Tour to Italy

This week-end tour with the motor bike was down to Italy and back through the alps. And it started with nice weather conditions:

Oberalp Lake

Oberalp Lake

The motor bike tour started from the central part of Switzerland, heading to the Gotthard Pass region, then to the south part of Switzerland. From there Locarno to the west driving through Italy, and from there north again back home:

Tour to Italy

Tour to Italy (Image: Google Earth)

The first summit is the Oberalp Pass:

Oberalp Pass

Oberalp Pass

From there down to Sedrun and Disentis:

Sedrun after Oberalp

Sedrun after Oberalp

From Disentis it goes up to the Lukmanier Pass:

Lukmanier

Lukmanier

Driving down to the south, passing Locarno at the lake, and then going East, driving through the Centovalli Valley:

Lake in Centovalli

Lake in Centovalli (click to enlarge)

Passing the border to Italy, and driving through Re in Piedmond having a great view to the Santuario Della Madonna Del Sangue church:

Church in Re

Church in Re

Driving the Piedmont and Domodossola, heading again North and climbing up to the Simplon Pass:

Simplon Pass

Simplon Pass

The Stone Eagle on the Simplon is looking to the South. From where the weather changed rapidly, bringing heavy thunderstorm clouds with lots of rain:

Stone Eagle on Simplon

Stone Eagle on Simplon

This means, no nice picture stops any more. Instead getting soaked and wet to the bones :-(. The important part is that we had a safe trip 465 km on the road.

Happy Touring 🙂

5 thoughts on “Tour to Italy

    • Driving through the Centovalli means many, many narrow turns, and the bike suspension system did very well. With crossing the border to Italy the roads became much rougher, and then I really, really appreciated the the adaptive suspension system: with that, it was like flying over the bumps 🙂

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  1. Thank you Erich for letting us look over your shoulder on your ride. How old are the stone eagle and the church? Part of the church foundation looks like a roman aqueduct.

    It is difficult for us in the west to comprehend such age in our buildings and communities.

    Thanks you.

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    • The stone eagle was built during World War II. The church of Re has its origin in 1494. 1627 the first larger building has been built. The current Basilika is from 1958, so not that old.

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