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The Dordogne – Last Stop in Europe 2017

The Dordogne Riders had lured me to the Vezere Valley St Leon sur Vezere a beautiful Village in the Dordogne Region of Southern France   Camped on the edge of the river   Amongst significant historic and prehistoric sites The … Continue reading

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Stelvio

Its the big daddy of the Alps Stelvio 2760 metres high From Lake Como four passes to reach the top Maloja pass through to Saint Moritz Then climb the Ofen Pass And onto Santa Maria at the foot of Stelvio … Continue reading

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Roads to Lago di Como

I want to thank the countries of Europe for boring tunnels and building motorways so there is less traffic on the beautiful mountain passes. Riding the passes of Austria, Switzerland, and Italy to Lake Como was sublime. Emerging from a … Continue reading

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Castles in the sky not just high Alps – Switzerland part 3

If you follow some narrow winding roads through fields of maize, past sheep and cattle quietly grazing, near the Aara River,  you find the village of Habsburg and Schloss Habsburg. The starting place in 1025 for a family that would … Continue reading

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The Bergennen at Seebodenalp

The Bergennen or hill climb race at Seebodenalp is a 500 metre climb over a 5 km track. The top of the track providing views over Kussnacht am Rigi. It was an event for historic bikes and some cars The … Continue reading

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High peaks, glaciers, lakes and fine twisty roads this must be the Swiss Alps – revisited

WARNING 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 … Continue reading

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Great adventurers and a taste of Norway 

Borders I’ve never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people. This quote from Thor Hyerdadahls captures a vision of adventure and cultural interaction. To see see the Kon Tiki to know the strength … Continue reading

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