nice maps
Forum: EMEA 01-10-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By GiorgioXT
First , Michael J is spot-on with his advice. ...

First , Michael J is spot-on with his advice.


I'd decide following the weather - in Alps normally the perturbations run west to east, so the serious bad weather (that with several days of rain...
Forum: EMEA 01-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By GiorgioXT
I would like to offer an alternative route -...

I would like to offer an alternative route - maybe harder but more fun and always open
http://scribblemaps.com/api/maps/images/450/450/Dvoik31eQ9.png
Here the link to the map...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,159
Posted By GiorgioXT
I seriuosly doubt that an insurance (in EU) could...

I seriuosly doubt that an insurance (in EU) could refuse to cover damages on a registered bike, and if its registered its legal, since its the state Office that issue the reg.
To me, this seem the...
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,453
Posted By GiorgioXT
Italian traduction : FIGATA BESTIALE ! and the...

Italian traduction : FIGATA BESTIALE ! and the work is sure more than worth the definition. :deal
Forum: Europe 12-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By GiorgioXT
The problem is that to register a bike (or any...

The problem is that to register a bike (or any other vehicle) you need a proof of residence, thing that is not possible if you are traveling - if you instead are relocating for work, you should have...
Forum: EMEA 11-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Europe traffic ticket are just administrative...

In Europe traffic ticket are just administrative issues , they will try to make you pay, but don't go on , so nothing will change in entry (no records etc) until last year tickets were practically...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,220
Posted By GiorgioXT
There was also a big accident in October 2001 in...

There was also a big accident in October 2001 in Gotthardtunnel, with 11 deaths … that couple of years were particularly tragic, since also the Tauerntunnel in Austria had a similar accident in 1999...
Forum: EMEA 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By GiorgioXT
As always, it all depends on the weather - I had...

As always, it all depends on the weather - I had ridden to Firenze just to be stopped in Mugello for too much snow in December…also motorway was closed ad remain closed for the next 30 hours.

If...
Forum: EMEA 11-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By GiorgioXT
Remember that Zermatt is off-limits for vehicles,...

Remember that Zermatt is off-limits for vehicles, you got to stop and park (paying) at Täsch and then take the train to the town.
Mürren also is reachable only by cable car, as the rest of Jungfrau...
Forum: EMEA 11-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By GiorgioXT
Other inmates will surely give more info about...

Other inmates will surely give more info about renting in Milan.
My advice is to try to add a week or even a day more if possible, since there is so much to see , feel and taste .
I could give some...
Forum: EMEA 10-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
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: 807
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: 525
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*...
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