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... river and surrounding mountains.
After a big friendly goodbye I jumped aboard my dream machine Transalp and headed down the hill towards the town of Tirano!! As I descended down the mountain edge so did the railway. I could not help wondering how any train could ever get up this rather steep line without being a rack railway but they must manage somehow as there is no rack.
As I enter the town there are big red level crossing lights indicating there is ...
... tourist town but coming here out of season is a total dead loss and especially on a Sunday!! I cannot wait to get back on my bike and out of here!!!
Tomorrow the weather is suppose to be good and so I plan to head eastwards into Italy and the Dolomites. I only hope there is no more snow on the way but only time will tell.
Right, I’m getting back down to the hotel bar before that closes also!!!
Cheers for ...
... over the pass and soon the place is a complete white out!! The wind is getting up and the temp has again dropped to 2.2 Celsius. The road simply just appears wet but on close inspection there is quite a bit of ice laying on the surface also making it extremely slippery for a motorcycle.
With conditions like this I simply just take my time and keep the speed right down to between 30 and 40mph.
While I take my time playing safe some foolish car drivers simply do ...
Left castelrotto bus to Bolzano, showery only so good for travel. Bolzano by train to merano then train to mals. This was a 2carriage train massive windows even bigger than normal regional trains. Beautiful country looking at forts, castles, snow, alps. Then postal bus from mals to zermez Switzerland. It is known for travelling through 3countries over high mountains then into valley. It lived up to it. Just got through small winding roads in the villages only just without ...
... due to his mistrust of Hitler! The pass was lovely but was not worth the 24 Euro we had to pay to get over it!!!
We reached the bottom of Stelvio pass at 5.30pm and were standing on top just before 6pm – I had made it with no dramas! The ride was great, 48hairpins and some spectacular views. I really enjoyed the ride and felt rather chuffed I had made it to the top of one of Europe’s hardest roads without dropping my bike, which ...