View Single Post
      04-21-2014, 11:00 AM   #1

Dackelone's Avatar
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,562
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: 10347
Size:  152.9 KB

the toll plaza at the Brenner Europa Bridge...
Name:  P1250875.jpg
Views: 10320
Size:  216.0 KB

Name:  P1250878.jpg
Views: 10307
Size:  121.8 KB

Name:  P1250880.jpg
Views: 9874
Size:  133.2 KB

First stop for fuel in Italy... before hitting the Sella Passo...
Name:  P1250886.jpg
Views: 9901
Size:  212.3 KB

Name:  P1250882.jpg
Views: 9828
Size:  189.5 KB

Name:  P1250895.jpg
Views: 9673
Size:  222.1 KB

Name:  P1250889.jpg
Views: 10502
Size:  188.3 KB

Name:  P1250891.jpg
Views: 9660
Size:  228.4 KB

Name:  P1250899.jpg
Views: 9605
Size:  168.1 KB

Name:  P1250897.jpg
Views: 9564
Size:  170.6 KB

Name:  P1250908.jpg
Views: 9554
Size:  150.1 KB

Name:  P1250902.jpg
Views: 9515
Size:  293.7 KB

Name:  P1250906.jpg
Views: 9517
Size:  321.0 KB

Name:  P1250911.jpg
Views: 9503
Size:  270.9 KB

Name:  P1250916.jpg
Views: 9469
Size:  210.0 KB

Name:  P1250918.jpg
Views: 9445
Size:  246.7 KB

the first of many tunnels...
Name:  P1250921.jpg
Views: 9377
Size:  133.8 KB

Name:  P1250932.jpg
Views: 9370
Size:  192.7 KB

Name:  P1250936.jpg
Views: 9359
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  P1250938.jpg
Views: 9342
Size:  233.1 KB

Sella Passo...
Name:  P1250942.jpg
Views: 9288
Size:  334.8 KB

It is required to carry snow chains until mid April. :0
Name:  P1250943.jpg
Views: 9323
Size:  250.5 KB

Name:  P1250944.jpg
Views: 9271
Size:  233.3 KB

Name:  P1250947.jpg
Views: 9266
Size:  240.7 KB

The main road was still covered with snow! We had to detour on this gravel road...
Name:  P1250948.jpg
Views: 9245
Size:  197.1 KB

Name:  P1250950.jpg
Views: 9159
Size:  205.3 KB

Name:  P1250951.jpg
Views: 9207
Size:  213.4 KB

Name:  P1250955.jpg
Views: 9175
Size:  193.4 KB

Name:  P1250961.jpg
Views: 9174
Size:  235.6 KB

Name:  P1250962.jpg
Views: 9154
Size:  135.8 KB

Name:  P1250963.jpg
Views: 9087
Size:  149.8 KB

Name:  P1250965.jpg
Views: 9136
Size:  247.4 KB

Name:  P1250966.jpg
Views: 9114
Size:  213.8 KB

2240 meters high!
Name:  P1250970.jpg
Views: 9102
Size:  136.5 KB

Name:  P1250971.jpg
Views: 9122
Size:  174.7 KB

Name:  P1250972.jpg
Views: 9022
Size:  175.1 KB

Name:  P1250973.jpg
Views: 9066
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  P1250975.jpg
Views: 9070
Size:  194.7 KB

Name:  P1250980.jpg
Views: 9039
Size:  217.0 KB

Name:  P1250984.jpg
Views: 9041
Size:  224.5 KB

Name:  P1250987.jpg
Views: 8969
Size:  202.2 KB

Name:  P1250988.jpg
Views: 8994
Size:  257.6 KB

Name:  P1250990.jpg
Views: 9015
Size:  209.9 KB

Name:  P1250993.jpg
Views: 9048
Size:  199.8 KB

Name:  20140412_154657.jpg
Views: 9053
Size:  247.7 KB

Name:  20140412_154739.jpg
Views: 8953
Size:  87.0 KB

Name:  20140412_155049.jpg
Views: 8948
Size:  225.7 KB

Name:  20140412_171730.jpg
Views: 8945
Size:  190.8 KB

Name:  20140412_162235.jpg
Views: 8930
Size:  111.1 KB

Name:  20140412_161940.jpg
Views: 8930
Size:  222.3 KB

Name:  20140412_161952.jpg
Views: 8883
Size:  197.8 KB

Name:  20140412_162147.jpg
Views: 8852
Size:  61.6 KB

Name:  20140412_162221.jpg
Views: 8861
Size:  64.4 KB

Name:  20140412_163828.jpg
Views: 8875
Size:  105.4 KB

Name:  20140412_164054.jpg
Views: 8841
Size:  183.5 KB

Name:  20140412_164140.jpg
Views: 8796
Size:  69.5 KB

Name:  20140412_164428.jpg
Views: 8866
Size:  215.6 KB

Name:  20140412_164451.jpg
Views: 8863
Size:  258.0 KB

Name:  20140412_164445.jpg
Views: 8834
Size:  252.6 KB

Name:  20140412_165448.jpg
Views: 8806
Size:  78.6 KB

Name:  20140412_165523.jpg
Views: 8790
Size:  253.2 KB

Name:  20140412_165742.jpg
Views: 8763
Size:  107.1 KB

Name:  20140412_165811.jpg
Views: 8757
Size:  121.6 KB

Name:  P1260012.jpg
Views: 8768
Size:  172.0 KB

Name:  P1260015.jpg
Views: 8770
Size:  217.3 KB

Name:  P1260017.jpg
Views: 8709
Size:  238.5 KB

Name:  P1260020.jpg
Views: 8719
Size:  191.9 KB

Name:  P1260027.jpg
Views: 8715
Size:  150.8 KB

Name:  P1260037.jpg
Views: 8697
Size:  151.5 KB

Name:  P1260050.jpg
Views: 8701
Size:  163.1 KB

Name:  P1260052.jpg
Views: 8632
Size:  151.9 KB

Name:  P1260057.jpg
Views: 8663
Size:  176.4 KB

Name:  P1260070.jpg
Views: 8682
Size:  156.4 KB

Name:  P1260071.jpg
Views: 8616
Size:  146.7 KB

Name:  P1260072.jpg
Views: 8647
Size:  188.0 KB

Name:  P1260073.jpg
Views: 8613
Size:  172.5 KB

Name:  P1260083.jpg
Views: 8637
Size:  202.4 KB

Name:  P1260077.jpg
Views: 8597
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  P1260088.jpg
Views: 8583
Size:  151.8 KB

Name:  P1260094.jpg
Views: 8576
Size:  171.4 KB

Name:  P1260097.jpg
Views: 8527
Size:  150.5 KB

Name:  P1260101.jpg
Views: 8526
Size:  161.2 KB

Name:  P1260105.jpg
Views: 8543
Size:  158.0 KB

Name:  P1260110.jpg
Views: 8529
Size:  127.3 KB

Name:  P1260117.jpg
Views: 8528
Size:  131.8 KB

Name:  P1260122.jpg
Views: 8488
Size:  255.5 KB