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Forum: Europe 03-30-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Ali in Austria
Have a look on here. Click the icons for more...

Have a look on here. Click the icons for more information.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ali in Austria
Spend a few days in Arabba and explore the...

Spend a few days in Arabba and explore the Dolomites from there.

Rather than staying in The Süd Tirol, base yourself around Landeck in Austria for great mountain roads in every direction including...
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Ali in Austria
Without doubt he was but there is the L51...

Without doubt he was but there is the L51 Furkapass running out of Damulas in Austria. Not a Toll Road but a pleasure to ride :D
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Ali in Austria
Pick overnight accommodation with secure Bike...

Pick overnight accommodation with secure Bike Parking. In over 20 years of touring Europe I have never had a problem but then I don't go in to the cities with the bike that much.

In scenic Biking...
Forum: EMEA 03-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Ali in Austria
The Alps in May can be glorious. If the sun is...

The Alps in May can be glorious. If the sun is out it tends to be hot. Along with September it is one of my favourite months with very few tourists clogging up the roads :D

It can however just as...
Forum: EMEA 03-08-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Ali in Austria
I know Michael. Unfortunately it was on a...

I know Michael.

Unfortunately it was on a machine with a permanent Live feed to the cradle and corroded up quite quickly without me noticing. No problems since :-)
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Ali in Austria
In the Alps most of the High Passes will still be...

In the Alps most of the High Passes will still be closed. A couple of notable exceptions are The Großglockner Alpine Road and Nockalmstraße, both of which aim to open on May 1st. Bad weather can...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Ali in Austria
I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 since 2006 with Life...

I've had a Garmin Zumo 550 since 2006 with Life Time Map Updates. It was exchanged with Garmin in 2008 due to popping a fuse when the terminals on the cradle corroded. No problems since.

Probably...
Forum: EMEA 02-26-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Ali in Austria
Winter arrived late in The Alps. Certainly in our...

Winter arrived late in The Alps. Certainly in our area the consensus is that it will stretch well in to April and a lot of late snow having a knock on effect to High Pass opening. This can mean well...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ali in Austria
You may find a few ideas on here: ...

You may find a few ideas on here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zllkQBAwv3Mw.kK2oDNPXQ1BQ

When you hit mountain roads proper and factor in stops etc your average speed is more likely...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Ali in Austria
You may be a bit disappointed with Berchtesgaden....

You may be a bit disappointed with Berchtesgaden. The Eagles Nest is just a restaurant these days and there is nothing else left, well not that you would be allowed access to (Many Tunnels connecting...
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ali in Austria
Doh, should have looked at your profile!!! I...

Doh, should have looked at your profile!!!

I think you will be happy with your route. There are some good passes in the Süd Tirol including Stelvio and The Timmelsjoch but then we are talking...
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ali in Austria
Do you have this plotted on a Google Map?. If so,...

Do you have this plotted on a Google Map?. If so, send me the Link and I'll take a look in detail. Make sure you enable it for me to view in your Google Account.

In the meantime here are some...
Forum: EMEA 02-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ali in Austria
If you are doing the Hahntennjoch then also do...

If you are doing the Hahntennjoch then also do the L21 Berwang-Namloser Landstraße. Fantastic bit of road. It is a good route for you to get to the Northern end of The Hahntennjoch.

There is a...
Forum: EMEA 02-07-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ali in Austria
While I am doing the Tour Guide bit, and as you...

While I am doing the Tour Guide bit, and as you intend going to Berchtesgaden anyway, drop down to A10 or B99 to Werfen and visit Hohenwerfen Castle.

http://www.salzburg-burgen.at/en/werfen/
...
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ali in Austria
Don't bother with The Eagles nest if it is in...

Don't bother with The Eagles nest if it is in cloud or raining, there is nothing to see. On a clear day the views going up and down on the bus are stunning as they are at the top. Interesting road as...
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Ali in Austria
UK isn't signed up to Shengen hence the border...

UK isn't signed up to Shengen hence the border controls. Most of the EU is with some exceptions including Croatia.
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ali in Austria
Just SE of Heidelberg are two fantastic Transport...

Just SE of Heidelberg are two fantastic Transport Museums that are worth a visit.

http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en

http://speyer.technik-museum.de/en

If you get as far as Munich then...
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Ali in Austria
Just be mindful that any high mountain passes in...

Just be mindful that any high mountain passes in The Alps, Dolomites etc don't tend to open until the end of May at the earliest and can be as late as the middle of June depending on late snowfall....
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ali in Austria
Horses for Courses. I had toured Europe...

