“Per aspera ad astra...no, simply to Nordkapp”

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Paulblueyes, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Paulblueyes

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    30/06: Berlin:

    The weather seems good, we take a map from the reception of the hotel and we are ready to visit Berlin. We start from the ruins of the wall (Memorial of the Berlin Wall), the museum “Topography of Terror” then
    Potsdamer Platz, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) , Pariser Platz, Reichstag building, Victory Column (Siegessaule), Soviet War Memorial, Friedrichswerder Church (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche) Berlin Cathedral, Bernauer strasse, Alexanderplatz, The Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), The Neptune Fountain (Neptunbrunnen), Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm), The World clock.
    So, walking and walking, the day arrive at the end, we have dinner in a typical German restaurant and we go back in the hotel, we start to watch the football match between Germany and Algeria but after all the kilometers done during the day the tiredness win again us and we fall down before the end of 1st half.

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  2. Paulblueyes

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    01/07: Berlin – Augsburg:

    It is time to wake up the bike, one day off was enough for her, and to leave Berlin. We took the highway for a couple of hundred kilometers and then the we follow the Romantic Road (Romantische Straße) a typical road that pass through characteristic villages. At 6pm we arrive in Augsburg, we found an Ibis Budget hotel just outside the center, we left the luggage and we went to walk in the city. It is small but quite nice, in the center we saw the square of the municipality, the home-museum of Leopold Mozart (father of the famous composer) the Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, The Fuggerei that is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use, St. Anne's Church, Weberhaus, town-walls.

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  3. Paulblueyes

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    02/07: Augsburg – Fussen – Resia:

    We left Augsburg following the Romantische Straße in direction of Fussen, along the road we met some typical Bavarian villages like Landsberg am Lech and Schongau. Once in Fussen we stop to visit the two famous castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein (fairytale castle) but the weather was quite foggy so we can’t appreciate all the landscape around here and the beautiful views of the castles. After lunch we left Fussen and drive to Resia. Along the road we found a lot of rain. We arrive in Resia at 6pm completely wet. We stop in a nice B&B, Marlene, a typical alps house with a nice and friendly landlord. The village is quite small and is on the side on a lake. We had a walk, dinner and went to bed.

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  4. Paulblueyes

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    03/07: Resia – Riva del Garda:

    We woke up quite early, and we had a generous breakfast with a speak, typical of this area. Today seems to be sunny, that sounds good because the plan of the day is to go to some alp pass. We start from Passo dello Stelvio (2.758 m), 48 curves in one side and 36 in the other. We remain surprised for how is the traffic of this road, bikes, cycles, cars, seems that everyone is here today. In one of the curve there is also a professional photographer that make photos of everyone, then you can but this photo in high resolution on its internet site. After that we go to Passo del Foscagno (2.291 m) to arrive in Livigno, the paradise of the taxfree where the benzin cost only 1,16 Euro/lt. We have a walk in Livigno, then we go to have a trip in Bormio. Last pass of the day is Passo del Tonale (1884 m), for the night we stop in the hotel “Stella d’Italia” in Tenno, just few minutes from Riva del Garda.

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  5. Paulblueyes

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    04/07: Riva del Garda – Fabriano:

    As every beautiful things also this trip is ending, today is the last travelling day. We drove down the side of the Garda lake, than we took the highway till Barberino del Mugello, near Florence, and we follow Bibbiena, Pieve di Santo Stefano, Città di Castello, Gubbio and we arrive home at 6pm more or less. Contrary of the whole trip today was hot and sunny. We unload the luggage and park the bike, the 3 weeks and almost 10.000 km adventure is ended.

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  6. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Excellent report! Thank you for letting us follow along!
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  7. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Excellent report and pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you,:evil
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  8. canadian chris

    canadian chris Been here awhile

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    :clap

    thank you for this report and all the beautiful photos!!
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  9. Gcustom

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    GREAT REPORT! I like your ratio betwean words and pic! GREAT!:clap
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