Bavaria and surroundings

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by franken, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    flood has gone, all fine now.
    This weekend i was in my hometown Bayreuth for a 10k run.

    Some impressions:

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    Day before race, downtown Bayreuth

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    Get energy

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    Before the Start

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    After the race

    Afterraceparty at Krug-Bräu Breitenlesau

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    Energy again

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    Krug Bräu

    and some bike-related ;-)
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    Bike of the day.

    My KTM goes to garage today, getting new shoes, (Conti Trail Attack 2)

    to be continued
    have fun
    Andreas
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  2. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Ach du lieber!!!! Forget the 10k run. I’ll take that Schnitzel and potatoe salad 7 days a week!! Haha!! Great stuff Andreas! Thanks again!
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  3. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    so - flood is gone, jogging is done and last sunday was a real sun day. :-) So i did some riding - here we go.

    map of tour:
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    profile:

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    left home early ;-) round 10 in the morning. :-)
    didn't had a plan where to go - so just going and decide spontaniously. Passed Penzberg, didn't use the highway to Garmisch, passed Murnau and Staffelsee, went on a small curvy road torwards Füssen.

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    First stop for a pic -- Rottenbuch -- had a huge fire some weeks ago in the monastery. Lost their roof.

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    road through the house in Rottenbuch

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    reminder for the looses of Rottenbuch WW I and II

    On direction Füssen (Kings Castle) and reached Hopfen am See. (Lake Hopfensee).

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    Lot of tourists this weekend

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    lake and mountains of Allgäu

    Next went to Pfronten and up to Thannheimer Tal. Next highlight "Oberjoch Passroad" -- sorry no pics - road is a dream of curves -- no space to stop for Fotos.

    Decided to go to ..

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    the town you might know from "Vier Schanzen Tournee" (Ski jump event in Winter in 4 Cities )

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    Oberstdorf (the other stages of the ski jump are Garmisch, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen).

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    Behind Oberstdorf the area is called "Kleinwalsertal". It's located in Austria - road is a dead end.
    (Wiki engl) and in (German, more text)
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    cows at home

    to go on in Austria i wanted to take Riedberg passroad - but it was closed. So i had to do some extra km.

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    Großer Alpsee at Immenstadt
    some km later -- Austria again. So next direction was Arlberg.

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    following a river

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    with nice views

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    passing egg (the town in Austria)

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    beginning of "Hochtannberg pass road".

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    Austrian road art - as good as in Switzerland


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    Hochtannberg - close to the top

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    famous Arlberg ski area -- Lech / Warth / Zurs / Arlbergt

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    the way i came up

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    small road to Lech

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    Closer look

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    between Lech and Arlberg passroad

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    the way i came (from Lech)


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    mountain nearby (and ski area)

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    it was one of these days -- if you greet them all - you drive one-handed the hole day. :-)

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    well known top of the passroad

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    view direction St. Anton

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    other direction (the way i came ;-) )

    So i ride down to Landeck -- and had so much fun -- so i decided to go to ....

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    Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße

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    12 € later i passed the first snow (12 € is the toll for the road).

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    in the first part you pass a dam

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    the target at the end of the valley - right up

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    beginn of the final climb

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    into the snow area

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    round 25 km up

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    fantastic views

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    at the top ...

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    ... meet 3 cool bikers from England ... (third is behind me)

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    official is 2750m alt., navi always shows some difference
    so - nearly 180 km to go home - so let's go

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    near the top - look the direction i came up (Kaunertal is a dead end - you have to go back the same way)

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    still a lot of snow in the alps

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    Stelvio, Timmelsjoch and some more pass roads are still closed

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    cool (not so much 7° C)

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    nice frozen lake and one of the 29 hairpins

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    lets have a closer look

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    even on the lake ;-)

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    some curves more down

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    waterfall

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    closer look

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    this bunche of snow wasn't where when i rode up

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    but no problem to pass -- road officials told that this happens every day in these days.
    So i went to Landeck and Isny. Passroad to Garmisch was incredible full of cars - so i went on to Telfs[​IMG]

    Mountain near Telfs, last light

    Then up to Mittenwald, Krünn and

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    Walchensee.

    down to Kochel and back home.

    hope you enjoyed the tour.

    to be continued ....

    have fun

    Andreas
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  4. Oldschoolrocker

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    Wow!! What a great ride as usual. Love the hairpin road! And you mentioning “Kleinwalsertal” brought back memories for me. We skiid there once on a great trip with my Mother. Thanks Andreas!
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  5. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    this saturday i gonna ride to Italy - near Cuneo, to an Africa Twin Meeting wich i organize one or two times a year. (Webpage). Will be back Friday with some pics. :-)
    If some is nearby - feel free to join us. (more info)

    have fun
    Andreas
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  6. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Near Cuneo in Italy with friends now 20190608_172047.jpg 20190609_171320.jpg
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    franken Been here awhile

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    Some rain today 20190610_110210.jpg IMG-20190610-WA0002.jpg
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    Thank you so much for these spectacular pictures of your part of the world. What is most amazing to me is the absolute void of any trash/litter anywhere. Maybe there's a team of litter patrol types of people that clean the streets and towns or maybe it's just respect and pride. Sadly, here in the USA, it's the exact opposite. It's shocking to see the amount of filth/garbage/litter/trash we Americans throw onto the streets with no regards for human decency. I hope to tour your country some day, on a motorcycle.
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  9. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Some of today in Italy
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    Today Grasse, some small Cols, Col de Cayolle, Col de la Bonette, Col de Vars. Ended in Briancon. 20190613_153918.jpg 20190613_134747.jpg 20190613_164152.jpg 20190613_134837.jpg
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    franken Been here awhile

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    Today some of the best easy offroad near Susa, Sestriere and Bardoneccia. 20190614_114732.jpg 20190614_141014.jpg 20190614_142725.jpg 20190614_163508.jpg
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