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    Great report, lots of good info thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyThumper View Post
    Great report, lots of good info thanks
    Well spotted, followed much of that route myself last year, want to go back now!

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    great report, and pics the eiger was amazing i would love to do that

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    About £160 to get up there and back, but an experience of a lifetime.


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    Heading this way-ish in May 2013 on my way from Calais to Florence with a novice biker who did his direct access a couple of months ago.

    Enjoyed reading the RR, thank you. Also gleaned some useful information, thank you again.

    The route will loosely be via Metz/Strasbourg/Basle/Lucerne/Como on the way there & Chamonix/Lyon on the way back.

    Hoping to firm things up if/when santa brings me the maps I've requested for Christmas. Planning on staying in Campaniles/Ibises (Ibii?) or something equivalent.

    Your pics have just ramped up the excitement another notch.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
    Heading this way-ish in May 2013 on my way from Calais to Florence with a novice biker who did his direct access a couple of months ago.

    Enjoyed reading the RR, thank you. Also gleaned some useful information, thank you again.

    The route will loosely be via Metz/Strasbourg/Basle/Lucerne/Como on the way there & Chamonix/Lyon on the way back.

    Hoping to firm things up if/when santa brings me the maps I've requested for Christmas. Planning on staying in Campaniles/Ibises (Ibii?) or something equivalent.

    Your pics have just ramped up the excitement another notch.....
    just download the maps from the net for free, u will have them in less time it takes to officially download from garmin !

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissrob View Post
    just download the maps from the net for free, u will have them in less time it takes to officially download from garmin !

    Thanx for the suggestion. TBH I hate my Garmin so I'm going to decide the overall route from good old fashioned maps & ask the Garmin to get me from A-B on a daily basis.

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    fair enough, as you are near make sure to go via the vosges hills - its got great roads !

    im in basel and they are about 30 mins away. lucern is nice, watch yourself on the passes as the speed limit is 80 kmh and plod loves to set up speed traps and then rape you dry with sharpsand for the fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissrob View Post
    fair enough, as you are near make sure to go via the vosges hills - its got great roads !

    im in basel and they are about 30 mins away. lucern is nice, watch yourself on the passes as the speed limit is 80 kmh and plod loves to set up speed traps and then rape you dry with sharpsand for the fine.
    Again, really useful info - thanx. One thing that does concern me is additional charges for using some of the roads. I thought my 40 Euro sticker covered this. Am I wrong?

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    charges where? if in switzerland your 40 franc vignette will cover everything, except the rare 1 or 2 "private tolls" in some obscure redneck inbred out the way place you would never visit.

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    Vignette, that's the word I was looking for.

    I thought I'd seen on one of the RR's somewhere Glocknauer Pass cost 33 Euros to go up on a bike. Was concerned there may be other charges elsewhere.

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    Grossglocknauer road is a toll (as is the Nockalmstrasse) , these are in Austria for which you will also need a vignette(if only for a week or 2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
    Vignette, that's the word I was looking for.

    I thought I'd seen on one of the RR's somewhere Glocknauer Pass cost 33 Euros to go up on a bike. Was concerned there may be other charges elsewhere.
    ah thats in austria.... different system, remember if you go into austria and go onto the highway get a vignette before or it will get expensive !

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    Jeeeeeezus wept. Wrong bloody country. .

    Thanx chaps. Clearly this plan needs some more planning.

    Won't be going anywhere near Austria if I can help it.

    Thanx again both, much appreciated.

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    Megga report.
    Me & a pal planning a trip into the Alps for 2014. First timers traveling from Ireland.
    I will for sure be using this report as a reference of where to go & distance.

    Thanks again

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