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Old 09-12-2016, 08:44 AM   #16
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Default Re: 6 too many wheels, not enough vino and a rendezvous.

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7 years on...the place didn't let you go, aye?
And it never will till the end of your days. Join the club.
Just the way it is....

the whole area has just grabbed me and its now part of my daily daydreams, no place in the world I rather get lost in..


anywho, back to exploring Glurns for a little bit in the morning before heading off for the the day..











there was so much more to explore in the area but we have things to do and places to see.....

off to the Stelvio Pass which Top Gear once said it was "The Greatest Road in the World" .... not quite, but is is one of the most scenic and it you are only going to see one Pass road in the Alps, this is one of the most visual stimulating




I almost offered him $20,000 there and then...... ride away never seen again




the west side of the Stelvio which is not as pretty as the East side, it is a better riding road





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Old 09-12-2016, 08:56 AM   #17
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next stop off was Livigno, a small town/ski area which is a duty free area in Northern Italy and I used the 'Duty Free' tag to entice the lovely wife into heading through the Alps, unbeknown to me, the shops shut for 2 hours around midday and we just missed them, credit card saved, my hide.... no so much so

Off to St Moritz for lunch, I love Switzerland, the place just jells with me..


one of the glaciers on the way, the name escapes me, but I was here in '09 on T2 and got the 800GS totally airborne over the railway crossing, I think I had to do a uturn 3 times to just make sure I was getting enough air




pick a place for lunch and pay $30 for a sandwich, you kind of get use to that in 'touristy' Europe




The St Moritz Olympic Bobsled track, the only natural handmade bobsled track still left on the World Cup circuit





then to a real little Gem of the Alps, Soglio, I little town high hill where people have been yodelling and cow bells ringing for centuries and with little change, we arrived around magic hour and the light was magnificent.






you would really just die for that view






back into Italy for the night, Chiavenna was the place, typical Italian country hospitality and we found a small family run restarunt to fill our stomachs full of local food and vino, life is good
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