Moving on to bigger things

2009 Part 6: Today was a transition day that saw us shifting bases from Arabba to the ski resort of Livigno near the Swiss border. The most direct toll free route between Arabba and Livigno is just shy of 150 miles and goes via Bolzano, Merano and the Stelvio Pass. Phil and Kyle had other […]

Around the Sella Massif

2009 Part 5: Before we booked our motorcycle trip to Italy we spent a lot of time online scrolling through dozens of websites doing our research. We wanted to find somewhere to stay in the Dolomites which would give us easy access to as many passes as possible, while keeping costs as low as possible. […]

18 passes in a day

2009 Part 4: Since we first started touring in Europe Phil has used John Hermann’s excellent book, Motorcycle Journeys Through The Alps & Beyond, as a valuable resource in planning trips. Kyle has since joined the Hermann fan club and Trip 52 (in the fourth edition) is entitled I Dare You; 17 Passes in One […]

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

2009 Part 3: As soon as we woke up this morning it looked like we’d struck gold with the weather. By all accounts the previous weeks weather in the Dolomites had been dreadful, bitter cold and lashing it down with rain. Today though it was blue skies and sunny, and the forecast was for more […]

A trio becomes an octet in Arabba

2009 Part 2: Today was the day we’d all arranged to meet up in Arabba and as Gaz, Pete and Mark readied themselves for the final leg of their 1,000+ mile journey to the Dolomites it was hard to believe they’d woken up in the same place they’d spent the day yesterday. Low cloud and […]