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Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:49 pm
by nickoff
It's been such a shit year that I've had to do something to keep me sane. Planning a little ride for a couple of weeks in early August, Covid & Brexit allowing.
Will be traveling through France, Switzerland, over the Furka Pass into Italy, Slovenia and onto Budapest. Whilst in Budapest I'll maybe spend a day or two at the Sziget Music Festival, brilliant. If the festival isn't your thing then the city is a great place to explore, and cheap. If anyone is interested in joining me and a couple of others then let me know and I can give you more details. If you don't want to ride in a group, no problem. We can always meet up at the end of the day for a beer and chat.

Nick.
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Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:17 pm
by v8mark
sound like a plan lets see whats happening after christmas but interested

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:56 pm
by nickoff
v8mark wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:17 pm
sound like a plan lets see whats happening after christmas but interested
No problem. Hopefully there should a few of us as there is interest from other forums. Whatever happens me and a couple of mates will be going. I'll post on here when I have more information.

Nick.

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:47 am
by johnnyboxer
Sounds a good trip and one I have done in the past

Keep us updated

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:50 pm
by nickoff
After a couple of suggestions it looks like we will be going over the Furka Pass and the Stelvio Pass as well. By all accounts both are biking heaven.

Nick.

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:55 am
by Tonibe63
Stelvio is a bit of a lottery from a timing perspective, if you manage to avoid the traffic it's great but if you're stuck behind a bus that is stuck behind a bunch of cyclists it can be a nightmare especially on the hairpins.

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:59 am
by johnnyboxer
nickoff wrote:After a couple of suggestions it looks like we will be going over the Furka Pass and the Stelvio Pass as well. By all accounts both are biking heaven.

Nick.
Stelvio is ok, there are better

Furka is better

Some of the less famous passes are in fact better

For instance the Muranza which branches off the Stevio, on the Bormio side & heads back to Switzerland....is a cracker, part gravel and has waterfalls right at the track edge

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:50 am
by Mickdb1
I recon the trail off top of stevio to CH is Umbrail Johnny (unless it has a dual identity = like stiffjoch
Galvia is a nice pass too but when I visited I tried to accommodate Samaun / Stelvio /Livignio /furka /Albula = make a great big day out :mrgreen:

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:38 pm
by nickoff
Might be a good idea if one or two of you seasoned Alpine Pass aficionados join us as unpaid guides. The more merrier I reckon. :D

Nick.

Re: Mini European Tour Anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:25 pm
by Godspeed
I can lead you around them but you may be quicker walking 😉
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