oh Furka ! Aussie assault of the European Alps 2015
08.07.2015 - 09.07.2015
Quite a long time ago our group were having a chat one day and came up with the idea to "do" a trip to the European Alps.
It has now happened - we have made it. Aitch designed a group T-Shirt featuring the Furka Pass which turned out fantastic and
today we modelled our T-shirts on the Furka Pass.
The Furka is one of those passes that is unmissable - stunning views, even when not covered in snow, and great riding.
A lot of "posing" went on today -
Over the pass is equally as stunning -
Next stop was the Rhone Glacier
Looking back up to the Furka Pass - look carefully you can see the road zig zagging down the pass
After all this excitement we stopped for morning tea - and found the best Plum Tart ever -
And the steam train came through town just to add some more excitement to our day -
Back on the bikes our next stop was the Grimsell Pass (2164m)
Found a couple of old bikers who appear to have been there awhile -
and a new one on her first big bike trip - and loving it !
Today was a perfect day for Motorbike riding - sunny, cool, fresh, very enjoyable day !
Next stop was our picnic lunch at Sunstenpass (2224m)
Nougat & Blinky shared their own private picnic-
Jo played hide and seek -
Then we rode back to Andermatt. Later we went for a walk around town before dinner.
Andermatt is a very quaint little village with lots of accommodation and restaurants, obviously very popular with tourists.
The Pied Piper by the stream that flows through town - more melted snow.
We sat outside our favourite Hotel watching the world go by - and lots of bikes.
Back to yesterday (Wednesday 8th)
Heavy cloud had settled over Andermatt in the morning so we left our departure up to the St.Gotthard Pass (2091m) until late morning hoping that by he time we got going it would clear - no such luck.
Then it did clear - for about 3 minutes !!
Out of the mist appeared the Stage Coach with a re-enactment of the mail run -
We hung around for quite a while hoping it would clear but no such luck,
Steve, Seon and I decided to call it quits and headed back to Andermatt for the rest of the afternoon.
Aitch & Jo (brave souls that they are) ventured forth to the Nufenen Pass and the Furka Pass and then back to Andermatt.