Horses for Courses.

I had toured Europe before but when I met the wife, she had never even given a motorcycle a second glance. In fairness she took to it like a duck to water but insisted that our...
Forum: Europe 10-26-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,624
Posted By Ali in Austria
Fantastic read although I am now in trouble for...

Fantastic read although I am now in trouble for being engrossed and ignoring SWMBO :D
Forum: EMEA 10-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ali in Austria
I was referring to roads. Salzburg is a...

I was referring to roads.

Salzburg is a beautiful city but I would find somewhere outside the city (such as our place, 1 hour from Salzburg :D) and make it a day visit or even 2 days to the city....
Forum: EMEA 10-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ali in Austria
Unless you especially want to stay in Innsbruck,...

Unless you especially want to stay in Innsbruck, which isn't the nicest city in the world IMHO, pick somewhere slightly further west such as in and around Landeck. Centrally placed for the likes of...
Forum: EMEA 10-08-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ali in Austria
Swiss Vignettes are considerably more expensive...

Swiss Vignettes are considerably more expensive than Austria and you have to buy a 12 month one. Like Austria and Slovenia, they are only required if you use the motorways.

It's your trip, you...
Forum: EMEA 10-08-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Ali in Austria
We are currently enjoying glorious sunshine in...

We are currently enjoying glorious sunshine in our area, Eastern Alps south of Salzburg. Hot in the sun but the actual air temps are a bit cooler. Forecast to continue for the next 10 days at least...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ali in Austria
I wouldn't do the actual Fernpaß through choice....

I wouldn't do the actual Fernpaß through choice. It will be very busy with traffic.

Go over the Hahnntenjoch from Imst. The L21 Berwang Namloser Straße is also well worth a ride.

Some Austrian...
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ali in Austria
Came over the Predl Pass in June. The border...

Came over the Predl Pass in June. The border between Slovenia and Italy wasn't even manned.

Document checks required in and out of Slovenia to Croatia though.
Forum: EMEA 08-01-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ali in Austria
The UK and Croatia are exceptions which spring to...

The UK and Croatia are exceptions which spring to mind.
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By Ali in Austria
I thing you may be right. The GG has had Tolls...

I thing you may be right. The GG has had Tolls since it was built.
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Ali in Austria
Option 1 is by far the better trip. If you...

Option 1 is by far the better trip.

If you are in our area look us up - 1 from Salzburg / The Eagles nest and Berchtesgaden, The Großglockner and Nockalmstraße :1drink
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ali in Austria
If you decide to do The Großglockner ( a couple...

If you decide to do The Großglockner ( a couple of hours northish from Cortina) then we are only an hour away :1drink

I second what MichaelJ says and consider stopping in or around Arabba. Cortina...
Forum: EMEA 06-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ali in Austria
You might consider us on your travels. Handy for...

You might consider us on your travels. Handy for The Großglockner, Nockalm, The Eagles Nest etc.... :D
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Ali in Austria
The Grossglockner opened today and Nockalm opens...

The Grossglockner opened today and Nockalm opens tomorrow :D
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ali in Austria
Look up Stefan Knopf in Heidlberg. He can...

Look up Stefan Knopf in Heidlberg. He can probably help you.
Forum: EMEA 04-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Ali in Austria
It should show little blue motorcycles dotted all...

It should show little blue motorcycles dotted all over the map. I've just checked it from the link and they are there.:D
Forum: EMEA 04-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Ali in Austria
I hold my hands up - spoke to soon. We had over...

I hold my hands up - spoke to soon. We had over 30cm of snow earlier in the week. All gone now but raining all day today. At least warmer weather is set to return :D
Forum: EMEA 04-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Ali in Austria
We are forecast significant snow from tonight for...

We are forecast significant snow from tonight for a couple of days so be wary.

Drop in if you are passing :D
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ali in Austria
Managed to find the time to get out in the...

Managed to find the time to get out in the mountains yesterday for the first time this season. Perfect weather, clear blue skies, warm enough for light clothing and quiet roads. Even a low laying...
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Ali in Austria
Some high lights for first timers to Austria to...

Some high lights for first timers to Austria to give you a starting point.

https://goo.gl/maps/Uw9sv

We are Biker friendly if you are over our way. Keep a note of our number. We are always...
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Ali in Austria
Hi Dave. Have a good trip. The weather over...

Hi Dave.

Have a good trip. The weather over our side has been fantastic for the last few weeks. I found time yesterday to get out in the mountains for the first time this season. Perfect riding...
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