Alpine roads and scenery and culture are known to cause Alpinitis, a disease that creates an almost uncontrollable urge to return. The only relief is more Alpine riding, which results in reinfection.
This warning sits in small print on the first page of the book Motorcycle Journeys Through The Alps and beyond
September 2016, I had my first taste of the Alps.
I hadn’t noticed the onset of Alpinitis but in February this year I felt compelled to do a five day ride in the Australian Alps
The Bonang Highway, 105 kms of twisty road
But it wasn’t enough and here I am again in the Swiss Alps reinfecting myself.
The piecemealadventurer at the top of St Gotthard Pass
Up amongst the glaciers.
Across the valley to the next twisty climb
Looking at Grimsel Pass from Furka Pass
The climb up old St Gotthard pass
Down at the switch backs just conquered
The cobbled surface of the old St Gotthard pass road
And fast sleek sweepers
Fast corner on the Susten Pass
The past the lakes
Days in the very high passes
Nufenpass the highest in the Swiss Alps at neatly 2,500 metres
Furka, Susten and St Gotthard
I’ve been reinfected and I’m glad there is only one response. More Alpine riding!
To ensure the total reinfection I have was drawn to the tortuously narrow Pragel Pass.
And its partner the Klausen.
There is no end to the beauty of these mountains.