View Single Post
      04-21-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Arrow Dackel's and Artemis's excellent Italian Alps adventure... the Dolomites Alps!

For the past two years some of us Euro 1Addicts have gone on a pilgrimage to Stelvio. Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 (you can click on my signature for those photo threads)

Some in our group have become a little bored with Stelvio plan so this year we want to tour another breath taking mountain range. But where? So Artemis(Luc) and I had last weekend free so we made a little "research" tour of the Italian Dolomites Alps region. This is the area of mountains bellow the Alps. Its like a moonscape in some areas while looking a lot like Utah in other areas. You be the judge.

Luc and I had a blast(!) - driving around the Sella Mountain range (or Sellaronda). The roads were clear of snow.... but there was still lots of permafrost on the sides of the road. Some roads were even still covered up with snow - so we had to divert to a gravel like detour road to bypass the closed section(s). All in all it was a nice weekend adventure and I am looking forward to our Euro 1Addicts later in the summer(July/August). I know it will be EPIC!!

Since Luc's family also lives near by in Trento... we also toured this area as well as the GardaSee(lake) district. WHAT a lake! Lots of tunnels and curving roads... and lots of vineyards and farms. I could not think of a better way to spend the weekend driving in Northern Italy.

Since Luc lives in Belgium we decided to meet up in Munich and then drive down the Brenner into Northern Italy. This was the beginning of the German Easter break... as we got caught up in a little bit of traffic. Once we exited the Autostrada the roads were empty. We only saw the occasional bicyclists or small car. THIS is just what we were hoping for. Empty Alpine roads to tear up and down on.

First day we drove from Munich down to Sella Passo(Dolomites), then later that day we drove to Trento. We had a really nice dinner at a local beer brewery/pub. Then the next day we drove from Trento to Gardasee(lake) area. Later that day I said good bye to Luc and his family and drove to Bozen to find a hotel for the night. Then I drove a few passes in the Bozen area: Mendel Pass and the Tonale Pass. Then I drove back North home to Bayern(Germany).


And now onto my photos....
Name:  P1250874.jpg
Views: 11122
Size:  152.9 KB

the toll plaza at the Brenner Europa Bridge...
Name:  P1250875.jpg
Views: 11061
Size:  216.0 KB

Name:  P1250878.jpg
Views: 11037
Size:  121.8 KB

Name:  P1250880.jpg
Views: 10628
Size:  133.2 KB

First stop for fuel in Italy... before hitting the Sella Passo...
Name:  P1250886.jpg
Views: 10645
Size:  212.3 KB

Name:  P1250882.jpg
Views: 10545
Size:  189.5 KB

Name:  P1250895.jpg
Views: 10415
Size:  222.1 KB

Name:  P1250889.jpg
Views: 14573
Size:  188.3 KB

Name:  P1250891.jpg
Views: 10380
Size:  228.4 KB

Name:  P1250899.jpg
Views: 10299
Size:  168.1 KB

Name:  P1250897.jpg
Views: 10293
Size:  170.6 KB

Name:  P1250908.jpg
Views: 10283
Size:  150.1 KB

Name:  P1250902.jpg
Views: 13042
Size:  293.7 KB

Name:  P1250906.jpg
Views: 12959
Size:  321.0 KB

Name:  P1250911.jpg
Views: 10196
Size:  270.9 KB

Name:  P1250916.jpg
Views: 10180
Size:  210.0 KB

Name:  P1250918.jpg
Views: 10135
Size:  246.7 KB

the first of many tunnels...
Name:  P1250921.jpg
Views: 10070
Size:  133.8 KB

Name:  P1250932.jpg
Views: 10090
Size:  192.7 KB

Name:  P1250936.jpg
Views: 10056
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  P1250938.jpg
Views: 10063
Size:  233.1 KB

Sella Passo...
Name:  P1250942.jpg
Views: 9980
Size:  334.8 KB

It is required to carry snow chains until mid April. :0
Name:  P1250943.jpg
Views: 10038
Size:  250.5 KB

Name:  P1250944.jpg
Views: 10012
Size:  233.3 KB

Name:  P1250947.jpg
Views: 9979
Size:  240.7 KB

The main road was still covered with snow! We had to detour on this gravel road...
Name:  P1250948.jpg
Views: 9962
Size:  197.1 KB

