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Offline mhh

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Close,but I meant the road "SP123" that goes over the mountain instead of around.

Thanks - more like this then?

http://goo.gl/maps/4wlgo



Offline Wattens

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You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline mtarone


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I've heard Stelvio pass can be busy with bicyclists, is there a better time to hit it? (very early morning perhaps?)



Offline Wattens

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Mid week only, forget weekends and fridays completely.
An early morning run (finish before 8am) would be best.

Caravans and RV's will still be around.

Otherwise if there is quite a few of you guys driving (10 cars) you could block the road as you approach a blind corner, put your hazards on Nd everyone behind will just assume traffic, wait 5 mins and then go for it.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Mid week only, forget weekends and fridays completely.
An early morning run (finish before 8am) would be best.

Caravans and RV's will still be around.

Otherwise if there is quite a few of you guys driving (10 cars) you could block the road as you approach a blind corner, put your hazards on Nd everyone behind will just assume traffic, wait 5 mins and then go for it.

It's a good driving road but I found several better ones on the way from Davos.  It was empty the day I went up from Bormio because the other side was snowed over.  I have unfinished business there.



Offline mhh

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I've just spent an hour checking various "best driving roads" threads and then trying them on Google Maps.  Day 1 is Frankfurt - Garmish-Partenkirchen.  Basically, just getting south. I liked Baden-Baden a lot last time so I might stop there for lunch.  Once in the Alps, there's just too much to choose from.     :o

This thread is one of the best.  Anyone know how to save itineraries in the TomTom?

http://www.jackals-forge.com/lotus/993/alpine2012/alpine2012.htm

After reading that, I'm re-thinking day 1 to more like this.

http://goo.gl/maps/n5PR8




Offline Wattens

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After reading that, I'm re-thinking day 1 to more like this.

http://goo.gl/maps/n5PR8

If you continue it further and head towards the Matterhorn from Lucerne, there is a long stretch of twisty road that goes up and over a mountain. It is just after you get out of a 30km long tunnel that goes right through the base of another mountain.   I'll look through my photos to see if I can locate the route.  The road and the landscape is amazing.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline mhh

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If you continue it further and head towards the Matterhorn from Lucerne, there is a long stretch of twisty road that goes up and over a mountain. It is just after you get out of a 30km long tunnel that goes right through the base of another mountain.   I'll look through my photos to see if I can locate the route.  The road and the landscape is amazing.

Thanks.  I'm tempted to incorporate Jackal's day 3 somehow.



Offline mtarone


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I've just spent an hour checking various "best driving roads" threads and then trying them on Google Maps.  Day 1 is Frankfurt - Garmish-Partenkirchen.  Basically, just getting south. I liked Baden-Baden a lot last time so I might stop there for lunch.  Once in the Alps, there's just too much to choose from.     :o

This thread is one of the best.  Anyone know how to save itineraries in the TomTom?

http://www.jackals-forge.com/lotus/993/alpine2012/alpine2012.htm

After reading that, I'm re-thinking day 1 to more like this.

http://goo.gl/maps/n5PR8

That is an epic first day!  :thumbsup:




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