Route des Grandes Alpes en Moto

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jackalsour, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jackalsour

    jackalsour Dreamer

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    Yes, I got a good list of interesting routes from you last year :lol3 I did not seek out them all on this trip but after the Parpaillon I think I should check out your other suggestions :D

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  2. jackalsour

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    As soon as I got my tent set up in Beaufort it started to pour. Another biker arrived on a BMW from Freiburg, Germany. That night we shared stories and gorged on local Savoie wine and Beaufort cheese. The weather did not look good at all the next morning so we both decided to spend another day. I hung out in the shops of Beaufort and did my laundry. On the second morning, the rain clouds were rolling up the hills so I decided to make my escape. I actually rode up through the clouds, stopped to watch them roll over me, and then rode up through them a second time! At the higher altitudes there was frost and fresh snow. At lunch, a biker from Brazil cautioned me the Col de L'Iseran might not be possible. It was about -5 when we made it over in the afternoon - the highest paved mountain pass in Europe. I found a nice camp site in the ski town of Valloire for the night.

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  3. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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  4. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Those pictures dear Sir. They are FANTASTIC. I envy you.
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  5. jackalsour

    jackalsour Dreamer

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    Glad you enjoy them! :freaky
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  6. jackalsour

    jackalsour Dreamer

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    Just a good dose of dopamine here. Living the dream along the Route des Grandes Alpes.


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  7. SplitRock

    SplitRock Been here awhile

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    What fantastic terrain ! This is just a stunning part of the world. Your images are very good as well. Thanks for sharing the trip with us. It is very inspiring !!


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  8. Drif10

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    Gk?
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  9. Mtl-Marc

    Mtl-Marc Adventurer

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    There are no canadian plates in Canada. Only provincial issued plates. :rofl


    Nice pictures. :thumb
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  10. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    where is this place.Do you know what it is/was.Looks abandoned?

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    How are the on bike shots taken?
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  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Very nice reporting from Europe.

    I lived near Kaiserslautern for three years and covered a lot of that territory, now your excellent photojournalism makes me wish to return. :freaky
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  12. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Funny, I spent 3 days in this very same campground and I was also the only camper.
    But it seems that you found a 4 legged friend !

    The fort is the Fort de Tournoux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_de_Tournoux
    It's only possible to visit on organised tours and I missed the last one from the season by one day.
    The trail to go up there is closed by locked chains.

    But did you visit Fort de Roche Lacroix which trail entry is just 5 minutes from the campground ?
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  13. jackalsour

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    Glad you enjoyed it :beer
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  14. jackalsour

    jackalsour Dreamer

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  15. nocashnosplash

    nocashnosplash n00b

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    *Canada plate exist for people working for the government of canada,embassy-military etc.. Hoping that didnt blow
    your cover ..:eek1
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  16. Mtl-Marc

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  17. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Did 6 in Brussel myself. Miss the riding.

    Go by Lahr and you'll wonder why we kept gk instead. :bluduh

    Left there for ytr. What a let down. :lol3


    Have fun. :thumb
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  18. jackalsour

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    Thanks! But yea there are also Canada plates in Canada on everything from Canadian Forces, DND, Parks Canada, Nat Resources Canada, Canada Revenue etc etc. Pretty rare to see a motorbike with one I think :deal
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  19. jackalsour

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    You should check out my other thread I just made a post on Lahr here Canada is also leaving GK next year

    I will miss the riding and biker friendly culture in Europe for sure :bore
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  20. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Superb photos, you've caught the very essence of the alps :clap
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