Name:  P1250950.jpg
Views: 9848
Size:  205.3 KB

Name:  P1250951.jpg
Views: 9901
Size:  213.4 KB

Name:  P1250955.jpg
Views: 9866
Size:  193.4 KB

Name:  P1250961.jpg
Views: 9882
Size:  235.6 KB

Name:  P1250962.jpg
Views: 9845
Size:  135.8 KB

Name:  P1250963.jpg
Views: 9768
Size:  149.8 KB

Name:  P1250965.jpg
Views: 9834
Size:  247.4 KB

Name:  P1250966.jpg
Views: 9814
Size:  213.8 KB

2240 meters high!
Name:  P1250970.jpg
Views: 9796
Size:  136.5 KB

Name:  P1250971.jpg
Views: 9809
Size:  174.7 KB

Name:  P1250972.jpg
Views: 9716
Size:  175.1 KB

Name:  P1250973.jpg
Views: 9771
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  P1250975.jpg
Views: 9738
Size:  194.7 KB

Name:  P1250980.jpg
Views: 9731
Size:  217.0 KB

Name:  P1250984.jpg
Views: 9718
Size:  224.5 KB

Name:  P1250987.jpg
Views: 9661
Size:  202.2 KB

Name:  P1250988.jpg
Views: 9680
Size:  257.6 KB

Name:  P1250990.jpg
Views: 9726
Size:  209.9 KB

Name:  P1250993.jpg
Views: 9732
Size:  199.8 KB

Name:  20140412_154657.jpg
Views: 9742
Size:  247.7 KB

Name:  20140412_154739.jpg
Views: 9634
Size:  87.0 KB

Name:  20140412_155049.jpg
Views: 9623
Size:  225.7 KB

Name:  20140412_171730.jpg
Views: 9625
Size:  190.8 KB

Name:  20140412_162235.jpg
Views: 9610
Size:  111.1 KB

Name:  20140412_161940.jpg
Views: 9619
Size:  222.3 KB

Name:  20140412_161952.jpg
Views: 9557
Size:  197.8 KB

Name:  20140412_162147.jpg
Views: 9525
Size:  61.6 KB

Name:  20140412_162221.jpg
Views: 9539
Size:  64.4 KB

Name:  20140412_163828.jpg
Views: 9557
Size:  105.4 KB

Name:  20140412_164054.jpg
Views: 9544
Size:  183.5 KB

Name:  20140412_164140.jpg
Views: 9480
Size:  69.5 KB

Name:  20140412_164428.jpg
Views: 9570
Size:  215.6 KB

Name:  20140412_164451.jpg
Views: 9556
Size:  258.0 KB

Name:  20140412_164445.jpg
Views: 9534
Size:  252.6 KB

Name:  20140412_165448.jpg
Views: 9508
Size:  78.6 KB

Name:  20140412_165523.jpg
Views: 9473
Size:  253.2 KB

Name:  20140412_165742.jpg
Views: 9455
Size:  107.1 KB

Name:  20140412_165811.jpg
Views: 9461
Size:  121.6 KB

Name:  P1260012.jpg
Views: 9458
Size:  172.0 KB

Name:  P1260015.jpg
Views: 9454
Size:  217.3 KB

Name:  P1260017.jpg
Views: 9413
Size:  238.5 KB

Name:  P1260020.jpg
Views: 9425
Size:  191.9 KB

Name:  P1260027.jpg
Views: 9412
Size:  150.8 KB

Name:  P1260037.jpg
Views: 9387
Size:  151.5 KB

Name:  P1260050.jpg
Views: 9395
Size:  163.1 KB

Name:  P1260052.jpg
Views: 9314
Size:  151.9 KB

Name:  P1260057.jpg
Views: 9335
Size:  176.4 KB

Name:  P1260070.jpg
Views: 9353
Size:  156.4 KB

Name:  P1260071.jpg
Views: 9202
Size:  146.7 KB

Name:  P1260072.jpg
Views: 9211
Size:  188.0 KB

Name:  P1260073.jpg
Views: 9172
Size:  172.5 KB

Name:  P1260083.jpg
Views: 9200
Size:  202.4 KB

Name:  P1260077.jpg
Views: 9157
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  P1260088.jpg
Views: 9146
Size:  151.8 KB

Name:  P1260094.jpg
Views: 9132
Size:  171.4 KB

Name:  P1260097.jpg
Views: 9085
Size:  150.5 KB

Name:  P1260101.jpg
Views: 9085
Size:  161.2 KB

Name:  P1260105.jpg
Views: 9106
Size:  158.0 KB

Name:  P1260110.jpg
Views: 9095
Size:  127.3 KB

Name:  P1260117.jpg
Views: 9090
Size:  131.8 KB

Name:  P1260122.jpg
Views: 9052
Size:  255.5 KB