Rudi's Motorradtouren

European Alps - The big loop

The ridereport, describes a large alpine tour that took me and 3 friends in 2000 in 17 days, more than 5,800 km through almost all regions of the Alps.

Starting in Sonthofen, Bavaria, the trip led us….

  • across Switzerland (Appenzell, Lake Zurich, central Switzerland, Lake Lucerne, Bernese High-country, Lake Geneva) into France.
  • Into the French Alps and south to the Grand Canyon du Verdon and the region of Nice on the Mediterranean coast.
  • Across the Col di Tende to Italy and Col de Larche back to France.
  • The Col de l'Iseran and the Little Sankt Bernhard Pass to Switzerland.
    The Rhone-Valley to Italy.
  • Lago Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Como again to Switzerland.
  • The Engadin Valley to Italy
  • The Lake Garda area, across the Dolomites and the Staller-saddle to Austria.
  • Via East-Tirol to the Grossglockner and further to Carthania.
  • A small lap through Slovenia and back into Austria.
  • Via Klagenfurt and Bruck an der Mur (easternmost points of the journey) in the Salzkammergut.
  • Then along the Alps - adding the Ziller Valley -

back to Sonthofen.

Curious? Get out on the page 1 of the report!

Pages 1 to 5 included the report for reading.

Italien: Hotel Cristallo (Levico Terme)