Haven't posted here for a looong time, but was prodded by some into re-posting this in the RR-section.
The third of the legendary Euro-Alps Adventure Rides of a little Melbourne/ Australia-based touring forum (with quite a few Stroms around that lot).
3 weeks of truly mind-bending travel that just can't be bought through ANY commercial tour!!
Who ever said there's no gravel left to ride in the Alps... just doesn't know the Alps
For an absolutely eye-popping and MASSIVE
pictorial of tiny single-laners, gravel-passes, mind-numbing scenery and an endless feast-for-the-eyes, click the link at the end. Get into the yarn!
Big-Ride-fever ...it just eats you up
Here are just a few teaser-pics.
It'd taken another 4 years to get cranked up for the sequel, but the time was good, the Aussie-$$ flying high, the September-October time slot perfect as ever after a wet European summer...and the third "Tornanti" rumbled away in its usual haphazard style.
This time is was the backblocks of the western half of the European Alps, discovering the southern parts of Switzerland, then follow the Main Alpine Ridge south to the Mediterranean Coast, bouncing back and forth across the Italian-French border on the smallest and most scenic roads and tracks to be found, dirt included.
From historical fetes at Swiss castles...
to delicious single-laners after some fresh snow high up along the slopes of the Valais...
Breathtaking vistas of the Main Alpine Ridge
Some weird rocks you can ride through
Cruising the high "velds" above Lake Geneva
Snoozing in some incredible digs in the vineyards oif the Lower Valais, own wine-cellar included.