Off Road in The Alps?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East' started by ThinAirThumper, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. ThinAirThumper

    ThinAirThumper Stuck in Traffic

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    Will be touring the Swiss Alps/Western Dolomites next week. Anyone have any solid points for off-road routes (passes) in this area? Will be riding BMW GS lightly loaded. Thanks in advance.
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  2. walrond

    walrond Earth Wanderer

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    PM GiorgioXT. He should be able to help you.
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  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Off road is absolutely forbiden in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Italy, however, is a free for all. Check out the Stella Alpina rally, 2nd Sunday in July at Bardonechia.
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  4. RPKLR

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    Go to Sestriere,Italy then ride the Assietta. We did loops from there and rode different stuff for 5 days.
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  5. Max Kool

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    Email me, I can send you some of the more known offroad tracks we rode a few years ago near Bardonecchia.
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  6. Grumpy old Man

    Grumpy old Man Been here awhile

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    Not quite true! We still have plenty of legal Gravel Roads and Offroad Grounds. But we keep them secret, as we want them to ourselfs.
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  7. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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  8. Doc.Snyder

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  9. Nelis04

    Nelis04 Adventure Newbee

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    Not everywhere, i drove a little offroad while on holiday.
    The only sign i saw was a warning for military munition that may be found.
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  10. Oldmessage

    Oldmessage Tour Guide

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    Most of the gravel roads in Germany (I can only speak for the south of G.) are forbidden to travel. Sorry.

    Italy is a different story, some are usable, but mostly in higher regions.

    TJ
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  11. fluff34567

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    we are looking on going to the Sestriere region at end july when hopefully the snow has melted and the ground has dried out so I am trying to find some more info of gravel roads in that area.

    Does anyone know if the finisterre (spelling) road is actually open ? I ask as have heard conflicting reports, the directive from Turin has the same regulatons as the assiettia road, so 1 would assume its open but apperently the signs say its closed to traffic :huh

    If anyone can suggest some other gravel roads in the area that would be fantastic, we have considered the Ligurian border road or LGKS to the german speakers, but it might be a bit hard for those on large trailies as a 1200gs???

    anyone with experience of these areas or roads is more than welcome give me some info.. virtual beer tokens in exchange :rofl
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  12. Max Kool

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    Many have done these roads on a 1200GS, do not worry. Of course the singlecylinder guys are faster, but you will get there, do not worry.

    (it might be gravel, but they are still roads)


    have fun, enjoy!
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  13. Ed Teach

    Ed Teach Been here awhile

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    Do you mean th "Colle delle Finestre", apparently is being prepared for the "Giro" this year so it will be open.
    Look here
    http://www.provincia.torino.it/speciali/2011/colle_finestre_giro/preparazione.htm
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  14. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    hi, sorry i mean open to motorised traffic... i saw some of the race on the TV which was good for an overview.
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