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Talk to me about the Dolomites

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by The_Abyss, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Planning ahead for 2020, and we're planning to pass through Italy from Austria on the way to France.

    Having done some research Giau, Falzarego, Valparasolo, Gardena and Pordoi look like really good options for heading west, and entirely doable in a day with plenty of stops. But if we were to take a second day, are there any other passes that we should be looking at?
     
  2. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,186

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    It's the only place I've ever ridden that rivals the alps for awesome roads. I can't tell you where I rode as I was on a group tour but it was amazing.

    I'm not very useful in this thread...
     
  3. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    The initial confirmation will do, thank you!

    I think we're going to allocate a day and two halves, to allow for riding in and out and redoing anything that was particularly memorable.
     
  4. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

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    Similarly I won't be as useful as I wasn't on a bike.

    But I recently spent a week in Val Gardena & Cortina d'Ampezzo region going hiking with family, was driving a car unfortunately and spent the entire time wishing I was on a bike.

    Scenery is unbelievable, loads of amazing passes and many bikers on tourers and supermotos! Very popular place with Germans as well as in many places German is the dominant language, not Italian.
     
  5. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

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    Location: Kent

    Bloody amazing. Scenery, roads. Awesome place.
     
  6. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Thanks chaps. I've asked around elsewhere and it feels like they deserve more than a drive though.
     
  7. Dogbreath

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    Location: Devon

    The 16v is the one to get.