Motorcycle trip to Italy 2013

 

Last year was the long weekend to the Eifel in Germany to short and very rainy.
So this year we had planned a nice trip, we wanted through the Black Forest to France
to drive upp Alpe D'huez to go
furter to the Stelvio pass in Italy and from there back through Austria
back in the direction of the Netherlands
Sounds very good and shoot also be very beautiful with all the winding roads that lie there waiting on us.
Unfortunately, Europe was in late May under the spell of bad weather and we did not wanted to get soaking wet every day
and then you had also
all those little twisty
roads to drive over in bad weather conditions.
So our plan changed, we drove in one day to the town off Lasize on Lake Garda in Italy.
Although the other three had
put their rain gear on when leaving home, after 800 Km close to Munich we got some rain
.
Because off their rainwear they did not get cold when we went over the Brenner Pass, it was there around 6 degrees,
 I still had my winter lining in my
motorcycle suit sitting so I was also good protected against the cold weather.
We arrived around 20:00 on a campsite and sat an hour later in a nice restaurant with good food and of course a beer
.
One of the men had been smart enough to print at home some routes in the Dolomites, so we put them into our navigation.
What a beautiful place to drive around there in the Dolomites.
We had this time very special circumstances to drive, when we left the campsite it was nice and sunny and about 20 degrees
.
The higher we got the colder it get (sometimes around
zero) and even in the mountains there was still snow sometimes till half a meter up beside the road.
The roads were all clean of snow but sometimes there was melt water that
came over the road and sometimes that
is very tricky when it comes right in a sharp bend on
the road.
This
week
went very fast and was good with lots off beautiful weather and lots of good food and beer.
The
drive back was planned going through Austria, passing Munich and then back to the Netherlands but we went through Switzerland via the Gotthard tunnel.
We were immediately agree that we never do that again because that
tunnel is almost 17 ​​kilometers long and it is very hot inside on our motorcycles,
and
then we have not even mentioned the car fumes you gasps as motorcyclist
inside.
When we reach the border off
Germany we drove into bad weather, we finally stopped at a hotel in Lahr where we good hang our motorcycle clothing
out to dry, because we where soaking wet despite of the rain gear we got on.
The next day everything was dry again but that would not last long because it was still raining, eventually it became dry again
.
During the last part we drove in Germany at a nice speed, one off the guys who had a backpack on flew open and I got a
pair of
slippers, gloves, a sweater, waist bag and a thermos thrown at my head.
 I gladly not get hit by one of the items, but I kicked the thermos to the side, then it was not painful
but later I still felt it for 2 months
.
I stopped whit one of the other guys while the two first
guys drove on and did not notice it.
We stopped because we knew that in the waist bag where some important things like a passport and wallet with bank cards.
After getting the bag from the German autobahn we drove after them and we found them back
att a parking lot
.

He was very happy when he saw his waist bag back but also told us that his Disc lock was also fallenout of his backpack,
which
I have not seen flying out and we gladly not got hit by.
When we got home we ended the week with six kilos of ribs we had ordered from the spare rib express.
Last week we were
talking about the destination of next year and the men would still wanna go back to Norway.
So maybe the next year back to Norway but it
could also be somewere else where we go.


So up to next year and hope on very very good weather

 

Here some pictures from us at lake Garda and the Dolomites.